If ever a brand was well-named, The Pretty Dress Company would be that brand. Because they sell… well, pretty dresses, basically. You can’t get much clearer than that, can you?
I have quite a few of their dresses on my wish list at the moment, but the ‘Cara’ swing dress shown above is my current favourite. I love cherry print (which I’d naturally want to wear with my Vivienne Westwood/Melissa ‘Cherry’ shoes. Oh, come on, as if I’d miss the opportunity for that level of matching!), and I really like the shape of this dress, which is a classic swing dress, with a square cut neckline, and a folded detail on the bodice, to make it a little more interesting. Add a nipped-in waist and a skirt made for twirling in, and you can probably see why I like it so much!
Also on my Pretty Dress wish list is this one:
Because it’s always so cold here, dresses with sleeves are particularly attractive to me – it’s such a nice change to be able to wear them without having to pile cardigans or other layers over the top, just so I don’t freeze. I’m also a fan of houndstooth prints, and can see this one working well in the winter, with tall leather boots and long gloves.
I pinned a photo of Dita Von Teese in this dress a while ago, and it’s been on my list ever since. I don’t expect to look like Dita in it, of course, but it’s a great dress – and it also comes in black and bright blue, too, if you’re worried about the camel colour washing you out!