Dress: Bettie Page Clothing
Shoes: Fillipo Raphael
Recognise this dress? It’s one of the mysterious two I bought from the Bettie Page Shop in San Francisco!
After getting it home I had the full skirts hemmed, because it just felt like too much of an expanse of red polkadots, and I think the slightly shorter hem gives it a fun fresh feeling that’s a little more summery. Not that the weather in Melbourne’s been particularly forthcoming on that front! We had a very chilly Christmas period, and I felt very sorry for my Manchurian housemate Jocelyn who had anticipated her first hot Christmas Day, and instead shivered through a cold snap and snow flurries in the wilds of Tasmania.
It’s a bit blowsy today as you can see, but at least the temperature’s climbed beyond the teens, enabling me to wear this great dress. I probably should have saved it for our 38 degree forecast New Year’s Eve, because nothing feels better on a hot day than an open back!
So glad this was one of your picks, Lilli! It looks fabulous on you! I agree, the shorter hem transforms the dress and makes it sassier! Simply beautiful!
I thought so – I deliberated for a while on doing it, but it was just too much on me (I’m quite short!)
This dress is AWESOME! And you’ve accessorized it so stylishly:=)
Adorable as always! The open back is great … check out that big red button! And I love your shoes. I need some t-strap Mary Janes STAT.
Or white button, you know. Whichever! *rolls eyes*
LOVE the back of the dress.
WANT those shoes. They would even be good in the winter, with some tights and a plain black outfit. Statement shoes.
Zomp is having a sale at the moment – a few chies on offer.
You MUST check out olive grove on Sydney rd – original stuff, locally made, plenty of clothes in bootylicious sizes.
Gorgeous dress and love the shoes!! Pops of red are always so cheery!
I am loving the back of the dress. So flirty and fun.
Just stunning, as per usual <3
The touches of red on this dress are fantastic, especially that back!
What a gorgeous dress! I think this is one of the ones I liked when you did the changing room shots. I also really like your shoes. Do they have a heel or a wedge?
I must know… where are the shoes from? Is there a Fillipo Raphael store in Melbourne? Pretty please tell me…
So much better shorter! Super cute.
opretty girl 🙂
Love the back of this dressy-both classy and sexy! Supercute!
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Completely agree with you on the open back. So much so that I pinched the idea for a dress I just finished so thank you for the inspiration!