Dress: Vivien of Holloway
Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: New Look
Wedges: New Look
I’m sure many of you will have already heard of the fabulous Vivien of Holloway but if you haven’t, make sure to have a browse through the website for lots of wonderful vintage inspired dresses. I bought my first Vivien of Holloway dress back in 2007 to wear to my 5th Year school prom. Most of the other girls were wearing floor length dresses with layers and layers of tulle and silk, which is really not my style. I was much happier prancing about in a 1950s style halterneck swing dress! Sadly that one (a pink and black spotty number) doesn’t fit me anyomore, but a year or two ago I bought this dress to replace it.
I haven’t actually had the chance to wear this dress all that much, as I feel it’s quite dressy for day-time and a little bit too fancy to wear on an average VK-fuelled night out. But as midi-length skirts are very much “in” at the moment, I’m going to bite the bullet and just start wearing it all the time this summer for picnics in the park and strolls around town. (This would also be the perfect opportunity for any eligible young gentlemen reading this to invite me to a fancy soirée so I can wear this dress whilst drinking champagne cocktails…)
I love how this dress sits and it’s perfect for spinning round in circles! I tried to take a motion-shot but got dizzy from twirling around too much and walked into the table – fun fact. I think the dress looks great on its own for a day-time look, but once I’ve got some more pennies I would love to invest in a petticoat to make it all floofy and big for potential night-time wear.
If I had endless funds I would probably buy all of the Vivien of Holloway dresses (I’ve got my eyes on these ones especially – Rose Garden Blue, Sweet Hearts Pink, & Black Satin Stars). Vivien of Holloway also do some lovely pencil dress and sarong-style dresses which I’d love to try one day too!