Wednesday, 2 September 2009
A few weeks ago I bought this white lace mini dress. I wasn't actively looking for a white lace dress, I just happened upon it on ebay and fell in love. Admittedly, it is a bit bridal, but I loved the Edwardian-esque embroidery and high-neck. Plus, the versatility of a sheer dress excited me, as I am able to layer different colours underneath. Today, I opted for a mint green nightie under it, which meant the overall look was very pale. It was quite unnerving to be wearing so much white. I wasn't sure whether tights would look odd with a white dress (I'm not exactly a pro at dressing in white), but I think it looked passable. I really shouldn't have photographed the dress in front of a white wall, but the shoulders are ever so slightly peaked, stuffed with a sort of lace shoulder pad. Very cute.
Shoes (Ravel), belt (Topshop), cardigan (Topshop), dress (vintage), night dress (Primark)
Make-up shot: I wore silver eyeshadow with a gorgeous metallic green creme eyeshadow. It's a really pale mint green, which was a bitch to photograph, but it looks so good in real life, trust me.
A few days after I bought the dress, I saw Lily Donaldson in her own white lace dress with puffed sleeves and a flared skirt. Hers may be Givenchy, but I can't help but feel a little smug with my seemingly 'on-trend' bargain. The shot is from Vogue UK's August issue- if only I too had some feathered shoes to grace my feet.