When I first saw the Clara Velvet Collar Check Dress from Joanie Clothing, it was pretty much the greebo dress of my dreams. It's one of those perfect styles which can jump from cute to grunge with a simple change of footwear.
|(c) JD Williams / ZPR|
I love JD Williams and the work they do fighting for visibility for the older crowd. After the success of 50 Plus Fashion Week and the launch of their short movie The New F Word, this time they've made a statement at the launch of London Fashion Week, protesting against ageism and challenging it to "grow up".
This is my third dress from vintage repro brand Dolly And Dotty, with the Darlene swing dress becoming a firm favourite in my wardrobe. This time I'm swooshing around in the purple variant which comes with a pretty polka dot splatter. It's the perfect dress for getting up to some rockabilly mischief in!
I'm a huge fan of JD Willliams, as their mixture of contemporary and classic styles really speak to my vintage repro loving heart. Their take on seasonal trends aimed at the slightly older market fit right in with my day to day aesthetic, although there are plenty of fashion forward options straight from the catwalk on show too. In fact their SS17 game is so strong, I thought I'd share a few staples which I need in my wardrobe immediately!
The second the Collectif SS17 lookbook dropped in my inbox, I felt like a kid at Christmas mentally circling all the things I wanted to get my repro loving hands on. Amongst all the stunning prints and beautiful styles on show, the Lanai Hibiscus Doll Dress really stood out and I was so happy that the print came on my favourite dress shape, the trusty Dolores.