Thursday 18 October 2012

Ivory Lace Dress: Fifties Style Nicole

Today I'm sharing this simply chic and beautifully understated ivory lace dress, The Nicole. Worn for a wedding earlier this year, the dress was made with Elizabeth Taylor in mind, an event set in the Hollywood hills or an intimate gathering in Vegas with a blue tuxedo and Cadillac to go.

The dress has a sweeping just tipping off the shoulder neckline in a corded lace that I love using every time for its gorgeously tactile patterning and texture. Lined with a silk under-dress and nipped at the waist with a pleated silk belt to enhance the smallest part of the feminine curves. The fullness of the skirt finishes the silhouette in a bell with fine pleats from the waistband and a deep sheer scalloped hem.

With it's fitted sleeves to the elbow I would most definitely be styling this dress with a pearl bracelet, pearl tipped nails and matching pearl, pointed toe stilletoe's. No necklace as the collarbone should be shown off bare, but round pearl earrings and a simple fifties shoulder length veil swept away from the face. Oh and to finish off our new pearly queen glitter clutch. The pink silk of the bow lining adds just the right hint of colour.

All very chic, a little chocolate box fifties but oh so devastatingly gorgeous. Goodnight x

 The Nicole dress and Pearly Queen bag will be coming to the shop soon!