Collectif Party Perfection

Collectif Party Perfection

I’ve long admired Collectif Clothing from a distance, not quite sure I could pull off the vintage vibes.   A purchase late this summer, a stunning circle skirt that you can see here, changed my mind and showed me that you can do a nod to vintage without going full on pin-up.  Collector’s latest lines have my head spinning and my heart skipping a beat.  The range, is quite simply, to die for!

Collectif Party Perfection

This Ashleeta Sheer Swing Dress is a very classic, 1950’s style flared dressed made just that little bit modern by the sheer fabric and lack of underthings (the slip is actually a skater dress from ASOS).

The skirt is very full with subtle pleats that give it a real swish and sway as you move and the wide waist band really cinches in at the waist for that vintage hourglass figure.


The sheer dress is incredibly well made, the seams are delicately stitched so there is no disfigurement under the mesh fabric and the buttons that cinch in the waist are covered in the softest of velvet.   They also don’t pop open – and believe me, I have put them under some pressure for testing purposes.

I’m wearing a size 18 and it is a little snug over the boobs.  I’ve always found anything other than the Dolores dresses at Collectif to come up a little on the small side so definitely size up it you’re on the edge, or between, sizes.

Collectif Party Perfection

I’ve styled this dress for a black tie event, pairing it with a contrasting colour skater dress from ASOS, my trusted gold shoes from New Look and a statement necklace to add a little bit of bling.

Of course, if you’re feeling daring, you could always pair the dress with some fancy undies …

Collectif Party Perfection

For reference, this is my Playful Promises Jessica and I love the heavy embellishment under the sheer fabric – I feel rather fierce.

The Ashleeta is priced at £42.50 which I don’t think is to bad for a classic and well made item, it is versatile in that you could pair it with a slinky slip for evening or a chunky knit dress for day – or with pants for the bedroom (give it a try – I dare you).

I do love the dress and will definitely be wearing if ALOT over the party season!  The question is, how next?

Outfit Details

Ashleeta Sheer Swing Dress

ASOS Scuba Strappy Mini Skater Dress

New Look Gold Heels

New Look Gold Handbag (last season – similar here)

Playful Promises Jessica Body

L. K. Bennett Red Heels (past season – similar here)

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  1. November 22, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Oh my gosh this look is everything! I love both the ways you’ve styled it, I didn’t know how wearable this would be but it really is

  2. November 24, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    I love it! Asheelta looks very similar to the sheer Elle robe by Kiss Me Deadly, only it was floor length and had a bit of a collar. Since the Elle is sold out this is a great alternative! I’m convinced by your photos to buy it:) I have a vision of myself putting it on top of PJs to feel fancy while I laze around the house. Maybe a misuse of the Asheelta, but why not;)

    • November 30, 2016 / 9:12 am

      It would definitely work as lounge wear! What a great idea!

      • August 31, 2017 / 4:35 pm

        Since my last comment I bought the Asheelta dress – and haven’t looked back! I wear it indoors but I also love to dress up my gym clothes with it – and go shopping like that! I can confirm it looks very fancy and is a great way to make it appear as if I invested a lot more in my outfit than I did. LOVE!

  3. November 27, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    You look stunning. I love both of the ways that you’ve styled this. I also really love the necklace you’ve worn with the black tie look. X

  4. November 27, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    I adore this dress and as you know, adore Collectif! But alas the 22 will just be a bit too snug without any stretch I think. That picture by Velvet is just… *heart eyes*