A Marvellous Transformation

Novelty pattern dresses. You either love them or hate them. And I am definitely a lover not a hater!

I am not talking about my vintage style dresses with cherries or birds on, but the really different ones like my Silly Old Seadog Mermaid dress or my Cowcow Carousel Horse dress. The really kind of “out there” dresses.

One such dress was the Pin Up Girl Zooey Dress in Witch transformation print. This was just so unusual and simply like nothing I had ever owned before. And I had to have it.

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Witchy!

Luckily my blogger babe Boo was heading to America and was great enough to bring me one back. It was purchased in the Final Yard Sale, for a ridiculously low price (it is still available but only in an XS unfortunately)

Boo posted it to me when she got home and I tore into the package on it’s arrival. I was really pleased with the pattern and the combination of colours. It is so unusual, and for many would be a dress worn just at Halloween. However, I think I will wear this any time the mood takes me.

The dress features a cross over bodice, with two buttons on the left side and has a pattern all around the bottom showing a cartoon witch transforming from a beautiful queen into an ugly old hag. This is very reminiscent of Disney cartoons, including Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.

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Magical Transformation

The rear of the dress has crossed straps which are adjustable. I love these features (it is the same with my Pele dress) as my body is quite short and the straps are usually far too long.

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Rear View

Now, I know this is not something you can wear to just any event. It has to be an event fabulous enough to show the dress off, yet not too mainstream that I look a bit of a loon.

So far the event itself has yet to manifest itself, so until it does I will keep this one hung up in my wardrobe.

I also want to have a look and see if I can get some matching accessories. Possibly a brooch or Pendant from Lepetitmouse on Etsy, such as this evil queen one.

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Divine Disney Queen

Or this poison apple one by LiLSweetumsBowtique. I am just not sure which colour combination works best!

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Poison Apple 1

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Poison Apple 2

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Poison Apple 3

I have managed to get the perfect pair of heels that I think will go a treat with the dress, these little beauties from Everything£5  which I think look suitable “witchy” yet queenly at the same time

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Pointed Heels

I just need the function or a fun location to give them all a twirl.

What do you think to the dress? Are you a fan of the unusual print, or not?

Till next time

Tx

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  • Zona Cooks

    How fun! What a cute style. It makes me wish I wasn’t so boring and could let myself dress more boldly. Beautiful.

    • I decided at 40 I would wear whatever I fancied and made me happy – so far it has worked a treat! x

  • Mel

    I think the dress looks really cool! If I were you, I’d wear it anywhere and everywhere rather than keeping it for a special event as it’s just too pretty to hide away. Dresses like this never suit my frame so I’ll live vicariously through you!

    • I agree it really is too lovely to hide away! Watch this space x

  • Samantha JL

    I really want that dress! 😀 I also love that I’m not the only one who treats herself to treats from everything5pounds! The store the accessories came from I’d never heard of , but they are very much my style. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • You are very welcome! Hope you find a few more things you like x

  • Gemma S

    I love this print! The shape of the dress is great and just what I look for. You’re going to look fab in it.

  • What an epic dress, and I love the accessories you’ve found to go with it! You always look so, so amazing and can’t wait to see you put it all together. The brooch is so adorable too! xx

    • Awww you are just too lovely! Need to save up for one of those brooches to match now lol xx

  • Mummy’s Monkey

    I love this dress! I’m not sure if I would be brave enough to wear this print even though I think it’s amazing. The style of the dress is totally something I would wear though

    • It is a great flattering style, I just need to go out in it now! x

  • oh wow I have to say I would not be brave enough to wear it but love it and I know my teen daughter would certainly wear it often

    • I have the opposite, my daughters think its awful and wouldn’t be seen dead in it! They are 20 though xx

  • Natasha Mairs

    This is such an amazing dress! really reminds me of the evil witch in snow white and I really love the cross over straps at the back

    • Me too! Hence the brooches. I can’t wait to wear it x

  • This is a really cool dress. Great accessories and I’m sure you rock in it!