Let them eat cake.

Updated on Sep 04, 2012
boater next hat - tea party print asos dress - spiked Zara belt
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BriarRose 's Thoughts:

When I first saw this dress in the ASOS magazine, it was one of those rare moments of complete certainty – I would own that dress. Unfortunately it initially retailed at a not particularly purse friendly £80, so I gritted my teeth and resisted splurging. My patience paid off, as it was eventually reduced to a far more justifiable £30, and I snapped it up without a moment’s hesitation.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it. The print it to die for, the skirt is fluffy and full, and the fabric is delightfully soft and comfortable. However, underneath the skirt is the most cheap, annoying excuse for a petticoat that I have ever encountered. It is so hard to make the top layer sit comfortably over it, and even when you do succeed it will go lumpy and uneven within moments of moving. It’s so badly designed, especially for something that was originally sold for £80! Thankfully my American Apparel petticoat skirt saved the day and did a far better job than the original flimsy piece of netting (which has now been cut out and burned ceremoniously).

I’m aware that this dress is extremely frothy and girly (even by my standards!), and for that exact reason I pared it down with a studded belt and my trusty boater hat, staying well clear of frilly socks, floral headbands and sugary accessories – there’s more than enough sweetness in the dress alone! I love the final outfit, all I need now is an invitation to an autumnal tea party.

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Comments (26)

Hantsa
Hantsa on October 30
adore
benquull
benquull on October 07
cute!
Lumeh
Lumeh on October 01
This is so adourable!
Nuki9210
Nuki9210 on September 17
cute ^^
mare_santos
mare_santos on September 16
looove this dresss!
natyponders
natyponders on September 16
so cute, love love love. I like that you wrote hoinest review about it. Minus that little cons his dress is perfect! A single petticoatskirt for fixing problem like this is good idea! I should stock one.
TerezaSaki
TerezaSaki on September 07
Amazing!
Ankescu
Ankescu on September 05
so sweet, haha xD
littlewallflower
littlewallflower on September 05
Live ur dress n hat (;
Sarah_Colee
Sarah_Colee on September 05
Your dress is so pretty and unique!
EmpireuAntagon
EmpireuAntagon on September 05
so sweet !
stylesplash
stylesplash on September 05
That's a gorgeous dress and you wear it so well :-)
Koroneska
Koroneska on September 05
pretty cute look !
VeneaGlorthiel
VeneaGlorthiel on September 05
awesome!
stellarqueen
stellarqueen on September 05
adorable!
summer1928
summer1928 on September 04
LOVE THIS DRESS!!
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on September 04
super cute :D
beck979
beck979 on September 04
Great + 1 vted!
CourtneyHayes
CourtneyHayes on September 04
Pretty!
erill
erill on September 04
U look so cute and sweet! I just can;t stop watching over U :D
hannahbird
hannahbird on September 04
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on September 04
too cute!! love those shoes
anonymours
anonymours on September 04
cute!
docdiva
docdiva on September 04
great dress n hair!!
ErinD
ErinD on September 04
You styled it perfectly! Sweet!
paxie_aiza
paxie_aiza on September 04
absolutely love your dress! dainty vintage!:))
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