Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Nice Day For A White Wedding




"A day without dressing up is a day wasted" - Vix




What on earth am I wearing? This 1960's wedding dress has been languishing in it's box since I bought it last year and it seemed a shame not to try it out whilst the sun is shining.
It's rather freaky that it fits perfectly, length and all. Maybe the car boot sale gods are trying to make me reconsider living in sin and repent my heathen ways before Judgement Day.
 


I was intending to wear this when I hosted our recent party but thought the ten foot train would hinder my dance moves and the veil might impede my drinking.

Vintage wedding dress & veil (car boot sale), vintage cocktail rings (Bring & buy 20p each), 1960's pearl chandelier earrings (Inherited), Barry M turquoise nails & neon pink lipstick
Eventually I'll chop it to mini length and dye it bubblegum pink but in the meantime it's a great outfit to wear to peg the washing out and to scare the neighbours.

87 comments:

  1. FABULOUS!!! You look so amazing and I ADORE your big hair with the veil! That frock is incredible - you look bloody amazing!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  2. Looks great, a small hole in the veil to stick a straw through should solve your drinking problems...

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  3. A shame that you didn't wear it for the party, but just as useful for putting out the washing x

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  4. Vix,
    You look stunning hun!
    It looks like it was made for you. Perhaps the vintage gods are trying to tell you something!;)
    I wouldn't worry to much about judgement day, it seemed to pass without any issues. (silly mad man)

    Looking forward to seeing the bright pink version soon.

    X x

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  5. Ha ha scarily this looks a bit like what I DID wear to my wedding (empire line, panels, long veil). It's quite party friendly as wedding dresses go, which is why I chose it mwahaha!

    Looking good!

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  6. Vix, must admit I got a bit of a shock when I saw the picture icon come up on my blog! Dress looks fabulous on you, giving it the chop and dying it bubblegum pink sounds like a great idea, you will get much more mileage out of it!
    XXX

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  7. Wow VV that so suits you.What did the man of the house think?
    I love how you got your hair high you must do a Tutorial for me xxx

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  8. Oh Vix I am enlisting your services to find my dress when I get married! :)
    Love the style of this one, and you look gorgeous, would have definitely hindered the cocktails and dancing though.
    xx

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  9. That dress is gorgeous! It'd be such a shame to shorten & dye it but i'm sure it'll look fab :) x

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  10. You look fabulous Vix! I can definately imagine you rocking this when its been altered too!

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  11. Its gorgeous and looks fab on you.

    I am sure you could customize it you are very clever with things like that x

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  12. oh Vix, you are so crazy ;) great outfit to scare the neighbours - really funny :)

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  13. I'm not a fan of wedding dresses as a rule (I know, I'm weird!) but am prepared to make an exception for you, dear Vix. Can't wait to see it in pink.

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  14. Brilliant!! Love it. Defo wear it to hang out the washing. You look like you need to be on someone's song video...
    x

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  15. Wear it down the market. Totally Miss Havisham except for not having the agoraphobia. I absolutely love this. Now this is radical.

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  16. I too am NOT a fan of weddings, but the dress fits you like a dream, lloking forward to seeing what you do with it.xx.

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  17. It's a lovely dress, reminds me of the one my Mum wore.

    There's nothing like freaking out the neighbours, I had a whole load of newborn baby clothes drying out there last year, that caused a stir lol.

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  18. Gorgeous dress! And you looks so pure and virginal too! lol!

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  19. Vix, You're fab! Images of you hanging out the washing in your wedding dress have just brightened up my Wednesday. You've obviously come over all Miss Haversham :-) xx

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  20. Did you and Sarah coordinate posts? eiother way, love it! I now feel that my wedding dress overpriced at £30!

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  21. What a gorgeous dress. It's a perfect fit on you, really suits you. xx

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  22. oh my! thats stunning and it fits perfectly. shorten it to a coctail length!

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  23. You look great, and I would love to see you have a bit of fun messing with your neighbors! xx

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  24. You look amazing - there's a definite Priscilla Presley wedding day vibe going on there. If you ever do decide to get married you'd be the most stylish bride of the year in that dress.

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  25. "Maybe the car boot sale gods are trying to make me reconsider living in sin and repent my heathen ways before Judgement Day."

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Oh you do look rather marvelous Vix honey! I'm not big on wedding dresses nor weddings really but this dress is quite lovely and on you... spectacular! ooh... bubblegum pink! nice!

    Well... my neighbours can't see me when I'm hanging out the washing plus we're bordered by a forest so it's boring for me but my neighbours did get used to me photographing myself all over the place! Now that I mainly do 'white wall' they actually miss it! It was a street sport!

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  26. My oh my Vix, you look stunning, going to the chapel of love - or even just out into the garden to hang your washing!
    It does fit and suit you perfectly, but somehow I can't picture you as a blushing bride in white... Great to play dress up though. Did it freak Jon out? You're not coming over all Bridezilla are you?
    Love the fact you and Sarah are both brides-with-pride today!

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  27. Its gorgeous!! I love the idea of you scaring the neighbours! x

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  28. GORGEOUS!! It looks stunning on you. I love your idea of cutting it short and dying it pink too. I hope you show us the result! ;)

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  29. You should have worn it on the 29th April! And I want to see Jon's collection of Tootal scarves - maybe you vould do a special menswear post?
    x

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  30. Love these pics you look fabulous in them! Well what do I expect really?

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  31. Hi my dear-it really is a fabulous dress and you look amazing, I love the lace and the style of it, stunning indeed!! xx

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  32. Hahahahhaha! Brilliant - scaring the neighbours wearing a wedding dress to pin out your washing, I love it!

    Get yourself a wedding cake and terrify people by going all Miss Haversham!

    It's a really cool dress though. I can see it dyed a bright jewel colour and shortened a vast amount. You'll rock it, whatever it is!

    Ali x

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  33. Made for you - you must get as much use out of it as possible. Obviously I'm 34plus comments too late with the Miss Haversham thing, and Priscilla, but thats definitely the vibe!
    Don't alter it just yet - rock up to the next festival in bride-mode. And try and get a speeding ticket or something on the way, just to see the cop's face ;)

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  34. Please don't chop it up! I'd never have a chance in hell of fitting into it, but there must be some petite lady who would die and go to heaven if she could have that for her wedding day!! It's amazing! Emma x

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  35. You wear the dress so well, it would look fabulous on any day!

    fwiw, I wore my gown on Halloween. Twice. Sewed fake bugs on to it. Went as Miss Havisham. Lots of fun! Couple of people thought I was getting a divorce...

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  36. You bloody insane. I love it :D

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  37. Hi Vix,
    Just wanted to say I only recently discovered your blog and think its great! I too am obsessed with charity shops and you have really inspired me to continue my habit as sometimes the people around me don't appreciate my finds so its great to find someone else who shares theirs on the internet for all to see!

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  38. You look incredible in the dress, i cant believe it was only £2!! Bargain for the century! Scarlett x

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  39. Ohh I was horrified that my favourite 'living in sinner' was about to conform! But of course you wouldn't be wearing a wedding dress to do something as dull as getting married... :)

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  40. Stunning! That dress looks as if it was custom made for you and all yours for two quid?!
    xxx

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  41. ARSE-the scheduler didn't frigging work.Grrr.
    You look utterley DIVOOOOON!!!!
    I love it! Jeez,I'd marry you in a heartbeat if you promise to wear that frock!
    LOVE YOU,Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  42. you are fabulous, never cease to make me giggle. You also have alot to answer for as you have reincarnated my dream of buying a wedding dress to walk the dog in xxx

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  43. Haha! I have a Jean Varon wedding dress like that in my collection, it fits perfectly but it makes me look about twelve. Honestly, I think wedding dresses are wasted on brides! ;) xx

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  44. Much better dress than today's boring columns that are strapless.

    The world was supposed to end on Saturday, so you should have had it out then!

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  45. The dress is amazing,looks as though it was made for you :)

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  46. Haha I can only imagine the double takes from the neighbours! What a marvellous steal for £2?!?!

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  47. That is a gorgeous dress Vix, it looks Marvelous on you!
    I am also lovin your hair.

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  48. Well if you're going to repent your heathen ways, Vix, you'd better get it done before October! xx

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  49. Aah its so gorgeous, love all the lace and prettiness :)

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  50. Dearest Vix, it is FABULOUS on you. Love the hair too, you look gorgeous.

    The lace sleeves are so good it will be amazing short and bubble gum pink too.

    Love you xx

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  51. Its a great day for a white wedding, specially if the bride is so stunning.
    The lace on this dress is amazing and I really like how you said you going to use to scare the neighbours. I'm all for that; I have some very racist and stuck up neighbours that deserve a scare so I might copy this idea!

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  52. What a lovely bride you make!!! But...I think your alterations are really gonna make it sing! Hearts, janna lynn

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  53. Hehe, excellent. I've been thinking about holding a wedding dress party, wouldn't it be a great way to freak the men out xx

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  54. You look stunning as a bride amor,love your pricilla big fab hair.
    Miss you ladies.

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  55. That is a Fabulous dress and these are Great pictures!

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  56. I would leave the length, cut off any train, and cut the sleeves off. Wear that baby as a maxi! It fits you so well.

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  57. Oh that's wonderful! Have you thought about selling it? I'm sure a vintage-loving bride-to-be would take one look at how stunning you look modelling it and snap it up.

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  58. Oh gawd - I'm sure the neighbours are constantly fluttering their curtains to see what that fabulous woman next door will wear next! I LOVE that you prance about in something so impractical, but you just feel like wearing it coz it makes you feel wonderful:))). Can't wait to see the refashion, you really do look like a 60s bride here - just need Jon in a frilly shirt and blue tux and you're set;)) xoxoxo

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  59. This is definitely a sign. Get married!

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  60. My god that dress looks FABULOUS on you!
    You are a gorgeous.

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  61. haha! i like you! you're insanely funny..scared some neighbors lately?lol..anyway, i love your blog! i enjoyed browsing thru your pages.i'm a new follower! hope you'll follow back.no pressure though..kisses!

    http://voguelyvan.blogspot.com

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  62. My lord it's as if you heard my thoughts! I'm getting married June 11th and I was thinking about a vintage wedding dress. I kept thinking about you and how I bet you'd have a cool one and sure enough here you are! I found one on Monday but ooh I'm not sure xoxox

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  63. I love the sleeves on this,bargain at £2!My wedding dress was pink and the wedding was anything but normal lol
    xx

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  64. Lovely! What a bargain. I used to make wedding dresses years ago and it was a nightmare! Everyone wanted massive crinoline jobs when I only really liked understated chic like this. It will look good pink.
    xxx

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  65. WOW Vix you look incredible, I am always looking for vintage wedding dresses, I am definitely going to get married in vintage and this one is so perfect, can't believe it only cost you £2! Amazing!! I saw a really pretty one in a charity shop prior to the Royal Wedding but it was £50 which is still cheap I know but I just didn't have £50 to spare so I had to leave it behind :(
    Bit of a personal question but; are you and Jon married? I know that you don't have to be in this day and age but obviously if you are would LOVE to see some photo's of your dress; can imagine it would be showstopping!
    You're such an inspiration; I know I always say it but I love the way you always have such fun with fashion-it's what it's all about! xxxxxxx

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  66. oh Vix its gorgeous you look stunning. I couldn't bear to cut it up its far to beautiful, it would fit someone else i am sure and to have an original vintage dress for your wedding day with the history of it still living and breathing in its fabric oh sigh.... ;-)dee xx

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  67. That dress is stunning Vix, can't wait to see what changes you make to it xxx

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  68. I don't know, I don't know about the chopping... maybe the wedding bells are ringing for you! (I bought my wedding dress in Australia on one of the local markets telling Sarah: 'If I EVER marry I'm going to wear THIS' and - 10 years later - I DID).

    But then, wearing a pink mini dress sounds like a much more appropriate wedding dress for you anyway.

    xxx

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  69. So beautiful! If by any chance you're too busy to alter it and decide not to keep it, please, please throw it over my way!!!! Let me know.

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  70. Yes, 60's - Vegas- getting married to Elvis Presley. Loving the look.

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  71. Don't want to impede the drinking. Laugh.

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  72. Nooooooo....please don't chop it. Frocks such as this beauty are so hard to come by. You should sell it on ebay or just keep it as is and play dress up. That dress is a collector's item so please don't chop it.

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  73. Hi Vix! Nice to meet ya.

    I love your style and bold approach. My biggest dream has always been to wear a wedding-gown like this. I thought I wasn't "allowed" to if there wasn't an actual wedding but you've disproven that idea! Now I just might...

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  74. Ha ha why not wear a wedding dress, I have been thinking all these brides are getting to wear such fab dresses why should they be the only ones!!

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  75. That dress looks divine on you! Whilst it may be inconvenient for partying, it is perfect for looking fabulous.

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  76. tee hee - love the image of you hanging up the washing in this! The lace is wonderful - can't wait to see it bubble gum pink - so Christopher Kane!

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  77. oh my goodness, you are TOO funny! Can't wait to see it bubble gum pink!

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  78. VIX, i urge you to wear it to your next karaoke night, commandeer the mic and drunkenly sing power ballads, preferably with cheek streaked mascara, yes? Too funny!
    On a more serious note, it is perfect on you. I'm wondering what it's like with the satin skirt off? Would it be wearable chopped up to a 3/4 length wiggle dress? It suits you too well ;)

    xxx

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  79. very Priscilla! I think I remember you posting this when you bought it-I love the dress, shame I'm not getting married or I'd beg it off you! Not that it would fit me but its a beauty.

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  80. i cannot tell u how much i love this dress and i cant believe u got it for that [price!! now i want a wedding dress too

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  81. those shoes r incredible!!!

    http://www.donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

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