Monday, 19 September 2011

Ruffle kerfuffle

I recently had the pleasure of modelling the Late Summer Afternoon Dress from Puttin on the Ritz! This little lovely is honestly the most flattering frock I've probably ever worn - it fits me like a glove and hugs every curve perfectly, making me feel absolutely fabulous! But let me show you the evidence...
This darling dress is made from a high-quality powder blue cotton with a white floral motif. It's actually quite a weighty, thicker cotton, so though I'll be wearing it to death next summer, it's actually going to be quite good for the autumn. The gently flared skirt has four gores, and it's good for twirling, as I have already established this past weekend (albeit twirling to very unseemly heavy metal...)!


It's just the ticket for lounging on country gates, wearing red, white and blue accessories!


The bodice is loose with gathers below and on the yoke. The sweetheart neckline is so flattering, and the ruffle sleeves are the stuff of my frocky dreams. You know me and ruffles!



As you can see, the fitted midriff has a point at the top and bottom.So chic! I don't have anything with this ever-so-slightly dropped waistline, as I was never sure it would suit me. But it would seem it does!


The back is finished with a little buttoned keyhole, and my bulky runner's calves...  but seriously you lot, it's the little details that set Puttin on the Ritz's stuff apart from most of the other brands out there. It truly is the bees knees and worth every penny.


I hope you'll all agree that this is an exceptionally lovely dress, and it was an honour to model it. Go and pay Puttin on the Ritz a visit and have a drool over all their lovely wares. I can't wait to get my Spying for the Allies suit out again!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

25 comments:

  1. Wow, you look fantastic! This dress is cut so well, it's gorgeous :D

    Rachel
    xxx

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  2. Lovely dress, and your shoes look fabulous with it too.

    Liz

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  3. You look so amazing as always. You are so elegant, so lucky you can pull off all of these beautiful vintage pieces. I think your blog must have been the first I'd really ever seen and took the time to read. I think I found you from Youtube a while ago when I was searching for hairstyles to wear to an Electro Swing night haha. Since then whenever I roll my hair, I always use your method. It's so much easier! Your photos are always so inspiring. Keep up the good work. Lots of love :) xx

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  4. Wow, absolutely stunning.
    The cut really does flatter! xox

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  5. Wow, you're right, the cut is INCREDIBLY flattering! Hot mamma!

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  6. Such a beautiful dress, and the accessories are a perfect match. You make a very lovely model. I'm off to their shop!
    Maureen

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  7. It really is a lovely dress.

    I have to ask, what make & shade is your lipstick? It is divine.

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  8. nice blog, nice photos, i like ! ♥

    lisaakimernst.blogspot.com xx

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  9. Beautiful dress, looks amazing! x

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  10. Wow I totally envy you where do you get your clothing?

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  11. Absolutely stunning!
    That dress is totally made for you!

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  12. wow, love it! It should be officially called "The Other Fleur Dress"! I wish I had your waist!

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  13. Good heavens what a stunning dress!
    -Andi x

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  14. The dress is lovely but the shoes oh my!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous shoes!!! where can i get myself a pair please??!

    I am editor of new underground vintage rag and we have some home made vintage fashions in our next issue. Would love to get your opinion on it!
    Love
    Merry

    http://blahperiodical.blogspot.com

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  16. What a beautiful dress, and the shoes make a stunning accent. You look like you have lots of fun!

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  17. GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Fits you perfectly, and that lipstick is TO DIE FOR! :-)

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  18. Hi!! This dress is wonderful, it fits perfect!! It looks so stylish! I love the photos!

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  19. Thanks all! Lipstick is Russian Red by Mac and Shoes are from Remix but they are an older style, now discontinued :(

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  20. Gorgeous vintage look. The dress is amazing and the shoes are very very nice :) I love your make up and hair. You truly are a vintage girl :)

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  21. I know the post is about the beautiful dress, but those shoes...WOW!!!

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  22. Oh Fleur, that dress looks just amazing on you! Love the cutting, and how it loks over the chest and whaist. I just died for a few seconds!

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  23. I adore countryside photography! You look so glamorous!

    ~Vixen~ x

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