Check Mate - Clara Velvet Collar Check Dress from Joanie Clothing

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.

I bought this dress just after Christmas, and it's been a proper winter staple from the second it arrived. The tartan print is a real 90s throwback, with the Peter Pan collar adding a super cute edge. The fabric is soft to touch with a gold statement zip at the back, but best of all - it has two pockets at the hip! And anyone who's read my blog for a while will know that I am a total sucker for a good dress with pockets!

Boots: Lorraine Kelly for JD Williams (No longer available)
Choker: Velvet Choker from ASOS Curve (£5)
Bag: Vintage

Since this purchase I've become a huge fan of the brand, and have placed a few other orders which will eventually end up on the blog. When I saw the Wednesday Addams version of this dress, I just couldn't resist and can't wait to shoot it and share it with you. I should also add that the fit is very generous, even with my larger bust, so you can afford to size down if you are between sizes or want something more fitted.

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x
(All photos (c) Diana Thompson / Fashion Loves Photos unless otherwise stated. Please do not reproduce without written permission.)


  1. Oh this dress is gorgeous! I love the 90's vibe it has going on and it looks incredible on you, the Wednesday Addams version is beaut too :) I was wondering about sizing, so thank you for mentioning that too xx

  2. this is so cute and so very you, dresses with pockets always make me squeal with delight!


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