Hello and happy Bank Holiday Monday I hope you are all enjoying yourselves!!
I apologise for the lack of posts this month but work has been really busy and it leaves me so tired that I just come home and collapse in a heap!! I also seem to be suffering from a lack of confidence at the moment which has left me not wanting to do outfit posts as I have fallen out of love with everything.
Whenever I get like this I try and wear one of my faourite dresses so I dug out my ever faithful Olso Modcloth dress (still so grateful to Sarah from Plus Size and Proud for selling this to me!) and bunged it on this morning! To change it up a bit I tried out my new Lady Vintage London petticoat which I bought when they had a discount code a few weeks ago.
I really wanted to love this petticoat but I was a bit disappointed especially for the price I paid (about £30 after the discount). I ordered the largest size 24-26 but when it came I could see the elastic was really tight and I just about got it on. I had a look at the waistband and could see the elastic was done up with a button (in the same style as children's clothes which have an adjustable waist), so I undid the button and the elastic pinged back inside the waistband oops! I have left it like this which means it now sits lower on my waist and gives more length to the petticoat. I wanted it to wear under my Estella cupcake dress but it doesn't sit right as the petticoat isn't long enough and I get the lampshade effect!
I had a sudden brainwave and realised that my Oslo dress is shorter so decided to try it under that one instead and I think we have a winning combination!
See what you think!
I wasn't sure at first that the petticoat would go underneath as there is a lining to this dress, so I was pleased when it did, I also quite like the way it peeks out from underneath (I know that traditionally it shouldn't) as it adds interest to the outfit.
Despite my initial reservations about the petticoat I think I can make it work, and the one thing I do like is the silky waistband and how soft the tulle is, especially when worn with bare legs.
If anyone has any petticoat tips or suggestions I would be glad to hear them as I am still on the hunt for one to go with my Estella Dress.
Petticoat Lady Vintage London