As I have mentioned many times on here, Love ur Look are one of my very favourite reproduction vintage brands. One of the things I love most about them, is that they’re not making clothes like any other brand on the vintage scene. Their dresses are made ethically in India using salvaged and up-cycled fabrics and everything is absolutely lovely quality. One of the things that sets them apart from some other brands is all the lovely design details, everything bit of finishing is gorgeous and I’m a big fan of their detailed collars, oversized pockets and beautiful buttons.
My latest dress from Love ur Look, is a classic 50s style shirt dress. I am completely in love with the pretty grey and coral print, which really does look like an authentic 1950s fabric. I already have a similar dress in a black floral from Love ur Look which I wear all the time, so I couldn’t wait to wear this lighter coloured one in the summer.
The dress is made from a lovely soft cotton and fastens with black plastic buttons. It comes with a matching tie belt, which I have worn tied at the back for these photos, but it could also be used to make a bow at the front. The dress also has handy pockets at the side – an absolute must for me. The dress is also fully lined in white cotton has a really full gathered skirt, which is perfect for a mid-century look.
I wore the dress with a simple stack of vintage bakelite and bamboo bangles and an Enid Collins bag with a pretty butterfly design. I also wore my trusty pink Donna shoes from Hotter, which I wear with almost all my vintage outfits, as they’re just so comfortable.
Fit-wise I went for a size large, which works out about the same as my usual size 14. It is ever so slightly tight across the bust on me, which I find with most shirt dresses, but as it’s a nice strong fabric I think I can get away with it.
At £48, I think the dress is excellent value for money and would be perfect for someone looking for a dress for vintage events, that isn’t from one of the bigger repro brands.
This dress is available here. See the full range on the Love ur Look website.
This dress was kindly gifted to me by Love ur Look, although I am also a paying customer. All opinions are my own.
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