I’m a big fan of the style of dresses that Vivien of Holloway are famous for, but I can’t bring myself to drop £60+ on a dress I’ll only wear once or twice. (Dress economics: judging the price of a dress based on the cost per wear. We all do it.)
I found Lady V London last week and fell in love with not just the styles and sizes of dresses available, but also the prices! The dresses are reproductions, which means that modern fabrics can be used, along with the ability to size up the dresses – always a good thing. Most of the designs available are made in a limited run, so it’s not so likely that you’ll end up seeing someone else with the same dress on (I hate when that happens – I’ve been known to buy new outfits when that’s happened!). Most dresses are available in sizes 8 – 22 (a much better range than most high street stores) with certain styles going up to a size 32.
This style is the swing dress – I think my personal favourite would have to be the grey one: you could probably get away wearing this for work! (It’s far too pretty though)
Next is the “Audrey Hepburn” style – a much dressier style, with a flouncy skirt which – well, you’d just have to put a few underskirts on to super poof it out really. Would just be wrong otherwise.
Cat print shawl collar dress: £25 (another one in the sale!)
Finally, because everyone is a secret cat lady really, the only shawl collar style dress in my size was this one cover in cats, which I think is just a sign that I should buy it. Thank goodness payday is only a week away!