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24 September 2010

The Pearl Lowe Dress

Lace Frock

Its no secret that I adore peter pan collars, in fact a friend once pointed out that if you search Peter Pan Collar Dress my blog is on the first page. Its a fully blown obsession, in the past two weeks alone I have bought three black dressed with white collars.


Lace Frock
Lace Frock

First I sneakily purchased the Tennessee dress (named after Miss Thomas, drummer in The Like and all round well dressed darling) from Alexa Chung's collection for Madewell. And then, since the former dress is currently waiting in California waiting for me to collect it, I bought an extremely similar one from ASOS because I just couldn't wait to wear it... Impatience is my middle name.

I first saw this dress in a magazine and instantly knew that my life would never be the same without it. I have to admit that I was a little shocked when I read that it was from Peacocks, mainly because it looked so well made and my experience with their clothes is to the contrary. The only other item I have purchased from there (also a Pearl Lowe dress) was extremely badly finished and the sizing was completely off. I bought it online and never would have if I had actually seen it. I returned it the very same day that it arrived.

When this one finally arrived and I tried it on, I was disappointed to find that it was 8 inches too large at the waist, instead of the standard two 2 inch difference. After a headache inducing session with my stitch-pick, some pins and the sewing machine I altered it to fit. With all that said, it really is a beautiful dress and the quality and finish to to a high standard, I especially like the long length pleated skirt. My advice for anyone buying from this collection would be to buy a size too small or pay for an alteration. I guess at £35, you get what you pay for.


Did anyone else buy from this collection, whats your experience?

14 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I've tried on three dresses from the Pearl Lowe collection and was really disappointed. The ones I tried on were badly proportioned, cheap see through fabric, and generally poor quality. I did buy a vanity case from the last collection which seems to be holding up well so it's not a dead loss, but I won't be trying on any more dresses I'm afraid.

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  2. It's a really lovely dress, such a shame about all the sizing problems though. At least you get to wear it now!

    ALso Madewell really need to ship to the UK already!

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  3. I found your Blog via Victorias Blog: My favourite Fashion, and I think that I have to thank her! I love your Blog!!! And of course I'm a new follower. xx, Alice from bells and whistles. Ps: I would be glad (and honored) if you want to take a look at my Blog and maybe... follow me too!:)

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  4. This dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. Beautiful dress! I adore peter pan collars too!
    kisses
    j

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  6. I definitely share your love for peter pan collars! That dress is absolutely beautiful. It's a real shame about the sizing, but I'm sure It'll look perfect after the alterations. :)

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  7. I love this dress - I saw it in a magazine too and have coveted it ever since! x

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  8. I follow Daisy on Twitter and found a link to this dress - it's GORGEOUS. Love love love Peter Pan collars x

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  9. It's so sweet!!

    http://agatiszka.blogspot.com/

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  10. Such a gorgeous dress! I have the TBA one, which is quite similar except with a gold beaded collar and I love it to death x Sushi

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  11. To me, £35 is a normalish amount to spend on a dress.. so if I bought it and it wasn't right, I would definatly send it back.

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  12. I absolutely adore this dress! I tried searching for it on their online site, but couldn't find it! =[ It looks vintage!

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  13. I have one lovely dress from this collection, however when i bought it i was disappointed. I bought a size eight which would usually fit but it was far to long for a mini dress and too wide at the waist. Although, after a few washes it fits perfectly...oh well eh!

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  14. Hi! In case you are tired of this dress and its in size 10-12, I would love to buy it ;)

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