Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I LIVE in dresses! They are my go-to fashion item no matter what the season – a cute floral dress can be teamed with sandals in summer, or tights and boots in winter and look totally adorable either way. The thing I love the most about a great dress is its ability to flatter any body type. I am short and most of my weight is carried in my stomach, thigh and chest area, so the classic lines on a vintage inspired dress work perfectly to accentuate my best features (and hide less impressive ones).
However, this isn’t something I have always known. If I was to take to back over 5 years ago you would have seen me in only jeans or shorts and baggy shirts, and for some reason I though this hid the extra weight I was carrying (yep, I lost 20kgs). I look back on pictures now and know this definitely wasn’t the case, the billowing shirts and fitted pedal-pushers merely emphasised my less impressive features. Today I barely own any pants or jeans, and really only have them when I travel to colder climates. I do however have about 100 dresses and skirt and today I wanted to share with you a few of my latest purchases and wish list items. These classic cuts are both famine and versatile allowing you to either play them up or down. For anyone who reads my blog regularly, you will know I love vintage and second-hand items but I also have a few key stores that I love to shop at and really love their quality, unique styling and vintage inspiration. I also LOVE sales, and most of my recent purchases are sale items – You really don’t have to spend big to look and feel GREAT!
This gorgeous dress is a hand-made find at a local Vintage Market – $30AUD
… and is wedding day perfect!
Mod cloth – Too Much Fun Dress in Hydrangeas – $14USD *SALE
Dotti Stripe Dress with Floral Accent – $30AUD *SALE
Shein Palm Tree Striped Shift Dress – $18USD
I am currently waiting for this one to arrive from Dangerfield – RILEY STRIPE DRESS (Green) – $58AUD *SALE
… AND THE VINTAGE DRESSES (INSPIRED) WISH LIST
This will be my next pay-day-purchase, Dangerfield – SWEET PEA DRESS (Orange) – $49AUD *SALE
Modcloth – Blithe to the Top Dress – $47USD *SALE
Dear Gladys – Pyramids Vintage Dress – $94AUD