Why We Love Emilia Wickstead Dresses

There is something magical about this native New Zealander’s ability to combine ‘50s’ influences with modern shapes. Her pieces often feature bold accents, such as high-neck lapels, figure-flattering cinched waists, and distinctive fabrics—ranging from denim to metallics to florals.

Emilia Wickstead dresses convey elegance and attention to craftsmanship rarely seen in the 21st century. Yet, despite their exacting tailoring, the designer’s pieces have a sense of whimsy and fun.

If you are looking for the perfect outdoor summer cocktail dress, look no further.

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Emilia Wickstead Milan Dress (coming soon)

Emilia Wickstead Dresses Convey Femininity With a Modern Flair

Delicate fabrics, strong colors, graceful cinched waists, and draping convey a refreshing, modern take on the feminine. At Ludivine, some of our favorite pieces are inspired by a classic shirt dress, featuring a cinched waist and ’50s attitude.

How to Wear: Emilia Wickstead dresses are easy to dress up with a heel for a party but can be dressed down with a flat sandal on hotter summer days.

The Designer Behind Her Eponymous Line

Wickstead began her business with private sales before emerging on the London Fashion Week scene. Since then, the New Zealand-born designer has won the Red Carpet Designer of the Year Award and been a favorite among Hollywood A-listers and royals alike.

Samantha Cameron wore an Emilia Wickstead dress on the day David Cameron, her husband, became Prime Minister, launching the designer to fame.

Wickstead is best-known as the designer behind many of Kate Middleton’s eye-catching, colorful looks. As a result, she has become renowned for her unique ability to craft high society-appropriate couture fit for young royalty.

Emilia Wickstead dresses have been seen on celebrities including Gigi Hadid, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and many more.

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Emilia Wickstead Gerty Top - $935

Emilia Wickstead Dresses Convey the Glamour of Bygone Eras

In direct opposition to trend-following brands, this designer suggests her deep appreciation for the silhouettes and tailoring of the past with every look. In addition to her ’50s-inspired flowing dresses, Emilia Wickstead jumpers and crop tops convey a ’70s-inspired freedom perfected with exacting tailoring.

In every piece, the wearer can sense Emilia Wickstead’s custom atelier background, appreciation for the female form, and love for the past, as do some Gabriela Hearst pieces.