Roland Mouret SS12 Herbert Dress in Cream and Red Double Wool Crepe and Scalloped Plissé Finish
Usually I buy items that *I* love first and foremost, THEN if I see celebrities wearing the same thing, they help to affirm my purchase as a good choice. So I’m not so much influenced by celebrities’ attire or accessories, but when I saw the runway pix as well as on these lovely ladies in RM’s hit dress of the season, Herbert, my heart skipped a beat. Of course, I would not even think about it at full price, but with an OCPD mind of stalking sale items daily, I’ve secured the last XS size on sale possibly in the world
The dress is simply gorgeous and I do think Rhea Durham wore it the best of all the celebs! I love how RM gives the wearer the flexibility of wearing it “off shoulder” with the grosgrain ribbon in a slightly sexier version or as a normal “on shoulder” look. The material is made of thick virgin wool (which made it quite hot and sweaty for me to take pix that day lol). The skirt is wool on the inside and nylon zigzags on the outside. The dress also comes with a black grosgrain ribbon belt, which I think looks kinda cheap and flimsy, so I threw on a black patent leather bow belt instead in the modeling pix.
For reference, I’m 5’2 and the dress is on the long-ish side which I will need to alter. At first I thought of keeping it this length, since it seemed like even the celebs wear it quite low/long at the calves… Nonetheless, after a couple of recommendations from tPF members and my seamstress, I’ve decided to cut it to just below the knees. The pix below are the original, non-altered version.
The shoes are Christian Louboutin Lady Peep in Python Fairy Tale Mandarin Red
^Close up of replaced belt
More pix of other colored versions of the Herbert dress:
^Credit: Neiman Marcus
^Salma Hayek, Katherine Jenkins, and Aubrey O’Day