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This summer, some of the biggest trends are ruffles and tiers.
The key is to keep it simple. Ruffles are beautiful, but can also accentuate your frame, so be careful where the ruffles fall on your outfit. It may add some extra weight in places you don’t really need.

I opted for ruffles from the hip down, as this adds curves to my skinny frame.

Chambray and denims are heavier fabrics which are great for structure (especially shaping the ruffles) but if your are curvier, there are gorgeous ruffled skirts in georgettes and chiffons which drape beautifully!

Dress – New in my range (Calista Clothing)

Pastels always ruffles always adds a beautiful romantic flair to your sunny wardrobe. I added a bit on an edge, by playing with rose and berry pleathers!

Anchor your ruffle top with a fitted skirt, to balance the sleeve volume.

A sheen jacket is sassy, chic and trendy!

Team up your look with a chunky neckpiece and a gorgeous platform to complete your look. 😉

Photography – ByLovesDesign

Top – Zara

Skirt – Meagan Duckitt for Calista Clothing

Heels – Cotton On

Jacket – MrP

We attended SA Menswear week and once again, the fashion designers did not dissapoint!

The key trends varied from sheers, to sheen, to assymetry, just to mention a few! Catch the full story I did for Bizcommunity below:

7 big trends from SAMW SS19

Designers showcased an exciting blend of prints varying from African, Greek, abstract and geometric, clashed with stripes and ombre at the recent SA Menswear Week SS19…

This Women’s day, we were on the Pippa show on Cape Talk, and Bianca and I discussed our matric dance donation project coming September the 22nd! This project forms part of our Equilibrium NPO, and an extension of the Character based programmes we run in the community.

Our passion is to see holistic transformation in our communities, and to eleviate the problem we have with crime, substance abuse, low maorale, teen pregnancies, just to name a few.

To get involved, please email me at – info@meaganduckitt.co.za or catch me on my facebook page – Meagan Duckitt, or the Equilibrium facebook page.

Catch the podcast below

Lead SA: ‘Hadassah’ matric donation programme

Guest: Meagan Duckitt | Fashion Designer at Meagan Duckitt Fashion

If you think of royalty, one fabric often comes to mind – jaquard! I love it. Jaquards and durable, have just enough sheen to not look ‘cheap’ and is just one of those fabrics which are easy to press.

My jade jaquard dress I designed in a very feminine fit and flare silhouette, with a playful bow on the cap sleeve.

There is just enough sophistication for her to be grown up enough to be inbited to the party, with a the little bit of ‘cheeky’ (plunging neckline ..heehee) to make you aware, that she has arrived!

Team yours with a sophiticated hat, and off you go – ‘Uber, the Met please!’

Hat – nicobosch.com

Photocred – Donny_photos

Dress – Calista Clothing, by Meagan Duckitt
Make – Up – Sanet Soffer Make Up

So as you know, my clothing brand is called ‘Calista’. It means ‘she who is most beautiful’. Every piece designed to delicately compliment your frame and to make you feel feminine and sophisticated.

Full flare skirts were ‘Marilyn’s dream, and this one is in the iconic magazine cover print!

Add a bit of an edge with a grungy biker and fitted top or even a corset!!

Viva le Diva!!

Photography – Donny_photos
Skirt – Calista Clothing by Meagan Duckitt
Make – Up – Sanet Soffer Make Up
Headpiece – nicobosch.com

When I was in matric/Grade 12, I had the most amazing idea of a design which my dressmaker at the time became quite excite about. She explained how she would add extra details and fabrics, to give my ‘catsuit’ (early 90’s term for jumpsuit) the extra lift I wanted.

Boy was I excited! Needless to say, it ended up looking a bit like a clown outfit.

This further sparked my determination to be a great designer, someone who puts my clients needs first; who is honest about expectation VS achieveability, and level of skill and experience. The most heartbreaking thing is to deliver a *disaster* to a teen, who is already struggling with self esteem, peer pressure, the guilt of matric dance costs, and of course, the daunting further study, and matric exams.

Thank goodness that somehow 95% of my customers were always over the moon, with the occasional difficult, spoilt teen who wanted the ‘Ellie Saab’ couture dress at a cost of $10….heehehhe

No, I do not only design white matric dance dresses, heeheee, these were just the popular colour for the season at the time. 🙂

This summer, the sheer ‘Ballerina’ trend is probably the biggest allround. I decided to show it off in a beautiful, whimsical style instead of the layered urban looks we see so often.

I designed an empire maxi with an angel sleeve which could provide some arm coverage, if you need it!

The empire lengthens your torso…

And when layered over a tonal (similar colour) dress, it softens the look.
Try yours with a shorter dress as an option to the maxi and slightly show off your legs!

Dress – Calista Clothing – order @ duckittmeagan@gmail.com
Photo – Damian Jagjivan photography
Nails – Flawlessnailsandbeauty
Dress – Calista Clothing by Meagan Duckitt