Win: Sacha Drake Grecian Convertible Maxi Dress

April 30, 2014

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Sacha Drake Grecian Dress with belt (silver)

Sacha Drake Convertible Grecian Maxi Dress & Deco Knot Belt

This dress is like a dream!  I absolutely adore wearing it. Rave-rave-rave.  

I was introduced to Australian designer Sacha Drake back in 2011 by fellow bloggers Louisa Claire (she looks smashing in this striped dress) and Nikki from Styling You (who is looks gorgeous in the same dress).  The Sacha Drake brand was established in my home town Brisbane in 2002, and I love discovering and talking about amazing Aussie talent.  Sacha is a genius, GENIUS, when it comes to dressing woman’s bodies of all shapes and sizes.  I’m a huge fan, and today I’m talking about the convertible Sacha Drake dresses, and you can win one, just in time for Mother’s Day, YAY!

At the recent Digital Parents Conference on the Carnival Spirit Cruise Ship, I wore the dress (different ways) to the dinner functions (picture here).  It doesn’t really need ironing so it’s the perfect dress to throw in a bag when travelling.  Each time I wear this dress, people comment at how gorgeous it is.  When I was at the conference, I even had someone stop me in the lift to ask me about it.

It’s how the dress falls in waves around your body; it makes you feel feminine, elegant and strong.  When I wear it, I find myself celebrating the joy of being a woman; the way the dress moves and fits my body embodies the beautiful balance between sensitivity and strength.  I feel a dreamy smile appear on my face and a softness come to my step like I can walk on the clouds. Ah, what a wonderful dress can do, yes?

Convertible

Below is some of the ways I wear the Grecian dress, and there are still, many-many-many other ways to explore (check out the video further below for more ways to wear the dress). You can twist and wrap the pleated straps to create different looks that contour your body without the clinging factor. Another great convertible dress to look at is the Sacha Drake Ultimate Black Dress which is even more versatile and can be worn more than 20 ways. 

L to R:

1. Cross over front/back with belt (thin straps), silver drop earrings, silver bracket

2. Strapless, twist feature over bust – with Kellie Christie Button Necklace (another Brissy designer) 

3. One shoulder – long emerald green dangly earrings

4. V neck cross over – single jewel on circle wire necklace, drop earrings

5. Strapless casual style – with a heap of silver bangles

6. Cross over front/back (thick straps) – with nothing by my wedding ring

Sacha Drake Grecian Convertible Dress Review

Favourite

You can adjust and wear this dress for the occasion (dress it up or down), your mood, and for your body shape. Below is one of my favourite way to wear the dress, either with thick cross over straps (as shown below) or with thin straps and a belt (as the first image).  I have broad shoulders and more of a column body shape so this style works well.

Front / Back

Sacha Drake Dress - Front & Back

The Sacha Drake website has a body types guide to use then when you shop, each garment displays the relevant shape icons so you know if it will flatter your type of body.  As you can see on the icon guide below, this particular dress is suitable for all body shapes (including pregnancy) .

Sacha Drake Body Shape guide 

How it works

The dress is all one piece and made from luxurious pleated polyester jersey that feels delicious on your skin (designed and made in Australia).  There’s the strapless dress section, with perfect soft falling pleats, and two attached straps to tie and shape around your body.


 

If you’re looking for a something special to wear, have a look at the Sacha Drake webiste because there are many incredible dresses, stretch solutions, convertible dresses and other gorgeous pieces (like this pencil skirt that is on my wish list).

I’ll finish with this inspiring quote from Sacha Drake, declaring the heart behind the brand. I can see this value reflected in the clothes she makes and the smile on my face.

“I use my talent to make women happy.

I like to design clothes that boost women’s confidence.

This is my contribution to the world!”

– Sacha Drake

Win

Giveaway now ended.  Congratulations Corinne Jones!

I’m thrilled to be giving Be A Fun Mum readers a chance to win a Sacha Drake Grecian Convertible Maxi Dress.  

When I was thinking about a question to ask here, I could have gone for something like, “What do you enjoy most about wearing a dress?”.  However, I feel so challenged by Sacha’s approach and I am going to ask a question inspired by the Sacha Drake brand.  I look forward to reading the responses. 

To enter:

1. Like Sacha Drake on Facebook

2. Leave a comment below to answer this question:  How do you use your talent, passions or resources to make others happy?

Terms:

  • Competition begins at 06.00 (AEDT) on Wednesday 30 April 2014 and closes at 22:00 (AEDT) on Friday 9 May 2014 
  • Open to Australian Residents Only
  • Dress valued at $299
  • Please read the full terms and conditions here.

http://www.sachadrake.com

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Corinne JonesNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Im a wife and Mum of two beautiful girls. I am also an Officer in the Australian Defence Force currently serving in Southern Afghanistan. I use my talents and resources to create a brighter future for the women and children of this country by providing security while supporting the Afghan National Security Forces to step up and defend their own people.

This is my eigth operational deployment in 12 years. My family have had to sacrifice a lot to allow me to be here and complete this (my last) mission but I hope my passion and self-sacrifice help my girls to appreciate their gifts and the privilege they have, growing up free and safe in Australia.

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Emma LeesNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

In my life before children I worked in the not for profit and voluntary sector so I could help make a small difference in the world.

After children I don’t have quite the same time or capacity to do this, so I try to support friends and family however I can and also volunteer at my children’s school and kindergarten. Through my (small) business I hope to empower other women and I have a particular interest in supporting those who struggle with anxiety or depression. All things I want to work on more and develop in the future!

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Natasha CampbellNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

As a teacher, it is my job daily to share my passion for science & make it interesting and relevant with over 100 different kids on a daily basis….I think I do a pretty good job (even if I’m not always treated well or compensated adequately for my time)!

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catherine caterNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

When at visiting home and my parents, I take my love of Indian food that was inspired and introduced by my Dad and cook up a storm…. I make sure I stock up his freezer to last for a good while, if not quite until I see them again :)

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Deone BurrafatoNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I am a great listener and have recently been an excellent sounding board to my wonderful friends in need of some advise and understanding

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Hayley CrowleyNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I enjoy creating and sewing, I have been making hand grips and shirts for the people at my gym at an affordable price. Everyone loves that they can have useful and unique items cheaply.

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julie helgesonNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I use my talents and resources to help people by cooking and also my skills in organizing. I am a busy mum with two little girls and I also having been helping organize our church bookshop.

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Rebecca SharpNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I enjoy creating special things for my loved ones, whether it be their favourite food, sewing clothing or just making time to spend together I rally enjoy going out of my way for them, making them happy with thoughtfulness makes me happy.

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Lauren MathesonNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I am a listener. I take the time to really listen to what people say, the way they say and also what they don’t say. I want to start conversations, learn as much as I can about those around me. I want to listen to people, I want the people in my life to know they are able to call on me for support, love or a laugh whenever they need it. By being in the moment, really listening and enjoying these conversations, I see a sparkle in people’s eyes as they put their phones away, forget about any distractions and enjoy a face to face conversation.

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Trudy ColtonNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I use my tAlent and resources by always being there for my friends! I have an open door policy and am known to have other peoples kids after school, I’m the person they all call if need to collect their kids when they are stuck! I’m parent help at my kids school, taxi, chef, nurse, and cleaner! …. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

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Stephanie BatesNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I’m mummy to two beautiful boys (2&3) I’m super passionate about healthy eating choices which resulted from my hubby’s terrible skin issues and lots of trial and error. I love chatting to people and pointing them in the right direction in their own health battles, most people do battle with something. My favourite moments happen when people realise they too can rid their battles with a little changed mindset and walk away a little lighter and happier. :)

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Carlene FranklinNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I have a passion for providing others with the best oral health possible.
My job as an oral health therapist sees me working with children and educating them in the importance of good oral health practices for a life long healthy smile. For me, seeing children smile with a bright, white, healthy set of teeth is so rewarding!
Not only do I help to prevent dental disease through education (either in my surgery or via daycare/school visits), diet advice and tooth brushing instruction, I also do fillings, extractions and nerve dressings in children’s teeth. This is something that takes a lot of patience, skill and passion as it can sometimes be quite a challenge!! For me, giving someone the chance to have a healthy smile for life is such a passion and i absolutely love my job!

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ChristieNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm

i love cooking that makes lots of people happy

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Jantine UrbanNo Gravatar May 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

I love sewing, teaching and creating and use this talent to design, teach and make patterns and gifts for people around me…

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