I know I don't come anywhere near looking like the amazing Joan from Mad Men . . . but we can all dream can't we?
This is a dress by the fabulous US designed Hattie Carnegie. She is not as well known as Suzy Perette, Lilli Ann and the like, but the suits and dresses are very nice. I personally do not think the quality of the design and fabric is the same as Lilli Ann, but as I said, they are very nice all the same (and quite a bit cheaper as they are not as sought after!).
Everyone should own a curvy red dress like this. It really does make you feel fabulous, particularly if it hugs in all the 'right places'!
I am a latecomer to the colour red. Because I am so pale and freckly I have been very scared of it. The right shade red can look great though (although I have learnt to stay away from the orangey type reds). Iam also a late arrival to the advantages of figure-hugging dresses. I have fairly 'generous' hips and for many years tried to hide them from view. It is only in recent years (and with a little help from shapewear!) that I have discovered it is actually better to celebrate your hips in dresses like this! (Thanks Joanie!)
Vintage red dress (mid 60's?) Hattie Carnegie ebay USA
vintage needlepoint bag etsy
PS Sorry for the absence from the blogging world. I have been seriously busy at work, but hope to be a better blogger!