I can’t tell you how happy I was to finally bump into an affordable great-looking version of the typical Ukrainian dress; known for its ornamental design, beautiful hand embroideries and its puffy sleeves.
I’ve been longing for one such dress for ages after spotting it on the streets during one of the many fashion weeks, but the brand offering them turned out to be way above my price range.
The fashion Gods must have learned about my inner dreams & desires and had my paths cross with the recently launched Belgian website Les Jumelles, which accidentally also nurtures a profound love for the Ukrainian national dress… Lucky me!
Jump for joy! A very happy me and in just a matter of clicks I became the proud owner of what I already believe will be my favourite dress for years to come, I’m even pretty sure that it will one day be inherited by one of my beloved girls.
On the editorial side this dress turns out to be ideal for practically every occasion. Take your traditional clothing to all types of places by just adding the perfect accessories. High-heel sandals and a clutch will do the job for a cocktail party, flats and a big basket bag will do just great in case of a beach escapade and even sneakers will have your national Ukrainian dress looking fabulous!
Hair and make-up by Kim Theylaert for Bumble & Bumble and Guerlain