If you’re following me on any other social media channel you’ll have noticed I’m currently visiting my Mum in New Zealand. As a fashion blogger, one of my favourite things to do is discover local fashion designers. Bettie Monroe is a label that’s been on my radar for some time. This week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet the lovely designer Helen Fraser.
Totally cute and bubbly, she came into the Mt Maunganui store all smiles after a successful charity fashion show held that morning in the aid of breast cancer. Just one example of how Bettie Monroe is so much more than just a fashion label. Helen is ever so pleased to tell me all their garments are proudly made in New Zealand.
Proudly Made in New Zealand – Bettie Monroe
Carefully selected fabrics are used with a feminine touch to them but super easy to take care of. Their iconic wrap around dress has got to be a must have in any busy woman’s wardrobe. One of those pieces that never dates and can be scrunched into the tiniest of balls.
This is just one of the ways you can wear the dress… tied at the side and teamed up with booties – largely because it is currently winter here.
The hat belongs to my hubby – a souvenir from our last visit to Sydney. Boots are a few years old from Zara.
You could of course team the dress with pumps and drop the hat for a more dressed up look. I love the fact that there are so many different things you can do with it – you could even wear it back to front. Or tied in front with simple sneakers.
To achieve this look you simply hold both ties in front, twist them twice and then wrap around your whole body. Finally making a bow in the front. Helen tells me this is how she managed to wear this dress throughout her whole pregnancy!
The dress itself is a lovey sheer polyester chiffon which can simply be washed and hung to dry.
Glory of a t-shirt tunic
All these dresses need a little shoe string t-shirt tunic as a base. I’ve been having fun with mine as there are so many other things you can do with a t-shirt tunic:
Teaming it up with this pretty blue top – also Bettie Munroe is just one example.
Don’t you just love the back detail!
Have a look at the lovely online shop yourself – international shipping throughout New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and United States.
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Very elegant love the idea xxx
I always love when you include your mum on your blog!!
Thanks Jodie – she loved your comment and says “Hi”.
I love wrap dresses! Never thought though of wearing it both wrapped on the front! I should give that a try! Enjoy your time with your mother!
Thanks Nancy 😉 Always fun to try things in different ways – xoxo
So nice !!!! Love the outfit !!!
Do you have a pair of Bluebird merino wool sneakers too ??
We can’t get those in Canada 😞
Love your posts !
Mum is styling too 👌👌
Hi Sue – no I don’t have a pair of Bluebird merino wool sneakers – will have to look them up.
…just did – they look like they must be super comfy!!!Did you want a pair sent to you?
Very nice clothes! 🙂
Thank you dear Jenny xx
I totally in love with dress, the fact that you can wear it in so many ways makes it very appealing to different tastes. Great find
Yes, I love being able to wear the same thing in different ways 😉
Have a great day Anna xx
I love the dress with the ankle boots and hat! Such a great look!
Smile – thank you Emma xx
These pics make me smile! I love the floral number!
Thank you Roxanne xx
What a great dress, you look gorgeous in it. And your mum is a great photographer 👌🏻
Regards from Norway
Thank you Kari – I think you just made her day xx