Friday, 22 September 2017

Flowers and candlelight; Dim Light outfits

I am totally, utterly head over heels for Dim Light. To finally own it after admiring right from when I was first getting into this fashion is such a  great feeling.


I love the print, I love the cut, I love the fabric, I love everything about it! So of course, I have some flat lay coordinates to share.


This first outfit is what initially came to my head when thinking how I might coordinate it. What I love is that it’s fairly straightforward, but still detailed and a little bit extravagant. However, this is also an outfit I feel would look heaps better on as then you’d get the full effect of the billowy sleeves; and in flat lay I had trouble making the blouse lay correctly, as it has a neckline ruffle which in this outfit I’d just tuck under the JSK straps and neckline.


To be honest, I only had that single idea leap into mind as a coordinate, so for my next outfit I ran with a trusty classic brown combination. And I actually really, really like it. You can’t really tone down this JSK but this to look to me takes it in a bit more of a simply elegant direction, rather than the in-your-face drama that you can do with this cut!


For the third and final outfit I was literally putting the dress against different blouses in my wardrobe and found that this one matched the colours in the print really well. And I thought to myself; it’s such a sweet blouse, with such a dramatic classic dress, it won’t work. But I decided I’d give it a shot and came up with my favourite coordination of Dim Light so far! Call me out in the comments if you don’t think it works, but I do! Honestly, when you hide the chest ruffles of this blouse it’s not too overtly sweet, so there’s no style contrast there. And this is just such a pretty outfit!

As a final note – I love the detachable pieces. For outfit one, both the cape and chest bow were attached; for outfit two, just the bow; and for outfit three anything I could remove I did. And I enjoyed that versatility!

6 comments:

  1. I realise how much different cuts can effect a print. I have to use my dress with defined collars or high necks. The only thing I can copy is the bolero trick, however I should properly use a necklace.

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    1. It really makes a huge difference, doesn't it? I think the other cut of this dress would look great with a bolero and dramatic necklace :)

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  2. They're all such great outfits, really compliment the dress very well and let it shine (in the Dim Light - sorry, couldn't resist :P). I know that this is totally wrong on a practical level, but I feel like the only thing that could improve these outfits was a medieval castle backdrop after dark with only candles lighting one's way. Very romantic piece indeed! <3

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    1. Thank you...and never apologies for jokes on this blog! I am the maker of the most terrible puns IRL ^__^

      Ohhhh I would do lots of terrible things to have a castle to do photoshoots in/around. Lots. of. things.

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  3. I wore Dim Light with pink recently too! I love how it picks up the roses, which aren't necessarily something you think of for Dim Light but they look especially gorgeous on the wine colourway.

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    1. Great minds think alike ^__^

      I have to say I love that there's flowers in this print, florals just make everything better.

      I'm keen to see your coordinate!

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