I really like the simple, comfortable Lady V Hepburn dress style.
I have a couple of prints in this same style because I love the high neckline and long skirt – a very typical 1950’s style. The Hepburn dress is named after Audrey Hepburn (of course!), an elegant and classy actress and humanitarian.
Lady V London gifted me with this pretty little number which I definitely wanted to shed some light on. This ‘Japanese Floral on Blue’ pattern is just so pretty with its rich blue shades, crisp white flowers and a sprinkling of fresh juicy orange.
I do feel extremely comfortable with the higher neckline on the Hepburn style. As someone who has never felt extremely comfortable showing cleavage this dress is amazing. I know some women are conscious of showing too much of the chest area at work, this dress is perfect for work-wear.
Does anyone else sometimes feel claustrophobic in certain clothing with high necklines? The cotton sateen allows a comfortable, stretch over the bust area which doesn’t give me that ‘trapped’ feeling.
I decided to take her for a spin at The Falls Restaurant here in Auckland city. The Falls is a beautiful old heritage building built during the 1850’s. It used to be accommodation at a different Auckland site, and originally provided workers at the Henderson Mill with a place to stay.
This dress actually comes with a slim, black suede belt which I’m not wearing in these photos. I really wanted to style the dress with crisp white accessories instead, and used a thin white belt I already own. I’m wearing a 27″ white petticoat underneath and I like that the skirt fabric sits nicely over the top. I also paired white Pinup Couture heels, vintage gloves and a thrifted plastic necklace.
I’m wearing the UK 12 in these photos, however I have another in the size 10 which is a little tight. I sized up for this style which is a little roomier around the bust, I like it more. I’m a weird in-between size with this particular style.
Since then the building has undergone many different names, owners and was also a boarding house during from the 1930’s. According to the website it’s one of the oldest (if not the oldest) buildings in Henderson.
Nowadays The Falls is a restaurant, bar, wedding venue and offers private room bookings. I love the outdoor area overlooking the gardens and rotunda during Spring and Summer. Their dessert menu looks delicious too. Anywhere that sells sticky date toffee pudding has my full attention.
I would recommend this style of dress to anyone who loves a simple, comfortable frock. It’s easy to wear and I love that a variety of colours and prints are available online.
Would you wear a Lady V Hepburn Dress?