Today I’ve got another delightful dress for you from New Zealand Brand Swonderful Boutique!
It’s the lovely Sunny Royale Dress in gorgeous Watercolour Floral print. Despite this print being a watercolour style, it still retains so much vibrancy. The pink in it is a sort of watermelon pink and the green really makes everything just POP!
Elizabeth J Photography and I knew that shooting it inside the Auckland Winter Gardens would be perfect. The contrast against the lush green of the fernery and then the overwhelming colour of the hot house complimented the dress so well.
The Sunny Royale Dress features a lined, fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline and wide straps. I love the neckline on this dress and the wider straps. It’s still really summery but you don’t have to worry about which bra you are wearing or weather your bra straps are showing!
Made with 100% cotton, this dress is soft and flowing, perfect for a hot summers day.
It’s a little bit longer than the usual Swonderful length. Measuring about 60cm from the waistline, I love that I was able to put a petticoat underneath!
My Vivien of Holloway ones are a bit too poofy for the dress since it’s not a full circle but my white Hell Bunny one worked perfectly- I just had to re-thread the elastic waistline to the lowest of the 3 options to make it a bit shorter.
The week before we shot the Sunny Royale, I received a amazing package of accessories from Your One Stop Pinup Shop in Australia! The Louella Deville range made by YOSPS owner Bek is all so cute! The Tangerine Dream Necklace was the perfect match for the Sunny Royale Dress and one of the floral/fruity headpieces had the same colours too… talk about meant to be!
The Sunny Royale is the perfect fit, I didn’t even need to wear a belt which means that the waist is spot on.
Perfect for a summers day, high tea or dressed up for a garden party, this dress is a dream! Usually NZ$190, it’s currently on special for NZ$175! Also if you are in Wellington, the boutique is shutting it’s doors and moving online… but they are open till Christmas Eve so pop by!
Thank you Ginny for the gorgeous dress and Elizabeth J Photography for once again, capturing everything so perfectly!