Monday, 28 May 2012

Dream dress: River Island Jubilee dress

Like Siany, I'm not too impressed by the majority of the products that have been 'inspired' by the Jubilee. But I've finally seen something which manages to mark the occasion without beating me around the head with union jacks and bunting. It's this jubilee dress from River Island.




I'm not much of a monarchist but I do get patriotic and proud of Britain's design talent when our high street can produce something as unusual as this. River Island are currently my favourite shop for good value, quirkier designs and this dress shows why. It's a vintage-inspired design that would have looked just as good back in the 50s for the Queen's coronation as it would do on a long weekend in 2012.


To be honest, it's mainly about the print, a lovely sketchy 50s-style celebration of our green and pleasant land. And okay, while the print does contain both bunting and union jacks, I think the marching bands and general aura of prettiness means they can just about get away with it.

I'm escaping the country this weekend to head to Copenhagen. This dress costs only £28 and I think it may well find its way into my suitcase. I can think of nothing I'd rather be wearing while I'm stocking up on all Danish design I can (or can't) afford.

9 comments:

  1. There's something very Where's Wally about it, isn't there?

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  2. It's only left in size 8. BOO!

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  3. Oh no! It was in stock in all but one of the sizes when I wrote this post. Get some more back in stock quick please River Island...!

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  4. ooh I love it!! great find :)

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  5. Ran all the way to River Island in Manchester when I saw this post - and they haven't had them delivered yet :(

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  6. Ran all the way to River Island in Manchester when I saw this post and they hadn't had a delivery yet :( And they've taken it off the website as well. Bah.

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  7. It is gorgeous. I have recently got into making dresses. Any chance you could do a post on beautiful jubilee/ uk inspired fabric designs (google has let me down)?

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  8. I love it! No luck finding it in my local River Island last night, though...but I'll keep looking!

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  9. Gutted this has sold out online! I will be stalking on eBay.

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