I was approached by Marks and Spencers recently to take part in the "Very Vintage Dress Challenge"
This is a competition for bloggers with a chance to win a scrummy weekend break in London and all I have to do to enter is talk about a vintage frock in my own wardrobe which makes me feel "effortlessly stylish"
As a lover of vintage inspired clothes I have many, many reproduction dresses but being a plus sized princess have very few actual vintage pieces (what with rationing and not having Sky TV etc we all used to be much skinnier)
I do have one frock though which is "date unknown" and which I refer to as the "Mystery Dress"
|The Mystery Dress|
The seller knew very little of it origins and when it arrived it was immaculate, obviously unworn and very, very beautiful.
|Handmade in red Satin with a boned bodice|
My imagination has concocted everything from tragic cancelled prom dates (although the dress shows no sign of tear splashes) to a forgetful young girl leaving her dry cleaning on a tram. I will never know and that makes it even more delicious.
|My imagination has concocted many a tale about the origins of this fabulous frock|
|Making cocktails behind my 1950's style bar *(which I made myself) showing this dress a jolly good time|
|Celebrating Christmas in the loveliest dress in the wiorld|
|Baba Bee already planning her own adventures in the Mystery dress|
As part of the competition I was asked which dress from Marks and Spencers I think will stand the test of time. I was torn between a lace detail shift dress which I could easily see me rocking with a huge beehive and Amy Winehouse eyeliner but Ive decided this Contrast cuff shift dress is a bit of a keeper.
|This dress is a keeper-Photo from the Marks and Spencers website|
Maybe its because its September and I'm all caught up with a back to school vibe but I'm slightly smitten with the 1960's primness of this. Some thick tights and a pair of Mary Jane's and I think it would look rather fine indeed.
I hope you have enjoyed the story of my "Mystery Dress" I hope even more I win the M and S competition (I think its unlikely I'm notoriously unlucky when it comes to this kind of thing, I have never even won a raffle)
Whats your favourite dress or piece of clothing with a bit of history?