Friday, 14 March 2014

Madam Rage Style Challenge

I stand fairly undecided on the drop-waist dress trend this season; some days I think it's brilliant and other days I hate it. I see some photographs and think 'a new silhouette, wonderful' and I look at others and think 'why on earth would we want to lengthen our torsos and shorten our legs?' so when I was invited to partake in the Madam Rage style challenge I opted for the drop waist dress, to challenge myself.
I think I have really started defining my own style but this blog is my opportunity to explore fashion in ways that my every day life might not necessarily allow so drop waist here I come.

sunglasses; Brick Lane vintage market. watch; Ted Baker. necklace; Topshop. top; Topshop. dress; c/o Madam Rage. jacket; ASOS marketplace {vintage}

Everyone who lives in London will know we have been lucky enough this past week to enjoy sunglass-worthy weather & the day I ventured out for this post was no exception. The dress is a soft peach drop waist with a nice texture to it so I kept accessories muted.

sunglasses; Brick Lane vintage market. watch; Ted Baker. necklace; Topshop. top; Topshop. dress; c/o Madam Rage. 

My concern with the drop waist is mainly that I think it looks a little childish; I prefer more sophisticated lines in my personal style and so I decided to layer it up with a cream, high neck vest to try and avoid my looking-like-a-little-girl fears (I am only 5ft tall so anything that may make people question whether or not I am over 16 when I am in fact 22 is of great concern).

watch; Ted Baker. dress; c/o Madam Rage. clutch; River Island. shoes; Primark

Like I said accessories were kept minimal and muted due to the powerful colour, texture and cut of the dress. I went with my favourite Ted Baker watch as the orange in the dress picked up the brown of the strap, a simple but versatile black clutch & black heeled chelsea boots.

sunglasses; Brick Lane vintage market. watch; Ted Baker. necklace; Topshop. top; Topshop. dress; c/o Madam Rage. jacket; ASOS marketplace {vintage}

The Topshop necklace I chose seemed to divide the neckline of the dress and the high-neck vest perfectly and the colours are easy to wear with anything.

sunglasses; Brick Lane vintage market. watch; Ted Baker. necklace; Topshop. top; Topshop. dress; c/o Madam Rage. 

Overall I am actually still undecided (#typical). Whilst I actually ended up loving the dress and thought it turned out great in the photos, I'm still not sure how well it fits in with my personal style. Anyone looking for versatile, flattering summer dress should check this out on madamrage.com because if you are a little better at making up your mind than me then this could be a perfect addition to next seasons wardrobe.

Until next time, E xx

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