Kaliko Dress Review…

Last week I was introduced to Kaliko, a website I had never visited before. The website owned by Jacques Vert Group is a collection of Elegant British Brands.

They say~
“We are passionate about confidently dressing the mature woman in the highest quality products that are proudly designed in Britain”.

I was excited to be asked if I would like to try something from their website to wear for a special occasion. As we often go to London for weekends away, I wanted to pick a elegant dress that is comfortable to wear when travelling down by train. A dress that is stylish that does not crease up when travelling, figure flattering and most of all feels and looks great.

When it arrived I was pleased to find the dress, ticked all the boxes. Lovely.


Having been away, eating far to much over the last few weeks, with no exercise, I was worried about picking the right size. I ordered a size 10 but noticed my usual clothes getting a little tight. I was hoping it would fit me!!  No worries there. The next size up would have been far to big. The sizes are very generous. Plenty of room to move around and fits lovely. I would say it is a roomy Size 10.


This A-lined dress has the feel and style of that classic look I love. You can immediately tell that it is made with high quality fabric, with a lovely design around the waist. It feel great to wear and has a very flattering cut and line. A real quality garment. Black, with brightly coloured flowers on. It has a centre back zip and elegant short sleeves.

Perfect location?

Dress ~ c/o Kaliko ~ Frida Yoke Detail Dress
Shoes ~ Irregular Choice
Bag ~ Cath Kidston
Sunglasses ~ Primark
Jewellery ~ My old shop

As the dress looks beautiful and feels great on, I feel very stylish and confident when wearing it.

About the dress~

  • The Frida Yoke Detail Dress updates the classic fit and flare style with a vibrant print.
  • In the vibrant graphic floral Frida print, this dress features a fit and flare shape to flatter any figure, ruched detailing at the round neckline and a panel design at the waist. 
  • With a centre back zip and short sleeves for a great silhouette.
  • Length Detail: 101cm.
  • Fabric Detail: 100% Polyester 
  • Lining: 100% Polyester 
  • Wash Inst: Machine Wash 
  • Style: A-Line
  • Price Was £129.00 Now £49.00

About this post- I was sent a dress to review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Kezzie
    June 25, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    That is a gorgeous dress! Nice necklace too and the ICs are fab!!!I thought I recognised the dulcet tones of Ms Halliwell there!?x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 26, 2014 / 7:54 pm

      Hi Kezzie, aww thank you 🙂

  2. garaytreasures
    June 26, 2014 / 1:47 am

    Beautiful dress, I like it. The dress reminds me of a late 40's early 50's era. Cute!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 26, 2014 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  3. List Addict
    June 26, 2014 / 4:15 am

    I love the neckline and sleeve. Awesome detailing. And of course, the Irregular Choices make the outfit an eleven. You look great.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 26, 2014 / 7:56 pm

      Aww thanks List, i need to stop by ad see you latest Irregular choice shoes and what you've been up to:)

  4. schoolgatestyle
    June 26, 2014 / 9:09 am

    Great dress Claire! Really suits you and is just a beautiful print. And how amazing is the video! Check you! Love it xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 26, 2014 / 8:05 pm

      Aww thanks Avril 🙂 I love videos but still so very shy 😉

  5. Leovi
    June 26, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Nice photos. Wonderful dress! Love it!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 26, 2014 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Leovi 🙂

  6. Tamar SB
    June 26, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Super lovely dress!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 26, 2014 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 28, 2014 / 4:35 pm

      Aww thanks for stopping by too 🙂

  7. Please may I?
    June 26, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    You can't beat a good bit of floral and this dress fits that bill perfectly. Nice to have just that little bit of sleeve too.X x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 28, 2014 / 4:41 pm

      Aw thanks Trayci 🙂

  8. Party of 5
    June 26, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Love it…you look awesome.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 28, 2014 / 4:45 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂

  9. Winnie
    June 26, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    I loooooooooove this dress. Very nice shape and I like the pattern

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 28, 2014 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you Winnie 🙂

  10. Mary
    June 26, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    That is a great dress!! Very cute! Claire, I have finally learned how to make a button and grab others! So I will have yours for Wordless Wednesday next week! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 28, 2014 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks Mary 🙂

  11. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    June 27, 2014 / 11:39 am

    it a lovely dress, looks a bit vintage-esk, and looks really good on you

    • Clairejustine oxox
      June 28, 2014 / 4:46 pm

      Aww thank you Victoria 🙂

  12. Debbie Stinedurf
    June 29, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I am in love with that dress! And it fits you so well!Debbiewww.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 2, 2014 / 7:31 pm

      Aw thanks Debbie 🙂

  13. Caroline Elliott
    June 30, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Gorgeous dress! You look really lovely! xx #creativemondays

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 8, 2014 / 11:02 am

      Thank you 🙂

  14. Lindsey A. Turner
    June 30, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    such a pretty dress! I love dresses with a little bit of a sleeve!Lindsey Thrift and Shout

    • Clairejustine oxox
      July 8, 2014 / 11:03 am

      Thanks Lindsey 🙂

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