Luxury Swimdress Made in Britain

David Nieper swimdress

I’m often seen squeezing myself into a swimsuit that is unfortunately too small – being tall and long in the body has its disadvantages. To be honest, I’m beyond caring – as I firmly believe that the best way to get a bikini body – is just put one on. Not sure who said that, but thanks, I agree.

But, having said that, I do miss the glamour and comfort of a beautifully-made swimsuit. The kind you can actually swim in, the kind that fits and the very elusive kind that gives you confidence if you ever get the chance to lounge around the pool on a hot summer day. In my case, it’s the quick run into the outdoor lido.

So eye spy David Nieper and this luxury swimdress. I’m a big lover of swimdresses but they are so difficult to get right. If the skirt part is too long, swimming is impossible and sometimes the ‘retro’ look is hard to get right. From limited sewing knowledge i.e. watching the Great British Sewing Bee, sewing swimwear is a difficult job and only experienced seamstresses can cope with the stretchy material. View Post

Verry Kerry

Verry Kerry

I’ve been searching high and low for ethical womenswear to add to my #ethicallymade #slowfashion directory (coming soon) where I can champion the very best of ethical style that lasts. First up, kimono dressing gowns ethically-made in India by Verry Kerry.

Now, I’ve been on look out for a kimono dressing gown for longer than I care to remember, well for as long as my old faithful has been out of action in retirement after refusing to be repaired any longer. It has had a good innings. Bought second hand and given me years and years of comfort and touch a glamour, even in the mornings – and that is a BIG ask.

Yet, despite its passing, I’m not ready to let go, not until I can find a replacement and one that is ethically made and #wellfashioned.  Enter Verry Kerry.

Verry Kerry

Verry Kerry

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Made in Britain Socks for all Seasons

I’ve got a thing for socks.  I carry one with me – a lucky one that is – but I’ll save that story for another time, and many many years ago my mum used to work for a sock factory in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.  

Yet, despite my love of socks and fond sock-making memories, my collection is sadly lacking and I don’t get the gift of socks anymore.  

Instead, I always end up borrowing those of my other half – the half that always gets the socks for Christmas, birthdays, Father’s Day and maybe (if he’s lucky) Valentine’s Day.

But no more – us women shouldn’t be ignored on the sock front – so campaign ‘give me socks for all seasons’ starts now, and will even be buying my own as well as more to borrow too.     

In my mind, socks so do indeed maketh the shoes especially when your shoes are a bit down in dumps, so in my attempt to be a bit more #wellfashioned here’s a few Made in Britain sock makers for you to check out.

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Well Fashioned Weekend


This weekend I’ve mainly been:

  • Admiring the craftsmanship of this amazing crocheted mermaid coat #madeinDevon
  • Trying to keep cool in ethical fashion 
  • Matching this Verry Kerry kimono to the gazebo
  • Wandering around village fairs and buying homemade knitted toys
  • Trying on #madeinbritain swimwear and loving this luxury swimdress from David Nieper.

Well Fashioned reviews of a lovely selection of Verry Kerry kimonos and the David Nieper swimdress to follow soon.