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A Walk at Lake Constance with “Lilian” by The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury

As you maybe already know from my blog post about Mainau Island, we stayed at Lake Constance over the Easter Weekend. Taking a few days off to escape from the everyday life and visit new places is always great. I especially love to explore places where water is around, may it be the sea or a lake. It feels so gorgeous to walk along the waterside promenade and leave the rush behind. But instead of wearing functional clothes, I prefer an elegant dress for this occasion. I just feel a thousand times better and more confident in a vintage inspired outift than I would in leggings and sneakers. This time, I chose “Lilian” by The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury.

Elegance in Red and White: “Lilian” by The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury

 “Lilian” is my first dress from The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury but definitely not my last one! I fell in love with the brand the moment I held the garment in my hands. The label still uses original patterns and designs from the 40s and therefore creates the most authentic vintage inspired clothes. The high-quality rayon crepe de chine fabric feels amazing, while the sarong wrap style enhances the curves without being to tight.

Ruffles, a tie belt, and little puff sleeves make the dress a real head-turner. It is available in different colours and patterns, I chose a classy red one with white polka-dots.

I normally wear a size 6, but here size 8 fits great. If you are a bit insecure, I recommend their size chart which you will find on the The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury website.

RetroCat in dem gepunkteten 40er-Jahre-Kleid "Lilian" von The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury

RetroCat in einem eleganten Retro-Kleid im Stil der 40er

RetroCat in einem 40er-Jahre-Kleid mit Polka-Dots

RetroCat mit Retro-Kleid und klassischem Trenchcoat

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat in einem roten Vintage-Kleid von The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury


Matching 40s inspired Accessories

In the 40s, opulent jewellery was taboo. Therefore, I only wear colour matching earrings by Glitter Paradise as well as a classy watch to match my 40s inspired outfit. I recently received a lot of questions about my watch, some people even thought it’s a true vintage piece. It’s not! I bought the watch a few years ago in a small jewellery store. I especially love the classy angular shape, which isn’t easy to find nowadays. The watch is by Jaques Lemans and not that expensive!  Just have a look at the outfit details below.

No 40s inspired outfit is complete without seamed stockings. Mine are, as always, by Secrets in Lace. In this blog post, I talked a bit more about the “Dita’s Glamour French Heel”, and here you will find some matching garter belts. Red patent leather pumps finish the 40s look.

PS: Our photo location this time was Friedrichshafen.

RetroCat mit einem Kleid im Stil der 40er und einer klassischen Armbanduhr

RetroCat mit dem Retro-Kleid „Lilian“ und passenden Ohrringen von Glitter Paradise

Mode-Bloggerin RetroCat in einem roten Wickelkleid mit weißen Punkten

RetroCat mit einem Kleid von The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury und Nahtstrümpfen von Secrets in Lace


40s inspired Outfit – the Details:

Dress “Lilian”: c/o The Seamstress Of Bloomsbury

Earrings: Glitter Paradise

Pumps: Buffalo, very similar here

Stockings: c/o Secrets in Lace Europe

Watch: Jacques Lemans

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