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Friday, 15 April 2011

A dress for a wedding

In theory, it should be easy to get dressed if your body is of the long, stringbean variety. Well, it's not true. Or perhaps it's just not true if your body is of the ageing long, stringbean variety, with a few added lumps and bumps. Finding something for an upcoming family wedding has proved tricky. The dresses I love are all quite beachy and laid back, which isn't right for this occasion. But this one from Wallis is pretty good. It has a really 1950s shape, and a skirt that flares out. It's a good length, just below the knee, without looking frumpy, and it's cotton. All it needs is a little cardigan and a bag, and some sandals, all of which I've already got in my wardrobe, and I should be good to go. Wallis isn't somewhere I usually shop, but on their website they had another stunning 1950s inspired dress, with a big Marimekko style orange poppy print with olive accents. These aren't my colours, unfortunately, but it was a cracking dress.
Finally, today's lilac bulletin. These blossoms are blooming in the church yard, where I took my walk today.
They smell so sweet....

1 comment:

  1. I think you'll look absoutely, just the thing. Glorious colour and print.

    I was reading an article in the Style pages of today's Tines magazine that recommended a summer frock with other things from your wardrobe you like for a wedding, is just the way to go. Sounds spot on to me. Hope you have a lovely time.

    Smashing lilac btw.