Monday, 7 October 2013

Holiday Outfit Post # 4: The Montpellier Dress

This is another dress that I wore on my recent holiday to the South of France and these photos were taken in Montpellier. 

I really enjoyed our day in Montpellier, it is a really vibrant city and we walked a fair bit so we managed to see quite a lot.  The photo above is taken in the city's Place de la Comedie (which is the main focus point.)

What impressed me about Montpellier was the transportation system - they are keen to encourage drivers to park on the outskirts of the city and so this is what we did.  We then did a 'Park +Tram' which cost only 4.40 euros for all day parking and for both of us to use the trams in and out of the city!!  I think that is pretty amazing value.

I knew through some prior Internet research that there was at least one vintage shop in Montpellier but I made a point of not remembering where it was, as we were only going to be there for one day and I didn't want to spend the day looking for a vintage shop, which may or may turn out to be good.  Despite this, I happened to stumble upon two vintage shops - both were called 'Absolute Vintage' and this was the store that I had previously found on the Internet.  I guess that my internal GPS is programmed to find vintage stores, even if I am not actively seeking them out!  Neither shop was fantastic for pre-1960s clothes but there was a rather lovely 1950s day dress in one of the stores which fitted really well but I did not think it was well priced at 90 euros, so I did not buy it.   

This next set of photos were all taken at the foot of the Statue of Louis XIV and is near the Promenade du Peyrou.

I call this the "euro pose" as I have seen a number of European girls doing this ladylike pose, not only on this holiday but on previous holidays too, so I thought I would copy it!

This dress is a really lovely lightweight cotton, so perfect for super hot weather (though as these photos demonstrate, at that time of day, it wasn't as hot as we thought it was going to be.)  I had planned to wear my straw hat with this dress but it was just far too windy, so it got left in the car. 

I have about 2-3 more holiday outfit posts planned (depending on if I am brave enough to show you my lovely Esther Williams swimsuit that I wore on the beach...)

Dress: Vintage from Etsy
Camera Bag: Vintage from eBay (unfortunately I do not own a vintage camera to go in the bag!)
Shoes: Aldo
Bag: Vintage from The Retro & Jukebox Fair in Brighton
Cardigan: Zara
Necklace: Vintage from Etsy


  1. Love the print and colours in this dress, a perfect sightseeing outfit. xx

  2. This outfit instantly made me think of something one of Audrey Hepburn's characters would wear - especially with the gorgeous South of France backdrop :)

  3. Love all those 50s dresses you are wearing on your trip and that playsuit is simply adorable!


  4. Gorgeous dress, honey, you look marvelous! I just love the earthy, classic autumn palette that it's filled with. I have been wearing fall's hues just about every day lately. It's always been my favourite, and naturally no time of the year suits it better, so I try to sport it as much as possible these days (even if the weather here thinks it's almost winter here already!).

    ♥ Jessica

  5. oh, i like the 'park & ride' idea ... pretty cool.
    i love your dress. look as beautiful as always!