The following modest clothing and footwear items are available for sale in New Zealand.
- Autumn Glow silk shantung long dress, size 12, & separate hand-beaded & embroidered oriental tie belt
- Garden Party floral print navy polyester long shirt-dress with matching nylon chemise, size 10
- Safari Gold knit t-shirt with woven collar, embroidery, and modesty panel, size 10
- Exclusive model designer Crushable Picture Hat in Timeless Wedgewood, 57cm interior band
- 3 pairs sparkling, suede-soled dance shoes, sizes 38 and 39
- 1 pair Diana Ferrari white leather loafer shoes with tan sole/heel, size 7 (38)
If you care to try them on, I (Narelle Worboys) will have them with me at the English Country Dance at the Reformed Church in Palmerston North on Saturday evening, 11th October. Come find me or my mother in the dressing room.
Below are more details about these items.
AUTUMN GLOW SILK SHANTUNG DRESS, size 12
Understated style featuring crisp, top-stitched pleats, this lightweight, luscious dress can be worn to regular events such as church or a family dinner date, or fancied up for a more formal occasion.
Demonstrating careful attention to detail, this hand-made dress is lined and the pleats have been permanently pressed.
The sleeves come unadorned. You may wish to retain the simplicity of the dress without accents, or add a little more detail and shape, for which purpose I’ve included a complimentary set of buttons (black with gold rim), separately packed. The photos demonstrate two ways you could use them on the sleeves.
Note: See belt details below. Other accessories not for sale.
HAND-BEADED & EMBROIDERED ORIENTAL CINCH BELT
This fabulous tie belt (or obi) was hand-made in India. Densely worked in gold thread and studded with faux-amethyst beads in a pattern of flowers and leaves that form a rich oriental tapestry, the belt is capped at each end with a dual-toned fringed cord so you can tie it at your waist. Perfect for turning a simple gown into a stunning outfit.
Take the adventurous route with a cheery, stylish twist on the sporty collared tee, perfect for action and practical comfort.
Need a sporty tee that’s classier than a t-shirt? This short-sleeved top has stand-out style in an understated way. Get the comfort of cotton knit with the smartness of a collar, a practical inset panel to ensure there’s no cleavage-flashing when you lean forward, add some fancy top-stitching on the front panels, and you’ve got a simple but smart modest tee you’ll love wearing. No camisole required! Easy care, easy wear, with a touch of flare.
length from shoulder seam: 580mm
I’ve been reluctant to put this lovely hat up for sale, but I just don't have occasion to wear it any longer. It was fabulous during the wedding season of my life when friends and family were marrying off left, right, and center, and often outdoors.
This exclusive model Crushable Picture Hat is a wide-brim sun hat made of rayon jacquard, textured in a floral design with a hint of koru, featuring double-cord trim at crown. In a glowing wedgewood blue reminiscent of southern summer skies, lined with fern-leaf rayon jacquard, it’s a showcase of Kiwi elegance and natural beauty.
Size: Interior band 570mm | Crown depth: 84mm | Brim width: 138mm | Accessories included
The hat is comfortable, stylish, adaptable, and unique, a Boutique Narelle original designer creation. The crushable brim is wired, meaning you can shape it to get the look you want. Wear the organza Nella Flower in your hair, pin it to the hat, or weave the contrasting organza scarf in and out of the double-cord trim.
I wonder who will be the lady blessed to enjoy its company from now on...?
PST! There's still a length* of Timeless Wedgewood fabric for sale if you'd like to create a whole outfit.
View more details about these stunning evening shoes in No More Sore of Silly Feet: How I Turned My Shoe Blues in Happy Feet.
STYLISH ‘SUPERSOFT’ WHITE LEATHER LOAFER, size 7 (38)
Diana Ferrari ‘supersoft’ ladies white leather loafer shoes with a trans-seasonal silhouette
tub of white Tana Weather Guard included
Diana Ferrari is an iconic Australian brand for women who like to be stylish, contemporary, and feminine.