Well dressed for autumn

Azure cobalt dress 

The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” This famous saying by French couturier Hubert de Givenchy perfectly describes the philosophy of David Nieper, a Derbyshire fashion house that designs luxury, figure-enhancing collections for women aged 50+, from first sketch to final stitch.

When it comes to boosting self-esteem and adding a little ‘joie de vivre’ to your step, there’s nothing quite like a wonderfully fitting dress.

With an emphasis on exceptional cut and fit, the David Nieper design team and pattern cutters draw on decades of expertise to create flattering, wearable dresses that enhance your figure. For elegant drape and fluidity they use the softest luxury jersey and other comfortable fabrics, giving you the confidence you need to feel great in your clothes.

The perfect ‘in-between’ piece, dresses are ideal during the transition between summer and autumn, wearable with tights, boots, and knitwear. In David Nieper’s new AW19 collection you’ll find a range of effortless and fashionable no fuss styles - just what you need for a gentle sartorial manoeuvre into cooler days.

Bright stretch jersey dress

As we amble towards autumn, choose bright patterns in vibrant shades, as in David Nieper’s radiant carnival print. The wrap style is fixed to stay firmly in place, while three quarter length sleeves give extra coverage as the season changes.

Or, go for the exclusive, abstract floral print, a favourite in the fashion house design room. The Empire line styling gently skims the figure, and the elegant weighted cowl neck gives a smooth, neat finish all day long.

Foxglove lattice dress

For an eye-catching look, there’s the contemporary foxglove lattice print in a timeless, all-occasion style, comfortable enough to wear all day long. And for your most flattering fit, try the lined fine jersey dress in cobalt print; pleating and ruching detail around the waistline help to create a smooth, contoured shape.

Merlot knitted dress

When the chill truly sets in, David Nieper’s 100% merino dress is a cool weather winner. The soft, noble yarn is expertly combed and carded in Biella in Italy, before it travels to the Derbyshire fashion house to be knitted by the expert team. Merino is beloved by the design room - it holds colour well, is silky and soft next to the skin and as an extra fine yarn is great for layering. It’s no wonder this dress has become a bestseller.

Whether you’re looking for an early autumn transitional piece or a warm, stylish dress as the cold creeps in, you’ll find something to suit you at David Nieper. To learn more about what makes David Nieper special, and to browse more perfect-fit, transitional dresses, visit