So my latest post today is on a new dress which my mum kindly bought me from Dorothy Perkins last week, she knows me so well! I’ve always loved Dorothy Perkins as it has a wonderful vintage 1950s vibe and is perfect for my style, but lately I’ve been buying most of my new dresses from there! The best thing about my latest buys is, they’re cotton and affordable, this one was in the sale at just £16.10!
In my wardrobe you’ll find a lot of floral patterns, I simply love that design – it’s girly, colourful and most importantly – vintage! Needless to say, when I saw this dress I was instantly in love! The only thing that bothered me was the length, I’m a little lady at only five foot two and the dress line. Although the dress is fitted around the bust, the rest of the dress is very straight and I was worried on how that would look on me. However, after trying it on and getting used to it, I think it’s makes a nice change! It’s perfect for the summer, nice and breezy, but also has the feminine touch of being fitted around the bust. I love dresses that can be casual and formal, the shoes will always make the difference!
I absolutely adore the sweetheart neckline, I think that’s becoming my favourite style of dress, it’s classy whilst also showing a bit of skin, but not too much – less is more! It’s such a 1940s/1950s vibe and if you love the vintage style, then keep this neckline in mind. Plus, isn’t the name of it just adorable?
I think my favourite detail would have to be the twist detail on the bust, it’s absolutely stunning and really makes the dress in my opinion. It also reminds me of Grace Kelly’s Lingerie in Rear Window, which is a bonus, is it not?
Here are a couple of full length photos of the dress, I find it to be a mixture of all three of my favourite styles; 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The 1960s coming from the straight style line of the dress and the 1940s and 1950s coming from the pattern and bust design.
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