My go-to brand for a classic and stylish look
The minute you feel the luxuriously light and beautiful fabric of a Hannah Lavery pieces on your skin, I can guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with this proudly South African brand. I was introduced to Hannah Lavery a year ago by my dear friend and super stylist, Donna Kennedy-Meyer, and I’ve loved it ever since.
Hannah Lavery specialises in womenswear and her design strategy is rooted in creating a sophisticated look without compromising on comfort. Based in Cape Town, with stores across the country and online, her collections offer classic, neutral pieces using kind-to-your-skin fabrics.
Take a look at one of my favourite pieces this season: the Dune Kaftan in sand. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it!
The Dune Kaftan is a loose, flowy V-neck kaftan dress, with ¾ sleeves and slits at the waist for its separate belt. It’s made out of 100% rayon crepe, a plant-based fabric that creases naturally, but is cool and breathable. The beautiful flowy design almost completely covers your skin to protect against the sun, but it is truly so light and breezy to wear.
The fabric belt that comes separately can be threaded around your back (on the inside of the dress) and through the slits in the front to tie at your waist, hinting at your body shape, while not losing the flowy feeling. The kaftan can be worn without the belt, too or you can simply tie it as you would normally around your waist.
Why I love it:
- Classic kaftan shape with a flattering V-neckline
- ¾ sleeves for in-between weather
- Side slits for a loose and breezy feel
- Separate belt that can be worn in multiple ways
- Made out of breathable 100% rayon crepe
The kaftan is one of many gorgeous pieces from the Hanna Lavery collection. For more incredible pieces, from shirts and trousers to shoes and dresses, check out the online store here.