Love Ur Look is a UK designed clothing company that produces feminine and flattering vintage style clothing that is all ethically produced. Their dresses cost around £50, their skirts £30 and their tops around £20, which are great prices for repro clothing but especially when you consider that every item is made ethically without cutting corners. Many modern clothing companies outsource to foreign factories willing to overlook minimum age and wage laws, but Love Ur Look consciously chose to seek out ethical production sources both in the UK and India right from their very first collection, ensuring that all workers involved in their production are treated humanely, freely chose their employment and comply with minimum wage laws and minimum age restrictions, amongst other requirements. This ethical background is something I had already heard about Love UR Look, so when designer and owner Ronke recently contacted me asking if I’d like to check out a piece from their new spring/summer line, I jumped at the chance.
You can tell a lot about a company from the way your items arrive, with smaller companies often going the extra length to package their products prettily and with great care. My Love UR Look dress arrived lovingly packed in a printed lavender scented dust bag, something I thought was a sweet touch. The dress they sent me is a floral check dress that they have since named the Floral Picnic dress in honour of The Picnic In The Park event I am helping to host this weekend in London as part of The British Belles.
Love UR Look regularly have pop up shops and attend events. They currently have a pop up shop in Bournemouth until the end of June, with their next one being their fortnight-long pop up shop in Leigh on Sea beginning June 25th, so if you’re UK based you should check out their Where To Find Us page to see where you can look out for their clothes in person. This dress is simply lovely, a perfect spring and summer piece. There’s pink polka dotted button detailing on either side of the check contrast panel on the bodice and the dress has hidden pockets, one of my favourite features. It closes with a back zipper, comes with a matching fabric belt and a subtle hidden underlayer of netted trim to help give the skirt a little volume if you don’t want to wear a petticoat, though above I have. Then there’s the neckline detail. I love that neckline detail. Rather than a v-neck, sweetheart bust, boat neck, peter pan collar, or any of that jazz, this dress is uniquely…spikey. With two sets of dual atomic-esque triangles jutting up off the bust-line and pointing towards your collarbone, this dress has an interesting mid-century neckline that isn’t often recreated in repro. I think it’s fun, flattering and different. I have the dress in XL, for waists 32-34, and with my 33 inch waist it fits perfectly. Available in sizes equivalent to UK 8-14, this dress comes available in waist sizes that cover 26-36 inch range. Love UR Look asked if I wanted to give away one of these dresses to one of my readers, and of course I said yes, so one of you is going to be a lucky lady! The giveaway is open internationally, running from Monday 22nd June until Sunday 28th June midnight GMT. We’re running it through Rafflecopter to select a random winner, so all you have to do is complete the entry steps below then click the Rafflecopter link to log your entries. 1) Comment on this post telling us where and how you’d like to wear the Picnic dress if you win. 2) Follow Love UR Look on any of their below social media platforms. Only one follow is necessary for entry into the contest, but if you follow across multiple social media platforms then you’ll gain additional entries for each follow. Twitter @love_ur_look Facebook Love UR Look Instagram @loveurlookclothing >>>Click to log your entries with Rafflecopter<<< >>>Click to log your entries with Rafflecopter<<< >>>Click to log your entries with Rafflecopter<<< Once you’ve entered, sit back and try to wait patiently until next Monday for the winner to be announced here on the blog. All entrants will receive a money off voucher to Love UR Look that will be listed in the announcement blog as well, so be sure to check back next Monday for that too. Until then, good luck!