I do love a good cowl neck, so when Chattermonkey, my wonderful, eagle eyed fashionista of a friend spotted this beautiful navy blue Scarlett & Jo dress at a recent Fat Positive Clothes Swap, I was over the moon! Whist I don't think it's the sort of style which would have attracted my attention on the hanger, the second I wriggled myself into it, I was in love!
It's such a classic shape, and I love the neckline and simplicity of the waist tie. It's designed to be pulled to the back, but I quite liked it hanging to front at the side to draw the eye to the waist. To me, it had a touch of a forces sweetheart feel to it, but it does so without feeling as costume based as some vintage repro can. The deep, navy blue is stunning, and I was shocked at how much it suited me. It's a colour which I never really think of wearing, but it seems to compliment my milk bottle skin and I must remember this for future dress purchasing adventures.