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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Nautical Vintage Diva

This year marks the release of a new label from Top Diva. For years I've been watching this brand and their stunning in house designs and with this new collection I finally got to shoot, try and own one of their amazing styles.

'A dream that finally comes true! Feminine silhouettes, high quality fabrics, European workmanship, perfect fitting & a splash of drama: Release your inner Diva! Inspired by all those beautiful women from past decades I proudly present to you our first Vintage Diva collection'

Watching the look book being shot over social media I had my eyes on one dress above all others and this little number was literally wrapped in a bright red bow for me.

Vintage Diva have created what might be the sweetest and most flattering nautical swing dress I've ever had the pleasure of wearing. Featuring a full skirt, fitted white bodice with contrasting ivory trim and a bold red bow. The neckline is a little higher than I usually wear but I actually love how well it hugs my torso and the little cleavage it shows is perfect.

Made from a super stretchy, high quality, navy blue bengaline/viscose blend means this dress fits like a dream and really hugs your curves. Perfect for wearing all day and so very soft and comfortable. I'm wearing the 2XL and the fit is spot on to the size chart but with some stretch due to the fabric. Due to my hour glass shape I find that I need to focus on bust fit then tailor the waist but this style works perfectly for both!!!

With a cap sleeve you can wear this all summer long or pair it as I have now that we have just hit Winter down under with a bright red cardigan to compliment the bow. I'm really hoping that in future releases this style is created with a 3/4 sleeve in either this colour way or black and white as I'd wear it like crazy over Autumn/Winter. But this cap sleeve I that comfortable - we can thank bengaline for that, so I don't feel restricted or have any fit issues.

The full skirt looks amazing with or without a petticoat and as you can see when worn without the fabric falls beautifully. This is one of those classic styles that seems to shoot every shape and size and really makes the most of your figure. Each design in the range is classic and flatters you no matter what your size may be.

While this specific style has sold like hotcakes (pick it up here at Unique Vintage) that fast that they have sold out online there are many other amazing styles to choose from. My stand out favourites are :

Both of these styles NEED to be a part of my wardrobe for winter and upcoming travels to the US!

Many thanks to Brooke Orchard for these fantastic images and many, many more to come!

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