This post almost comes slightly in reverse as the #NicoleXMissguided collection may have been released yesterday, but I have already received my order, tried on, and reordered! As soon as I heard about the collection, I knew it would be right up my street. Nicole smoulders in bodycon like no other and flashes flesh in the most effortless fashion, potentially down to that hot body that rocks her outfits. Bridging the fine line of being sexy but powerful, I need a piece of her wardrobe!
This was all before I saw (and replayed many times) the TV ad and made a mental shopping list, ready to pounce on as many of the thirty pieces as possible. I am no stranger to celeb collections and always find a way to nab the pieces I'm needing. You could sign up to shop the collection first on Monday so I watched my inbox like a hawk and even tweeted @Missguidedcouk before spying the launch email and swooping in. Every piece has that striking *pow* statement, meaning even just one purchase will gift you something special. The sports-lux jumpsuits are streamlined to perfection, the bodysuits and dresses have peek-a-boo mesh to highlight dangerous curves, and the variation of styles means you can shop mini to midi depending on what suits.
I ordered five different pieces, from seriously sexy to sophisticated, and was hoping my expections weren't too high - and they were beat! Missguided offers affordable splashes of fast fashion but have stepped up the quality of this collaboration, with lined dresses, extended hemlines and fabric details of fishnet and mesh that look highend, and that's rare for those fabrics. The white items are solid and wearable, not see through or thin, and the figure hugging silhouettes smooth out for the most streamlined fit. When I tried on my items, I had a few events and gigs in mind (Drake! The Weeknd! TGT!) and decided on the double layer mini mesh dress for nights out, which is actually a slip dress with a mesh dress over the top - I posted it on my Instagram here. I'm still toying with keeping the midi fishnet racer neck dress as the fit is so chic, but I made a reorder to try the mesh panel midi skirt as a timeless staple, and the backless midi dress. I was so impressed by the rich fabric quality and it's often hard to find statement dresses in luxe materials.
The collection has launched globally now and Missguided offer free international shipping too. I went with my usual size 8 in my items and they are true to size. I'll take some snaps this weekend but for now I'll leave you with the lookbook shot in the outskirts of LA - swoon!