As many of you know, on 17 September 2010 the second Beth Ditto at Evans collection was launched. It was a highly anticipated affair and #dittowatch fever made the event that much more exciting.
While I was looking forward to the fatshion extravaganza, this collection didn’t grab me as much as the last year’s. Last year was pure 80s kitsch – bold prints, sequins and shapes not often associated with mainstream plus size fashion. It was so different to what was being offered elsewhere. (I still get compliments on my domino leggings.)
This year’s offering is far more subdued. It stays closer to current trends, the cuts are more ‘flattering’ and the prints are more muted. I’m sure that makes it a lot more wearable for many of Evans’ customers, but it doesn’t parade up my alley. All that said, I did buy a few cute bits and pieces: the polka dot tshirt (which I am reviewing today), the heart print dress and the high waisted black leggings (which I hope to review next week).
I’ve written before of my love for tshirts. They’re comfy, they’re easy and they go great with a pair of high tops. Normally I wear men’s shirts; while the cut isn’t very forgiving on my hooters, the length agrees with my torso. But, after seeing the ultra cute print on the Beth Ditto tee, I decided to give it a go.
Verdict? This is a brilliant tshirt. It’s form fitting, the length is bang on, it has a good sized neckline and the material is super duper soft. I know I’m going to wear the hell out of this thing over spring and summer.
This is how I wore it for a haircut, a swim and a pizza at Bondi:
While tshirts seem to be made for easy weekends, the material of this tee is so lush and the print so femme that it can easily be dressed up. After our day at the beach, the Boyfriend and I went to late night supper at the Victoria Room (and ate some amazing four cheese fondue). This outfit really isn’t my style, but as the Victoria Room is decked out in British Raj style I thought I should dress up a little.