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.

Sirinya wearing the Lisa-Mae dress by the Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Sirinya Vintage wearing the Lisa-Mae dress by the Seamstress of Bloomsbury (photo @bjoerns_fotografie)

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.

Lisa-Mae dress in navy and cream by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Lisa-Mae dress in navy and cream by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury (photo @bjoerns_fotografie)

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!

Vintage dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Vintage dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

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.

Homage to the Lisa-Mae dress

Homage to the Lisa-Mae dress by Sirinya Vintage (photo @bjoerns_fotografie)

French Vibes

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!

Navy dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Navy dress by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury (photo @bjoerns_fotografie)

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?

Sirinya Vintage with a black straw hat

Sirinya Vintage with a black straw hat (photo @bjoerns_fotografie)

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.

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Hi there! My name is Sirinya. I'm a passionate vintage blogger and I love to share with you my vintage fashion inspirations. I've started my journey into vintage about a year ago and I am still in the process of building a vintage inspired wardrobe. I also share a lot of style inspo on Instagram.

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