Phase Eight launches metallic occasionwear dress inspired by Kate Middleton’s go-to brand Vampire’s Wife

By Staff

If you were saddened at the news that Vampire’s Wife, an occasionwear brand loved by Kate Middleton, has closed, then Phase Eight’s brand new metallic eveningwear dress is for you

After the news that one of Kate Middleton’s beloved brands, Vampire’s Wife, is closing its doors, fans of the high-end eveningwear brand have been desperately searching for somewhere else to snap up similar pieces. The Princess of Wales has frequently been spotted in several metallic dresses from the brand when attending more formal evening duties, and although you can still snap up some remaining pieces from brands like Fenwick, the brand’s closure means they’re almost all entirely sold out now.

If you’re amongst the many who love the Susie Cave-owned brand, then you might want to head to Phase Eight, because it just dropped the Fleur Metallic Maxi Dress that’s perfect for filling the Vampire’s Wife hole in your heart (and wardrobe). The metallic dress is a splurge at £349, but with many of the Vampire’s Wife dresses setting you back upwards of £1500, it’s not only a great alternative, but a great saving too.

The Fleur Maxi Dress is the perfect choice for formal occasions, and its metallic pink colour and ruffle details mean it can be worn all year round, whether you’ve got a summer wedding heading your way or are already preparing for your Christmas parties. The dress is part of Phase Eight’s Collection 8, which offers premium eveningwear styles, and the Fleur Maxi Dress is a standout piece from the collection.

It has a timeless silhouette, with fluttery short sleeves and a wrap over top which fastens with a tie at the waist to accentuate your figure. The maxi-length skirt is tiered with a slight A-line fit which flares out over your hips and thighs, creating an effortlessly chic and flattering shape.

The rose gold colouris also perfect for all skin tones, bringing some warmth and colour without being too dramatic or bold, and means you can style it with just about any colour. Ramp things up with a statement clutch bag in a contrasting colour like red or green, or opt for a classic gold bag and heels to keep it simple.

You can snap up the dress in sizes 6-20, although currently only sizes 8-18 are in stock. It’s also made from 100% silk which gives it a floaty, luxurious feel, whilst the lining has been created from recycled polyester to help prevent materials from heading to landfill.

Although its luxe fabrics and timeless shape make the Fleur Maxi Dress a piece that will stand the test of time, there’s no denying it is an investment. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the £349 price tag, this Mimosa Metallic Maxi Dress from FatFace has a similar metallic finish and classic silhouette, with a much more purse-friendly £79 price tag.

Metallics are still trending this season, so now is the perfect time to snap up one of the luxe-looking metallic maxis ready for your next event.

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