This little dress has been with us for many years. The Cadet is one of our best styles for work and play as it structured, comfortable but also a little bit of fun with it’s little button placket.
FEATURES: Our Cadet dress is the best piece we can think of to layer in winter or wear as is to the office, they are lovely and structured with just the right little cap sleeve to wear all year round. The structured cut sits well straight out of the wash. We love the thick but stretchy fabrics we runt his style in, perfect for the office but also cute enough for weekends. Try them with a fun colour underneath for winter, or one of our wool cardigans over the top. We love the cadet as a staple piece as it has all the cute details you need, and no accessories are needed, but we do love a good cadet with your favourite brooch combo. Cadet also now has additional side pockets this time round, because it’s been a while since we’ve run her and we thought she deserved a little something extra this time. We love the panelled body of the Cadet dress, she fit’s in all the right places, skims across your hips & tummy and the added stretch in the fabric makes for a very comfy fit on all shapes and sizes. We love the neat finish of this dress and the way it looks for every day wear, it’s a very versatile and loved dress amongst our regular customers and is always a very sought after shape in our shop. The fabrics we use are long lasting and resilient, and we love that you will be wearing this dress for years to come.
HOW TO WEAR: We love Cadet to layer with, but she is also a cute little shift shape to wear in summer to work or for play. She is a shorter length (sits at the knee on most) and works well with our new leggings or with stockings and boots. We love Cadet for her versatility, but also she is such an EASY shape to wear. The stretch in the cadet shape means it fits amazingly well on all figures. We love the simple shape but also the lovely detail which will make her stand out in winter when you wear her with layers, try a bright colour under a more subdued version or team her with a simple black cardigan for work. We love the stretch in the fabrics we make her in too, because she is always comfy and cool, as well as washing well with minor wrinkling. We love the idea of Cadet being worn all year round, the heaviness of the fabric works well for work or play, we’ve even heard people say they’ve worn their cadet to fun events! Because she is casual but structured, Cadet therefore works well to pass as slightly more conservative on a day where you need to feel dressed up without a heap of effort. Cadet is a lovely length with footless tights or stockings in winter, and she lends herself well to boots, flats or even a cute pair of brogues. We love Cadet for her versatility and cuteness, but we’re sure she will also win you over in the practicality factor too. Cadet is a style we only run when we have JUST the right mix and weight of fabrics, so nab these ones while you can.
BUT DOES IT HAVE POCKETS?: Yep, she sure does! We’ve updated our pattern to include side upper hip pockets on our Cadet dresses from now on.
FABRIC: cotton/spandex (fabric provides slight stretch)
SIZING: Available in sizes XS (8) - XL (16)
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.