Meghan Markle meets Minnie Mouse... | ANGELEYE Fashion

So... the long awaited follow up to my previous post about being the best dressed wedding guest this season. 

(I'm sure you've all been waiting on the edge of your seats.)

To cut a long story very short, I lost the original photos I shot of this dress and it has taken me an absolute lifetime to get my act together and re-take the photos. But hopefully it will be worth the wait!

Step up, ANGELEYE fashion, yet again ticking all the boxes when it comes to summer dresses.

Of the two dresses that were very kindly gifted to me, this is the one that I think is the most flattering. I've never really experimented with handkerchief hemlines - I think I'm still scarred by the trend for waterfall dresses and shirts - but having worn this dress out and about, it's definitely a style I like and will continue to wear.

Rightly or wrongly, I have a little bit of a complex about my calves. They're not big by any means, but if a dress or skirt cuts off in the wrong place, I just don't really like it and I'll stop wearing the item. The beauty of a handkerchief hemline is that there's so much movement in the skirt, that even if part of it cuts off at the point I usually hate, the rest of the hemline draws the attention away, so it's much less noticeable.

The fit and flare style and movement of the skirt is generally very flattering, so it's a really great piece if you're someone who is also a little insecure. It's fitted at the top of the dress, with sleeves which are of a decent length and have a tie detail, and then flows out into the handkerchief skirt I mentioned before. Essentially, it's perfect for wearing to a wedding because you can eat as much as you damn well like, and the dress will literally just skim over your stomach. If you're anything like me, that's something you look for in a dress you'd wear to a wedding.

(Who am I kidding? Even just for everyday wear that's a huge tick in the box!)

I am a lover of polka dots, full stop. It's a pattern I would very happily fill my wardrobe with, but experimenting with a burgundy polka dot pattern is new to me. I happen to think that red looks really lovely on people with blonde hair or super dark (think Snow White) brunette hair. That's not to say you ladies in between can't also rock red, but that's my preference. So of course it'll come as no surprise to you that I love the way I look and feel when I wear this dress. As awful as it probably sounds, photographing outfits for my blog is one of the best exercises in deciding whether I truly like an outfit. Sometimes I'll wear something I'm not sure of, and then when the time comes to editing the photos I've managed to convince someone to take, I fall in love with an item of clothing all over again, and this is very much one of those pieces.

When I wear it, I feel like a cross between Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (if you know, you know) and Minnie Mouse. Really, what's not to love?

Overall, I'm left feeling like this dress is one of those classics that will stay in my wardrobe for years. It's flattering, the pattern is quite literally timeless and it's also incredibly versatile. Whether you choose to style it up with heels or wedges, or style it down with trainers or some chunky boots, this dress can handle it. And when autumn/winter rolls back around and bare arms and bare legs just won't cut it anymore, you can throw a jumper over the top, and still make the most of that dreamy hemline.

Oh, and if you missed out on that Meghan Markle red polka dot dress, this is a fantastic alternative.

Need I say more?

Laura xx


1 comment

  1. Such a gorgeous outfit! I absolutely love the polka dots :) Thanks for sharing!
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