How to wear it
Styling Talitha’s embroidered cotton summer dress
Every season, we create exclusive Talitha pieces for selected retailers that are unavailable anywhere else. This Talitha embroidered cotton dress from the Pre-Fall 17 collection was designed exclusively for matchesfashion.com and embodies Talitha’s vision of the perfect holiday dress.
“We wanted this loose cotton dress, which we designed especially for Matches, to be an easy throw-it-on style,” says Talitha co-founder Kim Hersov. “The Maasai-motif inspired embroidery is hand-worked and we sourced an assortment of brass buttons, which are hand-sewn onto the bodice, particularly for this piece. It’s such a versatile dress because it has no waist, so it sits loosely on the body to keep you cool on warm days, yet the elbow-grazing fluted sleeves make it a great transitional suitcase staple for end-of-summer getaways.”
To take this dress from beach to bar, “simply swap your flip-flops for these Álvaro sandals or flats, leave your beach bag at the hotel and instead pair it with a natural Cult Gaia bag,” says Kim. “Throw on a panama hat and accessorise with stacks of bangles.” For a city look, team it with a cross-body saddle bag, these slides from Aquazzura, a denim jacket and just about any piece of jewellery from Aurélie Bidermann.