“ Brand: Asos / Type: Dress „
Wheels and DollBaby Birkin Dress with Polka Dot
This is my favourite make of dresses and although they are expensive I find that the style rarely dates and when properly cared for they last for years and can be worn on different occasions.
Wheels and Dollbaby has grown a cult following since it was founded in 1987 in Sydney. The designs are inspired by the rock and roll and have been described as 'Posh punk' and 'Parisian scruff' as well as old world movie star glamour. The make has a celebrity client list, including Dita Von Teese, Kate Moss, Kylie and Minogue and Sadie Frost, so perhaps this is where the high price tag comes from
I have a few of the plain black dresses with a bow as well as black with a coloured panel, so this deviated a little from my usual style. However, when it was on sale at asos for £70, I decided to go for it.
The dress looks slightly sheer at the top and is a very pale pink which looks almost white on the picture when I bought it, with black dots. It has a deep scoop neckline, with a frill trim and a ribbon bow at the centre. The sleeves are elbow length and feature a flared trim at the bottom of the sleeves which makes it very girly. The style is empire line, and the pencil skirt is very form fitting and tight, and feels like a body con dress; it certainly pulls everything it and holds it in which is slightly different to some of the other dresses I have tried which are a much lighter material, and not a thicker material like this one.
The dress looks best I think with plain black shoes without embellishment and can also be worn with shoes with thicker heels and with thick tights for the colder evenings, although I think this makes it look less dressy.
MATERIAL AND CARE...
The dress is 92% Polyester, and 8% Elastane; it's this elastane which makes it very fitted.
The dress should be hand washed to keep it in great condition.
The dresses are sized as numbers 1,2,3 and 4 which equate to US sizing 4,6,8,10. I believe these are Uk sizes 8, 10, 12, 14. I have a size 2 which is I think a UK size 10. I usually buy an 8, but this is a very snug fit, mainly I think because the skirt part of the dress is so fitted.
I love this dress, and find its great for different events. I have now worn it when out for a meal with friends and also to a more formal "glitzy" event, and it served me well on both occasions. I will be teaming it with thicker heeled shoes for the winter and when its really cold may have to cover the pretty sleeves with a cover up at least until I warm up.
It is quite tricky to pull over my head as it's so fitted but once on it just kind of moulds to my body and sucks it all in, and then when I wear it, it's not uncomfortable at all.
A very pretty feminine dress which I can see becoming a favourite.
Thanks for reading