Danielle Christina is a fashion label that base their designs on sophistication and vintage inspirations. The clothes are designed, cut, and sewn in-house so they are offering bespoke pieces for high street prices (similar price points as Coast, Zara or Reiss). The designer at Daniella Christina has made this dinner dress for me and as I have learnt to design, pattern cut and sew garments in many years at college and university, I really appreciated the time and effort that has gone in to one piece like this beautiful dress. Although I enjoyed pattern cutting and sewing, I also found it very stressful – the final part of sewing (such as putting a zip in) frustrates me so much that I often rush it or give up! I don’t have the patience with it so I’m always in awe of someone who can do this day in day out.
I think the model on the website is wearing the dress a million times better than me, she is more womanly and therefore suits the dress. I am in my late 20’s but due to my height and size, I feel like I can’t pull off “mature clothes” such as a dinner or cocktail dress as well as those who are the same age as me. I’m ok with that though, because it’s not like I wear clothes like this everyday, these outfits are for special one-off occassions! However, I’m already panicking a little bit about being a bridesmaid for a wedding next year, I’m really worried about trying to look comfortable and confident in a posh frock! Anyway, I have styled this Daniella Christina dress with a peter pan collar necklace and nipped it in with an elasticated clasp belt to make it more “me” 🙂 The necklace is from the tempsec shop, it will be available on the website soon! – we have shot the new product photos, and I’m just working through them to get them online in the next fortnight!
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