February is a quite dreary month. It’s cold, snowing or raining most of the time and it’s still getting dark outside ways too early. So Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to wear a glamorous and colourful outfit. Despite the fact that I believe we should celebrate love everyday, this special day is the perfect ocassion for a romantic candle light dinner with your love or just a quiet evening at home. No matter what you are doing, there is definitely only one colour of choice when it comes to the outfit: red – the colour of love! A wonderful dress for this day is “Sophie” by BlackButterfly in plum purple.

“Sophie” by BlackButterfly: A tempting Dress for romantic Evenings

I especially love the classy cut of the dress with a tight top and flared skirt. The crossed straps as well as the seductive neckline add just the right amount of sex appeal to the look. For more volume, I wear a petticoat underneath the skirt while I enhance my waist with a thin belt.

If you have to go outside, I definitely recommend a warm but elegant coat. I wear the Angeline Coat by Hell Bunny with a glamorous faux-fur collar.

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat im roten Kleid "Sophie" von BlackButterfly

RetroCat im Retro-Kleid "Sophie" von BlackButterfly mit hübschen Trägern

RetroCat mit Swing-Kleid von BlackButterfly und Vintage-Petticoat

RetroCat mit Retro-Mantel von Hell Bunny und einem roten Kleid im Vintage-Stil

RetroCat mit Retro-Kleid, schwarzen Strümpfen und Handschuhen von Secrets in Lace


Accessories in the Colour of Love

No outfit is perfect without the right accessories! Cute red pumps with bow details by Irregular Choice are the perfect shoes for the dress. To keep my legs warm, I wear black stockings with beautiful red seams by Secrets in Lace, which I already showed you here. Nylon gloves from the same label finish the romantic retro outfit and add that extra dose of elegance.

RetroCat mit schwarz-roten Nahtstrümpfen von Secrets in Lace und roten Pumps

RetroCat mit rotem Retro-Kleid und eleganten Nahtstrümpfen

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit Secrets-in-Lace-Strümpfen und roten Pumps von Irregular Choice


Romantic Curls and red Lips

For a sultry look, I wear my hair down and very curly. This hairstyle is quite easy, I just used sleep-in rollers after washing my hair in the evening and brushed it out in the morning. A lot of hairspray keeps everything in place.

Use your favourite red lipstick and you are ready to go! PS: The Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Copenhagen” by NYX matches the dress perfectly.

RetroCat mit rotem Kleid und schwarzen Handschuhen von Secrets in Lace Europe

RetroCat mit lockigem Haar und raffiniertem Rückenausschnitt

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit stark gelocktem Haar

RetroCat in einem roten Kleid mit Tellerrock von BlackButterfly


A romantic Valentine’s Day Look – the Details:

Dress “Sophie”: c/o BlackButterfly

Petticoat: Vintage, similar here

Retro coat: Hell Bunny

Belt: Collectif Clothing

Stockings: c/o Secrets in Lace Europe

Gloves: Secrets in Lace Europe

Pumps: Irregular Choice, old but very similar here

Earrings: Glitter Paradise

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7 thoughts on “For a romantic Look: The retro Dress “Sophie” by BlackButterfly in the Colour of Love

  1. As always stunning, and as always in red, extra stunning! Your shoes are perfect with the dress and I love them against the snow. And you’ll know my comments well enough by now to know that I think the red seams are the perfect finishing touch – I wasn’t expecting them until the shot from behind. I hope it was a lovely evening in! Kx

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