Sunday, 18 January 2015

A Vivien of Holloway for a work party

Just a short outfit post today, largely because I don't have very many pictures...

Work functions are always a little weird, it blurs the professional boundaries and its often really hard to know where to pitch outfits, how formally to dress, is dancing expected, how far should you go with hair and make up?

As a sort of demure compromise I found a lovely dress in the Vivien of Holloway sale section. It is the 1940s peach blush dress and it is still available in the sale section in a slightly larger sizes. They do have this 1940s shape dress in quite a few designs in a big range of sizes all in the sale.

I think this dress is really beautiful. It is a fabric that is similar to crepe but a bit more sturdy and it drapes really nicely. It was also really comfortable and great to dance in, which lets face it, it always a winner.

As for styling I wore a late 50s cocktail hat (which is brilliant as it clips on your head) and had two large victory rolls on the front of my head and a roll on the back of my head. Again, this was a great combination for dancing as it meant my hair didn't get all hot on my neck (a feeling I really hate!).

Dress: Vivien of Holloway
Bangle and necklace: Vintage
Hat: Vintage
Shoes: St. Michael

What sort of thing do you wear to a work event?


  1. Oh gosh, I have no idea. I work in an office for my internship, and was never told any sort of uniform, so I just went with smart casual. However, next weekend they're taking me to a film festival and I'm a bit stuck!

    1. Ooooh, that sounds fun! Maybe its a good idea to stick with smart casual, I don't think you can go wrong with that :)


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