I really don’t think anyone can go wrong with a Little Black Dress, they can be dressed up for a Night Out, or toned down for a Casual Look, plus, they always have a vintage feel! As you probably have noticed from my last Look Post, I’ve been loving the online shop Very and my beautiful Mum once again knows me so well and found this dress for me.
The dress is fitted around the chest and has an adorable silver zip up the front, so all you need to do is step into the dress, zip it up and you’re ready to go! It’s such a simple style, but I find less to be more on this occasion and it’s just so elegant and classy, yet very comfy to wear.
The sleeves are a perfect length for English Weather, the half length is just right for keeping you warm, yet not too sweaty if we have lots of Sunshine. Plus, the dress is made out of cotton so it’s breathable and doesn’t stick to you when it’s warm. The dress falls just above the knee so it’s not too short, but not too long either – I find it to be just right!
You can actually get this dress in a raspberry pink, although it doesn’t look as vibrant in person. I actually ordered the dress to see what it was like, however, I was very disappointed and felt it just didn’t work on me, so I stuck with my first choice.
I love how the dress has such a chic, flirty feel, everyone loves to twirl around once in a while. I think this dress would fit in perfectly in Mad Men for one of the Secretaries. I feel this dress is perfect for all year round and it’s definitely one of my new favourites. I went for a more casual look today, but I will definitely try dressing this up to create a different vibe.
To continue my Vintage Inspired Style, I of course went for a bold Red Lipstick, it’s my favourite colour to wear and a must for any 1940s/1950s lover. I chose my Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque, I love how the glossy finish creates almost a 3D texture to your lips, they feel and look so much fuller! I decided to use the darker shades in my Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Shadow, which is pretty unusual for me as I’m always inspired by Marilyn’s light Eye Shadow, which contrasted with the Winged Eyeliner. Plus, I tend to feel that darker Eye Shadow sadly doesn’t suit me as much, but I gave it a try and overall, I think it turned out okay!
I decided to take the rare decision of not Pin Curling my hair after I’d washed it and left it in it’s natural style, fairly straight with a bit of a wave – nothing special unfortunately. I also did something I never do, I styled my hair with a center part! Since falling in love with Vintage Hollywood, I’ve always worn my hair parted to the right side as I love to create a big curly wave when I do my Pin Curls. But, I thought it was worth changing it up, needless to say it only lasted for yesterday’s look.
My Mum and me went to see Inside Out, which was absolutely adorable and so inspiring, my favourite emotion was Disgust, I absolutely adored her look and she was so sassy. and it was a nice change to not be asked for my age too. As it was pretty cool outside I wore my Trench Coat from Miss Selfridge. I didn’t get a picture of it, but I absolutely adore this style – it screams 1960s and I definitely recommend getting one if you haven’t already.