Friday, 17 January 2014

Cobalt blue tweed dress...

This is a pretty simple outfit but I promised to share more of my work outfits and this is one of my most complimented, so I thought it was worth sharing! This beautiful cobalt blue dress was from Tesco (I told you they were good for work outfits!) and I picked it up in the sale. The material is a beautiful heavy bouclé tweed and although this makes the dress feel quite rigid, it is also deliciously warm and meant that I didn't have to wear a cardigan with it which I like - much less muss and fuss! I have to admit, I wasn't 100% convinced by the shape of this dress as it is quite loose around the waist but actually it makes it much more comfortable and the fact that I got a lot of compliments made me feel much happier ;) A few people commented that this dress looks quite vintage which I think is due to the low pockets and the slightly sixties shape. I can never usually find vintage to fit me so this is the perfect compromise!

Dress: Tesco, shoes: Clarks
A close up of that gorgeous tweedy material! I have really enjoyed wearing my hair up recently and this is my current favourite style - a ponytail tucked underneath into a mini beehive with a low side parting, which is again quite retro looking. I have pretty much perfected my liquid eyeliner technique now and I was particularly proud of this effort! 


I have barely taken these wonderful Clarks loafers off my feet but when they are this comfortable, why would you?! Nude tights were perhaps slightly optimistic but I don't think this dress would suit black tights, perhaps I could try it with sheer spotty ones next time? 


Any tips for finding 'proper' vintage workwear?

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14 comments

Kelly G said...

I love cobalt blue, and this dress is perfect. Love the style on you.
x

Chloe Martin-Brown said...

That's an awesome dress- fear they're still too conservative to handle such a vibrant shade of blue in our office, but I love it. Not sure on vintage dresses, but the House of Fraser sale is freaking amazing at the moment for work clothes.

char said...

Love the dress, Tesco really are killing it for work clothes lately!

Jo said...

Love the 60s shape of this dress. It's lovely to see a work approppriate dress in such a vibrant colour. It always annoys me that work outfits always seem to have to be black and/or grey.

Kezzie said...

That is a lovely dress shape and it really suits you!!! Can just imagine cats eye glasses with it! The colour is such a nice alternative to the sea of grey and black shifts I see at my local station when I rock up in scruffy school attire!
Nice to meet you Maria!! X

Sophie in the Sticks said...

The dress is beautiful and you wear it so well Maria! I had a similar sleeveless sixties shift dress but the 3/4 sleeves on yours completely transform it. Such a gorgeous bright colour x

Harriet T said...

this dress looks beautiful on you - love the colour!

Sherin said...

That dress is so perfect. I love the bright colour and it fits you so well.

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress - perfect for work! x

Winnie said...

It's an awesome colour - and I would never ever have guessed it was from TESCOs. What a find maria!

Michelle / Daisybutter said...

Love the texture of your dress! I really need to get back into wearing dresses this year, especially as you always look gorgeous in yours for work! Hope you've had an amazing weekend Maria xx

Boheme.Fille said...

What a beautiful dress! It has the perfect color and shape and looks lovely on you!

The Style Rawr said...

Such a lovely colour on you! You always seem to find awesome bargains in Tesco. I really like the cut and how thick the material looks - so flattering.

Tara x

Matthew Pike said...

A tweed dress...and from tesco you say? It's really very stylish, great choice indeed. Love blue myself.


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