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Although denim culottes and dungarees are front runners in the department of denim at the moment, there’s no denying that denim dresses are seasonal essentials you won’t regret adding to your wardrobe this spring.

You can bet your money on a denim dress to act as the quintessential transitional piece for laid back days and even, royal affairs.

Not that you’d need much convincing to bag one or two for yourself this season but here are five  cool dresses and reasons why you should make the most of this trend.

The roomy pinafore dress

 

 

It’s the classic casual pick that promises the comfort of denim without a super tight fit. It’s also the denim dress that has enough room to show off your fave statement tee.

Denim Dress, R429, H&M
Pinafore dress, R179,99 MRP

The structured halter neck dress

August is the month that is known for excessively windy days and vicious dust storms. During days like these it helps to wear a semi rigid dress that won’t let you down when in wild winds.

Frayed halter denim dress, R499, Woolworths

The relaxed shirt dress

Adjustable and relaxed long sleeves on a shirt dress are an essential during transitional periods as they are ideal for unexpected temperature changes.

Woven long sleeve shirt dress, R499, Cotton On

The flawless fit denim bodycon

The biker bodycon dress is your best bet when you’re in the mood for a fit that accentuates all the best areas of your body. It’s the dream dress that offers the perfect fit with enough wiggle room to move through the day.

Fitted dark blue denim biker dress, R1599, Sissy Boy at Spree

The everyday dark denim dress

There’s barely any room for error where dark denim is involved. It’s the denim shade that perfectly compliments bright hues, light denim blues and almost every other shade there is to wear.

Black denim dress, R429, H&M

 

 

Feature image source: Instagram

South Africa is a booming hub for creativity and emerging brands, now more than ever before. The business of fashion is a catalyst for economic and social change in Mzansi. The South Western Township or commonly known as Soweto is the country’s largest township and a hot spot for growing talent and emerging fashion brands.

It is with this hope and vision that entrepreneur, Stephen Manzini founded the Soweto Fashion week in October 2011. He recognised the talent that lies within the youth of Africa and that fashion week is a platform for artists and designers to tell stories of the rich African histories and heritage.

Manzini was driven by a passion to educate and empower young creatives whose ambitions are often challenged by inequality and exclusivity within the fashion industry.

Soweto Fashion Week founder, Stephen Manzini. Image Source: Twitter

Many young African designers are also faced with the challenges of limited resources and knowledge to successfully run and market their brands. Soweto Fashion week has become a stage where aspiring designers are afforded the opportunity to showcase their work to the world.

The biannual event is known to rally designers, models, media, and buyers from all corners of Southern Africa to not only showcase their talent but to establish meaningful business connections to equip fashion creatives to succeed locally and internationally.

The second of the biannual fashion weeks, produced by Jericho Events will be hosted at the contemporary Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto. The shows will commence from 4-7 October 2017, where designers will be showing their  Spring/Summer ‘18 collections. Tickets are currently available for purchase on Webtickets and will also be available at the door.

Soweto Theatre. Image Source: Gauteng.net

 

 

Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, KMD. Source: Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, N.O.T.E Clothing Za. Source: Instagram

 

 

Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, N.O.T.E Clothing Za. Source: Instagram
Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, N.O.T.E Clothing Za. Source: Instagram
Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, Vohni Coutoure. Image source: Instagram
Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, Vohni Coutoure. Image source: Instagram
Soweto Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018, Vohni Coutoure. Image source: Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t scrolled past at least five wedding albums on each of your timelines by now, then yours is a unique experience. Mine are buzzing on a weekly basis with news of a wedding here and another someplace else, and well of course, it’s expected since the beginning of spring is the unofficial mark to the start of wedding season.

Hey, and who can refuse a good wedding? So, here we are waving this glorious season in like;

Weddings always present you with the opportunity to put your best foot forward, and better yet if you’re single. I mean, there a countless people who can testify that their “happily ever after’s” began at someone else’s wedding.

If there was ever a dress code rule to follow as a guest to a wedding it would be- keep it simple, always! Not only for sake of praticality, but also because you don’t want to be the girl who tried to steal anyone’s shine.

A midi bell-sleeved dress is a great option for an afternoon spring wedding. It will keep you cool during the day and offer some comfort when the temperatures drop in the evening.

Take a break from the typical nude shades and have a party with colour.

 

 

Model: Boni Mvubu

Stylist: Lindo Buthelezi

Dress: YDE

Shoes: YDE

Neckpiece: Boni’s own

Location: Cheerio Gardens, Limpopo

 

 

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