A Lady v Hepburn Dress at the Falls Restaurant

Lady V Hepburn Dress - Miss Charlotte Cake

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 Hepburn Dress - Miss Charlotte Cake

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.

Lady V Hepburn Dress - Miss Charlotte Cake

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. 

Lady V Hepburn Dress - Miss Charlotte Cake

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. 

Lady V Hepburn Dress - Miss Charlotte Cake

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.

Lady V Hepburn Dress - Miss Charlotte Cake

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? 


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