Victoriana...

Another day, another lace dress- I already have several lace dresses (including one in white and one in cream) but when I saw this beauty from Monki, I fell in love. I love the high neckline and the longer sleeves are perfect for the colder weather too, especially when paired with my trusty leather jacket...

Dress: Monki, leather jacket: New Look, belt: Miss Selfridge, glitter ankle boots: Primark
The collar felt very Victorian but I am sure they would be scandalised by the amount of leg I have on show here! ;) I was going to pair it with black opaques but I think the bare leg is needed to add some contrast to the demure cut, what do you think?


  The lace is a gorgeous off-white colour too, I think it is much less harsh a colour than a dazzling white and much more flattering for pale skin tones... Again the sizing on this is a little strange, there is a lot of material in the body but the neck buttons up very tight at the back and I think it would have been claustrophobic if I went down a size- I suppose it leaves me plenty of room for a big dinner now! ;)


My lovely black glittery ankle boots- definitely one of my best buys from Primark!


Outtake of the day: me doing my best Kate Bush impression. She may look a little deranged in the video for 'Wuthering Heights' but her dress is fab- definitely a worthy début! I remember listening to this song when I was younger and throwing myself around the living room, not much has changed!

IT'S ME, OH CATHY...



Do you 'dance' to Kate Bush? How would you 'de-frump' this dress?

15 comments

char said...

I love this dress - so pretty, and I really like the fact it has long sleeves.

Unknown said...

really need to start looking into Monki. keep hearing lots of great things about this brand. xxx

Sarah said...

This dress is so beautiful! Love Monki!
x

Gem said...

very pretty dress. Would look lovely with a statement necklace over the collar to draw attention to it x

noone said...

the white lace is adorable on you!! I love it <3

Kerry said...

Aw you look lovely I wish I had a lace dress. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to forgo the black tights though, it's so cooold!
Love your blog :)
Kerry x

daisychain said...

Oh what a beaut of a dress! x

Ella said...

I adore this outfit. I need a lace dress now! xx
Love from Ella @ Belle Vintage

Unknown said...

That dress is lovely on you, and I love the Kate Bush impression! It's always nice to see bloggers having fun in their outfit photos!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love your boots :) x

Winnie said...

Love the dress! Maria, I think you should totally have made a video with you dancing to Kate Bush for us all to see haha!!

MILEX said...

I like your sense of style.

Chelsea Finn said...

This is such a perfect outfit Everything from the dress to the shoes, lovely! xoxo

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Unknown said...

its been a while missy - you're looking gorgeous x

LillianZahra said...

Love this dress and the Kate Bush-inspired pose! x