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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Heart of Haute

Over the last few years I've had the pleasure of shooting and reviewing lots of brilliant garments from Heart of Haute (formerly Heartbreaker Clothing) and last year I even got the chance to both meet and shoot with Mandie Bee while I was in the US for Viva Las Vegas! With an ever so slight name change Heart of Haute are creating even more stunning designs for girls of all shapes and sizes.

Together we have joined forces once again to show off some brilliant garments for you, my lovelies! A  few weeks ago, we filled the back seat with frocks and shoes and drove up to Bendigo to shoot my current favorites with Katherine Davis Photography. In the middle of a heatwave we rocked out my favourite styles with the most perfect Aussie summer backdrop.

Now some items are available right now on Heart of Haute and some are sadly sold out. I'll be linking back to available items.

Madeline Dress in Blue - Sale for $69.00

Now this dress has been discontinued at Heart of Haute website but I've searched the internet and found it for you in all sizes and on sale! This is the ultimate Mod dress for work or play in the cooler months. The thick fabric is super soft and stretchy allowing the dress to hug all your curves. 

I'm wearing each style in this post in the Extra Large and I've found that this style specifically fits me very well but would like to get it taken in a small amount as I want it to hug my waist a little more as I've clipped the waist a smidgen. The Madeline dress fits my bust and waist like a dream though and really makes an hourglass figure pop. 

I adore this dress and would love it to come back in every possible colour. It's perfect for work or play and feels amazing on. The collar and cuff details are adorable and I love the almost Alice in Wonderland look of it.

The lightweight, curve hugging and super soft Terri Top is the best stripe top I've worn in years! Usually having a curvy body you tend to fear horizontal stripes but not me, I love them. This top is beautifully constructed and works so well with my body shape. 

In the perfect shade of blue, it will fit in perfectly with all nautical inspired items in my wardrobe. This top works perfectly with both small and big chest sizes. The gathered bust does wonders for large and sits higher if you don't have such a large bust.

I've paired this with my favourite pencil skirt and a nautical inspired waist belt. Such a simple combination but it works so well! The Terri Top is also long enough to wear over jeans and skirt and layer throughout the year.

The Monique Dress is a super flattering summer dress with a high neckline appropriate for work or functions where you don't want to show much bust. Without seeing this on a model my size I was unsure of the fit and if it would suit my curves. But the simple matching fabric sash belt nips me in at the small of my waist and makes my curves pop! 

This fabric is amazing! The colour combination paired with simple red accessories is stunning and you can also get the Amber Rose fabric in both the Maxine Dress and the Hilda Dress. It's the kind of fabric you want in all styles. 

The fit on this style is spot on for my measurements. I can't get enough of it and will be getting many different versions in the future. This style will be brilliant layered when the weather cools down and with boots, tights and cardigans in the cooler months. 

Love this dress? Well you can get purchase this flattering and stunning shape in heaps of other prints

So many to choose from!!! 

More amazing fabrics to make you drool. The Maxine dress is a showstopper in the Rose blue, white and red floral print. This dress is designed to show off the small of your waist and make you look and feel amazing. I love the gathered skirt with pockets, the contrasting red ties at the neck with the sweetest bow and the general shape of the dress. 

In an XL this is as per usual a spot on fit and a dream to wear. The higher neckline shows off just a hint of bust but not too much. I think this style would look great on smaller busts as well. There is also a back tie so you can tighten or loosen the waist to your liking.

Almost a shirt dress, almost a dinner dress the Jolene is a rocking little frock that everyone should have in there wardrobe. Designed to made to accentuate the bust line and tuck in the middle it gives a bust hourglass girl like me brilliant shape. 

With contrasting black panels and a matching waist belt in the same fabric it creates the illusion of a great bust and tiny waist. 

While this dress fits both my bust and my arms perfectly the waist was a tiny bit loose. The fabric belt helped with cinching the waist in but a thicker more sturdy belt would do wonders I think. I also adore the On The Dot print as it's a welcome change from the normal pinup polka-dot style.

The Etta is a dress version of the Ella Top which I have in my collection and absolutely adore. The dress version fits fits as it does in the top variation, buttoning up at the front with a super cute tie at high up one the collar. This then buttons all the way down and flairs to a skirt. Now this dress was a strange fit as it's two pieces - one for the top half and one for the skirt. 

My new Ver Mont Luichiny Wedges paired perfectly with this baby blue dress and I love the almost 70's platform feature. These are super high yet feel like you are walking on air. Such a brilliant summer shoe! 

Around the tummy area you have the second piece that is the bottom of the skirt. This gave me a really strange shape and I had to cinch in the waist to make it work with my figure. Although as a whole this dress is super cute and perfect for summer.

You can also purchase this style in top form with fabric options including Bees, Raining Cats, Kitties, Anchor, Mini Daisies and Black. I think after trying both the dress and the top, I'm still 100% a Ella Top fan and need every print asap starting with the adorable bees.

Thank you to the brilliant Mandie Bee for styling this shoot and for Katherine Davis for braving the scorching heat with me and shooting up a storm! Be sure to like Heart of Haute on Facebook and you can also follow Katherine's work on her fan page.


  1. Do you know when the ella dress will be available?

    1. I'm not sure sorry but if you email or write on the Heart of Haute Facebook page they can give you a time frame.

    2. The Etta Dress in Blue Anchors is available!

  2. All of these dresses are lovely!

  3. We Love you Teer! We really appreciate your honest reviews. You look simply stunning in everything! :)

  4. I love the pencil skirt you're wearing with the Terri top. Can you let us know what it is please?

    1. Sure it's the Wheels & Dollbaby Essential Logo Pencil Skirt, my go to black skirt :

  5. loved that top blue dress! Beautiful model as well!!

  6. What size is your Monique Dress in Amber Rose? We are similar measurements and I want the peacock royale!

  7. Did you feel like the hoh tops run the same as the hoh dresses?
    I usually do an xl in monique cut but wasn't sure if I should size down on the ella top.