If there’s one thing I love more than a floral print, it’s a border floral print! I’ve seen some beautiful true vintage ones but they are always rather popular and I tend to miss out or they aren’t my size. This is where vintage reproduction is so wonderful because you can purchase gorgeous creations inspired by the fashions of the 40s and 50s without the hassle of delicate vintage fabrics.
Miss Fortune is a wonderful UK based brand who really has a knack for creating fun modern reproduction pieces that are a little different to everything else out there – and let’s be honest, the last few years has seen a huge influx of vintage repro brands.
The Sweet Pea Dress in Rose Border is a simple and classic silhouette designed to enhance the bust, cinch the waist and has a wonderfully full skirt with a generous sweep. It even has a added pocket which is big enough and deep enough for my phone, lipstick and keys!
The placement of the floral creates such a pretty look. The border of floral along the bottom and the same condensed floral on the bodice means it’s just a little more interesting to the eye over a standard floral print.
I’m wearing a size Small which was a bit of a gamble as my 36-37″ bust would probably be better suited to the Medium according to the size chart. However, there is a little LITTLE bit of give to the fabric and I was able to squeeze into it for a firm fit. But that’s the way I like my dresses to fit anyway!
With such a classic style and print, I decided to style it with a Southern Belle kind of feel- a oversized sun hat and pops of red and white to match the floral. My new Reid Bicycle has also taken a bit of a starring role and I even rode it in my dress and heels without incident. My bicycle has fast become my favourite summer accessory and I’ve only had it a few weeks!
Full Outfit Details
Dress | Miss Fortune
Shoes | Collectif Clothing
Hat | Vintage
Hair Flower | Shazam Pinup Hair Flowers
Bangles | Splendette / Bow and Crossbones
Earrings | Bow and Crossbones
Bike | Reid Cycles
The Sweet Pea Dress in Rose Border is £58.99 and comes in sizes XS to XXL. They are a made to order item and Miss Fortune asks that you allow a extra 7 days for this – which I think is very reasonable! The Sweet Pea Dress style also comes in 3 other prints and I think the Sherbet Diamonds is just drool-worthy!
Thank you to Tigz Rice for these fun photos! We had a lot of fun with the bike especially and since it was such a beautiful summers day, we went for a riverside drink, lunch and a natter afterward – can’t ask for a more perfect day really! If you’d like to book a shoot with Tigz, click here.
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Disclaimer: Whilst this dress was gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers.
Categories: Pinup Fashion