Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter + Style With a Smile link up

May 5, 2020
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter

This is not my average Tuesday lockdown outfit…just in case you were wondering 😉 I’m dressed up to join Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood for her 40th birthday celebrations! Every year Ada invites some of her blogger friends to get dressed up for a virtual birthday party – head over to her blog to see all the fabulous outfits!

I’ve only worn this Vivienne Westwood red dress once before – that was for a wedding back in 2011 when I was very new to blogging

I know that Ada loves the colour red so that prompted me to pull this dress out of the Summer clothes suitcase. It was like a crumpled rag but a quick going over with the iron transformed it. I’ve only worn this Vivienne Westwood red dress once before – that was for a wedding back in 2011 when I was very new to blogging. Since then I’ve moved house, changed jobs, gone freelance and plenty more besides. When I think about it like that, it seems a shame that I haven’t worn it more.

Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter

If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on fabulous outfits you should enjoy them to the fullest

Not being able to go out anywhere (other than to work and the supermarket) has made me realise that we shouldn’t save nice clothes just for special occasions. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on fabulous outfits you should enjoy them to the fullest. There’s no point leaving them to languish in the wardrobe for months or years on end. And while I don’t envisage popping to Tesco in this exact outfit, by switching the glittery shoes for nude wedges, and the clutch for a more practical bag, I could get more wear out of this dress. It’s certainly comfortable enough to wear all day.

Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Red Anglomania belted dress, Dune leopard print clutch
No Shrinking Violet heart earrings

The red dress gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my gorgeous new earrings from the-Bias-Cut.com. They are made from polymer clay so are super light. Until May 15th the-Bias-Cut.com will be donating 25% of total proceeds from sales of all rainbow, heart and star motif pieces, as well as the exclusive line Jacynth London, to Hospice UK. You can browse the whole range here.

Do you save certain clothes “for best” or do you like to get maximum wear from them? Has the pandemic changed the way you feel about clothes?

Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter

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Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Dune leopard print clutch, Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Red Dress
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Anglomania dress, Betsey Johnson glitter shoes
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter
Kenneth Jay Lane lion doorknocker ring
Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter

Vivienne Westwood red dress (old, similar) | Betsey Johnson glitter shoes (old, similar) | Dune leopard print clutch (old, similar)| No Shrinking Violet earrings (from the-Bias-Cut.com) | Kenneth Jay Lane lion ring (old)

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31 responses to “Vivienne Westwood Red Dress With Leopard Print and Glitter + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. I always think a pop of leopard is just perfect with red. So pretty!

  2. This dress is so elegant and I adore the pop of leopard with it. Perfection! Thanks so much for the feature and the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  3. What a beautiful dress Emma! I love red and the style looks so pretty! The material looks soft too. Great with the leopard and sparkly shoes.
    Love your new earrings!
    I am ready to wear some of my new dresses! Maybe I wont wait.
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  4. RuthJosey says:

    What a fabulous dress and you look amazing in it! I can’t believe you’ve only worn it once (and I’m quite sure I have something like that in my closet, too). It looks comfortable yet so elegant and the color is gorgeous. And those shoes are wonderful! You’ve accessorized it just perfectly. I really need to get a leopard clutch…. Thanks so much for the linkup!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2020/05/03

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks so much Ruth! Yes I really should wear it more. I’d take it on holiday if it didn’t crease so much…I hate having to iron on holiday…or at any time for that matter!

  5. Emma! I was just writing about the fashion inspiration of my latest Upcycle!! It’s Vivienne Westwood!! how coincidental…I don’t hear as much about this designer these days as I used to! when I went to her boutique in LA, I had to tell my husband to give me time inside the store to just look at each amazing piece. Anyway, love the dress! and the shoes! please let me see them more! darling!
    xo Eva

  6. Emma, you wear red so well! What a gorgeous dress and it looks amazing on you. I love the sparkly shoes and leopard bag with this dress, too.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  7. Michelle says:

    Emma, that’s a fabulous dress! And such a great color on you! I’m glad you brought it out, instead of continuing to save it. Isn’t that funny how we feel this urge to save a special item of clothing, which then usually results in it never getting worn and seen. Is that really how we should treat something special? I think you have the right idea about wearing whatever makes you happy rather than saving it. The leopard clutch is the perfect accessory with this lovely dress.
    The entire look is totally lovely!

    Oh and I was surprised to find myself among the the favorite posts! I feel honored!

  8. Yes i do keep things for best. That isca beautiful colour dress and i do like it with leopard

  9. Rena says:

    Emma,

    You’re looking divine as usual. Red is a great color on you. For me, it’s not that I save items for a special occasion, I buy them in anticipation of ones that never happen.

    Rena
    https://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Rena! Yes I do that too! Sometimes I have to give myself a reality check and stop myself from buying things that I won’t actually wear, however pretty they are!

  10. Nancy says:

    Oh how I love Vivienne Westwood! I wished we could go back in time, then I would visit her first shop she had with Malcom McLaren. What a amazing dress, I really envy you!

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks so much Nancy! Now that would be fun…I just about remember punk in the late 70s – my brother is 11 years older than me so I used to hear all the music.

  11. Always love Vivienne Westwood- and this red dress is divine on you!

  12. I’m glad you had the opportunity to pull out this dress again! It’s a stunning piece! And those shoes are amazing with it! Or with anything else! I love the glam!

  13. Darlene says:

    I’ve been trying to wear all my tops and casual things during this time, but dresses just haven’t been needed! Yours is gorgeous! You are right that we shouldn’t save them for “good” but should pull them out and enjoy them!

    xx Darlene

  14. stunning dress, I wish I could be wearing mine, but sitting in the basement at my desk is just not cutting it

  15. Cheryl Shops says:

    That is such a stunning dress, Emma! I’m glad you got to wear it again, and I love how you styled it with a leopard clutch too—can’t go wrong with leopard 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  16. Nanchi says:

    That leopard print clutch is paired so well with the pretty red dress. You are looking gorgeous Emma!

    https://nanchi.blog/

  17. Gail says:

    That dress deserves to be seen a lot more! I love VW’s dresses and skirts. Your skin is looking very dewy and radiant.

  18. There is just something about red and leopard together! I love the touch of sparkle/glitz, too on your shoes!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  19. Michelle says:

    Your dress and shoes are gorgeous! And I just love your hair!!

  20. Mica says:

    that is a stunning red dress on you and I agree you should wear it more often! the glitter and leopard are such fun accessories to pair with it for a virtual birthday party! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! The new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

    Hope that you had a nice weekend!

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