The Belle Rose Brocade Bolero is a sheer cover up adorned with velvet flocking in our bespoke Rose Brocade print. She has elbow length sleeves, a cropped length body, and open front fastening with a delicate button. Wear with any of our evening styles for a glamorous look.
Fit is true to size.
Approximate Total Length (size 12): 14 inches.
Fabric: 100% Nylon
Washing Advice: Hand Wash Only. Do Not Iron.
I've been putting this in and out of my basket for a long time, and every time i resisted, because I was worried about the button around the neck. I'm not a huge fan of restriction around my neck, particularly when i'm quite active and feel it pulling. I have slightly sensitive skin too, so anything to prevent the dreaded eczema from appearing! HOWEVER - this bolero fits PERFECTLY. As in, loose enough around the neckline that you can move and breathe, but not so much that it's flapping around everywhere. Comfortable, and keeps everything in place. The material is not a soft stretchy one, so it isn't entirely without downsides, and you have to remove the label to be able to wear it without having the scratchy label against the back of your neck - so do check it fits before removing it! I wore this beauty around the house for a couple of hours before assessing whether it felt comfy enough. It is absolutely stunning, and the velvet is just luxurious! The little buttons too have a velvet feel to them, and there are sweet buttons on the sleeves too. I bought my normal size 10, and it was spot on. If you're in-between sizes, i don't recommend sizing down as i found this material less forgiving than others, and the arms were just about right on me and i have slender-medium arms. All in all, other than the minor downside of the feel of the fabric, this is an absolutely gorgeous piece and i look forward to layering it under sleeveless dresses, or just to cover my shoulders as we head into Spring!