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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