MERRITT BECK IN SIKA DESIGNS FROM SHOPBOP

Do y’all remember this dress I bought last summer? It was one of my favorite purchases of 2020. The flattering fit and fabulous color combo brought me so much joy, and I got so many compliments every time I wore it! Wearing this dress made those rare dinner outings last summer and early fall feel more special – you just can’t help but smile when you wear a dress like this. While I haven’t purchased a lot of items for the coming season, I definitely couldn’t resist this midi dress! This number is by the same brand, Sika Designs, and they just launched on Shopbop. I’m so glad to see an online store I shop at religiously starting to carry more Black-owned brands… especially one I already love!

This particular print was exclusive to Shopbop, and the color scheme was right up my alley! This print also came in a nearly identical maxi dress style to the one I already own, so I ordered that too just in case the midi wasn’t cute on me… but as luck would have it, it’s a perfect fit! Plus, I love variety and am happy to have two different styles. Like the maxi dress, this midi is fitted at the waist and loose in the hips – a must for my figure! I adore the ruffle trim on the bodice, neckline hem. It adds such a romantic touch! The print features colors of cornflower blue, burgundy, mustard and cream/very pale yellow. It’s so unique and something I will definitely be able to wear into fall here in Texas! While I’m wearing it with heeled sandals in these photos, it looks just as chic with flat sandals and a tote for a more casual, daytime look. As far as sizing goes, I own the UK 12 in both dresses – that’s a US 8, so these pieces run small… size up!

Clearly I wasn’t the only one who fell head over heels for this print, as both this dress and the maxi dress version sold out lightning fast! I ordered an extra size in this dress and obviously ordered the maxi too, and have returned those – I imagine those will be back in stock soon, so keep your eye on the brand’s page. I’ll be sure to update this post with a link, if and when they become available! In the meantime head to Sika’s website to check out their much more sizable collection of dresses, skirts, statement tops and more! I’ve also rounded up some of my favorite new styles below!

SIKA DESIGNS // NEW STYLES FOR SPRING/SUMMER

PINK OFF-SHOULDER MAXI DRESS // BLUE ONE-SHOULDER MIDI DRESS // ORANGE STRAPLESS DRESS // PINK + WHITE ASYMMETRIC ONE SHOULDER DRESS // PINK + TURQUOISE PALM PRINT MAXI DRESS // PINK + WHITE HIGH NECK MIDI DRESS // GREEN + PURPLE PRINTED SHIRTDRESS

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