Often we will shop for an occasion - a wedding, or a holiday (now we can plan again!), but more often than not we are shopping for our lifestyle, rather than a one-off event. Thinking about your day-to-day habits and finding the pieces that you will wear again and again is the best way to invest in a sustainable wardrobe. Also finding those pieces that are versatile enough to be dressed down for everyday, but with clever accessorising can take you from day to night.
This summer we have all bases covered - from everyday, easy 'throw on' styles, to summers in the city and those longed-for dinners with friends, if like us you can't wait to get dressed up again. Whether you are going to be barefoot on the beach, or dusting off your highest heels, we have the perfect, handmade Dilli Grey dress for you...
The Everyday staple
Our Ginnie style was the perfect 'lockdown' dress of 2020 - dubbed by style influencer and editor, Erica Davies as a 'house dress', it is brilliant for wearing everyday, barefoot padding around the house and garden when you want to feel 'dressed' and out of your loungewear but still want the ultimate in comfort. A classic vintage style that is full from the bust down in a wide, midi-length skirt, all hand-block printed on super soft 100% organic cotton - it is designed to be a relaxed, easy fit for laidback, everyday wear.
Summer in the city
If you're staying put this summer and are looking for cool day dresses to wear in the heat of the city, our 100% organic cotton Farah midi dresses are perfect. The romantic blouson sleeves are airy and cool, while the body is the perfect balance of a flattering fit finishing just below the bust and then a full hand-screen printed skirt that skims the tummy and hips. A brilliant hybrid, she's great with flat Grecian style sandals or trainers in the day, but add a heel and a hoop earring and she's a style chameleon for relaxed summer-evening entertaining. The prints are the main event, all hand-screen printed by our artisans in Jaipur.
If you are off on a beach holiday this year, our Lucknow collection of hand-embroidered dresses and tunics are perfect companions. Made in our lightest weight cotton mul mul fabric, they have been dubbed by customers as the 'cloud' dress as they are light as air to wear. The maxi has neat three-quarter sleeves for those conscious of their arms, while the tunic is great for those who love showing off their legs. This style is designed as a loose, relaxed fit - so please check your measurements on the product description size charts and size down if you have
a smaller bust, or prefer a more fitted style. For this summer we have a range of limited-edition sorbet colours, alongside our classic white and navy colourways.
As we gradually start to venture out into the world again - entertaining friends at home, eating out and socialising - we finally have call for a wardrobe that contains more than just loungewear! Our Soraya dress is the perfect 'dressed up but not formal' shape - the pretty hand-block print is overlayed with gold metallic 'kari' printing which catches the summer sun beautifully - while the clever drawstring waistline allows you to wear it loose and relaxed, or cinched for a more tailored silhouette.
The 'Wow' dress
If you have missed dressing up and you're looking for that extra-special outfit for summer, our bestselling Bianca dresses are a super flattering, fitted style perfect for summer events. The tailored bodice is hand-block printed, with hand-tied tassels and delicate gold-overprinting too, accentuating the rich, jewel bright colours in jade green and celestial blue.
Our range is all hand block or hand-screen printed on 100% organic cotton by our artisan team in Jaipur, available in sizes 8-18. We only hand make a limited quantity of each style to keep them extra special, forever dresses to treasure.