I've been lusting after this look ever since it hit the runway last September - fifties vintage dresses with a little bit of a modern injection with their pastel colours and sometimes risqué hemlines. Anything Prada can do... I'm probably going to try.
I am all over this look - but not the prices, the cheapest thing on their runway was £120 (it was a sock, I kid you not). So I've been out and about (and indoors web surfing in the rain) looking for some similar dresses - they're perfect spring-come-summer wear!
Three Floor Fashion - if you don't know them, get to know them. New to the fashion scene this year, these guys are ones to watch. Their dresses are amazing, I did an edit on their launch collection which is still available here. These two dresses definitely stick to the theme in different ways: the Delight dress is beautifully pleated and the nude sheer at the top is a lovely detail. The Freshers dress is more conventionally going for the same look as the Prada team - and I love it.
I've had my eye on this one from Miss Selfridge for a while, as has Grazia by the looks of it - who have featured it twice. I love the orange tones - they'll be quiet a lot easier to wear than some of the greens and blues in other styles. £48 is a really good deal. Also, the Zara dress below is a brilliant piece - I saw some wedding photos at the weekend and the bridesmaids were wearing this - the pleats hit the mark for the look too. £69 isn't too bad too...
Love this whole look - but one thing to make sure you get right is that it doesn't overwhelm you. Make sure it's still fitted, and also that if you do have a belt that it isn't too tight and sits on a flattering part of your body.
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