My Bubble Dress

My Bubble Dress

Amanda in the original bubble dress.

The Bubble Dress has landed! It is available in the shop and online. All of us at Haruka LOVE it.

Designed by Amanda and Poonam in Kathmandu over a decade ago, the original bubble dress quickly became one of the key styles that defined the Haruka look. The first bubble dress was made of hemp silk fabric and was more of a sun dress than the latest incarnation of the bubble dress.

It’s a romantic dress – it’s feminine. You could wear it to a festival, a country walk, dress it up for a spring wedding.

The bubble dress is really easy to wear in different ways – it is really, truly a versatile piece of clothing. There are little ties underneath the skirt which create the ruched, bubble effect. A seriously funky style of dress.You can tie as few or as many as you like. You can also leave them undone for a more streamline, flowy, feminine look.

Wendy, who works on the Haruka team, is now known as the Bubble Dress expert in the shop. She saw a photo of it on Amanda in India, before it came to the shop and she knew it was her destiny. When it arrived, she fell in love with it.

It is the details Wendy loves – the peek shoulders, the thumbs, the fabrics, the colours, the way it can be loose and cool on a hot spring day, or snuggley with leggings and legwarmers and a scarf on a cold Imbolc day in February. Wendy loves that it is a single statement item – you just put it on and it feels creative and fun and amazing just like that without having to think too much. She wears hers on walks up the Tor in Glastonbury in the mornings before working in the shop.

The dress is part of the new collection made in our new brushed cotton marl which is a slightly heavier weight cotton jersey than our regular cotton lycra. The fabric is knitted so it has stretch without having lycra. It feels absolutely amazing against the skin

The dress is perfect to wear during spring and autumn. It is good for through the winter too but be sure to layer! It’s too thick and cosy for a summers day, but an English summer evening beach barbecue it would be great.

Above – Gabby, in the Bubble dress styled by Amanda with statement jewellery, a thick leather belt (models own, although one of our Haruka Obi belts could work well!) and a white petticoat – there’s a warrior goddess feeling to the shoot totally different from the pixie-like style the dress can portray in some of the other photos – it’s fun to wear a dress that is so versatile!

I think you can tell, we are all very excited by the new Bubble Dress, and we hope to see how you are loving it too!

Please send us your photos of how you wear yours – whether that is bubbled, un-bubbled, casual or dressed up for an occasion! All photos can be sent to or to our instagram.

Sending much love and gratitude for your support!

Sophie Jenna x

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