It’s still such a novelty to me living so close to so many brands I love, especially those I’ve worked with already on this side of the world. The closest of all is Vivien of Holloway, one of my favourite vintage reproduction brands who are just across town! I even got to meet THE most lovely and stylish Vivien at a vintage fair the other weekend, which is just the coolest thing and something that of course never would have happened back home. I was so honoured to get a first look at one of VOH’s latest releases, the Grace dress in pink freesia print. See how I styled it below!
As if I wasn’t ready enough for spring already, the Grace dress in pink freesia print has got me positively yearning for it! This is such a perfect springtime dress, with bright pops of pink florals all over a bright white background in a beautiful stretch cotton sateen. The design of the Grace dress is so elegant, and one of my favourite VoH styles. The crossover bodice, waist panel, and flared full circle skirt create a striking silhouette that’s flattering for all shapes and sizes. Pair this dress with a cardigan for a cooler day, a big straw hat in summer, or gloves and pearls for a night out – it’s so versatile and is sure to turn heads everywhere you go!
Sizing at Vivien of Holloway is a little bit different to ‘normal’ sizing, but I actually prefer it as it’s based on measurements. I’m wearing my usual dress size, a 32″ bust and 24″ waist that also equates to a VoH size 10, and it fits perfectly. The one thing I’ll mention is that I had to take up the shoulders just a little – being a shortwaisted gal this is something I’m used to and it’s seriously so easy (you can see how I’ve done it on another Grace dress here). I am also a huge fan of VoH skirt lengths, as they always hit at my preferred skirt length a few inches below the knee. This style is new but won’t last long; you can snap yours up via the VoH website for £120.00 (and yes they ship worldwide), which is such a reasonable price for this super high quality London-made piece.
Full outfit details:
Hat & necklace – vintage
Heels – Swedish Hasbeens
Thank you so much to Vivien, Marie, and the VoH team for this delightful collab! Make sure you’re following them on Instagram for updates, as this new Grace dress one of many new spring products hitting their shelves. And of course thank you to @cmjsnz for these pics! Have you started planning your spring outfits yet? Let me know in the comments!
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