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The Cecile Bahnsen Dress Buying Guide

Known for operating at the intersection of couture and ready-to-wear luxury clothing with a relaxed, timeless style, Cecile Bahsen's dress collection is the must-have for this season. Showcasing Victorian fused with gothic influence designs, the extensive range of dressing makes styling interesting. From taffeta dresses, to flared satin midis, cotton poplin dresses to embroidered minis, catwalk fashion hits the high street with this effortless dress collection. Scroll down to shop your Cecilie Bahnsen favorite.

Pushing a relaxed and timeless aesthetic, Cecile Bahnsen creates dress silhouettes that flatter the female form and look good for all occasions. Versatility is a key element in the Cecilie Bahnse dresses collection. And clean lines, intricate detailing and a careful application of colors are what make this range aspirational yet wearable. The collection includes a selection of casual daytime dresses that take you from work to play, short dresses that are perfect for a vacation in the sun, and maxi dresses that add shape and instant drama. Some signature looks to covet are the oversized tiered dress, the ruffle-trimmed poplin dress, the ethereal and sheer tulle midi dresses, and the multi-purpose shirt dresses that are both office and evening friendly. There’s a nod to prints that promote femininity, but neutral, understated and elegant hues are the main players here. See our Cecile Bahnsen dress buying guide below for help on choosing the right size, shape and design for you.

The Most Wanted Cecile Bahnsen Dresses

  • Cecile Bahnsen’s Day Dresses

    The Cecile Bahnsen casual and day dresses collection offers a charming take on everyday wardrobe staples. Defined by oversized silhouettes, big balloon sleeves, drop waistlines and floaty skirts, this story is all about comfort and elegance. Fabrics such as silk add a premium touch, and airy cotton designs make this range suitable for Spring/Summer. There are mini, knee and midi length dresses to choose from, and both tiered and peplum styles are stars in this narrative.

  • Cecile Bahnsen’s Short Dresses

    Ultra comfortable and versatile for the everyday wardrobe, Cecile Bahnsen’s short dresses are an iconic signature of the house. Instantly recognized for their distinct shape and dramatic sleeves and ruffles, these mini dresses make a playful choice for high fashion fans. From big puff sleeve dresses and laidback tent dresses, the finished look is always relaxed. But Cecile’s designs can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

  • Cecile Bahnsen’s Maxi Dresses

    For dresses that make a statement, the Cecile Bahnsen maxi dress collection should be everyone’s first port of call. Key features include long, floaty prairie dresses, an overload on ruffles and tiers, ditsy florals that are reminiscent of French country living, balloon dresses that are feminine yet modest, and pieces that are designed with plenty of volume in the skirt. 

The Cecile Bahnsen Dress Sizing Guide

Dresses from Cecile Bahnsen are considered to be true to size, although they all have a relaxed fit and may feel oversized on the body. Due to the roomy silhouettes, it is recommended that you take your usual size rather than the size up if you’re between sizes.

Dresses from this label use UK sizing and run from a UK 6-12 range. Use our conversion chart below to determine the right size for you.

US2468
EU34363840
UK681012

For any dresses that are labeled in alpha sizing (same as XS-L), use the universal conversion chart below.

XS/SM/L
US2-46-8
EU34-3638-40
UK6-810-12

How To Care For Cecile Bahnsen Dresses

Lightweight materials are often used in the creation of Cecile Bahnsen’s dresses. Fabrics such as silk, 100% cotton, tulle or organza are common. Therefore, careful attention should be paid to the garment label. Most dresses from this house are dry clean or hand wash only. 

General guidelines for looking after your Cecile Bahnsen dress:

Use a garment bag to store when possible (particularly with delicate fabrics)

Always hang dresses in the closet rather than folding to help them keep their shape

Be careful when wearing jewelry such as bracelets or chains as these can snag the fabric

Never spray perfumes or other products directly onto the dress to prevent material damage

FAQ

Where are Cecile Bahnsen dresses made?

The Cecile Bahnsen fashion house is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and each dress is handmade with traditional techniques and hand-designed by the founder, Cecile Bahnsen, in her studio.

Where can I buy Cecile Bahnsen dresses online?

To view and buy Cecile’s ready-to-wear dress collection, visit the online store section on the Cecile Bahnsen. Alternatively, you can shop with your favorite designer retailers, including Farfetch, MATCHESFASHION, Moda Operandi, Mytheresa, YOOX, LUISA VIA ROMA, Selfridges, Browns Fashion, NET-A-PORTER, Modes, and other global shopping sites featured on Lyst. It is also possible to visit the showroom by appointment if you live in Copenhagen. 

Where can I see the latest Cecile Bahnsen dresses on the runway?

Cecile Bahnsen’s first two seasons were exhibited at the London Fashion Week showrooms. Since her debut and garnering international acclaim, Cecile has rooted her operations in Denmark, showing at Copenhagen Fashion Week each season. Pre-season releases can be seen on the runway, and lookbooks and shows can be discovered on the brand’s website.