You may remember I reviewed a beautiful Nomads (www.nomadsclothing.com ) dress back in the Spring (http://itsonlyvintagebutilikeit.com/fashion/its-only-nomads-clothing-but-i-like-it/) . Well, I was lucky enough be offered another fab dress from their summer range to review.
This stunning teal patterned halter neck dress was a joy to wear. I’m a big fan of the colour teal and I think the pink and maroon notes also in the pattern really set each other off. The maroon was a great match for my hair tone incidentally! A halter neck dress always has a vintage feel for me – redolent of those stunning 1950s halter necks teamed with up-dos and killer heels!
As you can see it’s a lovely fit on me. I only started wearing halter neck dresses a few years ago when I discovered that, with the right bra, they can work pretty well with a fuller bust. One of my bug bears with them is that sometimes they don’t fit well around the torso, slipping down either at the front or the back and leaving the back of your bra on show. Not so with this one. I wore it all day on a shopping trip into town and kept checking myself – no bra in sight! It was a size 14 and perfect on me.
The skirt is quite full without being too heavy and the soft cotton is nice and breathable for hot summer days. The fabric had a slight ‘crinkle’ to it, making it perfect for packing in a suitcase. I think it could stand being packed, and then still look fab with nothing more than a quick shake – my kind of holiday wear!
Nomads kindly included a lovely soft white cotton shrug to complement this dress – this would be perfect to take along to a day at the beach or an evening event. This was made from organic cotton (as is a percentage of Nomads clothing) and it feels divine. It has some gentle shaping at the cuffs and would definitely keep the chill of a summer evening at bay.
Again, it was a 14 and true to size on me, sitting snugly at the front and back.
I accessorised the dress with a pair of wedges from White Stuff (www.whitestuff.com) and a flower in my hair made by local hair stylist Claire Byrne (https://www.facebook.com/Uptowncurlsuk ). Claire will get her own post soon! Her flowers are gorgeous and worked so well in this outfit.
I adore the feel and quality of Nomad’s clothing. I have worn the other dress I reviewed lots and had so many comments on it. You definitely need to go and check out there website where they currently have many items on sale. Seriously, what are you still doing here?!
It’s the first time in a while I’ve used my camera and I seemed to have forgotten everything I learnt, resulting in about 20 minutes of dark, out of focus photographs and me almost in tears with frustration. Eventually it all came flooding back and I enjoyed taking these using my beautiful spare room as a backdrop!
It is with dreams of teal summer days I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it…
*I was given these items to review, but the views expressed, as always, are my own.*