Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Victoriana mark II

There's something about lace dresses that I just can't resist. This is completely different to my beloved lace dress from Monki but with the high neckline, they both have a hint of Victoriana about them which I love. I just realised that this dress is basically a day time appropriate version of my favourite festive frock which seems fitting as they were both from Miss Sefridge. I clearly gravitate towards similar clothes without even realising! I picked up this dress when I was shopping with a friend. Naomi made me promise that if it didn't fit or if I ever got bored of it, that I would pass it on to her but unfortunately for her, I can't see this leaving my wardrobe any time soon!

Dress: Miss Selfridge, tights: Tesco, shoes: New Look
There's something about a high lacy neckline that gets me every time, I guess I can't resist the peekaboo nature! Without it, this dress would be far too plain for me but it jazzes it up enough that I don't have to think about jewellery or a belt. This is always particularly useful if when I am running late in the morning (read, always!)


I have said before that I'm not a fan of a dipped hem but if a dress is pretty enough then I don't mind it too much, there just has to be enough length at the front. Luckily, unlike a lot of Miss Selfridge dresses and skirts, this isn't too short and I would even feel comfortable enough to wear it with nude tights...


Twisted curls and the pretty cut out back...


Do you like dipped hems? What styles do you gravitate towards?

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19 comments

Amy said...

Have to say, I'm a huge fan of a dipped hem — mainly because it means there's less risk of me flashing my bum to total strangers on the bus xx

Style Eyes said...

Love your dress, it is so pretty. I always feel happier in high necked dresses. Your hair looks lovely in this photo too. I have never worn a dipped hem dress but this one is quite a subtle dip so would definitely give it a go.

Gem said...

haha agree with Amy, good style for less bum flashing ;) very pretty dress x

daisychain said...

I am so envious of your hair! x

sarah said...

This dress is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Maria. I love the lace high neck! :)

Sarah x

Sherin said...

I love that dress! It's such a perfect colour on you and I love the lace detailing.

Natasha said...

This dress is really pretty and I love the colour. I know exactly what you mean about high-necked details, they always jazz a plain dress or top up. I do like dipped hems but I haven't bought anything like that for myself yet as like you I'd need the front section to be long enough. Lovely photos! - Tasha xxx

The Style Rawr said...

Wow the lace detail is just beautiful. Your outfits are always so perfectly put together. Lovely!

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

Sarah said...

Such a pretty dress! And this colour is great on you!
x

danniekate said...

this is amazing, you look ready for a fancy tea party! xx

Vintage Reflection said...

I too wasn't a fan of the dip hem but seam to have a couple in my wardrobe and now a fully convert! The dip hem suits you and love the colour! x

Simona lakenmoon said...

Very beautiful, the high neck line is great on you!
Simona
www.lakenmoon.com

PinkBow said...

Same here, I love lace. And this colour is gorgeous on you.

Winnie said...

Love the colour and the lace detail is super pretty Maria!

Halima - Fashionicide said...

This does indeed look very victorian. I'm with you on lace. LoveloveLOVE anything lace.

Halima

xx

Andrea said...

yeah I'm not a fan of dipped hems, but THAT DRESS IS SO PRETTY! the colour is just gorgeous! and it complements your skintone so well :)

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jamie-lee said...

As you already know, I am obsessed with lace - and loving your dress. I like the lace neckline, it's very pretty and so much more wearable than a full on piece. Very victorian! :)

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

I love lace - it's both prim and proper and yet it can be daring and sexy too. Wish I could get away with the high collar - it looks lovely on you Maria :)

Dani said...

Such a pretty dress, it really suits you :) Lace is always a winner in my eyes! xx

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