To say that Australian fashion label, Réalisation Par, has created a stir since launching in 2015 would be a big understatement! This cool-girl brand has managed to gather a cult-like following (including stylish young celebrities and models, Insta-fashionistas, and everyday fashion-forward trendsetters), and we miiight just be a little bit obsessed ourselves... Their pieces are whimsical, feminine and flirty, and has become well-loved staples in our closets!
Their light-weight signature wrap dresses, called The Valentina and The Alexandra, are what first caught our eyes, and since those first purchases it's been impossible to not add more pieces to our collections. Below, you can see all of our Réalisation Par pieces, how we wear them, and our notes on sizing. Scroll to the end where we share our tips on how to get Réalisation Par items for the lowest prices.
The Stevie in Italia Spot
Tieneke purchased The Stevie in Italia Spot (black with red spots). It's a fun and flirty long-sleeved silk top with a deep V-collar and a tie front. It's such a beautiful, statement top and can be worn with a casual outfit during the day, or a more dressed-up look at night. Some things you need to know about The Stevie, is that it is looooow-cut and it's not lined, you might feel a little nakey. You can wear a black bra under it, despite the low cut, but it will pull up a little and you'll have to readjust the tie front once in a while if you don't want your bra to show. If you sport an ample bosom, we're not sure if this top will be able to contain "the ladies", but of course that's up to you and what look you're going for. The Stevie also comes in a gorgeous mustard yellow color, called Sunflower. Tieneke purchased The Stevie in XS, and it's true to size.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Stevie ($150)
The Alexandra in Red Star
The Alexandra is Réalisation Par's OG wrap dress, and the one that officially mobilized the brand's cult following. Tieneke got this signature feminine and flowy wrap dress in Red Star (also available in Blue Star and Italia Spot). It is a flirty long-sleeved mini dress with a ruffled neck and hemline, that can easily take you from carefree daytime damsel to evening classy and chic. The dress has an adjustable string tie closure around the waist, which gives you a super flattering shape and silhouette. Tieneke purchased The Alexandra in XS, and it's true to size.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Alexandra ($195)
The Alexandra in Italia Spot
Not one to miss out on a good thing, I also purchased the signature Alexandra dress, but in Italia Spot. I find this style of wrap dress extremely flattering, as I'm able to adjust the tie closure according to my own waist. Even though The Alexandra can of course be worn any time, like during the daytime with sandals or sneakers, I especially love wearing it as an elevated-casual evening ensemble, and love the look of pairing it with classy ballet flats or a pair of heeled strappy-sandals. I got The Alexandra in XS, and it's true to size.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Alexandra ($195)
The Ozzie in Pansy
The Ozzie is a summer staple in Tieneke's closet, and the perfect sundress to add to your collection this season. The low V-neck cut shows just the right amount of skin, making it sexy, but definitely not sleazy. The dress is available in three different patterns and colors, Pansy (the one Tieneke is wearing), Navy Star and Poison Ivy. The Ozzie is a fitted mini dress with cap-sleeves, an empire waist and has an invisible zipper in the back. Tieneke's dress is in XS, and it's true to size.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Ozzie ($170)
The Valentina in Daisy
The whimsical Valentina dress is basically The Alexandra's little sister with short sleeves. It also has the adjustable string tie closure around the waist, and is made from the softest silk. This dress is available in a playful Daisy print (the one I'm wearing here) and also Rust Spot and Purple Haze. My favorite way to wear it is with girly tan flat sandals, or with more casual white sneakers. The Valentina is also true to size, and I got it in XS.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Valentina ($180)
The Valentina in Rust Spot
The Valentina in Rust Spot was my first ever Réalisation Par purchase, and the item that got me hooked on this label! The fabric is so beautifully flowy and light-weight, it barely feels like you're wearing anything...(ooh la la!). It's the most perfect summer dress and I especially love how this rust shade looks with my skin tone and hair color. I like to wear this dress with my white sneakers and tan flat sandals, and got it in XS, too.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Valentina ($120)
The Elke in Post Modern
Tieneke's latest Réalisation Par addition is The Elke, a playful polka-dotted number that is both classy and comfortable, and definitely covers up a little more than the other dresses. This mini dress has long bell-sleeves and can easily be worn to a casual weekend brunch or styled up for an evening event. Tieneke got it in an XS, and it's true to size.
Buy it here: Réalisation Par The Elke ($195)
Okay, so now that you've scrolled through the pictures, read all about our Réalisation Par pieces, (and inevitably got heart palpitations and sweaty palms from their prices), let's have a chat about where the best places are to shop this brand, and how you can get the best possible deal.
WHERE TO SHOP for Réalisation Par
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Of course you can shop directly from Réalisation Par's website and they ship internationally, but let's be honest, it is pricey AF. On top of that, expect to pay about $15 extra for standard shipping or $29 for express. Also, don't be surprised if you have to pay import tax or customs duties of up to 20% upon delivery of your order. All of this adds up and makes this a very expensive purchase. However, they often have 25% off coupon codes on their site (just make sure you sign up for their newsletter or follow their social media accounts to get notified), and this will offer some relief from the hefty price tags.
Okay, so how do you shop Réalisation Par without paying an arm and a leg? Get familiar with all of the pre-loved fashion sites, ladies! I have never paid full price for any of my Réalisation Par pieces, sometimes paying as little as 40% of the original retail price, because I watch sites and apps like TheRealReal, Vestiaire Collective, eBay and Depop like a hawk. You can get the best deals by buying pre-loved items, and it's also way more sustainable to shop this way. Most of the time, items still have their original tags on it and people are just selling it because it wasn't the correct sizing, or an unwanted gift.