I am a lover of all things vintage, I collect glass perfume bottles and I love the glamour of Hollywood past. Vintage has seen a massive rise in popularity with stylists embracing the past to recreate a new look and this is something I was doing long before it became "fashionable".
Sadly, three children in five years and a (finally!)diagnosed under active thyroid has promoted a massive change in my body shape. Gone are the body con dresses of yesteryear, replaced instead with tunics and leggings, the staple "mumpreneur" uniform that most of my contemporaries seem to favour. I love this style as it is easy, comfortable and hides a multitude of sins.
However, it has left me with a wardrobe bursting at the seams and I have decided to let one of you lovely readers win one of my favourite pieces. I bought this 15 (ish) years ago at an Antique fair in Battersea Arts Club. I fell in love with it instantly. It is a gorgeous example of 50s splendour with a nipped in waist and a full, stiff underskirt. It has amazing detail, a big, black bow on the front and a beautiful pleated, concertina seam at the back. It is a generous 12 and fairly tight across the bust.
It has been to Ladies Day at Ascot (accompanied with a HUGE black, Holly Golightly Hat) a wedding in the South of France which ended up with me playing craps in the Monte Carlo casino with a F1 player, and a beautiful Tuscan wedding.
Now, I could sell this on ebay or to a collector, but I have decided that I would much rather give it away to someone who will love it as much as I do. Therefore, please only enter if you would wear this or perhaps if you have a daughter who would. You will get bad dress karma if you sell this gorgeous dress, I promise you that!!!!!!!