My New Obsession – Dorothy Perkins Dresses
When do you feel you became a woman? Was it on your first date, your first kiss,
or any number of other embarrassing moments in your teens? For me none of these days compared to the day that I determined what silhouettes flatter my body.
I was never a small girl and I struggled through middle and high school. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t share clothes with my size 00 (yes they make a double zero) to size 2 friends. Finally close the end of college I tried on a dress, very tailored, lots of strategic seam lines and a beautiful scoop neckline. The moment this dress touched my body it was like the angels began to sing, it was like it was made for me. I finally realized what my body was supposed to look like clothed. Once I got noticed in this look, I soon realized that with a dress that truly fits and makes you look like a woman and not a little girl, you can get almost anyone to pay attention to you.
Well now, even after two kids and 35 lbs down, my body still looks the best in a very tailored silhouette with a slight vintage aesthetic. There is something about the late 50s/60s dresses that makes your body look the best it can. Well I have found the holy grail of vintage looking ladylike dresses that are sexy, modern, fun and affordable, Dorothy Perkins.
100s of pieces in amazing prints, lace, chiffon with stunning details like cutout necklines, peplums and flouncy skirts, I am obsessed with almost every dress in Dot’s repertoire. With a price tag ranging from about $50 to $100 a girl could afford a few of these items in her closet. With body hugging cuts in fabrics and necklines that remain lady like, a dress like this is all a girl needs to make people see if her way.
These dresses could easily be worn to all sorts of events like cocktail parties, work events, meetings, date night, weddings etc. It all depends on the styling. Here are just a few pieces that I am in love with and cannot wait to purchase! I’m pretty sure that I am going to look like Christina Hendricks as Joan from Mad Men in the navy blue number below (in my brain that is)
What do you think of these looks? Do you have a specific silhouette that works for you?
-Drama mama out