Saturday, 1 September 2012

Marks and Spencers Very Vintage Dress Challenge

Todays blog is another blog challenge! I was drawn to this one as the prize is a Vintage Inspired trip to London.  If you would like to enter you can find the details of the competition here

So the challenge is to display an item of vintage clothing that you own and to scan the Marks and Spencers website for a dress that you think will stand the test of time. I chose a dress from my ASOS Marketplace collection as it is one of my favourite pieces, I inherited it from my aunt a few years ago when I first began to take an interest in vintage clothing but unfortunately I am too tall for the dress and it does not fit me properly so I have since decided to sell it.  

I have uploaded a picture of my beautiful ASOS model Annie wearing the dress as she can show the dress off best.  I chose this dress because I think it has stood the test of time.  Maxi dresses are always in fashion and this dress really reminds me of Florence and the Machine.  I really love the belt detailing and collar on the dress and the shade of blue is lovely.  

The next part of the challenge was searching the Marks and Spencers site for a dress to last the test of time.  I loved scouring the pages and I was really impressed with their new collection.  I often look in M&S when I am buying something for a special occasion and I am usually drawn to the Autograph and Limited Collection ranges.  I finally whittled my choices down to one and this is the dress I settled on. 

I chose a Limited Collection Striped Dress  because I think this dress will stand the test of time and will still be wearable in years to come. Unfortunately I cannot copy and paste a clear picture so for a better view make sure you visit the website.   The simple pattern can be dressed up or down and the dress can be accessorised easily to create different looks.  I would like this in my wardrobe because I think the shape would be very flattering and like the way it has been styled in the picture.  I would probably team it with some ankle boots and a black leather jacket for a casual look.  

Follow this link to the Marks and Spencers dress collection:  Why not give the competition a go? Send me you link so I can look at your choices.

Laura xxx


  1. Hi.

    I took part in this competition too. I like your post :) I found you through your button on a blog I follow. I was really interested that you come from Birmingham. Would love to chat sometime :)



    1. Hi Clare thanks for the comment, I will pop over and look at your blog now, which site did you find my button on? x

    2. Sharna's My Beauty and Fashion Fix. Thanks for the follow by the way xx

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    Blondie X


    1. H Grace thank you I will take a look at your blogpost now x