Dress: Kay Em May
I’ve been sitting on this dress reveal for a few months, but as the weather gets cooler, I knew I would only have a few more opportunities to wear it before next summer so I thought I’d better do it now, or never!
The dress arrived in early January: custom-made to my measurements, and posted astonishingly quickly from the States, by the lovely Kasey from the Etsy shop Kay Em Kay.
It’s a great fit – perhaps a little snug at the bust, but that’s probably due to my dodgy measurement taking. The length is ideal, the tulip-style skirt the perfect volume, and Kasey even included lovely deep POCKETS for me as a surprise!
She usually does these dresses in a variety of floral prints, but as my wardrobe is bursting at the seams with floral print frocks, I thought I’d request it in classic black.
It’s such an elegant dress and provides the base for a deceptively simple looking outfit (at least from the front) that can be played up with colorful accessories when the mood strikes.
I was thrilled that the dress arrived before the wedding, because it’s the perfect “going away” dress. Why, you ask? Because of this:
That dress is too adorable, especially the back! A very lovely choice. 🙂
At first I thought, oh, that’s nice. A basic black dress. But when you turned around…WOWZA! It’s just lovely and the pockets make it awesome. I love your hair up like that, too.
Thanks Sarah! My hair doesn’t go “up” as well as it did when it was longer, but it really has to be off the back of your neck to show off the back of the dress 🙂
That is possibly the cutest thing I’ve seen in ages!
Thanks Tami! That was pretty much my response when I first saw it 🙂
J’adore!! That heart back is so lovely… I want this dress!!! Such cuteness!
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This dress is very nice!
Thanks Rena, I thought so! 😉
That is a sweetheart of a dress. 😀
Thanks, Moe! Good description!
I love the cute heart cut-out, so adorable!
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Thanks, Gems! It’s great, isn’t it? And so original!
I saw this….and then ordered one myself! amazing dress!!
Yay! What colour did you get?
Yay! I was hoping it fit you well. You look incredible (as always)!
Thanks so much, Kasey! I love the dress! Thanks again for the pockets, too!
This is just a stunning dress! The back is amazing! I love that you used this as your “going away”! It was the perfect choice. 🙂
Thanks Bella! It was perfect, and I’ve worn it several times since then. It’s so nice on hot days!
What a great fit, it is so flattering on you Lily. No doubt you will be sending some new business to Kasey (including mine!)
I hope so, Shelley! She’s lovely!
You look so pretty, and you’re right, the back detail (and your hair) are lovely!
Thanks, Lynne! The back detail makes it, IMHO <3
OH I LOVE that heart on the back side :O
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