English dresses

I've been aiming to pack for colder weather as
I have an upcoming trip.


So I went to a thrift shop I recently discovered and tried on this 
vintage English dress, which I actually really liked… until
everyone I showed this picture to gave me their feedback.
I felt it was very McQueen, but my audience thought otherwise.
Some of them just gave a negative glance, others a loud 
"no, no" and the unforgettable "you look Amish" comment.
I had planned to buy this and wear it a formal gala.


I also tried another vintage wool dress, this one from my closet.
It felt a bit like a costume, so I am not taking it with me.

Right now my suitcase is still empty...


9 comments

Sheila said...

I like the top dress in theory, but it's so much black at the top that it overwhelms you. The plaid bottom part is fabulous - if you could find a skirt like that and then do a different top, that would help.

I love the bottom dress on you! It really suits you. However, if you're not used to wearing vintage and it feels costume-y, you just won't feel right in it.

Closet Fashionista said...

I love the skirt part of the first dress, but I agree with Sheila, the top part is a little enveloping...
And I think that second dress is really cute! Very sixties, but not too costumey (in my opinion at least)
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Lyosha Varezhkina said...

beautiful patterns! The skirt is my fave and stay warm!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

lorenabr said...

Gorgeous! Love the pattern look!
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Mica T said...

I'm also agreeing with Sheila (she knows here stuff!) the top is just a bit too much. But that skirt, is stunning. It definitely would look elegant enough for a gala. Just a different style for the top half of the dress would have been perfect :)


Good luck with your dress shopping!

Away From The Blue

Jessica Cangiano said...

Phish!!! Your naysayers are just being scrounges, I think that (first) dress exudes classy, classic, highly sophisticated 60s/70s British charm and looks ravishing on you!

♥ Jessica

joshylola said...

Qué cuadros tan bonitos,me gustan

Kim Alston said...

Both pieces look pretty on you!
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ana said...

Creo que el primero es demasiado para ti... pero el segundo me encanta!!!!! así tal cual lo posteaste con esas botas te ves preciosa y con tu pelo suelto siii llevátelo!