While I was out in Australia, I was given the amazing opportunity to enter a 5-Take blog review of one of the Project/D London dresses via Simply Be. With Amy, Georgina, Lauren and Wendy we came to the conclusion, we'd like to all look at the Carnegie Dress - but in a great twist on a 5-Take style review - we were able to select our preferred colour in the dress - Ivory or Black. Obviously, I selected Black, as did Wendy... The other girls though? They're rocking Ivory. How cool is that? It means you get five different interpretations/impressions of the same dress in two different colours. I think that's totally clever!
So. When I selected this dress I had ideas on how I'd style it... Mostly, I wanted to rock the Broderie Anglaise and femininity of the dress with leather and studs. However, when I actually put the dress on - I wanted to keep styling very simple. This is a beautiful dress and the detailing across the neckline and hem - speaks volumes.
The dress is lined, has shirring through the back and slightly flares from the low waist. I paired the Carnegie Dress with a floral "skinny" belt (for colour), and then kept my jewellery simple - a puzzle piece necklace and vintage style hairclip...
This dress would be perfect for a Summer picnic, date night or friendly dinner "al fresco". Before I decided on my "look" for this post, I did try the dress with stockings and a blazer, but for my taste and the general elegance of the dress, I wanted to keep things simple... (Mind you, I didn't have my green cropped leather jacket with me when I took my pictures (seen in THIS post), but I'd be curious to try it with that too!).
This garment is just so lovely. I really feel that Project/D London has created a veritable "Princess" dress that feels amazing from the MOMENT you put it on! I really like this dress and am excited to see how the other girls style it - I reckon the Black Carnegie could also look amazing with a BRIGHT blazer or cardigan and perhaps an overt floral headband...
Here are direct links to the other girls' reviews!
Lauren: Pocket Rocket Fashion.
Georgina: Cupcake's Clothes.