Thursday, 22 September 2011

Outfit post: my wedding dress

Today Mr Robot and I have been married ten years! I've mentioned before that I had a vintage wedding dress, so I thought I'd share it with you. Back then I was much more goth than I am now, and I think a lot of people expected me to wear black, but I've also loved vintage styles most of my life. I had set my heart on a 1920s dress, but went into Vintage to Vogue on Milsom Street in Bath one lunchtime and the lady who used to run it showed me a late 1930s dress. I wasn't sure. I went away. That evening I sat in the pub thinking, 'Need that dress! Need that dress!' and went out and got it the following lunchtime. It cost a mere £85.

I'm pretty sure the dress is silk. It's got great big flowers woven into the fabric. There's ruching at the top of the bust, and a fullness in the upper arm. The skirt is cut on the bias.

I bought the jewellery from Past Times. I did buy another necklace, a 1940s marcasite one, but it didn't work with the dress, so I got these. The matching bag and shoes are proper made-for-wedding ones, ie silk and cost more than the dress. I bought those in a hurry when I realised it was a week before my wedding and I hadn't thought about footwear.

Mr Robot was much better prepared than I was. He went into a bridal/ groomswear shop, found a longish red velvet jacket and bought it. He's always been a 50s fan, and the teddyboy length appealed to him. He had no idea what I was planning to wear. Anyway, his jacket dictated the colour of my flowers. I had planned on roses, but when I went into the florist I saws these amazing autumnal calla lillies and chose those instead.

And ten happy years later, we're still together :D

16 comments :

  1. Wow, how beautiful - you and the dress xx

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  2. Congratulations and what a beautiful dress.

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  3. You look both stunning and ever so happy. May you have many, many more happy years together. Congrats!

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  4. Oh my WOWZERS!!! It is beautiful!!!

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  5. Congrats! And you both do look really lovely (you especially!).

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  6. Stunning, you, the dress and the groom!

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  7. Such a classy pair, what a perfect wedding style - the dress is beautiful! Here's to the next ten (and beyond!) x

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  8. Congratulations to you both and here's to many more years together.

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  9. Happy anniversary - and what a lovely dress!

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  10. Happy anniversary!

    You look fabulous, that dress is gorgeous and I love your hair :)

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  11. congrats m'dear to you and Mr R :)
    The whole outfit is absolutely fabulous, from the black bob and red lippie to the gorgeous dress

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  12. Congrats! hope the next ten years rock :)

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  13. Mim, you're a vision in that dress!! What a super find, and the price was excellent too. I know the shop very well too, I always pop in there when I'm in Bath. Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations as well for all of your happy years together x

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    1. Thank you! Scarlet has now gone online-only, so VtoV is our only vintage clothing shop. (Not counting the charity ones, of course.)

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