Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Label Love: Nishe

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I'm making an attempt to brighten up the start of the week with this post -- my second (and probably my favorite) in this little "Label Love" series.  Today's installment focuses on one of my all-time favorite brands, and it's one that manages to encompass almost everything I love in terms of style.  It's none other than Nishe!

Nishe dresses
My three favorite Nishe dresses!
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For those not overly-familiar with this dreamy brand, Nishe was founded by Polly Siu, an Australian designer based in Hong Kong, back in 2008.  Since then, her pieces have been carried by online retailers like ModCloth and ASOS (and are also available through Nishe's own website).  Polly's designs are undoubtedly girly and a little quirky (the best combination!), and there are definitive elements of sweet lolita and kawaii culture thrown in.  According to the brand's philosophy, Nishe is for anyone who is a lover, a dreamer, or young at heart.  All in all, Polly's pieces always make me feel like I'm a character in my very own storybook, and they never fail to make me feel beautiful and special.

Nishe dress, mermaid dress
I even pretended to be a mermaid last summer in this Nishe dress!
Almost all of the Nishe pieces I own are characterized by the distinctive (and totally charming) embroidery.  Though some of Polly's more recent pieces utilize printed fabrics, I'd say that the embroidery is thought to be Nishe's calling card, and it absolutely sets her line apart.  In addition, her pieces are of very high quality, and are usually fully-lined.  Even though many of her pieces contain synthetic fabrics, these dresses feel quite expensive.  Nishe pieces can be on the pricier side (they run anywhere from $65-$250, depending on the retailer), but in my opinion, that's a testament to the craftsmanship.  These pieces are unique and eye-catching, and I'd rather pay a little more for something distinctive and well-made.  In addition, you can find good deals on Nishe pieces all the time; ASOS and ModCloth put Nishe on sale regularly, and pieces are often available on eBay.

Nishe winter dresses
I also love that my Nishe dresses can be worn all year long!
My favorite Nishe dresses have a fit-and-flare silhouette with an organza-like skirt (like the three in the first photo of this post), but I own a few pieces made in other styles.  Most of her dresses contain hidden back or side zippers, and many have fun details like detachable or eye-catching collars.  I've found that Nishe's sizing is quite consistent across the board, and it runs very true-to-size for me.  Nishe pieces are usually listed with UK sizing, and the general rule is that your UK numbered size is two sizes up from your normal US size (i.e., for me, I wear a UK 12/US 8).  The fabrics do not usually provide stretch, so you should keep that in mind when ordering.  But you can expect a healthy dose of charm, fantasy and sweetness -- which is just how I like my clothes!

Nishe clothing
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Nishe dresses
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What about you?  Are you enamored by Nishe, or are the designs just a little too much for you?  How would you style these fantastical frocks?  Let me know in the comments!

Have a terrific Tuesday!
xox Sammi


  1. I love these dresses! Sounds like they are really good quality and all unique so no wonder why you love this brand/label. Adorable collection!

  2. I loved reading this! As a fashion major, I love getting the inside scoop on designers I don't know much about. I love the dreaminess of Nishe, the designs are 'grown up' playful, so they don't look childish at all. I love these dresses with knee socks! You're so cute:)

  3. I had never heard of this brand before, but I have definitely seen that red and white polka dot dress and that hot air balloon dress alllllll over Instagram and the blogosphere. I'm definitely smitten over her designs now that I've seen all of the pieces you own! That purple gingham number is quite lovely (:

  4. I was pining for several dresses, embroidered in pink colors and so beautiful, I did not know this brand, so great! 'll take a look, I've always wanted a dress and feel like a princess, these are ideal ;) <3

  5. So pretty!! I've been off-line for awhile so I don't know how new your new blog design is, but I love it!


  6. Dreamy is right! Wow - love the shell embroidery on that mermaid dress!

  7. I love girly and quirky things so these are right up my alley. All of these pieces are adorable. You have quite the collection!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

  8. Eeee, so many amazing outfits!
    Gorgeous lady <3

  9. You look so darling in this brand!

  10. Omg I wish I could afford all of this awesomeness. Haha You look so amazing and I love that you appreciate being able to wear things year round. <3

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way!

    - Anna


  11. Such cute dresses! I definitely love them, and would totally get a few! I really like this new feature, too! I can't wait to see future installments.

  12. These outfits are so cute! I love the last one the most :)


  13. Holy cow these dresses are so adorable! Great job rockin' them!

    - Michelle | http://mxpstyle.com

  14. cute dresses <3 I love your style!

    tasha x

  15. Its because of you that Ive heard of this label, while I still haven't had the pleasure of buying one of the dresses I do get to live vicariously through you and see them all modeled on you! You look pretty in them all!

  16. Nishe is one of my favorite labels too! I'm quite jealous of your collection (you got that balloon dress and scalloped skirt I so desperately wanted!). Eeeee so much cuteness. They have the best embroidered patterns.

  17. I only own two Nishe dresses since they're a little out of my price range, but I love them so! You look absolutely stunning in their clothing and I agree, they are just a fantastic company.


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