Sometimes I wish I had been born in another era, like the 50’s. Fashion then was super fun and flattering. I just adore that full skirt, small waist look. It’s a style that suits any body shape, regardless of size.
Life in the 50’s was looking up, the war had ended and people were settling into their new lives. People found that they had disposable income again, possibly influenced by the rise of women going to work. All these economic and social changes had a huge impact on clothing and the pace of fashion in our country. A popular look from this era was the tea dress. (A dress that you would wear when you had tea!) The style was simple – the more womanly the better! For those who lacked curves, this could be easily be created with a bit of help from netting, padding and belts!
This weekend, I decided to team up with the fabulous Lady Vintage to model one of her new designs in a styled photo shoot.
Lady Vintage are a UK-based company that provide high-quality, ready to wear dresses manufactured in the heart of London. A British brand that proudly supports it’s own British factories and their workers. Lady Vintage was founded in 2011, by husband and wife team Sergio and Victoria but has garment manufacturing going back in the family for over 60 years.
After the difficult task of choosing my favourite dress online, I eventually settled on the ‘Cute As A Cupcake’ Tea Dress in the colour Teal. It arrived the next day and I was thrilled to discover that it was a perfect fit!
I decided to show it off in true cupcake fashion at none other than the Peggy Porschen Cupcake Parlour in London, Belgravia. Fashion photographer, Zoe Griffin was on hand to snap some pics along the way…
If you would like to purchase your own cupcake dress or browse other vintage styles check out the Lady Vintage website at: