I recently purchased a couple of dresses from Australian online retailer Wild Kitty Clothing, one of which was this beautiful Eloise dress from Lady Vintage/Lady V London.
Made in London, the Eloise features a shorter style skirt, coming in at the bottom of the knee on my 5’2″/158cm frame.
The skirt is full enough to take a thin petticoat, though you’ll need to make sure you have a short petticoat in order for it not to peek out below the hemline of the skirt. For these photos, I wore a Spin Dance Australia thin two-layer petticoat tucked up high above my waist.
The boat neckline means you won’t accidentally show off your cleavage in this dress, making it suitable to events like weddings or even for wearing to work.
The stretch sateen fabric is comfortable and looks good, with the popular butterfly print always one of Lady Vintage London’s real winners. Because it’s a cotton sateen, the dress is unlined, which doesn’t detract from the quality.
I was a little worried when I bought the dress that the sleeves might be tight on my generously sized upper arms, but thankfully they fit fine, and I do like the look of the dress with the sleeves included.
The dress fastens with an invisible zip up the back, which I was not able to fully do up on my own – you’ll probably need a helping set of hands to do this dress up, unless you’re a lot more flexible than I am!
For these photos, I paired my dress with butterfly hair clips from Lovisa, “Robbies” shoes from BAIT, and a neckscarf, also from Wild Kitty Clothing, along with Splendette bangles and a parasol from Pinup Girl Clothing.
I bought my dress for AU$99, but Wild Kitty only currently has this dress available in a size 10 on their website. I’m wearing a size UK18, which caters for a 44 inch bust and a 36 inch waist.
If you wear a size UK16, there’s one of these dresses left for sale on the Lady Vintage website, for 40 GBPounds (about AU$80).
Or, if you are happy to purchase from a New Zealand retailer, you can get the Eloise in teal butterfly print in sizes 10 – 18 from Rockabilly Lane for NZ$109.95.
Many thanks to Miss Milla Cherry for being today’s photographer!