Selkie dresses: where to buy in the uk?!
Hello friends! Today I want to share a post about Selkie dresses and where to buy them in the UK! Selkie are one of the most loved independent brands right now and their dresses are all over my Instagram feed… the only problem? They are US based and I’m too fearful of customs to order one. So I’m going to share where you can get them in the Uk! Let’s go!
Who owns Selkie dress company?
The dress company Selkie is owned by Kimberly Gordon. Not the Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, but Kimberly Gordon who founded Wildfox. This is her latest venture and set to be even more beloved than her previous brand. Each dress is made in limited runs and often sold via pre-order as they are a no-waste brand.
Why are Selkie dresses so expensive?
Selkie dresses are beautifully designed and made in ethical factories in China. The dresses use lots of fabric and are well crafted. They are made in very limited runs which also makes them more expensive to produce. They are made in limited runs as they are a ‘no waste company’.
Also, I used to work in the fashion industry and I can assure you, contrary to popular opinion, China does have ethical factories with very skilled employees. Like everything, there are some dreadful and unethical factories in China, but there are also some very good ones too.
Are Selkie dresses true to size?
Yes, Selkie dresses run true to size and have accurate measurements on the website of what each size is measured at. Most of the dresses in the collection are free sized hips, so you just need to check the waist and bust measurements compared to your own measurements to make sure it will fit.
Where can I buy Selkie dresses in the Uk?
You can buy Selkie dresses in the UK direct from the Selkie website and this is where you will find the biggest selection of dresses. However, they are shipped from America, so it’s likely you will have to pay custom charges. If you want to buy them in the UK without custom charges, you can find a great selection at Free People.
where to wear Selkie dresses?
Selkie dresses are fairly dressy, so they are perfect for special occasions like weddings, photo shoots (like a maternity shoot or engagement shoot) but you can also wear them to lunch or dinner with friends, on Christmas Day or to the theatre. You can also wear them in the summer; dressed down with sandals and a straw bag or on holiday. They are also fun for frolicking around in when you want to feel special.
Selkie dresses – worth the money?
Selkie are a luxury indie brand and an ethical company so their dresses are not fast fashion prices. However, they are beautifully made, stunning designs and perfect for special occasions. So if you are going to a wedding or a really special event and you want to treat yourself, take the opportunity to buy yourself one! In fact, they are so special, you could even wear one as a wedding dress, which would actually be a LOT cheaper than a lot of the wedding dresses on the market… so girl math says buy one! Shop Selkie dresses here!
Selkie dresses – what you need to know!
Pros: beautiful dresses, super-feminine shapes and prints, unique, ethical brand, limited runs so you won’t accidentally double dress, limited runs also mean dresses retain their value on the pre-loved market, perfect for special occasions, size inclusive brand
Cons: if you buy from the website you will likely have to pay custom fees, investment prices
Thank you for reading my Selkie dresses: where to buy in the uk?! + Worth the money? post. I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know if you have any questions. This post contains affiliate links