As many of my friends would tell you, I love old fashioned fashions. I also adore dressing up. So when a newsletter from modcloth.com appeared, collecting lots of things under the banner Vintage Wedding Style, I squealed in excitement. Here are a few of my choices of dresses that I wish I could wear every day. Admit it – things would be so much more fun if we dressed up everyday!
The Periwinkle Prance Dress ($99.99) was the first dress I saw on the website and actually coo-ed at it. Its the sort of dress that I wish I had worn to the Chap Olympiad recently. (Not that this is a particulary period dress, but its just so pretty and summery!)
Unfortunatly that neckline would do nothing for me with my chest. Damned boobs.
The Blue Ribbon Dress ($157.99) is slightly better on the neckline front, and is a beautiful colour as well. You might notice a bit of a theme with the dresses I’ve chosen here. They’re all of a pretty similar shape, with a nice big swishy skirt section – its all the better for dancing with!
I adore the Silver Screen Goddess Dress ($99.99). I love greys and silvers (I’m not sure why. Maybe because its a bit less harsh than black, and feels easier to match in different colours without looking like you’re obviously picking another colour to brighten up the outfit.) The neckline on this is similar to the Blue Ribbon dress, but I prefer this one because it looks like the top section is meshy, so not completely hiding away the decoupage. Is that the word I mean? I mean your boobs of course.
As much as I love the Bronzed Goddess Dress ($57.99), its not a dress I think I could wear. For one, its strapless. Can ladies with the bigger chest wear strapless dressees? And – the main killer for me – its bronze. I just can’t figure out how to wear bronzes and browns! I’ve thrown away so many brown bags and shoes lately because I don’t know how to wear them! This dress is gorgeous though, and I know it would go well with my colouring. I just don’t know what I would wear with it!
Finally for dresses, “She Knows Just the Dress” ($134.99) is a gorgous satiny purple dress which isn’t too dressy, but is pretty enough. Its actually a similar cut to the dress I have on at the moment, a sort of shirt dress with big skirt. I love this shape! Its pretty flattering, and will suit most people (well, I think so anyway)
You can’t really talk about dressing up without mentioning some lovely accessories. A large hair accessory or fascinator is the easiest way to dress up any outfit, and these three are just gorgeous!
The Perfect Fifth Hair Bow ($21.99) is such a pretty little handmade bow that would clip nicely into a up do or even onto a hairband. If only this came in other colours – I’m not sure a white bow would go well in my blonde hair!
The Cocktail Reception Headband($64.99) would go quite nicely with the purple dress mentioned above colour wise, although the net part might be a bit much! Maybe if you wore the hairband backwards, it would be a bit more subtle?
I love things like the Old World Elegance Hair Clip ($14.99), but I never know how to get them to stay put in my hair. Its seriously pretty and would go with so many things. But then, I would say that – I’ve been known to wear fascinators and tiaras around the house whilst in my PJ’s!
The Wrapped Around Your Finger Ring ($11.99) is a pretty little ring, which reminds me of a set of jewellery that my mum had when I was younger.
At the Chap Olympiad, there were so many ladies walking about with parasols, which looked really lovely! I was quite jealous, and wondered where I could find one myself! The Vanilla Skies Parasol ($49.99) would have fitted in quite well, and would stop any nasty sunburn – in theory at least!
FortunatelyÃ‚Â (or should that beÃ‚Â unfortunately?), Modcloth do ship to the UK…uh oh!
The Girl says
Oh my word I love that dress at the top. But yeah, no good for the ladies with the boobies at all. And I’ve noticed that there are freakin’ LOADS of that style of neckline about at the moment.
I really should make more of an effort to dress up you know. But I still have a really huge fear of dresses!
Oh lady you know how much I love this website! If they offer you free stuff, ask them to pop a few dresses in there for me too!!! I want this one to wear to work http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Under+50/Soda+Fountain+Dress+in+Grape.
All beautiful dresses – will have to check out their site!
*psst, the word you wanted was decolletage, not decoupage…..lol* That’s cheered me up no end :)
CafÃƒÂ© Bellini says
Ok, now you’ve got ME squealing! These are simply fab! I love dressing up, too.
Unless you mean that you’re sticking bits of pretty paper to your chest (which is an ace idea come to think of it. We should market the idea to Paperchase), I think the work you’re looking for is decolletage :D
Decoupage – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoupage
So in love with approximately everything on that website!
you could make that bow in another colour. pick one, i’ll prove it.