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Spring Florals – Allie Dress by Voodoo Vixen

Now that it’s officially Spring (in the Northern hemisphere that is), you can unapologetically dig up those bright and floral prints again, far from the back of your wardrobe. Voodoo Vixen definitely  got the message. Their new Spring/Summer collection will stun you with sweet pastels, bright colours and gorgeous florals.

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As they state it themselves, Voodoo Vixen have gone more bold and vibrant than ever for this Spring/Summer collection. Their new Allie Dark Floral Dress absolutely testifies of that.

The Allie is certainly not just like any other floral dress. While most floral dresses feature a white or soft pastel background, Voodoo Vixen went for bold black. This makes the already vibrant flowers on the Allie dress pop even more. It’s definitely not all too much, but rather creates a vivid look, that will make many heads turn – in positive way of course!

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The rather unusual colour composition with shades  of green, red, orange, pink and purple  combines all my favourite colours in this one dress. I love how this makes the dress so versatile to accessorize. You can pick a different accent colour each time or go for a mix of several colours. One dress, so many options.

The Allie dress features a flared skirt, giving an airy, floaty feeling. The skirt is wide enough to wear a slimmer-style petticoat underneath to add a bit of volume, like I did here. Nevertheless,  the dress is equally beautiful as is, if you prefer a more casual look that is appropriate for your work and daily activities. The dress measures 43” in length, which for me means it hits right below the knee.

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The dress’ bodice has pleated detailing on the bust and a flattering wide square neckline. The waistline is accentuated with the included purple belt, matching the floral design. The mid length sleeves are perfect for these first days of Spring, where you want to dress light, but the weather can still get a little chilly.

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The dress closes with an invisible zipper at the back. In my vocabulary this means:  not ruining hair and/or makeup when getting dressed. You just have to step in and zip up. And likewise, at the end of a long day you don’t have to struggle pulling everything over your head, but just step out. The zipper ends in a modest rounded neckline in the back. And last but surely not the least important feature: the dress has pockets!

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The Allie dress is made from an unlined cotton fabric, which makes it breathable, breezy and floaty for the warmer weather. Furthermore, does the cotton blend make this dress super easy in maintenance and washing. A small percentage of elastane in the textile provides some amount of stretch and added comfort to the dress.

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Full outfit details:
Allie Dark Floral Dress c/o Voodoo Vixen 
Petticoat - Hell Bunny
Shoes - no brand
Earrings - Primark
Bangles - Splendette
Hair flowers - Shazam Vintage Pinup Hair  Flowers

In terms of sizing and fit, I went for my usual Voodoo Vixen size, which is a size Small. The dress runs true to size,  with flat measurements of 13.5” in the waist and 17” in the bust. But measuring 35.5” in the bust, I can testify myself, there is some give to the fabric to comfortably fit in an extra inch or so.

The Allie Dark Floral Dress comes in sizes S-XL at £55. The dress is available at the Voodoo Vixen website or via their retailers. Girls in the US can find the Allie dress at Unique Vintage.

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Get out your sunglasses, girls, because you’ll certainly shine in every single item of the Voodoo Vixen SS17 collection!

 

x Miss Lipstick & Pipettes x

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Disclaimer: Although this dress was gifted to me, the stated opinions are completely honest and my own. The honesty and integrity of my blog are of utmost importance to me, as are my readers.

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