frock swap | when rachel made me wear a biker jacket






dress c/o in love with fashion | jacket : rachel's c/o george | bag : primark | shoes c/o clarks

*what's with the weird yellow vibe in these pics? the exposure must've blown out the wall colour... soz* this dress is sooooo short, yet sooooo pretty! absolutely adore it, and was over the moon when it joined the collective mail haul that landed on my desk last week; when it rains it pours! the pretty mint number arrived the very same day as rachel's george at asda biker jacket - which i instantly loathed, so i felt a bit of a challenge trying to style it.

because i'm pretty hour glass shaped, i don't like heavy, boxy tops. i wear skater dresses because they fit and flare, and i wear cropped jumpers and cardis as they accentuate my waist and small shoulders, and kind of flatter my shape. this jacket though... it boxy, heavy, and probably a tad too big. it does nothing for my shape, and i felt really... badass in it. which, is actually not a bad thing; i love a bit of bad assery, but i just really don't think it's me. that is, while i was wearing it. in this picture, i think it actually works really well, and gives the pretty, girl frock the ultimate outfit opposition... and, not that you can tell in the pics, but i had the most perfect lipstick on too - it matched the deep purple florals in the dress, and i was elated to find the perfect shade to match.

i wore this out and about on saturday in london town, putney bound for a hair cut and treatment for six out of ten, and spent the majority of the day pulling at the skirt, making sure my modesty was in tact. there's no lining, and like i said, it's really short. perhaps if my legs were long and slender i'd be less concerned, but as they're not and i have some body confidence issues (and, flashing my underwear the the upper middle class issues), i felt a bit of a tart. the weather was lovely though, so the jacket hardly got worn... which was probably best, considering i was already feeling a bit tender about the fact my knickers were on show.

and here's how these ladies wore it themselves...
 

what's your take on the short skirt/no lining issue?
am i showing my age, or do you expect some added decency in your clothing too?

20 comments:

  1. I totally agree I can't wear short skirts without wearing tights to feel more comfortable, preferably black, or bike shorts underneath, especially because I live in a very windy city I'm always worried about walking around and showing my lady parts. The dress is really beautiful regardless!

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  2. Gah! Don't get me started on this! I hate how short a lot of dresses are cut. I don't mind showing a bit of leg but a lot of them are just beyond ridiculous. I particularly struggle to shop for work appropriate outfits, I'll find a dress that looks like it'll work in the office, try it on and then GRRRRRRRRRR it's too short again! So annoying :(
    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  3. i'm told double-tights is the way to go! x

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  4. not the lady parts! x

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  5. I'm all about the midi dresses/skirts but they're a mare to buy unless you want bodycon which I definitely don't have the legs for. I hate that there are so many lovely dresses that I can never buy because I would flash my special place even with the thickest tights.
    I love this outfit though.
    x

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  6. special place! *cries* so funny! oh, I can't do a midi - my calves are horrendously wide and look even more so when a dress stops there. mine all have to be above the knee - preferably long enough to cover the cooch though! x

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  7. Below the knee is my fav, but obviously me and my tree trunks are too demanding. You have great legs lady!x

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  8. This is a gorgeous outfit and the print on that dress is so pretty! I really love Monki for dresses, it could just be because I am quite short but their dreses seem much longer than what is on the high street!

    Maria xxx

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  9. I've stopped buying dresses from places like New Look and even Topshop as what they seem to consider a regular length dress really is not! I will wear the shortest of my dresses, but only with flat shoes and black opaque tights, so that tends to be only in wintery weather. Short summer dresses are no good to me, which is sort of why I'm enjoying making my own so much lately.

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  10. What a lovely dress!! :D I hate feeling exposed especially with shorter lengths. I'm already short so if an item is REALLY short on me.. then that's a huge NO haha

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  11. I've got super love for this dress, looks marvellous on you!! So gorgeous xx

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  12. i actually wear more dresses in winter because i feel safer in tights and a dress, come summer they have to be a lot longer (in the above photo of me in the red dress im actually wearing a pair of Paul's boxer shorts over my pants like wearing little shorts underneath to keep the modesty intact, lol !oh and paul is my husband, not some random man stole pants from heeeheeheee)
    Annnyywaayy, i LOVE this on you, the deep colours of the dress are gorgeous on your skin tone and hair colour and i think you totally ROCK a biker jacket;)
    xxx
    ps love the name of this post ;) xxxx

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  13. you know me, i'm a dress girl but with no lining a lot of wind I was very cautious! lol @ paul's boxers! pahaha! I do lovvvve this dress - I will invest in a slip for the next outing ;-)

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  14. thank you doll face xx

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  15. ahh I feel your pain! I sometimes find gorgeous dresses in the 'petite' section that just about cover my hooha and nothing else! need to start shopping in the TALL section just to cover my modesty! x

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  16. fancy making ME some too please?! xo

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  17. you're right about Monki - when I think about the dresses of theirs that I have, they are all that little bit longer, aren't they? guess I know where I'm going at lunch! x

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  18. I need tights with my dresses. I do feel exposed without them. Though I have started having bare legs with my dresses and skirts that are below the knee. What a daredevil, ha ha.

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