Saturday, July 31, 2010

Girly and Frilly

Something that has caught my eye lately are all the pretty, cream coloured dresses in the shops and I've come to realise that it's just one of those shades that I don't wear very much. I'm quick to admit that I like my girly attire but there is still something that niggles away telling me that can be a bit too girly and frilly. Then again, leather jackets would toughen up any overtly sweet and girly dress!

The Miss Selfridge frill dress is really lovely and seems to be on all the mannequins in their stores at the moment. It has what I would refer to as having, a vintage inspired collar, I'm thinking forties inspired? The other dress is from a store, I rarely buy anything from these days, but I actually prefer the Dorothy Perkins Frill Dress compared to the Miss Selfridge one. It's a WHOLE pound cheaper too, which makes all the difference when you're a student!

However, my real favourite find was the Sestra Moja Tunic over at ASOS. Now I own a lot of belts and this one would look awesome belted. ASOS also has the option of viewing it on a catwalk and that definitely helped! In fact, more online stores should opt for this video view of the clothes!

I found all these cream dresses through Style Compare. The site represents 35 retailers and has about 70,000 items on site! Crazzy. If you thought you could spend all day on ASOS...well imagine a site that combines ASOS, Topshop and a whole bunch of your favourite high street brands? Yes, bad news for your bank account, your dissertation and that exploding wardrobe of yours.
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55 comments

  1. That Dorothy Perkins dress is so pretty, I think that's one which you could make to look less feminine easily and it's not as frilly as the Miss Selfridge one.

    I agree I love that ASOS has the catwalk viewing it definitely helps me make my descions when buying clothes!

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  2. I agree that more online shops should do catwalk views - it is so helpful - I was just saying it that other day.

    That asos dress is really beautiful.
    x

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  3. Totally agree with your ranking. The DP one is nice but the Sestra one is LOVELY. You're gonna have to spend that extra pound!

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  4. i also agree!
    sestra moja dress is amazing! love it!

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  5. cream is a lovely colour indeed! I agree, the last dress would look awesome belted :D
    I had never heard of that site before... but I might have to wait until my next vacation to try it!

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  6. such a gorgeous color

    this is emma from all in your innerspace btw
    xx

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  7. I like the Dorothy Perkins one the best, I think that looks like it would be more flattering. Both are goregous though.

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  8. Topshop has some really lovely ones. I like asos because it's so so much selection and you can browse by colour - easy peasy!! :) Im following!
    Paddy @ LITTLE RAZZI

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  9. Cream is my most favorite color of all times! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE ASOS! nice pickss

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  10. i love love love love love the dorthy perkins one. it sort of has a stg. pepper's feel to it with the gold detailing. if i wasn't on a shopping ban i would buy it up asap!

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  11. Girly, frilly, AND cream = winner combination! Although I have to admit that I wear this color probably TOO often; I would do better to add a bit more color to my wardrobe, haha!

    Leia

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  12. Cream colored dresses have become a wardrobe staple of mine, nothing compares to a beautiful, frilly, pale colored frock. I love the Dorothy Perkins dress, I have a feeling that if it was in my closet it would get a lot of use out of it! :)

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  13. I love the cream dress you`ve picked - like you said pretty but not overly girly! I need to get my hands on one myself lol.

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  14. I'm crazy about such dresses too! But I prefer the Miss Selfridge one;

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  15. I love all of these dresses but the tunic is my favourite of all. I will have to check out this website.

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  16. super cute !
    thanks :) mind to link each other ?

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  17. i prefer the dorothy perkins dress for the neck details but like you i dont really ever go in there
    and i so agree with the catwalk view being good...its so useful
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  18. Great ASOS post! So romantic style too with the ruffles.

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  19. Sounds like a useful site I will have to check it out.

    My closet officially has no room though!

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  20. the sestra dress is gorgeous!!!
    xoxo
    Marian.

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  21. A pitch of flirting! :) Lovely dresses!

    Happy Sunday!

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  22. oh i quite like that sestra moja one. very cool. totally agree - the asos catwalk videos are so helpful in seeing what the items really look like. xx

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  23. I love all these frilly pretty girly dresses, i'm really into all the nude and blush colours too :) your right a leather jacket adds instant tough/cool to an outfit!
    x

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  24. Love those gorgeous dresses, although I don't think creams go well with my skintone :(

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  25. Hi my dear-some lovely dresses here, love the Miss S one best!! Wishing you a great week ahead, will try and follow you a bit more regularly too!!

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  26. Dorothy Perkins <3 so cute!

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  27. They're all so pretty and feminine. Definitely need a few of these in my closet.

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  28. the sestra moja one is definitely the best- infact i quite fancy it for myself

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  29. All three dresses are pretty cute. I love cream/white dresses too so I can empathise, I want to wear them bare legs and with a fur coat (in the height of summer, lol).

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  30. yes i think i like that one too. i like the nude colours, i have only recently started to wear tham also.

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  31. Oh I love ASOS, the catwalk really helps when thinking about things in motion ...like a dress. I have a frilly cream Primark dress that I love to wear with my biker jacket (very Alexa). Great post Winnie ! :P
    Thank you for your comment and I have just put up a Brry M makeup Haul ;)

    I hope you had a great weekend kitten xxxxxx

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  32. ahhh lucky you!i wanna go to hong kong too!!
    i hope for your sake that theyve opened by then!
    i love the dorothy perkins dress a LOT.
    thanks for sharing.
    wishing you a lovely week ahead

    xx ediot

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  33. I don't like the colours, It would look lovely on a dark complexion though..

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  34. i love nude,
    and these are some gorgeous reasons why i do .<3

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  35. love these..so amazingly to have

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  36. The Dorothy Perkins's dress is amazing,you should buy it!

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  37. you shoul buy the Dorothy Perkins's one it's really besutiful

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  38. loveee cream colored outfits! but my skin tone is a little too tanned for those. yours is ideal, though! :D

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  39. Ohh these are really frothy and pretty - are you going to get any of them? x

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  40. that tunic from asos is gorge xx

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  41. I want the Miss Selfridge's!! O how I love it!

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  42. Love those dresses, the miss selfridge one is my fave.:)SarahD

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  43. Love the dotty p's dress! I haven't been in there in years but I may have to go and have a rummage now. Just think of all the things you could do with that pound! :) x

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  44. Pretty but not for me...I prefer stronger colors.

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  45. Those are so cute, love those dresses!

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  46. I love cream dresses and like you said that can be hardened up with leather and blazers for a twist great post xoxo

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  47. i am absolutely smitten over these dresses. beyond beautiful!

    xo Alison

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  48. love these dresses! come follow me http://www.fashioniceice.blogspot.com xoxo

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  49. Hi from Glasgow! Just found your blog - it's fab. Love tunic style dresses in pale pinks and creams with a touch of frill or lace. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  50. Hah, funny, 'sestra moja' means 'my sister'.
    I like all of these dresses!

    Peace and love!

    Life.Style.Fun.
    Life.Style.Fun.Shop.

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  51. yeppers- my type of thing! :)
    xoxo

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