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Revival Retro Love List | April

April brings the excitement of looming summer, when Spring is in full bloom. If you organise your wardrobe seasonally like I do, then it’s coming to the time to switch out your tartan, tweeds and darker tones for the floaty, floral and feminine pieces!

In last months Revival Retro Love List, I featured a couple of springtime favourites since everything was starting to blossom and now that we are in full technicolour, I think it’s a good idea to carry on that trend. For this months post, I decided to go with something a little outside of my usual silhouette- while I do love my full swing skirt and dresses, it’s always nice to try something new.

Introducing the Silk Georgette Vintage Wrap Dress! Gorgeously floaty and luxurious, this dress comes in two different colours… first up, the romantic Old Rose.

After years of never wearing pink, I had a revelation a couple of years ago that actually, pink is totally awesome – and I’ve been making up for it ever since! I loved the soft and subtle tone of this pink silk and the fact that the lace is a antiquey coffee colour. It makes it feel much more authentically vintage than if it was a white lace.

Due to the more relaxed fit of the style and fluttery sleeves, I think this is a wonderful option for anyone needing a dress with a nod to the Art Deco era without being too literal about it. Just add a couple of long strings of pearls, fingerwaves and gloves and the look is complete! That’s the great thing about Revival Retro – they aren’t your regular vintage reproduction shop! While they still have some of the popular 50s styles, they also cater heavily towards the 1940s and also 20s-30s. It’s really refreshing!

I went with some slightly more subtle accessories, adding some of Revival’s amber rhinestone earrings (available in store) that helped to pull in the colour of the lace. For shoes, I could have easily done a gold, nude or taupe but considering how beautifully these Loretta Heels match the colour of the dress, it seems silly not to go with them!

When both dresses were still on the rack, I preferred the Old Rose. Which seems odd looking back because I’m almost always drawn to a floral! But, once I’d tried both on, both myself and Revival Retro manager Sarah decided that the Indigo Floral was our favourite on me! We decided it was the combination of the blue background and peachy tones in the flowers and how well those colours went with my hair. The silk is also a slightly different texture to the Old Rose, it’s a smoother finish which I think draped better on my shape.

I’m wearing the size 10 in both these styles which is pretty consistent with my usual size. This dress is a true wrap style so it comes with a match slip for you to wear underneath – I’ve tied the sash at the back but you could also tie it on one side if desired.

For accessorizing the Indigo Floral, I added the Lola Vintage Heel in Green which is the perfect tone- as the colours in this dress are quite muted, I don’t thing you want to add anything too bright. Keep everything subtle and soft! A peachy colour hair rose matching the floral and deco drop earrings complete the look.

Revival Retro has a beautiful range of spring items from dresses to knitwear to sandals and heels. If the Silk Georgette Vintage Wrap Dress isn’t quite your personal style then take a look at what else is on offer – another favourite of mine is the Periwinkle Blue Silk Organza Dress which I also feel would be PERFECT for a Cinderella Disneybound! Oh and for all you Emmy Cardigan lovers? Revival did sell out of the first shipment BUT I heard they are getting a restock soon. Don’t delay though, they’ll be gone like THAT!

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