Peacock Perfection

Believe it or not, the one brand of repro inspired clothing that has never been a part of my wardrobe until now is Trashy Diva. It is not because I don’t love their designs considering I have been lusting over their dresses for years but simply never took the plunge in making a purchase. One thing I have noticed about Trashy Diva, their stuff sells out quickly and often only available one time around so make sure you don’t procrastinate too long or you’ll miss out. When Trashy Diva released the Peacock Lilian dress, I was over the moon excited but they quickly sold out everywhere so I had conceded it just wasn’t meant to be. By some stroke of luck or it was a plain miracle, Rowena/Retroglam.com recently restocked the Peacock Lilian dress in my size…it was fate!

Available in sizes 2-18 ~ MSRP $173CAD

IMG_3240Since I had no experience with Trashy Diva sizing, I relied on the assistance of Wendy at Rowena seeing as we are both similar in size and based on the feedback from her customers. It appears the Peacock Lilian runs one size smaller than the other Trashy Diva designs which are similar in cut therefore I went with a size 6. My initial worry was that the shoulders might be too wide but thankfully the size 6 fit wonderfully. With the Peacock Lilian being inspired by the era of the 1940’s, the style is meant to be figure flattering and softly drape over the hips. The Lilian also has a strong Asian influence with the breathtaking peacock embroidery and large Mandarin collar which can be worn up or neatly folded down. It also comes with a matching black grommet belt to cinch the waist and features decorative covered buttons on the center bodice. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt (25″) falls a couple inches below the knees.

IMG_3271 IMG_3273Most of you already know how much I adore everything that features a peacock motif as they are truly one of the most majestic creatures on earth. The Peacock Lilian is such a classic design with eye catching embroidery sure to garner lots of attention. The fabric feels so luxurious and drapes beautifully to flatter a curvy figure. Although I normally shy away from Asian inspired high on the neck collars, I couldn’t help but put that fear aside in this case as the peacock design was too tempting to resist. It is no secret that Trashy Diva dresses are quite an investment, I have to say their quality appears to be in line with their pricing.

IMG_3264The Peacock Lilian makes a statement in itself therefore accessorizing should be kept simple and elegant. I paired mine with a lovely peacock feather hair fascinator and my Chelsea Crew T-strap heels in black. If it were a bit cooler out, I would recommend wearing some back seamed stockings to create a timeless look.

IMG_3261After years of window shopping at Trashy Diva, I am now a proud owner of one of their fabulous designs and I look forward to adding more to my wardrobe in the future. The Lilian Peacock eluded me for several years now but after much persistence, the stars finally aligned. Now I have to continue my mission to find the Trashy Diva Yellow Maria dress in my size…

What dresses are you hoping to find before they are gone forever?

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  1. Sarah

    The Sierra dress by Betty Page in Green. I have been hoping that Blame Betty or Rowena would get it but alas no.

  2. Silver Cat Tea Party

    I love Trashy Diva!!! They are one of my favorites for vintage reproductions. I love their use of rayon fabrics even if rayon can be a pain to take care of. Their fabric choices are so lovely and flowly and soft! I love their attention to detail in their designs, the quality of their clothes, and their designs! I know this will soon be the first of many Trashy Diva dresses for you as it only takes one to get hooked! πŸ˜‰ One thing I did notice about TD is that their sizing is not exactly consistent dress from dress but they are really good at putting up size charts for each of their dresses on their website… of course that wouldn’t have helped you out with this dress since it’s a sold out design on TD but hopefully that will help with future shopping πŸ™‚

    Sarah, They have the Bettie Page in Green on Blue Velvet Vintage http://www.bluevelvetvintage.com/50s-Vintage-Inspired-Green-Fitted-Pencil-Dress-with-Embroidered-Accents.html and on Bettie Page’s website http://www.tatyana.com/sierra-green. You **just** missed the 20% off sale at Bettie Page this weekend 😦 If you catch another sale it might help offset shipping charges πŸ™‚

  3. Andrea Michele

    The Lena Sarong in Blue Hawaii, which is no longer available. So glad you found the peacock dress, it looks perfect on you with your complexion and hair color! beautiful choice in the hair piece as well!

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