How does a dress, which looks like it belongs in an early 80's Flake advert, go from that to being suitable for a Queen? With some clever draping and sly stitching is how!
How it began life -
Very pretty but slightly on the wrong side of twee to wear as it was. After some serious draping, folding, re-hemming of the lining and general re-alignment of the whole bottom half, I ended up with a pleasingly asymmetric hem with one side being nice and puffy and gathered, whilst the other side remains reasonably untouched. I think it looks like lace seaweed or foliage.
With that idea in mind I played some major dress up and layered it up with lots of black lace.
How it ended up -
Completely over-the-top and only suitable for a party, but fun to try none the less.
The dress is of course perfectly wearable for everyday too when teamed with less dramatic items.
Topshop shoes; Tabio white tights with Bebaroque stocking on top; vintage quilted black jacket; vintage black elastic belt / Celeste Stein floral tights; Office winkle pickers; Topshop belt; vintage bolero
This is why I was looking for some nice cream lace leggings, as I really want to team it with lots more lace, just not as contrast-y as it is with the black. Grey lace would be perfect.
Also notice, Queen Michelle in Flat Shoe Shocker. I know !