Navy Dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury
Today, Sirinya Vintage is doing a simple homage to the beautiful Lisa-Mae dress by the Seamstress of Bloomsbury. This is my first vintageinspired dress ever. During Christmas time two years ago, I won a Topvintage voucher and that was when I first got familiar with vintage reproduction clothing.
Lisa-Mae Dress in Navy
I’ve already had my eye on the awesome clothing by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury for a quite while but I still felt uncertain if this was something for me. Something that I would love to wear regularly and on a daily basis. Anyways, having the voucher, I just went for my dream dress and got the Lisa-Mae dress in navy and cream.
Unfortunately though, I’ve got it in a size too big. Only later I realized I could have gotten away with a smaller size. However, I am considering taking the dress to a tailor to have it taken in. It is no big deal!
Anyways, I love this 1940s fashion shirtwaist dress with a matching buckle belt. Thus, it is also somewhat adjustable. In fact, people in the 1940s often had their clothes tailored to fit their size. They just had it taken in, if a dress was too wide.
What I love about this dress is the crepe de chine fabric which is an authentic 1940s style material for dresses and blouses. I like that it is very light-weight and easy to care for. Just the perfect item for spring and summer! I also adore the classic design which features the iconic collar with a contrasting cream undercollar. So classy and ideal for a French style outfit. It is a staple and the good thing is that it is still available, also in other colours!
I like to combine this dress with a big elegant summer hat. Last year, I’ve thrifted this Firenze hat with the pale yellow roses at an Oxfam shop. I am amazed what kind of lovely treasures you can find at Oxfam to very affordable prizes. Hence, I just cannot wait for the thrift shops to open again. But that’s just an aside!
Let’s go back to combining this lovely dress with another hat. So how about this black straw hat with a pink flower?
All in all, I’m getting enthusiastic about this vintage dress! I also love to combine it with a light-coloured, perhaps beige, trenchcoat. I’m just in love with the French vibes of this outfit! How do you feel about my outfit inspiration?
I imagine combining this navy dress with a red cardigan or a red coat. I am a great fan of mixing statement colours! You may also like the Eva blouse by the way. Just let me know in the comments what you think.