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Inspiration Behind our New Collection for Autumn/Winter 2023 – Unknown Depths

May 05, 2023

Inspiration Behind our New Collection for Autumn/Winter 2023 – Unknown Depths

There’s a cosiness to winter that keeps me appreciating the seasonal change year after year. That feeling of bundling up in layers, crisp air on my face but I’m toasty and warm hidden underneath. The change in light, softer and lower in the sky. It’s defused and beautiful, glazing over everything it touches. The changing leaves tumble down, dressing the pavement with nature’s confetti.

No matter where you are in the world, that change of season feeling is the same. The light is the same and the joys that the winter months bring are the same.

Winter Abroad

For me, winters spent afar remind me of soft mornings jogging around the Berlin Lake, Tegeler See. Woodland around, snow drops starting to sprout. It’s walking down a tiny London Lane, cobbles underneath and a low sun in the sky. Mulled wine ready to warm you up from the inside out.

Wilson Trollope-Designer Annabelle-Europe Winter

Winter at Home

Winters spent at home evoke similar feelings. Nature around, changing leaves, snowcapped mountain vistas and wide-open space. The same low light hangs in the sky, hazy and soft casting a warm glow. I think back to winter days of time gone by exploring the Otago coastline, it’s rugged and rich, the ocean looks thick and dark. Giant kelp sweeps backwards and forwards. Lost in my imagination is what lies beneath.

Wilson Trollope-Designer Annabelle-NZ Winter

How This Inspired our New Collection

Unknown Depths is inspired by winter adventures and all the good things that come with the change in season. Our new season prints draw on the changing winter months, from autumn when the last of the summer flowers fade into the dusky winter evenings. Through to the crisp mornings of the coldest months, revealing clear and brilliant blue winter skies, dew drops all around. Summer flowers rest in darkness, hibernating and recharging for the winter months. Rich colours leap out to brighten even the greyest days.

Wilson Trollope-New AW23 Dresses-Otama-SnowDrop-DuskFloral-DarkPoppy

Join me in celebrating these colder months, embrace the seasonal change and all the joys it brings.


– Annabelle x


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Body measurements of Wilson Trollope sizes*
   Size    Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
6 78 65 92
8 83 70 97
10 88 75 102
12 93 80 107
14 98 85 112
16 103 90 117
18 108 95 122
*To take your measurements, please see our instructions below
Comparison of Wilson Trollope sizes with international sizes
Wilson Trollope     6          8         10       12      14  
Aus/UK 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
EU 32 34 36 38 40
Japan 9 11 13 

There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.

When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug.  If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.

To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.

Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.  

Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.

Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.

Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – annabelle@wilsontrollope.com, she is here to help.