I didn’t buy a ton of things when I was in London and Paris earlier this summer, but one of my favorite finds on the trip was this raffia midi dress I snagged at Matches Fashion in Marylebone! This dress is the perfect statement staple – it’s a classic silhouette and color, but has such a unique look thanks to the textured raffia fabric. It’s been too hot this summer to wear the heavier woven fabric, but it’s going to be perfect for wearing out to dinner this and next month! It usually doesn’t cool down fully until November, so I’ve definitely got some time to wear it. It’s the perfect dress for these transitional times where I want to wear more fall items but the weather isn’t cooperating here in Texas! I usually think of raffia as a summer material, but in black it really does transcend the seasons. As far as sizing goes, I’m in the US 8/UK 12!
The dress is by RAEY, which is exclusively stocked on Matches Fashion! I’d never purchased anything from it before, but I’m super impressed with the fit and quality of this dress. The label makes its manufacturing decisions based on reducing its environmental and social impact – love to hear it! I’ll definitely be trying more items from their collection! Below are some favorites from their fall line-up: