Summer is in full swing and it’s a perfect time to have a great garden party. I’ve harboured an obsession with Mad Men for years because 50s & early 60s fashion captivates me. Wiggle dresses remain one of my favourite shapes for women of all sizes as they highlight womens’ bodies in a sexy, not overt way. Yes they are tight but not all over skintight, and they are cut in such a way that they move with the body accentuating it and hinting at what is underneath, making them universally appealing even though most of them end just below the knee.
Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham and this season Miu Miu are some of the designers that have championed this shape. It is part of a move this season toward a new simplicity that remains sexy and desirable.
This gorgeous Zambesi dress fits perfectly into this aesthetic. Recut and remade from a 90s original pattern , it is as modern as ever and being Zambesi it consists of a gorgeous two ply fabric with delightfully unfinished and frayed edges. Put the dress on and you will feel like sex on legs whilst it will make you look utterly elegant and feminine. Garden party dress dillema -solved!
DRESS: Zambesi (available now , check out the Zambesi website for stockists)
SHOES: Proenza Schouler
EARRINGS AND RING : Vintage