One of the dresses I purchased at America’s Next Top Model LIVE! Toronto was this convertible/multi-style dress from Henkaa (“change” in Japanese). Henkaa has three lengths, a mini dress/long top as well as two dresses (known as the Sakura), which come in short and long. It’s one size fits most – the regular sizes fit anywhere from size 0 to 14 – and there are some 24 colours to choose from. It’s also available in plus sizes, fitting those up to size 24. I wish that I had known about Henkaa in 2009-2010 when I was engaged, so I could recommend these for my bridesmaids. The mini is priced at $98 Canadian, short at $128 and long at $158. Sashes and tube tops as well as accessories are also available.
- Wearing the Henkaa Sakura short dress in black
- Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
- Bag: Tory Burch Ella Logo-Perforated Tote
I like how you can create dozens of different looks with just one “dress” – including skirt looks. Considering the price, it’s many looks for one! Also, the light weight jersey material is perfect for warm weather wear. Of course, it’s not all perfect. It can take time to put together styles, and you might want to consider a tube top or cami to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. In addition, the long gown, which is, according to the website, 46″ from the chest might be a little bit too maxi for the very “sub-petite” – even if you control the length. It would be nice if they created something that was just slightly shorter – perhaps at 42″ for petite women! Very short women like maxi looks too!
One of the styles that you can create with Henkaa dresses:
Changing lengths without alterations:
Those in Toronto are lucky as the Henkaa boutique here in town. For those outside of the GTA, but in Canada, the US or Australia, dresses are available online.