We believe you should never underestimate the power of the perfect dress. ~Patsy Seddon. Founder of Phase Eight.

Patsy opened the very first Phase Eight boutique in Wandsworth, London in 1979 and now in 2020, there are 107 stores (the latest being Oxford), and 207 concessions in the United Kingdom. They have also opened four stores in Switzerland with a further 128 concessions around the world.

Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress are the perfect choice for any woman wanting to find her dream outfit. Whether this is a look for a mother of the bride, a trip to the races or a party, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will discover flattering daytime and evening pieces, with their stunning array of dresses, jumpsuits, and tops with tailored trousers. Something to cover each and every occasion that will become a favourite in your wardrobe. The dresses range from classic maxis, to fun minis and midis, with stunning prints and quality fabrics. They also have a gorgeous selection of jumpsuits with a choice of full length classics, to culotte and cropped styles. All in beautiful, on-trend colours and prints. Another favourite is their amazing selection of tops and blouses, again available in eye catching prints and ideal to style with their figure flattering jeans or tailored trousers.

Studio 8 is also part of these sister labels, it’s sizes 16-26 provide beautiful garments that are accessible to all women with their flattering and feminine silhouettes.

They have something for everyone and perfect for every age group. I’ve had the pleasure of wearing both Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress and they are one of my favourites by far. Please join me while I show you just a few of my favourite pieces both current and previous designs that are still available.

Firstly, is this Sierra Linear maxi dress from Phase Eight, in a beautiful cobalt blue flower print. The tie waist gives definition and a perfect silhouette. A gorgeous dress for warmer days and relaxed holidays, whilst looking amazing dressed up or down when adding heels, a blazer, or a denim jacket with trainers.

I have to say the Phase Eight maxi dresses are a favourite of mine; they are a perfect length with fabric that flows elegantly. This Willow striped wrap maxi is another favourite this season, with it’s sleeveless, faux wrap design making it a very flattering style. The striped monochrome print and the tortoiseshell buckle that cinches in the waist, makes it the perfect dress up with tortoiseshell accessories. This beauty certainly covers all occasions making it such a cost effective, timeless investment.

Dressing it down.

I wanted to share another SS20 favourite below, this is the show stopping Daryl pleated maxi dress which featured in the OK magazine. The beautiful and vibrant floral print makes this dress perfect for any occasion. The pleated skirt and wrap style bodice gives you an elegant silhouette, flowing as you walk. One that you will bring out every summer for years to come.

Damsel in a Dress is another brand I’d recommend to anyone who loves a beautiful piece for their wardrobe. Amazing styles and prints that are very on trend, appealing to all age groups and without doubt an investment for your wardrobe.

I was delighted to wear this beautiful shirt below with its eye catching abstract print and array of gorgeous colours. It will without doubt be one you can also wear through autumn and winter by adding jeans, black trousers or a skirt along with a favourite coat or jacket. The on-trend balloon sleeves add to the show stopping design and with beautiful gold buttons. Another timeless addition to any fashion lovers wardrobe.

The Kizzie ruffle shirt is another recommendation, still available and now reduced in price. The colour is stunning, with the ruffles and pintucks as well as flaired sleeve cuffs. Another wardrobe investment that will pay for itself in compliments alone.

Damsel in a Dress also have an amazing array of classic, stylish trousers and jeans, Perfect tailoringtailored to go with the Kelis and Kizzie shirts along with many other shirts and tops. A perfect match would be the black Nina city suit trousers. Ideal paired with heels and smart enough for any special occasion, a definite wardrobe staple.

I’d love talk to you about the Damsel dresses, what can I say, they are stunning! I fell head over heels with their Lanie military dress. This style is an outstanding piece that would instantly have you heading to any occasion and have you feeling confident and sophisticated. The textured loops and metallic fastenings are a feature alone. I’m wearing the navy below, but it’s also available in classic black and also with a limited number of orange left and now reduced.

I’d love to mentioned just a handful of my favourites, take a look while I share a few more ‘love at first sight’ styles from Phase Eight and Damsel in a dress.

I’m sure the items I’ve shared with you will have given you an insight into why https://www.phase-eight.com/ and https://www.damselinadress.co.uk/ clothes are favourites of mine. I’ve given you the links to have a look for yourself as there really are so many beautiful pieces for all. They currently have some fabulous reductions on their Summer items as well as ‘New In’ to have a peruse at your leisure.

I have focused on the current seasons ranges but look out for the autumn and winter ranges. They have beautiful investment pieces for the colder months. Having purchased a camel coat three years ago I can highly recommend an investment piece as it looks as good as it did the day I bought it.

Thank you for reading and I’d love to hear your thoughts on these beautiful sister brands.

Celine xx

19 thoughts on “Style With Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress

  1. These are great… having a look now xxx . You look awesome as always xxx

    On Mon, 27 Jul 2020, 18:02 Just Left My Forties, wrote:

    > Just Left My Forties posted: ” We believe you should never underestimate > the power of the perfect dress. ~Patsy Seddon. Founder of Phase Eight. > Patsy opened the very first Phase Eight boutique in Wandsworth, London in > 1979 and now in 2020, there are 107 stores (the latest being” >


  2. Hello Celine
    Thank you for sharing these links, I didn’t appreciate that there were larger sizes available from Phase Eight. Love the Willow print maxi dress myself , and also the Lanie Military dress especially as there are quite a few colour choices.
    You look amazing in all of the pictures, it’s lovely to see a fellow Manchester Mum. Well done on your bright, sunny and informative blog, especially given the current pandemic situation. Thank you xx

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  3. Gorgeous dresses, so many different styles to cover all occasions. I love the colours of the Damsel in a Dress shirts, definitely what is needed to lift your spirits at this time. I hadn’t heard of them before so I’m off to have a browse on their website. Your blogs are great for finding new companies and fashions that I have never would have found otherwise.

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  4. Some really lovely dresses here. I just love all the vibrant colours! Phase eight seem to have that range of styles that suit most!


  5. Some gorgeous dresses here Celine, I’ll check out Damsel in a Dress as I’m not familiar with this brand. Fashion definitely lifts the spirits in times like these. Love the Lula paisley dress – I could definitely pop that into my wardrobe.
    Alison xx


    1. Hi Alison, you certainly won’t be disappointed with Damsel in a Dress. It has the quality and style of Phase Eight but with a modern twist to it. Everything I’ve tried so far has been stunning.
      Thanks for reading. Celine x


  6. Oh wow! One dress is lovelier than the next! Love how each one is also so unique. What caught my eye the most was the gorgeous flowers with your jeans and Gucci belt. I’m a sucker for a fabulous blouse.


    1. Hi Gwen, the dresses are truly stunning aren’t they and so many styles to choose from. If you are a lover of a fabulous blouse then you’d love Damsel in a Dress, the prints are so stunning! Thank you for reading.
      Stay safe and well. Celine x


  7. Everyone of these pieces are gorgeous! I love your style! I am working on stocking up my wardrobe with investment pieces, and this article gave me so much inspiration!


    1. Hi Susan, so lovely to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. It’s so lovely to hear you were inspired by the article, Phase Eight and Damsel in a Dress are the perfect brands to find investment pieces.
      Stay safe and well. Celine x


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