‘Many other women shared my vision of finding the dream dress. Yet finding well cut dresses, made from exquisite fabrics, that are sized and priced appropriately can often be hard to find’ – Maggie Semple
Images courtesy of Maggie Semple Ltd.
I recently wrote about an evening with Maggie Semple, and last week I had the pleasure of being invited back to her atelier to take a closer look at her dress collection and to find out more about what inspires her. Maggie’s client is the discerning professional woman, who is looking for quality, elegance and simplicity.
The Semple Collection is a range of beautifully made shift dresses made with the finest Italian natural fabrics including wools, cottons, silks and linens. The dresses exude elegance, and can be made to measure with your own custom colourful, bespoke touches, or bought ready to wear.
There are two original shift dress styles: 1) the Ophelia, with a round neck and short sleeves, and 2) the Bianca, which is short sleeved with a button detail. However, each dress can be tailored to the individual client in terms of sleeve style and length and neck line. You are invited to choose from a range of hand picked fabrics in a variety of colours and patterns. To make the dress extra special, you can also choose a contrasting coloured lining (in 100% cupro – there’s absolutely no polyester) to add another individual touch.
All of the dresses are made on the premises. It takes twenty hours to go from the initial client consultation through to measurement and the final fitting. Clients include athlete Tessa Sanderson (who was featured in Hello! Magazine this month wearing her made to measure fuchsia dress) and opera singer Katerina Mina
When choosing a Maggie Semple dress, you’re not just ‘buying a dress’ – it’s a full experience. And like Maggie herself, the dresses are elegant, vibrant and unique. Find out more here.