I’ve had this filigree V neck midi dress for such a long time. I bought it for my brother’s wedding. I want to say that was 2008, but I can’t be certain. It came from a shop in the Bullring, but I can’t remember the name of it. It was a shop that sold various brands, so the label in the dress is no help. I’d never been in before and haven’t been in since. I don’t even know if it’s still there. This is shaping up to be a great story, isn’t it!?! Haha
Anyway, random pointless story aside, I fell in love with this filigree V neck midi dress as soon as I saw it and am really glad it fit’s me again. I was actually quite surprised that I bought it, because it’s very patterned and ‘busy’, something that usually causes me problems with my photosensitivity and Mears-Irlen syndrome. But for some reason, but brain can handle this pattern without too much trouble.
Apart from my shoes, I’ve recreated this outfit as I wore it to my brother’s wedding. I added a black jacket to my filigree V neck midi dress, which was much needed at my brothers April (I think that’s right) wedding as it rained the whole day. Unless we were in a heat wave, I’d still bring a black jacket with me in the summer, because the evenings can get chilly at times. This black jacket is from New Look. Their clothes seem to be cut well for my body shape, so a lot of my clothes come from New Look.
The necklace I opted for is my T-Bar Heart Necklace from Autumn & May. This was an 18th birthday present from my brother (the one who got married, I have two). So I thought it was god pick for his wedding. I really like how this is a chunkier piece than I’d usually wear and I feel it compliments the filigree V neck midi dress beautifully. With the gold threads running through the dress and the grey and black, the silver and gold of the necklace work well together. I like that it’s a chunkier piece too, I think it draws the eye away from the pattern, so it looks less overwhelming and in-your-face.
For my brother’s wedding, I wore black heels. But for this outfit post, I decided to switch these out for a pair of gold sandals to bring out the gold detail in the dress. These are the sandals I wore on my wedding day and are from Barratts.
I have to admit that these sandals aren’t particularly easy to keep on my footplate. Because the heel is lower than most, my feet take up more floor space. Or in this case, more foot place space. In order to have the heel where I’d want it on my foot plate, I’d have to have my feet too far forward to be comfortable. But, to have the balls of my feet in the right place means my heels have nothing to rest on. So I came to a compromise for these outfit photos and caught my heel on the very outer edge of my footplate. If I’m honest, I can’t see myself wearing these sandals with my wheelchair any time soon.
What do you think of my filigree V neck midi dress? How would you style it?
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