We Love Our Layers!

As the days get colder and nights get longer, each morning snuggled in bed, we ask ourselves the usual question we ask each winter. Like, “Do I really need to leave by bed today?”, “Will my boss notice if I don’t turn up to work?”, “Do I really need a job?” and “Who will pay my rent?”. Once you finally realise you must leave to pay for you unnecessary lavish vices ($200 on Marc Jacobs underwear? “Oh underwear is a basic necessity” – confession of a shopaholic), you chatter out of bed and begin searching. Searching for something cozy yet sophisticated, with all the benefits of your doona minus the caterpillar shape 😉

The key to styling for winter is layers, you need to make sure you are not going to be too cold in the brisk air, but not steaming indoors (always a challenge in our office!). Our Betty Biker Jacket is the perfect accessory for any occasion. Here we have paired it for a night out with the gals, both the Wicked Wrap Dress and the Holly A-line are long sleeves providing an extra layer against the icy breezes.

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The Cape is back and here to stay! We have paired our chic Gina Cape with some pastel dresses. Who says you can’t wear colour in winter? Both the Eliza and Katherine High-Neck Midis are great for any season, matched with our cape for a special Sunday lunch down on the Peninsula. Like the Betty Biker Jacket, the Gina Cape is great dressed up or down, slap on some distressed jeans and a knit and you’ve got any killer outfit that is sure to impress your mates.

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And Finally, Our latest favourite layered look is our Just As You Are Cape, it’s military vibe with the gold detail creates a grungy yet sophisticated style. Here we are paired it with our Eliza Jumpsuit and my favourite As You Wish Long Sleeve Lace Midi for those Friday Night Date Nights in the citayy. It works with both long and short outfits as it can also double for a dress with knee high boots (swoon!).

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Layers is all about playing around with what works. Stockings are always another great way to warm up over winter, so you can still wear your beloved dresses! And for all you lucky girls out there still wrapped in your cozy beds today, we kind of low key hope you step in gum, or loose your keys. (In the nicest possible way)

Keep warm ladies!


Bariano HQ xxx

Easter Long Weekend – what to wear, where!

Long weekends can be so much fun – an extra day full of actives with friends and family! There are so many great events to choose from this weekend, but read below to see our top picks! Make the most of this long weekend by looking super stylish wherever you go.  Choose pretty pastel tones to complement the Easter spirit, and of course this time of year you can’t leave the house without a warm layer just in case the weather turns!

Easter Family Festival at Brown Brothers

A family excursion that involves visiting a winery sounds like a match made in heaven! Brown Brothehttps://www.brownbrothers.com.au/event/easter/r’s are hosting their annual Family Festival this easter weekend, and there are activities for the kids as well as the grown ups! Think live music, winery tours and a four course lunch for the adults while there is a clown, jumping castles, games and a scavenger hunt for the little ones! Pair our Never Too Far pants with the Caught Up On You flare top  for an outfit that is perfect for a day of indulgence!

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Easter High Tea at Sofitel Melbourne 

An afternoon surrounded by beautiful food and beautiful people? Sign us up! A glass of Champagne on arrival followed by beautiful hand made traditional high tea snacks sounds like the perfect way to spend easter with the family! Show off to your friends with this insta worthy spread, but make sure to wear an equally photogenic outfit too!  You can’t go wrong with a cute midi dress like our Lottie dress which is as sweet as the macarons you are about to eat!
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Girls Night Out at the Opera! 

A long weekend is the perfect excuse to organise a night out with your besties! In Sydney? The infamous opera Carmen is on outdoors with the Sydney Harbour Bridge  as the beautiful backdrop! Go with the theme of excess in the opera and have fun dressing up  the So Much To Me dress! Wear with a matching hot pink lipstick like Amfali by Stila
and simple eye makeup.


Girls Night Out at Supersmall

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Need to layer up against the cold but don’t want to sacrifice ruining your gorgeous outfit!? Our Crazy Little Thing cape  is perfect for layering over your favourite dress! It will keep you brace you against the chill but still keep you looking hot! Throw this number on before heading off on a girls night out! Why not head out to Supersmall’s Ed Sheeran night! Because who doesn’t love a bit of Ed!

Feeling Blue?

This season, Cobalt Blue is trending in fashion and interiors alike. This Autumn welcomes cool and bright hues contrasted with white. Inspired by the beach, ocean, and vibrant destinations.

These brighter blue tones create an element of sophistication and flare. Paired with softer colours, cobalt can create a pop for a crisp and alluring look.


The captivating landscape of the Greek Islands, advocate this dazzling shade, and who doesn’t want to remind people of this amazing place with their show stopping style?

Cobalt Blue has been seen transcending throughout, from runaways to red carpets and even the living room.

At Bariano we want to make sure you’re up with all of the latest trends, thus we have picked out a few of our fave Cobalt looks from our range!

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  2. Our Mixed Emotions Cap Sleeve Maxi dress exudes the edgy hue, pair with nude heels and clutch to soften, and prepare for jealousy glares all night long.Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 2.43.03 pm
  3. Our Nothing as it Seems Cape Mini dress gorgeous for any occasion, whether that be work, or drinks with the gals, the bright colour brings out your eyes and you’ll be beaming the whole day.

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4. The Madison Low Back Satin Gown is easy for the nights you get all dolled up and are ready to impress.

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5. Finally the Quilted Clutch is perfect for to pair with any outfit, giving you a vibrant pop of colour!

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Have a great day, Bariano xx

Have a Stylish Autumn

With the first full week of March underway, we embark into a new season…. Autumn! The time of year where the leaves start to change colours, nights become cooler and layers are in full swing! Autumn in Melbourne is famous for its blend of festivals, fashion, food and flowers. As the chill sets in, we begin the exciting task of updating the wardrobe for those wintery months to come.

What better way to reinvent your closest with one key piece, our Crazy Little Thing Cape. This very versatile cape will become your staple number 1; Easy to dress up or down, we have explored three very different looks for you to try taking you from day to night.


A sophisticated corporate style can be created for those days you want to look your best. Pair it with a wide leg white jumpsuit, some comfy heeled pumps, an effortless bun and a bold earring. Polish your look with a practical tote, like this navy Celine bag. Walk into the office like a boss, beaming with all the confidence of a real super hero (because capes, duh).


Autumn is the best time of the year to grab a (pumpkin) latte with friends, take a stroll through the park and look your absolute best. A cool yet chic ensemble can be achieved by styling closet’s your new best friend with a pair of distressed blue jeans, your go to white tee, gorgeous shoes like these Valentino-esque studded flats, and the perfect finishing touches, a classic Gucci bag and big sunnies. Ready to hang with the gals, but also bump into the man of your dreams.


Autumn makes the transition from day to night wear a little trickier, is it going to be warm? Is it going to be cool? Or rain, or for some reason will frogs start falling from the sky? As all Melbourne-ites known, dress for anything. Our Crazy Little Thing Cape keeps you prepared for any situation. Thigh high boots are all the rage this season, so pair them with your classic navy mini, a bold lip, sexy hair and a coloured clutch. Your bae will want to flaunt you on his arm all season, keeping you from hibernating over winter.

Above all, transitioning seasons is all about choosing versatile pieces you can wear all year round. Which means with a classic cape like this, probably all next year too!

Have a Lovely Day Guys! Bariano xx

Fave Oscar Best Dressed

The Academy Awards is unquestionably one of the most-watched fashion events on the annual calendar. Since the first ceremony 89 years ago, the Oscars have not only been known to honour the best films, but are gazed upon by millions of viewers to see the contenders for best dressed.

An elegant red carpet look is essential for all, throughout the years there have been an abundance of glamorous designs. Whether Hollywood’s finest win or lose, they all have their chance to be memorable. The Oscars are now televised in over 200 countries and social media will flourish with the gowns both good and bad, in a matter of hours.

We have compiled our Top 20 fave looks from over the years, and hope that the 89th Academy Awards will bring some strong competitors to our list.

nicole-1997Nicole Kidman wearing John Galliano for Christian Dior  (1997)

naomi-2004Naomi Watts wearing Versace (2004)

hilary-2005Hilary Swank wearing Guy Laroche (2005)

michelle-2006Michelle Williams wearing Vera Wang (2006)

nicole-2007Nicole Kidman wearing Balenciaga (2007)

amy-2008Amy Adams wearing Proenza Schouler (2008)

2008-katherineKatherine Heigl wearing Escada (2008)

2010-diazCameron Diaz wearing Oscar de la Renta (2010

2012-emma-stoneEmma Stone wearing Giambattista Valli (2012)

2012-gwyenGwyneth Paltrow wearing Tom Ford (2012)

2013-jenJennifer Aniston wearing Valentino (2013)

2013-jenlJennifer Lawrence wearing Christian Dior (2013)

2013-amandaAmanda Seyfried wearing Alexander McQueen (2013)

Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett wearing Armani Prive (2014)

2014-lupitaLupita Wyong’o wearing Prada (2014)

2015-lopezJennifer Lopez wearing Elie Saab (2015)

2015-reeseReese Witherspoon wearing Tom Ford (2015)

2015-rosaRosamund Pike wearing Givenchy (2015)

2016-munnOliva Munn wearing Stella McCartney (2016)

2016-sofiaSofia Vergara wearing Marchesa (2016)

Good Luck to all the Nominees, we can’t wait!

Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Oh hey there brides-to-be! Now you’ve found your dream dress to float down the aisle in and your man’s all tuxed up, its time to think of your girls (aka your Bridesmaids!). Tess girls have been by your side through think and thin so its only right they are by your side on this special day – obviously looking fabulous while doing so! Whatever your day looks like, we’ve got dresses to fit any bridal party style!


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Classic Bridesmaid

For the classically styled wedding, simple and timeless bridesmaid dresses are a match made in heaven (just like you and your hubby-to-be!). Our Lucille gown is has an always flattering strapless column silhouette. It comes in a gorgeous mushroom/dusty pink colour that will look so gorgeous next to your beautiful white wedding gown! Pair with dainty drop earrings and comfortable yet elegant simple stilettos and a timeless perfume – like Miss Dior!


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If your wedding is simple and carefree, then you’ll want your bridesmaids to easily have fun dancing around whilst looking elegant and timeless looking back in 20 years time! Have a look at our Nala high neck lace gown. Available in beautiful blush-pink lace with a high neck and thigh high split, theres nothing not to love about this gown! Plus, the intricate open back detailing adds a flirtatious and fun element. Think how beautiful these dresses will look next to a gorgeous white wedding gown! Make sure your bridesmaids can dance the night away with you in comfortable yet cute block heels.


Modern Bridesmaid 

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Weddings are one of the oldest traditions of our time, but to make them our own we can add a modern twist. Our Between the Lines black gown is super edge yet glamorous for the evening. The high neck of the gown is flattering on everyone and the subtle A-line flare of the skirt is perfectly fun for dancing the night away! Pair with sleek modern stilettos, perfectly contoured cheeks  and free-flowing champagne – Cheers!




Is the count down on till your big day? Don’t forget to tag us #BarianoAustralia in any photos of your big day if you are wearing our designs! Sending best wishes with kisses for your big day xx


Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Valentine’s Day is our fave day in February ! Whether you’re celebrating “Gal-entine’s Day” style with your gal pals, or packing for a romantic get away with your BAE, it’s the perfect excuse to show some love for those special people in your life! Of course we will take any excuse to get dressed up in the perfect outfit and spread the love with thoughtful gifts! Read on for some different outfit ideas no matter how you are spending Valentine’s Day!


Single and ready to mingle!

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Our Lynn dress is perfect for hitting the dance floor with your besties! Red is a classic colour for Valentine’s Day and is a guaranteed way to make sure you stand out from the crowds!

Top it off with our Stargirl clutch to fit all of your must haves! Don’t forget  your fave kiss-proof lipstick and a mini size of your signature perfume to top up with during the night!

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Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 11.45.45 am.pngLunch dates are tricky because if things go smoothly they can quickly spiral into early drinks! Therefore, it is important to dress with that in mind and prepare a look that goes effortlessly from day to night! Our Caught Up On You mini dress is perect for this. The romantic floral print and subtly sexy plunging neckline means that this frock will look perfect all day and all night.  Be sure to add some drama and dress it u with our Crystallised drop earrings! A little sparkle goes a long way!


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If your squad is made up of of couples it’s a great excuse to have a fun night out as a group! The perfect outfit for this is something fun, flirty and eye catching! Our From Here off the shoulder top paired with some fitted white pants or even a cute mini skirt is the perfect combo! This look is perfect for a rooftop cocktail bar or underground restaurant! Keep all eyes on you with bold matching orange lipstick like Kendall Jenner- because you can’t go wrong mimicking Kenny!! Why not try the Too Faced liquified matte lipstick in shade “Mrs Roper”?

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Picnic Date

LuckyScreen Shot 2017-02-08 at 1.16.20 pm.pngforever-21-camelblack-lack-of-color-the-spencer-boater-beige-product-0-613096487-normal.jpg for us in Australia, Valentine’s Day is in the middle of our summer! So why not make the most of the gorgeous weather and plan a super cute picnic in any of our lush gardens? For this, you’ll want something that is
easy to relax in whilst still looking super cute! Why not pair our super cute Body Language high/low  with a summer straw hat like this one from Lack Of Colour and a cute  matching straw bag?

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Last but not least, the romantic dinner date! Keep all eyes on you in a flattering, strapless midi dress. The red floral motifs on our Bonnie Strapless dress are a subtle nod to the classic red theme
of Valentine’s Day and reminds your partner of the flowers they should bring you *nudge nudge*!  The thigh high split on the side keeps it super sexy!  Pair it with our Gilded earrings to add some evening glam.



Whatever you’re up to this Valentine’s Day, the gals from HQ wish you all the love you deserve! 

xx Bariano

P.S don’t forget that we have 15% off dresses online for Valentine’s Day using the code ***VDAY15! ***






2017 Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is known as the silly season for a reason – with so much emphasis on choosing the perfect present for everyone in your life things can get a bit stressful! But we’re here to help you choose the perfect present for all the girls in your life! Read on below for gift inspiration for the girl boss, the girly girl, the girl who has everything and the day dreamer! Plus, give your Kris Kringle buddy the perfect present!!


The Girl Boss

She is the go to girl to ask when you need to borrow a pen, she always carries a packet of tissues in her bag and her mantra is “early is on time!”

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This sleek charcoal and gold Kikki K daily diary is perfect for the girl boss in your life. She can plan each of her days as specifically as she needs to! It is the perfect size to throw in her bag as she runs out the door and bonus points because its black – it will go with everything!



The Girly Girl

Her wardrobe is full of colours and she is always wearing a touch of sparkle! 


TherScreen Shot 2016-11-30 at 3.17.37 pm.pnge’s a shade of lipstick to go with every outfit – and she knows it! This Bright and Bold Stila mix pack of lipsticks is the best present! These lipsticks last all day, perfect for siping champagne and dancing all night during Christmas! She won’t be able to choose which colour to try first!




She will probably also need a super cute clutch to take her new favourite lipstick’s around at night! Choose one thats not too big but still has room to carry the essentials like her phone, hair ties and extra mascara! The Gold Digger Bariano clutch which is the perfect size!nov16__96.JPG






The Girl Who Has Everything

If she wants it she get it and if she needs it she’s already got it! 

She has everything she needs but what about the things she doesn’t need? A round towel like this one from Cotton On isn’t necessarily an essential, BUT it is really cool and they’re Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 3.29.11 pm.pngsuper fun for taking to the beach! Once she has it she won’t be able to live without it!






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Day Dreamer

Always planning her next adventure, she never wants to stay in the same place for too long.


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Secret Santa

Your Secret Santa partner might not be someone you know a lot about, but simple gifts that everyone loves are sure to be winners.

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Festive outfit inspo

December is a busy time for everyone, so much to do at work before the end of the year with Christmas shopping to do and so many parties to go to as well!! We know that with so much on this time of year can get super stressful! We’re here to take the stress out of choosing outfits for all your occasions. From day to night work drinks outfits to appropriate dresses for Christmas lunch with your boyfriend’s family – we’ve got you covered (literally)!


Work End of Year Christmas Party

Go from day-night in the gorgeous Little Journey Tunic, with sequin detailing adding the perfect touch of festivity without going overboard. Wear natural makeup during the day, and then before stepping out at night add a swipe of bold red lipstick to really stand out! Grab your Gold Digger clutch before leaving the office and you’ll be looking subtly festive and fresh.


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Christmas with the boyfriend

Want to look cute for photos with your man whilst also making his grandma love you too? Our gorgeous Hannah Off Shoulder dress  has a flattering and classic full skirt which is perfect for twirling around in after a few glasses of bubbly! The off the shoulder style is very on trend and we’re sure your man will love it! Plus, in the hot Australian summers we get it’s nice to have some skin out. Pair it with curled hair and natural makeup for a day time function or subtle contouring and a sleek ponytail for dinner! Add a pop of bling with our Champagne Earrings

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Hostess with the most-ess

Christmas-time is crazy enough without having to organise and feed all your friends and family! You need a dress that is as fabulous as you are, but fuss free so you can keep on top of everything all day! Be the hostess with the most-ess in our Marta Cap Sleeve Lace midi dress which will keep you looking festive and fabulous all day. The bright red colour is a perfect nod to classic Christmas colours and the fact that it is midi length means you can get last minute essentials  out of bottom drawers without having to worry about your dress riding up at all.  Pair it with our gorgeous Crystallised Earrings for a more dramatic look.


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A night on the town with the girls

Any occasion is a good excuse for a night on the town with your best gal pals! Have all eyes on you in our red hot Lola bandage dress! You’ll definitely dance your way under some mistletoe in this number! Add the Lucky Clutch to your ensemble and you’ll have yourself a merry little night out!


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White Christmas

To our northern hemisphere customers, we’ve still got your Christmas outfit sorted! White and gold is a fashionable alternative to red and green Christmas colours. Why not try our ah-mazing Maria Long Sleeve gown  paired with our sequin Light Up Cape ? You’ll look as fresh as the snow falling outside!

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Don’t forget to get your orders in by the 19th for Christmas deliveries and by the  23rd for New Years outfits! What are you planning on wearing this Christmas? Let us know x

5 Ways to De-Stress

With exams over (or almost over for some!!) it’s time to prioritise looking after yourself. We can finally stop staring out the window as beautiful sunny days go by and actually get out there and enjoy it! Unwinding with a good book in the sun to hitting the dance floor with your besties- celebrating the end of exams is such a good feeling! Read below for some simple tips to help you feel more relaxed after a stressful period.



Take some time out and brew a cuppa! There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to clear your mind whilst sipping away. Plus, herbal teas have no caffeine and have ingredients that traditionally have been used for their calming effects – especially look out for chamomile and roses.

Try: T2 Relax Loose Leaf Tea 

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Catch up with your friends for brunch or a girls night in movie night! What a friends for if not distracting you from your worries and giving you lots of laughs? 



Go somewhere new and out of the ordinary! Get some vitamin d at the beach or take your dog to a new park! Getting some fresh air is a really great way to clear your mind!




Try a beautiful bath bomb that looks like a piece of art! Put away for phone for a little while, pick up a good book and then think to yourself “why didn’t I do this sooner?” as you totally unwind! Look for fresh bath bombs with ingredients that are rejuvenating like Grapefruit Oil and calming ingredients like Rose Oil. 

Try: Lush Frozen Bath Bomb




Retail therapy! Seriously, after a long period of stress there is nothing better than a night on the town in a stand out dress that you’ve wanted to wear for aageees! Splurge on the dress of your dreams or the shoes you’ve been lusting over all year!

Try: Addison Low Back Sequin Gown ; Tony Bianco Komma Shoes 
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