Just recently I purchased an Alannah Hill (Australian Designer) dress for work event. Seeing as I work in the antique industry I thought I might buy a dress that's either black or vintage inspired. As I hoped for, I'd came across this gorgeous vintage inspired dress by Alannah Hill.
The lovely dress itself displayed on a mannequin
The body of the dress itself is made from a lovely creme coloured silk with two layers on skirt section and a nice slit down the middle on the top front layer and has rows of pinch pleats around hem. The dress is contrasted with elegant black lace tiered on the shoulders and nicely accessorised with a black silk belted sash built into dress with bow at front. I just love how they incorporated black vintage glass buttons (replicas?) down the back.
Close up of the elegant black lace
"I love the dress to bits"
Close up of the lace and buttons
"Similar glass buttons can be purchased at The Drill Hall Emporium"
Just couple weeks before this event, I purchased a nice pair of heels that funnily enough had a creme body, had some black in certain areas and had a bow on it to. Sounds familiar?
So I thought it would had to match the dress. But few days before the event, I managed to have a few issues trying to match shoes with it seeing as it's a hard colour to match. In the end I went with the original choice with help from a few friends. So I matched the dress up with those shoes and seeing as it's freezing down in Tasmania, I've made a choice of wearing stockings with it. That night I wore my hair up in a low side bun so the detailing on the dress was noticeable. With make up I thought I would give myself a smokey eye look and topped it off with neutral nude lips.
Vintage Inspired Alannah Hill dress with colour co-ordinated shoes
"Image taken in front of an amazing Copper collection"
Please visit Alannah Hill and her wonderful range.