PATRA fashion: designs for those who want to look fashionably elegant

What is it about PATRA fashion that Grace and I like so much? The answer is two words – pure fabrics. I understand that other fashion houses use man-made fabrics to keep costs down however you cannot beat cotton, silk, and wool. As I have grown older my skin seems to have become more sensitive so to slip into a natural fabric top or dress feels so much better.

SILK CREW £80 SHOP HERE
COTTON SNOOD SCARF £25 SHOP HERE

PATRA keep growing and going from strength to strength. They were established in 1964 as I turned 6 yrs old so we have been growing up together. Their range extends each season. There are our old favourites and essentials together with a wealth of new dresses, jersey tops and soft cotton knits.

Their philosophy:

“….to make the highest quality items from pure fabrics, without compromising on style. It is this ethos of affordable luxury that keeps loyal customers coming back – they know that when they buy Patra they won’t be disappointed.”

Every season Patra send me a few items to photograph and every time I put them on and think, these are so much better than I expected. I now own quite a few items from Patra especially their tops and scarves.

This is the perfect example of what I am talking about. Their Silk crew in duck egg (available in 7 other colours) is a perfect weight to wear. It has long arms so no skimping there and the body length is perfect – not too short or long.

Worn under a jacket, as I have here, illustrates exactly how it ticks all boxes – stylish, flattering, good colour choice, and finally a wardrobe staple.

Below is a the same crew worn with one of the many silk scarves that Patra produce.

SILK CREW NECKED RIBBED JUMPER SHOP HERE £75 available in 8 colours
PURE SILK CREPE CHIFFON SCARF £30 SHOP HERE available in 11 colourways

This cotton linen dress in sand (below) would not normally be my style but it fits so well and worn over a polo neck means I can continue to wear it as the temperature drops.

As we are all in the middle of this pandemic and spending more time at home then it means more time in loungewear. These black Treggings from Patra are a good fit. Unlike leggings they don’t cling and they are also thicker so will keep me warm on a dog walk. The pure cotton cable knitted gilet is an alternative to a Puffa jacket and as always you can jazz it up with one of the many Patra scarves.

PURE COTTON CABLE KNIT GILET (available also in Peacock blue) £54 SHOP HERE
COTTON MIX TREGGINGS £40 SHOP HERE PRINTED WOOL MIX SCARF £35 SHOP HERE

This Double-layered jersey dress (below) I have featured before but I am thrilled to see that Patra have repeated it this season as it is so much fun and is extremely forgiving. With a neat fitting bottom and a flared top layer, this jersey dress will create the ultimate flattering effect for you! It has a scoop neckline so I have paired it with a snood in an alternative colourway. I have loved wearing this dress as it is flirty and most unusual.

DOUBLE-LAYERED JERSEY DRESS £62 SHOP HERE also available in Grape
Worn with JERSEY PRINTED SNOOD £35 SHOP HERE also available in 2 other colourways

PATRA produce a range of clothes from winter thermals, nightwear and lingerie to evening wear. I won’t be modelling the thermal wear however I will admit to owning some of it as it really does keep you super-warm. In Bamboo, silk or silk blend it is perfect for a winter dog walk or a skiing holiday. SHOP HERE for the winter thermals.

To see the PATRA full Autumn range click HERE

2 Comments

  1. Hi Girls, just ordered a snood from Patra (Brittany as I’m a Spring colouring) Thanks for the discount. I used to buy from them but they got a bit frumpy – no longer it seems looking at Annabel, who looks great in what she had on. Thanks again for that. I have tried lots of your recommendations, ie ecloths, Kettlewell (who I did know from The House of Colour), Look Fabulous Forever and others which escape me. Love the recipes and your reviews. Keep them coming. Lots of best wishes – Anne in Mattishall, Norfolk. (A young 67!) That makes me sound ancient, I think I won’t mention the age again!! It’s just a number!!!

    • We are so glad that you are giving Patra another go. I agree the clothes have become much more on-trend. And you are so right that age is just a number. Thank you for following us. Best A&G

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