No Same Dress Fear
I’m sure it will be no huge surprise to hear that I don’t really “go out” much (popcorn and a film on the sofa over a night out, every time), so those dresses reserved only for special occasions sit patiently in my wardrobe waiting for their debut. That certainly doesn’t stop me buying them though – if I spot a dress that has a unique collar..or perhaps a cat on it..then it must be mine.
I’ve long adored unique pieces, opting to spend that little bit more on a frock from an independent designer, or altering a vintage piece to just the right length. When I do venture out on an evening, I’ll make sure it’s in something that has a bit of a story behind it – “Where’d you get that?” followed by “A friend of mine has this boutique that stocks…and so on” is preferable to “Topshop”, don’t you think? That’s why over at ASOS Marketplace (in case you hadn’t heard, I work there now!) we’re embracing the slogan “No Same Dress Fear” – promoting wearing vintage or independent labels at your Christmas parties this festive season. Who else is with me?!
The gold vintage prom dress that I’m lucky enough to be sporting in this post was found at Adorn Vintage, a new favourite boutique of mine – and one of yours too once you get clicking through! I’ll be honest, I’d not really thought of hunting down quality vintage pieces on Marketplace before I really got to know the site, but there are so many sellers that are really passionate about the items they are selling, and the majority of them are based in the UK too – score!
I pranced around the house in my gold attire for the rest of the day. I’m working up the confidence to wear it out – it’s not often I wear something so *ahem* open-chested..! x