Stunning floral backgrounds and stunning floral prints by Unique Vintage. Each and every week I stalk the UV website and lust after the preorder items. I've tried so many styles in their range now but each month I'm surprised and taken by the new prints and stunning garments that pop up.
Floral Formosa Swing Dress - $98.00
This order I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried a colour/print that I'm really not used to but have always loved - pale pink. Being super pale I usually steer clear of pale, almost white or skin tone prints as I feel like they will wash me out. But from the moment I saw the Formosa dress I was smitten.
The delicate floral print, 1940's style and the sleeve called to me and needed to wear this asap. As you can see although both my skin tone and the dress are pale it still looks brilliant on! The higher neckline with a peekaboo tie up collar works wonderfully for both small and large chests as it's adjustable and the fluttery cap sleeve offers great upper arm coverage.
I'm wearing this style in a 2XL and I found it to be way too big for me to the extent that I had to use bulldog clips to make it more fitted when shooting these images. So I definitely need a size down, if not two, for this stunning dress.
I love this style so much that I instantly ordered the black and white polka dot version, and I can't wait to shoot that in the next few weeks. This style is so flattering on all shapes and there is just something magical about the design. I would live in this style every day if it came in more than 3 print choices.
Belt - NA
Now that I've tried pale pink it was time to go back to my beloved black! This is my second Happily Ever After dress and I'm 100% sold on this style. The fit is amazing for busty hourglass shapes and it falls so beautifully with or without a petticoat.
I'm wearing a 2XL and although it fits me well in the bust, it's a little loose on my waist but this is easily fixed by wearing a waist belt. I'm losing weight at the moment and I'm finding that the waistline of most dresses are the loosest point; but my bust is still large so it's hard to size down. This style is a non stretch fabric so it has little give. I usually wear a size XL in Unique Vintage's more stretchy garments.
I honestly can't get enough of both the style of this dress and the stunning print. I have the black on black dot version and now the red dot print but I honestly want more! My dream would be for this dress to come out in an emerald green shade. How divine would that be?
For this print I went a little less matchy, matchy and opted to mix extra colours into my outfit. I opted for seafoam and mint and I absolutely love how the pop with the black and floral print. This adorable cropped cardigan/bolero is the BEST cover up I've found in years! Made from a super stretchy and soft cotton mix and available in a variety of colours this is one item I must have every version of. I'm wearing this bolero in a size XL and it fits perfectly. If you are between sizes you can easily size down as there is heaps of stretch. This cardigan and more are available at Inspired Insanity, a brilliant Aussie alternative webstore!
Sticking with the clashing yet perfect colour theme I wore this stunning Hell Bunny Petticoat also from Inspired Insanity. I have a special place in my heart of all things mint and this is my new favourite petticoat. With heaps of soft layers it adds just the right amount of fullness and looks amazing when it shows beneath your skirt. Inspired Insanity stock a great collection of petticoats you can find on their website. Next on my list is purple!
Thank you again to Katherine Davis for working with me and the blossom to create some spring time magic! Can't wait to shoot our next set together!