International orders will be sent via International Air and will take approximate 3-10 workings days after being despatched.
Refunds - Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment that.
Sale items - Only regular priced items may be refunded but sale items can be exchanged.
Exchanges - We are happy to exchange items within 14 days of purchase. To arrange an exchange please email email@example.com You will be responsible for paying return shipping costs and we will then send the new item to you free of charge.
How much is shipping, postage and handling? We offer free shipping via courier in NZ and worldwide by post. We know that getting to the checkout and having to work out shipping costs is never fun so we just decided that we would offer free shipping all the time instead.
How quickly will my order be dispatched? It depends whether the clothing item is currently in stock or needs to be made. If it is in stock then it will be sent out as soon as payment has cleared. If it needs to be made then it will be sent out within 24-48 hours and we will contact you to let you know the item needs to be made. If you need it urgently please let us know and we will do what we can to get it to you by then :-)
Where is everything made? Right here in beautiful little NZ (New Zealand). Almost all of it is made within the greater Wellington region but occasionally a few things will be made in Auckland. Being a locally made brand is very important to us, we have a wonderful Industry in New Zealand which we are proud to support.
Who makes the clothing? Some items are made in-house in our Wellington workroom and the rest are sent out to our lovely outworkers, who are mothers working from home running their own small businesses. We love dressing real women with clothes are made by real women too :-)
Where is the fabric sourced from? Currently we purchase fabrics through New Zealand based fabric wholesalers. Unfortunately there are very few places in New Zealand who produce fabrics so we are unable to source all of our fabrics locally so the next best option is to keep as much of that business in New Zealand by buying from kiwi business.
How does the sizing work? Our sizing page will show you how to measure yourself to work out your clothing size for our brand. The sizing chart shows the body size we have made the clothing to fit. The fashion items shown on the model shows how things will fit if the size chart is followed. So something is slim fit and you would like it a bit looser then go up a size likewise if an item is loose on the model and you would like it a slimmer fit then go down a size.
Can you customise clothing items you offer online? Yes we sure can. If you need something in a different colour or slightly longer etc please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate your request.
Can I return clothing purchased from you? Sure. If you need to return or exchange an item please email us and we will arrange for the item to get picked up and exchanged or refunded. Please ensure that you contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and that the clothing is unworn and the original tags are intact.
Do you send clothing on appro (approval)? If you are unfamiliar with our sizes and would like to try on a couple of sizes please contact us and we can arrange to send items on appro. Please note that a credit card number will be required for this so that it can be charged if items are not returned within the specified time.
Can I return a Sale Item? No, unfortunately we do not accept online shop returns on Sale items unless the item is faulty in which case we will happily refund it.
Do you offer Laybuy? YES! Buying quality fashion items from us is not as cheap as some mass produced item from a cheap shop but you are making the right choice and we figured that Laybuy helps make it easier to afford the good stuff. Our Laybuy is powered via Paypal.
A colour block, designer dress, made in New Zealand from Organic Cotton. It can be worn two ways, v-neck or round-neck and is under $200 including shipping.
Pretty hard to beat that!
But still.... let me tell you a bit more about what you are buying.
Two ways to wear
The Orchid dress is designed to be the same shaping front and back so it can be worn with either at the front and still be a great fit. We have done one side with a soft v-neck and the other with a round-neck so you can choose which to wear at the front. This means you can wear the neckline that suits you the most and you can change it around whenever you please. For example if you have a beautiful new necklace you want to wear you can check and see which neckline frames it best.
What does that mean and why is it important?
The cotton the fabric is made from was not grown with chemicals, this means it is better for the environment, better for the farmers and better for your skin.
This is a great length for many reasons. Firstly it is appropriate for everywhere. There are many places where a short dress is not appropriate but a knee length dress is appropriate pretty much everywhere. I can't think where it wouldn't be appropriate....
Secondly, it is great if you are tall. If you are one of those long legged women (that most people are envious of) I know you have problems with things being long enough, dresses quite often turn into tops on you so I am sure you will appreciate the extra length.
Now if you are slightly on the shorter side, I haven't forgotten about you. A below the knee or calf length dress is still going to look great, but if you would prefer it to be a bit shorter and you know that at the time of ordering, just leave a note at the checkout and we will shorten it for you before we send it out.
Many of our repeat customers love our colour block dresses and this one is set to be one of our most popular. Our colour block dresses are striking in their beautiful simplicity and very flattering. The Orchid dress has this lovely triangular shape that looks great but also draws attention away from the stomach. We have used darker colours on the lower half of the dress because it is more flattering and it also means the colour is closer to your face.
Made in New Zealand
We proudly make EVERYTHING in New Zealand and are a member of the Buy NZ made organisation. Buying Made in NZ items helps support local businesses and keep the trade and skills in NZ alive.
The Orchid dress has a beautiful slim fit and is made from a knitted organic cotton with a small amount of spandex for extra strength. The stretch makes for a really easy fit, it is comfortable to wear whilst still looking great. It also makes it easier to order online because there are more body sizes that can fit each dress size comfortably. (Also, if your order arrives and it doesn't fit, we will happily exchange for the correct size)
A good slip dress is such an important part of your wardrobe. It goes with so many different things and is a core part of lots of outfits, especially the Zinnia Slip dress.
Wear it on its own as a dress, as a layering item as a slip or even put a skirt over it so it looks like a dress. Such a versatile piece you will not regret buying, in fact you will love it so much you'll come back for more colours.
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This designer skirt will be such a great addition to your wardrobe because it opens up a lot of outfit possibilities, it is an easy to wear piece of clothing as well as being easy to take care of and sustainably made in NZ.
Does that check all of your boxes? Oh, and free shipping. Check :-)
The Camellia Skirt from Desiree comes in two different prints or plain coloured bamboo fabric. All of the fabric options feel lovely and have a beautiful drape to them.
Elastic inside the skirts waistband allows for a comfortable fit and no need to worry about being uncomfortable as the day wears on, after a big meal or just as weight fluctuates, this skirt will still be a great fit.
Worn on the waist this skirt sits at around knee length, worn on the hips it covers the knees. It can even be worn above the bust as a top. Don't you just love versatile items like this? Great for everyday wear but also perfect for travelling as it is kind to suitcase space with the multiple ways to wear it.
How is this piece of designer clothing sustainably made?
Firstly it was locally made in New Zealand and secondly this skirt is a zero fabric waste item meaning that not a scrap is left behind. This means that there is no fabric wastage going to a landfill in order to make this item.
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This dress is going to be your Summer favourite because it is so easy to wear and great for whatever your day throws at you.
It is made from a beautiful lightweight fabric that drapes wonderfully. It is reversible from front to back giving you the option to choose between v-neck or round neck dependant on what suits your body shape, mood or accessories.
Pockets are always a girls best friend and a dress with pockets is always going to be a favourite, so the Azalea dress has pockets, just for your convenience.
The loose fit of this dress is great for keeping cool in Summer, but this dress is no sack dress, there is careful, gentle shaping that gives shape without being slim fitting.
For those who do need/want the waist to be tucked in, just add a belt and it gives this dress a whole new silhouette. Perfect for the days when you want an outfit for work that can be changed up a bit for an evening out.
The length is around knee length if you are around the 170cm tall mark, if you would like it to be a bit longer or a bit shorter, just leave a comment for us at the checkout and we can make it to your length for no extra charge.
For the pink floral and white bamboo options, a slip is recommended to be worn underneath which is why we created the Zinnia slip, an organic cotton slip that is perfect with this dress.
Fabrics - the pink floral print is a printed polyester chiffon, the black print is a viscose fabric and the plain navy, black and white are bamboo.View full product details
Sometimes it is too hot for pants, or you want to get a tan on those legs, but you don't want shorts because you still need a tan or you are heading to work. So now what?
Capris. They are the perfect in between length, casual enough for everything (just roll the hems up if you want extra casual) but dressy enough to wear to work or out for the evening. On top of that, they are super comfortable thanks to their stretchy fabric that does not look like a stretchy fabric (they don't look like leggings but they almost feel like them)
So, we have comfort, perfect trouser length, what else?
High waisted so you don't need to worry about bending over and 'oversharing' or having a cold back.
Back pockets because we all need pockets and they zip up at the back so you don't need to worry about sitting down and having your zip bend in the opposite direction like you will get on some trousers.
Did we miss anything? Oh yes, 3 colour options and free shipping no matter where you live :-)View full product details