Our designer bandeau beach dress the Atheni dress was one of the first beach dresses Lindsey created in her first resort wear collection that she presented to resort wear shops in 2016 before launching our own website online. A bandeau style also called a strapless holiday dress is just perfect for warmer climates, as it is so versatile. Daytime we can avoid the suns rays and strap marks and in the evening show off those shimmering shoulders. Wear this pretty dress dining at a beach restaurant or evening strolls in a city, the Atheni dress can be worn everywhere.
So, let’s talk through its design features as the Atheni is a beach dress with many talents. Lindsey always starts with creating a beach dress that she wants to wear. The pretty ruffle top is softly elasticated and drapes to cover the bust. It does not make the bust look bigger it disguises the bust shape making this beach dress flattering for both small and larger busts. The length depending on your height sits just above the knee, its not too short and it’s a modest length for daytime and evening. The secret is our beautiful choice of quality fabric that has movement and so soft to wear. Durable and long lasting, the soft cotton has a little elasticity and once washed your Atheni dress will feel like new as it bounces back to shape once pressed or steamed. It’s the type of dress that doesn’t crease in hot sunshine, you don’t have to worry when wearing it in humid temperatures in the Caribbean that it will crease. In fact, we call this our straight out of a suitcase style. You can hang your Atheni dress in the bathroom and the steam for the shower will help any creases formed during transit in a cold aeroplane to drop out. The waist is softly elasticated and sits on the natural high waist, enhancing a slim waist making this the prefect dress for pear shapes and ladies with a more athletic figure. The addition of the ruffle skirt and cotton fabric it drapes beautifully over the hips and creates curves.
For beach strolls on very warm days you can also roll the top of the Atheni dress down to sit on the lower waist as tiered skirt, it is very clever as you can also wear your Atheni dress all year round with a or gold black ruffle jumper, keep the waist of the skirt in place, move the top section down to your waist and fold back over so the ruffle hides the top. Surprisingly, it doesn’t add width to the hips and slims the waist creating a short ruffle layered skirt . Add black tights and boots it’s another effortless look.
"I love looking through our design archives each season to gather inspiration from my own designs and sketches. I draw everything in fine black pen as I find this is the easiest format to create fluid designs and draw floaty dresses. It also preserves very well so we can keep and date our designs. Since its design creation, we have added new embroidery colours into our beach dress collections, but the best-selling colours and the original design of white cotton with gold, and black cotton with gold is our customers favourite colour. The pretty papillon et fleur design I created, is sewn to look like a butterfly drifting along petals in the summer breeze. This abstract butterfly motif is decorated with hand sewn sequins on the hemline and the neckline frills, of brushed gold sequins and small gold beads" Lindsey Brown
So many celebrities have been spotted in the press wearing our Atheni dress and on holidays of our own, we have spotted ladies wearing our unique bandeau beach dress design. Each lady has styled their Atheni to their own personal holiday. We have seen the Atheni dress worn with beach flip flops shopping in the Algarve, worn with trainers and a denim jacket for a city tour around Rome, seen styled with metallic gladiator lace up gold sandals for dinner in Barbados. We love seeing how you style your Atheni dress and very excited when we are tagged in social media photos.
Our Atheni bandeau beach dress is the embodiment of a Lindsey Brown wearer. It's chic, stylish, it's effortless to wear and one of our original iconic designs created by Lindsey Brown, our Atheni dress is here to stay.