Zoe Vine is a London based brand committed to recreating the style and glamour of eras past for modern women. You might have seen some of their beautiful summer pieces on some of your favourite pinups last season, so I was excited to see what their AW line would be offering in the way of party pieces for the upcoming festive period. Zoe introduced me to Ava, her slinky and sleek pencil dress featuring a boat neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and the most gorgeous green velvet pattern. This is exactly the kind of dress that would make me feel like the most glamorous of dinner party hostesses, so on Ava went and out came the canapés ready to celebrate.
Dress: Green Velvet Ava dress C/O Zoe Vine
Hair Piece: Handmade by me
This dress is very simple, which I think allows the body hugging style to shine, along with your chosen accessories. I couldn’t resist indulging the Christmas cliché colour combination of red and green to style it, but I think that works because the colours just set each other off so well. The velvet patterned print is my favourite part of this dress as the pattern reminds me of vintage fans.
I opted for the size 14 in this dress as it’s stretchy, even the lining is stretchy. It’s an easy fit, body-hugging without being snug and so comfortable, which is exactly what you want in a wiggle dress this time of year when you want to look glamorous without feeling like it comes at the cost of tortuous discomfort, particularly after you’ve eaten too much food–which, let’s face it, has a tendency to happen around the holidays. I’m 5 ft 7 so the dress hits me on the knee.
The Ava dress costs £110 and is also available in a gorgeous all-over black sequin style. Zoe Vine deliver internationally and have even been kind enough to offer my readers a discount code, so be sure to add ‘missamymay’ at checkout for 10% off your order between now and December 20th!