A kiss of cashmere…

A kiss of cashmere…

What makes you love cashmere so much? Is it the softness, the cosiness or the impossible weightlessness? whatever it is … a kiss of cashmere certainly adds a luxurious touch to weekend dressing Like caviar and pearls the cashmere fibres come from very humble beginnings and because there is relatively little and the cost of processing is high it has traditionally been an expensive indulgence. However, cared for in the right way a piece of cashmere can become a faithful staple of your wardrobe. COCOA cashmere effortlessly captures the luxury of the best quality cashmere available, complemented with the beauty of contemporary design.  With the Designers based in London, offices in Scotland and manufacture in the Far East , Cocoa are a very progressive company with a firm eye on quality and sustainability. Easy wear shapes with a slightly oversized relaxed fit enable layering and total relaxation. Styles are just loose enough to say casual nonchalance but not so baggy it says “I don’t care”. Cashmere really is a versatile comfort and adds another non-bulky layer of warmth under your coat. To make a statement why not add one of the super bright cashmeres to a pencil skirt or narrow black trousers – this is one of our favourite looks! COCOA loves …COLOURS there are 3 main palettes to choose from Alabaster pinks with the softest of silvers Classic hues of greys , navy,  black and caramel Exploding colours with cyclamen pinks, vivid orange, lime green and aureolin yellow. COCOA loves …DETAILS Scarves are always a great accessory and can turn a basic into a wow…we love the choice...
Multiway Cashmere Wrap now just £50

Multiway Cashmere Wrap now just £50

The  clever design enables our cable knit wraps to be worn in several different ways. You can wear it as a “classic poncho” with the buttons running down the shoulder, or even as a cardigan, a simple wrap , a shrug, a scarf or belted to name but a few. wear it to special occasions or simply thrown on to glam up the school run! Gorgeous with a dress or simply worn with jeans and a shirt or t-shirt. (We love it with jeans and a classic white shirt – very chic!) Measurements: 60x 164 cm Colours: toffee, cognac, silver, navy,...
Cashmere Care guidelines

Cashmere Care guidelines

We recommend handwashing your cashmere knitwear using the following guidelines: 1) Turn the garment inside-out 2) Using a ‘luxury fibre’ detergent, usually sold as specially formulated for wool and silk, soak the garment in lukewarm water (35C) for 5 minutes. Move the suds gently through the fabric – do not stretch, wring or rub the garment. 3) Rinse the garment gently with lukewarm water. 4) Gently squeeze the excess water from the garment. Do not try to lift a heavily-saturated garment, as this may cause stretching – leave it to drain first. 5) A short spin in a washing machine is recommended to remove the remaining excess water. 6) Gently reshape the garment and place it flat on a towel to dry naturally, away from radiators or direct sunlight. DO NOT TUMBLE DRY 7) When the garment is dry, press it lightly with a 2 dot iron. The steam setting may be used. Dry Cleaning For stubborn stains which cannot be removed by handwashing, dry cleaning may be the best option. It is also recommended for woven cashmere or loosely knitted structures which may be distorted by handwashing. Please check the label to see if the garment must be dry cleaned. Pilling The fine nature of the best cashmere fibres will lead inevitably to the formation of pills or bobbles on new garments in the areas where friction occurs. We recommend that these pills are removed before washing using a cashmere comb – stroke it gently over the affected areas to remove the pills, and then handwash as recommended. After a few washes, the pills will cease to form....
Give yourself a hug!

Give yourself a hug!

A cosy sweater is a hug you can wear all day! Feel warm and luxurious with this season’s collection of simply stunning knits from CHARLI. The subtle textures with the softest of contemporary silhouettes and interesting textures add the ultimate touch to the perfect winter look. Knits that we love and you’ll love too! The focus is on comfort – softly draping oversized shapes for total relaxation and sheer luxe. Laze away a wintery afternoon and snuggle up! Colours reflect nature with either warm toffee tones inspired by furs and bronzed leaves or the dramatic thunderous shades of greys and blacks. The purest cobalt blue and delicate shades of bone punctuate the palette and add perfect contrasts. The appeal of the CHARLI collection is in its simplicity. Take a great shape like this knitted biker jacket, perhaps add a layer with a simple shirt and partner with our favourite Michele Magic skinny jeans -this is the perfect winter style update. Add some fabulous fake fur accessories from Helen Moore and transform your simple knit into a super snug and striking...
Apanage Dresses

Apanage Dresses

Let us find the perfect dress for you this Autumn! Apanage offer a clever collection of day dresses and little black dresses that will flatter and fit. They are stylish, modern and most importantly they are comfortable to wear due to the quality of the fabrics and the figure flattering shapes. When shopping for a dress this Autumn it is important to keep your body shape in mind and choose a style that will flaunt your good bits and hide the not so good bits! The APANAGE  dresses tend to be on or below the knee offering a more casual approach to dressing. At 25boutique we can always offer an alteration service should you wish to shorten! The majority of our customers are conscious of their arms especially during the winter months fortunately most of the APANAGE dresses are sleeved which gives confidence and easy dressing. On sleeveless dresses we also recommend sheer black tops that provide a more demure arm coverage or perhaps a wrap to add a wow! There is a selection of plain or patterned designs plus embellished necklines which add a touch of sparkle and fun… Many of the day dresses will work with a striking court shoe or dressed down with boots and chunky layers for a cosy daytime lunch. We are conscious of the social scene being quite small in Worcester so we only offer a limited stock of the dresses.  Prices start around £135 and the majority of dresses are washable....