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      Miik Sundresses

      Miik Sundresses

      "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

      - Coco Chanel

      Oh Coco, you say the best things! I'm thinking about dresses a lot lately and wearing one almost every day. Coco might be right -- fashion could be in the sky and in the street. And in Toronto this week both the sky and the street are HOT. I'm writing this first thing on a May morning and it's already nearly 30 degrees. Since I can't wear my bathing suit around town without raising a few eyebrows, the next best thing on a super hot day is a sundress; bare legs, bare shoulders and an open neck. Bamboo is soft, breathable making it ideal for warm weather. So let me show you a few of my favourite Miik sundresses: the Jude halter dress, the Sydney sundress and the Sydney racer-back sundress. With pleats that help our fabric flow away from the body and beautiful, bright colours, these dresses are perfect for summer in the city...or at the cottage.

      The Jude halter dress 

      The Jude halter dress

      Our Jude halter dress comes in purple and black. It's a flattering, round-neck halter dress with a classic empire waist. The gather detail under the empire waist flows away from the body making this the perfect fun and flirty sundress. Lunch on a patio, dinner by the lake, a walk in the sunshine – the Jude will take you there. Layers perfectly with the Robin cardi for a little extra coverage.

      Sydney sundress 

      The Sydney sundress

       

      Our Sydney sundress features a drop-pleat neckline that hangs beautifully to streamline the body. This flattering dress with built-in bra is absolutely effortless. Perfect for lunches with friends, hanging at the cottage and southern holidays. Once you’ve worn this dress, you’ll want to try it in every colour! Also available with a sexy, sporty racerback.

      Let me know what you think of our sundresses.

      Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 1

      Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 1

      "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress."

       Karl Lagerfeld

      Karl Lagerfeld is probably right -- a little black dress is an essential addition to any woman's wardrobe. But this spring, I just can't limit myself to black. There are too many fantastic dresses in beautiful colours to choose from! Miik's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is in stores and online now, and I am so excited to tell you about a few of my favourite pieces. Our designers had vibrant, jewel-tone-inspired colours in mind this season -- ocean blue, cobalt, watermelon and navy, in addition to our classic black. They also had versatility in mind. Most dresses are back-to-front reversible, giving you two neckline choices in every piece. I love that about Miik -- the fabric is durable, the styles are classic and the designs are versatile -- so you really feel you are getting value in addition to beauty.

      Let me introduce you to one of our fantastic dresses for spring/summer 2013, the Wendy, and I'll be back over the next few days to introduce you to others!

       

       

      Wendy Reversible Cowl Dress

      Last year we intoduced a great top called the Tara that was back-to-front reversible and had a twisted cowl neck. Miik followers loved the neckline on this top -- the straps can be twisted to make the cowl neck as high or low as you'd like, and the back is a classic boat neck. Our Tara top was such a hit that our designers, Donna and Proshat, knew they had to apply the twisted cowl to a dress. So our Wendy dress was born.

      Available in ocean blue, watermelon, cobalt, black and navy, the Wendy features a two-inch waist band and relaxed fit at the hip. This softly flaring dress flatters just about every body type. I love to wear the boat neck forward with a cardi or our Emily soft blazer and a favourite necklace. For me, it's a perfect work dress with a pair of ballet flats. In the evening if I'm meeting friends for drinks on a patio, I like to turn the Wendy around and wear the boat neck forward (and show off my back a little with the cowl!). So pretty and versatile. I can dress this piece up or down, depending on my mood.

      Our Wendy dress is made from rayon from bamboo, which feels soft against the skin and falls beautifully along the body. It doesn't cling so it's perfect in warm weather. To wash, simply add this dress to a cold wash and lay flat or hang to air dry. Easy! Ideal for travel.

      Our Wendy dress is available online and at our fabulous retailers now. If you have questions about colours, sizes or styles, or comments on this piece, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail us at info@miik.ca or find us on Facebook and Twitter anytime. We love our followers!