Sumarie has reinvented and refreshed their signature one-piece plunge swimsuit with the Blue Lagoon Swimsuit featuring a waist-defining bow and belt in a contrasting black print. The St Germain Swimsuit adds a burst of refreshing aqua to their sophisticated signature style.
The showpiece of the collection has to be the fashion-forward Iceland Cut-out Bikini featuring chic cut-out deatils in a beautiful galaxy print of black and aqua tones.
Unveiling the gorgeous new collection of luxury lingerie and beachwear perfect for a blushing bride…
Wedding Season is now in full swing for the summer. If you’re getting ready to say those all important vows this year, don’t forget the two most enjoyable part of all that non-stop planning: choosing your wedding night lingerie and honeymoon beachwear!
We’ve recently welcomed a new designer to the Dolci Follie boutique who specialises in the most exquisite and inviting Bridal Lingerie there is. Pompadour Couture create delicate and dainty lingerie with a flirty and feminine touch. Silk bows and satin ribbons adorn beautiful lace, giving a playful touch to lingerie that is a pleasure to wear.
The Charlotte Ivory lace and silk set has irresistible barely-there lace cups and satin briefs with a cheeky lace back – your brand new spouse is bound to be in awe!
And of course don’t forget the all-important Garter! Browse our substantial selection online here.
The other essential item on your shopping list is of course breathtakingly beautiful beachwear for your honeymoon! This season’s metallics trend is perfect for a newlywed, giving a lively and luxurious feel to every visit to the beach or pool.
Christie’s Mare Baliera collection combines gold-coloured chain with bridal ivory. The Plunge Swimsuit is particularly perfect for posing by the pool.
Inspired by Grecian Goddesses, the Oye gold bikini and swimsuit create stunning silhouettes with elegantly gathered fabric that sparkles in the sunshine.
Make sure everyone knows your newlywed status on your honeymoon with a hand-picked selection of sensational swimwear and beachwear perfect for a new bride!
Bright whites and soft ivories are ideal colours for swimwear. They look fresh and bright, and compliment your skin beautifully. Keeping to a simple, white colour palette means you can be adventurous with embellishments, interesting cut-outs and daring shapes.
Here are a few of our top picks for honeymoon beachwear:
Being ready for the beach isn’t just about your bikini. The other essential is the perfect cover-up for when it’s time to take a break from all that sunbathing and go on the hunt for an ice-cream or a cocktail! Whether you prefer kimonos or sarongs, maxi dresses or hoodies, we’ve got a gorgeous selection to choose from…
Go Wild: This Season’s Print of Choice
Animal print is a must-have this season, whether you favour leopard, cheetah or zebra! Our SS14 collection includes some spectacularly wild pieces, including the effortlessly glam Leopard Gown from Dirty Pretty Things, the beautifully embellished Tiger Eye Kaftan from Elizabeth Hurley and Summer Wild Leopard Lace Hoody and matching Leopard Shorts from Simona Barbieri:
Easy, Breezy & Versatile: The Sarong
If you’re looking for an all-purpose cover-up, the sarong is the perfect answer. Wear it as a skirt, dress, headscarf, or simply use it to sit on the sand. A bright, bold and colourful print is a must – guaranteed to add the ultimate flash of summer chic to any beach outfit.
Serene in Green
A gorgeously green nature-inspired print is another favourite for the season. We have a stunning range from full-length maxi dresses with a leaf-print trim, to mini beach dresses and everything in between. Here are a few of our most-coveted:
If you’re going for the monochrome trend this season, don’t forget to follow the theme with your beach cover-up. A favourite at Dolci Follie is the Paolita Lace Hoody and Lace Dress – both fuss-free pieces for instant chic at the beach. We also love the sophisticated Orosei Halter Dress from Christies.
See the full range of beach cover-ups and kaftans online now!
At the start of this month it was once again time to hop over to the wonderful city of Paris for the Mode City Salon International de la Lingerie & Swimwear – Europe’s largest lingerie trade show.
The beautiful bright sunshine certainly had us in the mood for perusing through the gorgeous lingerie and swimwear designs for Spring / Summer 2014. The show is a huge event, showcasing hundreds of designers and brands in lingerie, swimwear, loungewear and accessories.
There was an overwhelming amount to see, and so, despite being tempted to stroll through picking out our favourite pieces, we had to put our Buyer’s brain into gear and make sure we were looking for what our very special Dolci customers would want to see in the boutique in a year’s time.
Even with a strict sense of focus, there was still an immense range of items to take in, and Simona had a very long list of appointments with all our favourite Dolci brands, as well as several exciting new brands.
Without giving too much away, next year’s spring summer ranges are certainly going to be sizzling hot! There’s fun, quirky prints in swimwear, as well as dazzling neons and bold colour blocking. The designers are having a lot of fun with lingerie for SS14; with interesting, unconventional cuts and daring colour combinations.
Even though we were completely exhausted after running round the show for the entire day, there was no way we were going to miss the Mode City party. Held at the palace of Versailles, it was a magnificently extravagant event held in a breath-taking setting. Unfortunately our photos don’t do it justice!
We were treated to a tour around the palace to catch a glimpse of the royal life. The champagne was flowing as we made our way to the stunning grounds and the buffet in the garden. We hit the dancefloor with the team from Fleur of England and our good friends from Parah.
Eventually we had to leave that beautiful palace party and the next morning jump back on the train to London…not without a peak at the Eiffel tower first though of course!
Our in-store swimwear selection features beautiful bandeaus, sizzling string bikinis, retro darling swimsuits and sparkling Swarovskis. We also have a wide selection of larger cup bikinis from A Che, Natori and Paolita, which give comfortable and flattering support up to a G cup.
One of our favourite pieces from this season is from Bordelle. Their 2013 ‘Bond Age’ swimwear range features the recognisable strap detailing that they are oh-so famous for, but with a softer, summertime edge.
The gold-coloured features give a luxury feel and contrast well with the ivory strap details. The bikini, which comes in champagne, black and poppy red, has flattering moulded cups and multiway straps making it ideal for switching between sunbathing and perhaps a spot of volleyball!
If you’re often disappointed with the limited size range for bikini tops, then be sure to visit the Dolci boutique. This year we have expanded our collection of bigger bust bikinis and larger cup swimwear.
Brands such as A Che and Natori both offer styles in a range of sizes up to a G cup. London-based designer Paolita now also offers a larger cup range which, to quote one of our recent customers, offers “the best support I’ve ever had from a bikini”. We’re working on getting all our styles on our website, but do have all of them in the boutique – if you’re not based in London, call us for more information on the larger cup selection.
If you’re looking to dazzle and delight at the beach with Swarovski crystal swimwear then look no further…
Our fabulous range of bikinis from Italian designers Christies are each adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals which glitter in the sunshine…shine bright!
Choose from coral red, shocking pink, deep purple or royal blue.
Don’t forget our stunning range of swimsuits and one-pieces too – from adorably retro to devilishly daring…
A truly striking one-piece for summer sensation is the Luna swimsuit by A Che. The avant-garde cut-out design gives a sexy feel without showing off too much. We’ve got it in black, aqua, purple and coral.
Then there’s the flirty, frilled Masquerade one-piece – a favourite for creating waves! This fun and playful swimsuit gives a very flattering silhouette, enhancing curves showing off the waistline.
A flattering and fabulous one-piece that won’t make you self conscious on the beach or by the pool. Vintage belles will fall in love with the heart-stopping scarlet red, while film noir vixens can become a beach-side heartbreaker in jet black…
The new collection from Paolita this season is an explosion of beautifully bright colours, fun and flirty neon lace overlays, and simply gorgeous abstract prints. We can’t wait to head to the beach and show it off!
This year, Paolita have increased their range and now offer larger cups sizes. Our particular favourite is the La Jolla bikini top, made with that little bit of extra coverage and wider straps to ensure comfort up to an FF cup.
Or for those wanting a little boost, there’s the underwired and foam-lined bandeau bikini in the same breath-taking print:
Then there’s the daring and dramatic cut-out swimsuit in rich, royal blue and contrasting fushia. Dare to be different and stand out from the crowd in this stunning little number!
The bold and beautiful colours are also available in an oh-so cute bikini too, for those wanting to show a little more skin…
Falling in love with neon this summer? Then look no further – The Annabel Lee in refreshing turquoise and fluro orange lace overlay is th perfect on-trend bikini to set hearts racing.
…and when it’s time to head to the beach bar after a hard day’s sunbathing, the turquoise lace dress is a fabulously versatile cover-up with cute styling and a flattering waist tie.
Don’t forget the sunscreen!
All the new collection from Paolita is available in our Boutique on Hereford Road, Notting Hill. To find out more send us an email or phone us on 0207 229 9085.
Bubbles were flowing and tasty canapes from Arancina were a plenty at Bo Concept as part of the Bayswater Village First Wednesdays.
Guests gathered in the chic and cool Bo Concept store on Westbourne Grove and eagerly awaited the Summer Catwalk from Dolci Follie.
The models were looking fabulous after having their make-up and hair done at the Gina Conway Aveda salon just beforehand – fresh and light make-up prefect for hot summer evenings complimented their tousled, glossy hair.
The catwalk showcased our bold and bright summer collection from Mimi Holliday, Damaris, Made by Niki, Parah Italia, Gilda and Pearl, Nichole de Carle, Beautiful Bottoms, Dirty Pretty Things, Fleur of England and many more designers.
The Bo Concept store was lively and full of people – thank you to all who came and made it a very fun evening!