Friday, 22 April 2011

Put a pin in it

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Dress - Stop Staring, Earrings - gift from my grandparents, thanks guys!, Sunglasses - Vintage, Shoes - Bata

The retro and rockabilly style website Stop Staring recently offered to send me a dress, and after taking one look at their site of course I said yes! They do some gorgeous 40s and 50s style clothes, and I was very happy with the pretty polkadot number that arrived on my doorstep last week.

It's made from a stretchy fabric that is certainly figure hugging, but because it's quite thick it does a great job of being flattering, and not showing off too many wobbly bits! I originally added a cardi to the outfit but to be honest the dress stands better on its own, not to mention I love that right now it's so sunny I don't even need one!

ps Zooey Deschanel wears a Stop Staring dress in the She & Him video for Don't Look Back (the black one with the red belt!) so if I wasn't convinced about their beautiful dresses before that's a pretty good endorsement! The only problem is given that they are based in America the customs charges to actually get your hands on your dress when it arrives are a bit extortionate.

32 comments:

Peacock's Hat said...

That dress looks amazing on you! I wish I could wear something that tight in this weather, but unfortunately it would require my huge magic knickers and they don't keep me cool in the slightest!

Rachel said...

Wow, that dress looks really beautiful on your - really figure flattering!

Alexandra said...

The dress looks amazing on you! I had a look at the site and have already fallen in love with a few things.

Also, the dog brooch in your previous post is adorable!

Lauren said...

*wolf whistles!* That dress is hot but you make it look extra hot! I hope you know you do some of the cutest poses on the internet. You should do a tutorial on it! x

aroselikethis said...

you look amazing in that dress harriet, its just beautiful.

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xx

daisychain said...

Holy crap Harriet, you look AMAZING in that dress!

Krissy said...

Dude, you look awesome in that dress! Added bonus that it's adorable and polka dotty. ;)

gee said...

oh you look beautiful in your new dress.
it fits you P E R F E C T L Y! :)
xoox

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

That dress has an amazing silhouette! I quite love rockabilly style, although I don't wear it much (I feel as though you need tattoos to qualify). ; )

Rachel said...

Wow this dress is gorgeous! So classic and a perfect fit!x

Sophie - Country girl said...

wow, thats a dress and a half! You look fabulous in it, made to measure!
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rose petals said...

I love that dress its amazing on :) X

Kate said...

You look the absolute swizz, you sassy madam! It's a really unique style+length (altogether, that is) which makes it so different & really flattering. & of course, if Zooey wears it, it's got to be awesome!

Lemlina said...

Oh my gosh, it looks incredible on you! Hope you're enjoying the weather :-) x

Sherin said...

It's so gorgeous! I love rockabilly fashion. Wish I could pull it off! You look amazing in this dress. Definitely really flattering.

Kimberlee said...

Aw that's an adorable dress- looks great on you!

Claudia said...

You look so beautiful,
great dress :)

xoxo

Winnie said...

Oh wow Harriet, you look so gorgeous in that dress! You look so glam!

Adora Mehitabel said...

preety shoes.

danniekate said...

amazing dress, it looks incredible! i love those earrings, too :) xx

Chuck said...

Wow, the dress is crazy flattering/you look amazing! Off to go check them out... x

WeShop said...

That dress is fab on you - great choice! Hope you have a lovely Easter. xx

Maria said...

You look stunning, absolutely GORGEOUS!

Maria xxx

Leia said...

Oh Harriet! You look STUNNING! I'm not convinced you even HAVE any wobbly bits, and you know I go green with envy when I see your waist which is HALF the size of mine! :D This dress looks like it was *made* for you. And those earrings are soooo pretty, too.

Leia

beingdena said...

Harriet this dress looks perfect on you, suits your shape so well. The earrings are very elegant- I've got something similar which I got from my mother which I love and cherish.

Hope you're having a beautiful weekend darling.

xx Dena

Raji said...

Thats such a pretty dress
The length is ideal

Sarah said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! I'm staring longingly at their website now. Looks beautiful on you!

fritha louise said...

Oh my goodness you look amazing! The dress is gorgeous and fits you so perfectly! Off to look at the site.

Jen said...

You look amazing, Harriet! That dress is just beautiful, it fits you like a glove. Love how you've styled it too. Very Joan-from-Mad-Men. x

Raquel said...

This dress is darling! And the bow is the perfect finishing touch!

MJ said...

WOW. You look great in such a slinky dress - jealous!

Nicola said...

That dress makes your legs look so long! I love the earrings, too.