I’ve never been one to hop on trend bandwagons. Whilst I veer into a strange combination of norm-core, 60s vintage and Victorian governess, I’ve never been particularly trendy. It’s not an accusation leveled at me. So up until now, I’ve avoided the cold shoulder dress like the plague.
I hate being cold, so why would I wear something that so whole-heartedly embraces it, even in its very name?
Finally, enter this black cold shoulder swing dress from Monki. And I fell in love with it. I even wore it to our anniversary dinner at Skosh. I felt quite chic and extremely comfortable with lots of space for feasting. A little black dress for summertime only, sadly.
But I’ve fallen for the Scandi brand, Monki. (This post is in no way sponsored by Monki). Monki wants to bring social issues that face women into the fashion conversation and I’m so down with that. Their “Monkifesto” states that they wanted to “create an empowering space for self expression”.
They also really seem to care about sustainablility. Their Monki Cares lines use organic cotton, and they’ve pledged to use better materials, and are aiming to become climate positive throughout their entire supply chain by 2040. All of their stores offer garment and textile recycling, and all the stores and offices are powered by renewable energy.
It’s a brand that I really feel like I can get behind!
This is my first cold-shoulder item of clothing I’ve purchased, so obviously I’m a bit late to the trend bandwagon. Are there any trends that you resisted for ages before you hopped on board?