Hobbs’ “British” style

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I was actually looking for maxi dresses, when I came across some extremely classic, “British old style” dresses at Hobbs. I think they could look great. It is vital to style them the right way though or they will look frumpy. They are a little “kitsch” in a way… but I like them!

Have a look at the pages if you like, there are many more, although I have chosen the ones I liked only, obviously! You must look at the dress itself and don’t let your eyes wander to the hideous shoes they show it with.

I know it’s difficult, but imagine that dress with a pair of really trendy heels… have you? Then you know it’s a cute dress!

http://www.hobbs.co.uk/dresses

Here are the ones I like:

Hobbs Twitchill Check Dress

Hobbs Twitchill Check Dress

The “table-cloth” one…

Hobbs Jessie Dress

Hobbs Jessie Dress

GrandMa’s doily…

Hobbs Huxley Dress

Hobbs Huxley Dress

The “Royal family” style…

Hobbs Sara Lace Dress

Hobbs Sara Lace Dress

“dress & skin” all one…

Here’s how I’d wear them:

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Dress over dress

Have you ever thought about wearing two dresses together? I have a couple of dresses which have got sleeves that aren’t quite long enough to keep me warm and also a sleeveless one. I love them. I could just wear a long sleeve t-shirt underneath, or a cardigan on top, but I feel it’s a little boring. That’s when I decided to actually wear one dress on top of another! And boy!! the result was everything but boring!

The other reason to do this is if you want to start wearing something which is too early to wear, as in too summery. Perhaps something bright, or flowery, or really too thin for the weather.

I especially like to see the dress underneath showing at the bottom of the other one. The sleeves and the collar are nice too.

See what you think:

Stripes dress over black dress

Striped dress over black dress

Black dress over black and white dress

Black dress over black and white dress

White dress over black dress

White dress over black dress

Black dress over green dress

Black dress over green dress

I didn’t quite find what I was looking for, so these ones will have to do. All I wanted, was to give you an idea of what it would look like. You are going to have to try different lengths and shapes together,  just what you already have in your wardrobe though. Good luck!

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COS: what they do best

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COS strength and, at the same time for some people the trouble, is how they show their clothes. The importance is given to the piece of clothing, nothing else. COS apparently stands for Collection of style. It says it all. But I am going to tell you anyway! Their clothes are minimalist, most of the fabrics they use are very good quality and natural fibres but they also adventure in new fabrics, the almost sartorial cut is excellent. They are timeless classics at the right price. At least for most people’s pockets!

You have to look beyond the austere and pale models and try to imagine that piece of clothing with your style, your clothes. Theirs are kind of basic/anonymous, in a positive way though. It means, they always suit you and you can make what you want of them. If you wish to follow their style, you can wear them the way they suggest, but, if you want you can match them to suit your own style. When you look through their site, you must take care to spend time checking them well, they are not for an immediate “wow factor”, time to understand them is a must. If you do it hurrying too much, they will end up all appearing to you indistinguishable one from the other…

I believe what they do best is dresses. But their skirts and trousers aren’t bad either!!

I have chosen some from the current collection, with a look for a certain kind, to go with my next post, which is going to be about wearing classical clothes with trainers:

Dresses

Skirts

Trousers

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