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Spring Forward – There’s Something About RIXO – Part Two

Was there ever a dress that conjured up Spring than the ‘Chrissy Cherry Blossom’ from RIXO London? Its clashing floral and monochrome starry prints sing with the promise of warmer days and brighter light. Juxtapose the hotch potch, hand-painted patterns with the flowing silk drape of the skirt and sleeves and it lives up to its name and more.

Just like the ‘Pandora’ dress featured in prequel to this post There’s Something About Rixo – it’s not a dress I even considered trying on, let alone thought would suit me. To be honest, I liked the dress a lot and could see what all the fuss was about, but wasn’t sure about the black and white front panel next to the florals on me. Again it was my friend Katie who persuaded me to try it, as she LOVED this dress when we first saw it at London Fashion Week Festival last month.

It’s a lovely feeling when you get a reaction from people regarding an outfit. You know my feelings on dresses… I adore them and am always looking for the ONE. As I emerged from the small changing room at LFWF feeling unsure, the response was overwhelmingly positive from my friend and the RIXO staff. Absolutely NOT to be big headed (that’s just not me) but I think you know something suits you when other people start to compliment you and try on the same dress once they’ve seen it on you and this kind of happened at the Rixo stall. Flattering and amusing in equal measure and fun while it lasted! 🙂

Anyway, below are pics of the dress and I hope they do it justice. Just like the Pandora dress in my previous post here, it’s just supremely comfortable to wear. Light, flowy, silky, diaphanous and reminiscent of a Slim Aarons society photo taken somewhere on the Italian Riviera circa 1967. When you wear it, you feel glamorous and a bit different. It’s unabashedly vintage but not old-fashioned and that’s the utter beauty of these dresses – vintage styling brought firmly up to date with impeccable tailoring that truly captures the zeitgeist. Although this epitomises spring with its Japonesque backdrop, you could easily wear in winter with black opaque tights and a gorgeous pashmina or a pale wool coat (mine’s from Zara draped over the top – as in the pic below).

I think you have to be tallish to wear this dress or if you’re like me (5 foot 6.5) then you have to wear heels to do it justice and elevate it. I wore the dress with 70s style Michael Kors tortoise shell sunglasses and platform Kurt Geiger suede courts. The trusty Missoma x Lucy Williams Caesar Coin necklace added a final touch.

Hope you enjoyed this. Let me know your thoughts on the dress in the comments section below or just say hi. Would genuinely love to hear from you! See you next time mes amies. x

Many thanks to Katie Knight-Adams for the fab and fun photos and for persuading me to purchase this dress 😉 x

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