So today I decided to do a post on one of my latest buys; a beautiful blue dress with a heart pattern from Dorothy Perkins. It’s without doubt one of my favourite dresses to wear and it’s a bit different too!
I always shop on the High Street but lately Dorothy Perkins is becoming my go to shop, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it’s perfect for vintage lovers, bargain prices and cotton dresses!
I love the sweetheart neckline too, it’s one of my favourite styles, it’s simple but defined and really makes the dress. It’s also great as it doesn’t show too much and make me feel self conscious, but it doesn’t cover up everything either, it’s all about a balance.
I’m all about the little details, I really think they make the most of an outfit and I absolutely adore the sleeves on the dress. They give it some structure and also keep my shoulders warm so that’s an added bonus.
The best thing about this dress is it’s fitted and comfy, something which rarely happens! The dress is fitted around the bust and black cotton belt comes with the dress, so it nips you in at the waist. It’s perfect for a vintage lover and makes you feel like you’re back in the 1940s and 1950s. You can also fasten the belt in different places, I went for the obvious and knotted it into a bow in the middle but, it also looks great from the side too. Or, you can even knot it at the back to give more detail to the other half of the dress.
I think the pattern on the dress is so unusual, I love the different shades of blue, I think it creates an almost dream like feel to the dress. Patterns are so often in floral styles or feature birds that it’s nice to have a different change with hearts.
To compliment my dress I wore my heart shaped earrings which also contain a blue pattern, I’ve had these for years and I still really love wearing them. I think the gold colour also gives them a vintage feel which is great for my style. I also have a pair with a pink pattern too, I bought them from one of my favourite stores, Accessorize.
To complete the look, I then added a floral navy blue bow to my hair to go with my dress and earrings. Although it’s not a perfect match, I still think it works with the look, not every item needs to match all the time, it’s okay to mix it up! When my hairs not curly, this is my favourite hairstyle to do, it’s simple and brightens up my hair instead of living it limp and straight. Although I tend not to leave it in for too long as it does make my head start to ache sadly.
I did my every day make up as usual and today I went for a Coral Red Lipstick from Maybelline, I have so many shades of Red Lipsticks you couldn’t imagine! But I think the coral red complimented the various blues in the dress and emphasized my 1940s and 1950s look I was going for. I added a gold L’oreal Eye Shadow that my mums had for years, sadly I don’t think the colours available anymore. I added my MAC White Eye Shadow on the upper lid to compliment the gold on the rest of my eye lid.
Here are some full length photos of my look of today, I hope you enjoyed this post and it inspires you to follow your own style and be who you want to be!
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