Classic Cassandra [Chi Chi Clothing]

It’s time for another pretty dress from Chi Chi Clothing! Last weekend I attended the wedding of a dear friend in America, flying over from England to attend after a year’s wait for the happy event. That year long of knowing I would be coming meant I was constantly on the look out for what dress I would wear on the big day. I changed my mind several times, of course, but after I discovered Chi Chi Clothing a couple months back I just sort of knew at the back of my mind I would end up choosing something Chi Chi in the end. I even ordered a dress custom made by another company and was excited to wear that for the wedding, and yet as soon as I saw the Cassandra dress a couple weeks later I knew I had found the winning dress.

With a full pleated skirt that features netting and requires no petticoat, thin spaghetti straps, and a high neckline that is modest but still displays some collarbone delicacy, I fell for the simplicity and understated glamour of this dress.

I wanted to be glamorous and vintage for the wedding, but didn’t want to be too bold or step on any toes, my usual aim for being a pinup at someone else’s wedding, so I decided to pair this with a large faux fur white stole to keep with the glamorous feel and provide a little warmth. I added clear crystal bracelets and a crystal brooch for some pops of glitter, and, because it’s me, I chose my red bedazzled heels and matching bedazzled box clutch.

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This dress is not boned but it’s not a stretchy fabric so it’s best to follow the size chart–I think there’s a little give in the dress when on, but the size chart is exactly accurate to the flat measurements I took of the size 16 I ordered, so I would suggest you follow it. The bust is slightly padded, so you don’t need to wear a bra if you don’t want to, but it’s not a low back or backless dress so there’s no visual need to skip the bra. It closes with a back zipper and I find it really comfortable and flattering. In fact, I meant to save it’s first wear for the wedding, but I couldn’t help giving it a spin to go for dinner with friends the week I got it because it was so gorgeous.

The Cassandra dress is available in UK sizes 6-16 and costs £64.99 with free international shipping available direct from Chi Chi Clothing. It also comes in a subtle lilac colour but that colourway is renamed the Kia dress.

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5 thoughts on “Classic Cassandra [Chi Chi Clothing]

  1. You look just downright fabulous! I love that ChiChi clothing pads a lot of their dresses (I’ve seen many bloggers feature them and it seems many of them have padding!). It helps tremendously when the dresses have thin straps or a low back. No need to worry about a bra if you are able to go bra-less!!

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