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As the winter clothes start to appear in all the stores we are still experiencing (sweating through) a heat wave and the thought of wearing anything knitted brings me out in hives.

I know it happens every year but I always find it hard to get excited about winter clothes when we are still right in the middle of summer.

This is especially hard when you live in Brisbane where summer is long and hot, summer dresses have become a wardrobe staple.

So imagine my excitement when Ann from Lou Lou Australia contacted me asked me if I would like to try one of their bamboo dresses.

I have spoken about the benefits of Bamboo underwear before here the softness and the breathability is amazing, the thought of owning a dress with the same benefits filled me with great anticipation.

So I couldn’t wait to receive my dress, if you read my previous post you will know I don’t do waiting very well. Every morning I listened intently every time a van drove into my street with my fingers crossed hoping he would turn into my driveway – in the end he came while I was at work.

I wasn’t disappointed when my parcel did arrive, even before I put the dress on the softness felt beautiful in my hands. My challenge was waiting to wear it but I didn’t have to wait to try it on.

What I love most about this dress apart from its softness and breathability is its versatility.

I decided straight away that it was the perfect dress to be part of one of my 3 LOOKS posts.

Now before I start to talk about the dress I just want to tell you a little bit about Lou Lou Australia.

They are a local Sunshine Coast company that have stores in Bay Village, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads and Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction.

They also have a fabulous online store that you can purchase from their Bamboo clothing range through to their Vests and Poncho’s.

The philosophy at Lou Lou is to help style their customers using their own unique signature and instincts with their simple, smart and affordable range of items. They are committed to offering pieces of style, comfort and sophistication. Simple items that can be coordinated to make the perfect wardrobe to instill confidence in all of their customers.

Now back to the dress – I chose the Curved Hem Dress in Beige – $99.95. One of the fabulous things about this dress is that it is completely reversible, with one way (as the model wears below) a high neck look or flip it and you will get a gentle scooped neckline, perfect for gals with big boobs like myself a scoop neckline can be our best friend.

This dress is made up of 92% bamboo and 8% elastine and comes in sizes XS – XL, I’m wearing size M below but could easily have gone down to a S. It comes in Beige, Black and Grey.



LOOK 1 – I have kept this really simple wearing the Lou Lou Australia dress with the high neck to the front, a simple wooden necklace and a pair of animal print flats from Nine West currently on sale for $69.95. This look for me would be perfect for just about every aspect of my life from work to weekend and everything in between.

I love how it floats on my figure and hides those extra curves that Santa bought – ok it was the mountains of chocolate that I ate but I would rather blame the jolly fat man in the red suit.


LOOK 2 – now I think every women should have a denim jacket in their wardrobe as they are perfect to throw on as the weather cools down. I have added the Mix Apparel Denim Jacket with a pair of killer heels from Witchery (my birthday present from my kids). I have turned the Lou Lou Australia dress around and you can see the gentle scooped neck that works perfectly when paired with a jacket and a long necklace.


LOOK 3 – for my final look and what I wore to work I have just added a leather belt and a statement necklace to the Lou Lou Australia dress. The dress is perfect for work as it floats around your body with no cling which keeps it cool and also it doesn’t crease so you can sit in it all day and still leave work looking and feeling as fresh as you did when you arrived.




Now I know that we are still suffering hot weather but I just wanted to show you how versatile this dress can be. Lou Lou Australia also sell a Long Sleeve Crop Top for $69.95 that can be added under the Curved Hem dress as it cools down.

This comes in colours Black, Beige, White & Grey and sizes S – XL. The model below is wearing it in grey.



So have you tried Bamboo clothing yet – the softness and breathability really has to be experienced.

  • This item has been gifted to me for editorial consideration.
L~ F
  • Karen I LOVE this dress on you! But those shooties NEED to be in my wardrobe…might just have to use my staff discount and copy you 😉

    • The dress is seriously the most comfortable dresses I own. The shooties are the bomb as soon as they arrived in store I knew they had to be mine! They would be perfect on you x

  • Such a gorgeous colour on you!

  • Bamboo sounds like a perfect fabric for wearing! I love how you have styled the dress three ways!

  • I have a few bamboo pieces, they really are great for the heat! That dress is a great basic as well, so easy to dress up or down and great neutral colour.

    • I have only just discovered Bamboo clothing and I’m a convert – the softness is beautiful. I love the colour of this one its a perfect Basic

  • Sophisticated Mumma

    I love neutral based clothing as they are always easy to mix with more or less anything in the wardrobe. I’ve been on the lookout for a simple, plain dress and this one has my name on it. I note you say it’s not too clingy, so I might have to put it on my birthday list…you look lovely Karen. Especially like it belted 🙂