It’s been a long time since the Girl In the Mirror made an appearance and I did say that I would try and get more fashion inspired posts on the blog. With 2020 being what it is, and with my area still in local lockdown, I have really missed getting dressed up and heading out for a cocktail or two with the girls. Cocktail hour has since taken up residence in my kitchen and it’s nice to dress up every now and again, isn’t it? I’ve always thought that Joe Browns was tailored towards those who style was a bit more bohemian so imagine my surprise when I found that their site was filled with beautiful modern vintage styles that were right up my street. Perfect for an evening out, or in. Grab your cocktail shaker and let’s get dressed up with Joe Browns.
One dress that stood out to me was the Fabulous Vintage Collar Dress in navy. Tea dresses are a huge wardrobe must have and they work so well for any occasion. In winter, dress them up with opaque tights and cute pumps and in summer wear them with bare legs and strappy heels. The dress is cut beautifully and really flatters the waistline, creating an illusion of a cinched waist without any assistance or structured underwear. The neckline is quirky with the button detailing, and the length of the dress is just perfect. Demure, very 1940’s and in a wonderfully soft material that just swishes around as you walk.
I would recommend everyone to have at least one duster coat in their wardrobe just like the Lightweight Duster from Joe Browns. They come in so handy for evenings out where a big coat is not needed, for shopping trips and to glam up an otherwise plain outfit. The duster coat is made from a silky material which hangs beautifully on the body, whether the coat is worn open or fastened with the belt. It’s thin, as you would expect a lightweight coat to be and it looks so elegant on. If you wanted a foray into modern vintage, this would look great with jeans and a vintage style pair of shoes. I will definitely be getting a lot of wear from my duster.
Nothing says vintage more than a floral cap sleeved dress with a sweetheart neckline so the Joe Browns Garden Party Dress is a must for those who like to stand out. Wear for a wedding, the Chelsea Flower show or for drinks, it’s a gorgeous dress. I did find that as it was stretchy material it was larger in some areas where I could have got away with a smaller size and it fully accommodated my chest area with ease. The cut of the dress is flattering and it skims the knee and cinches the waist which is further brought in by the belt. For a larger sized woman, I feel really confident and happy in this dress as it makes me very cute and flirty.