Flaming June is certainly living up to its name so far! I don’t want to jinx it, but it’s definitely making up for the wet and chilly May we had. I’ve been enjoying being outdoors more and recreating a holiday vibe at home…I even got a little bit sunburnt on my legs! I always seem to miss a bit when I’m applying SPF. It feels lovely to be able to wear floaty, swishy dresses instead of jumpers and trousers. This purple vintage maxi dress would be perfect for a wedding or summer party as the chiffon fabric is airy and floaty.
The main part of the dress is lined but the lining fabric is lightweight, so it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing two layers. I love the deep cuffs, although the sleeves are a tiny bit short on me – a problem I often have with vintage clothes. I have long arms and proportions tend to be on the smaller side with older garments. Comparing vintage sizing with modern day measurements makes you realise how far the fashion industry has taken vanity sizing; a 1960s/70s size 16 is roughly a size 12 now! That’s why it’s really important to check all the measurements of a vintage piece before you buy online.
I added neutral accessories to let the dress shine; this cute woven bag from Zara is a few years old now but is still one of my favourite summer bags. My sandals are quite old now too, but Clarks shoes tend to last forever don’t they? Purple sunglasses and gold and purple jewellery finished off the look.
SHOP THE LOOK
Vintage dress from eBay | bag from Zara (old) | Clarks sandals (old) | Ted Baker sunglasses | Ottoman Hands ring and earrings
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