Friday, 28 February 2014

The novelty print swing dress

A few weeks ago I attended the 'Retro Revival' event in Bournemouth and this is what I decided to wear...

I have to apologise for the quality of these photos, it is so much easier to take photos during the daytime on my phone (another reason why this blog is mostly dedicated to daytime outfits!)  However, this dress was just too amazing not to be featured here.  I first wore it at Rhythm Riot and I had tried to take photos there but they also suffered because of the night time quality of my phone photos.

This dress just fits like a dream!  I bought it from the Clerkenwell Fair (from the amazing stock of Tamara Watts) and knew I had to have it.  It has a rather awkward centre back zipper that does not go up all the way to the top but I can get over that.  It is so perfect for dancing because it has such a full swingy skirt.  ALSO, my guy happened to point out at Rhythm Riot that it is actually a novelty print and I hadn't even realised!  I thought it just had some sort of interesting floral swirly print but there are actually cherubs hidden within that! 

Dress: Vintage from the Clerkenwell Fair
Shoes: Johnson's
Bracelet: Vintage from Rhythm Riot
Earrings: Vintage from Etsy


  1. What an absolutely stunning dress! You look divine!

  2. Lovely dress, the cherubs are cute!

  3. this dress is just stunning! yeah, it's totaly a novalty print. :)

  4. Magnificent dress!!! I'm feeling gold hued clothing more this year than ever before (I want to add my first lame piece to my wardrobe before 2014 wraps up).

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Fuhhhh... that dress! Oh. My. God. So gloriously perfect, I'm writhing with envy... but if anyone deserves it, it's you!

    xo Sara