Passion for Peonies

There is nothing more magnificent than the blooming of the lovely peony bushes as spring turns to summer. Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers with the opulent blossoms and craftiness of busy little ants opening each petal. How does one capture the beauty and essence of the peony flower to admire all year round? Well Heart of Haute seems to have found the answer to that very question with the release of their Elizabeth Dress in Bethany Floral.

Available in sizes XS-2X ~ $140.00USD

IMG_8447 As a longtime customer of Heart of Haute, I generally find that their sizing is cut more generously overall from their size charts. Although my measurements (bust 36″, waist 27″) fall in between two sizes, I always size down to a Small successfully. The Elizabeth Dress was no exception, the fit was impeccable and with the adjustable criss-cross straps there was no need to shorten them to fit my petite torso. The Elizabeth Dress features a lined bodice with darting, a straight neckline with back criss-cross adjustable straps, full pleated skirt with a matching tie belt, and side zip closure. The lush border print Bethany Floral is set on a rich deep blue background with gorgeous pink peonies and scattered small blossoms throughout. At 5′-4″ tall, the hemline falls just below the knees.

IMG_8435 IMG_8441The Elizabeth Dress in Bethany Floral is another wonderful classic addition to the great Heart of Haute line up of designs. I personally find their dresses to be very practical for every day wear and no fuss when you are short on time. The strategically placed darting in the bodice creates a flattering fit and allows ample room for comfort in the waist. Now lets talk about the gorgeous border print Bethany Floral; the striking pink peonies and scattered little blossoms took a classic design and made it marvelous! It is not very often that we see floral prints set on a lovely deep blue background and I feel that makes the Elizabeth dress even more fabulous.

IMG_8440 IMG_8461From the moment I saw the lush colours in the peonies, I knew exactly how to accessorize the Elizabeth Dress. One can never go wrong with a timeless vintage pearl necklace as the most versatile accessory of them all. To complete the ensemble, I complimented with plastic bangles in shades of pink, the Ida Fair Pink wedges by BAIT and the picture perfect Lilac Side Comb by Belle Blossoms.

IMG_8443 IMG_8445Heart of Haute has become a household name in our pinup community, delivering classic design staples with the most striking selection of prints season after season. The Elizabeth Dress is no exception and perfect for the busy modern day pinup that is always on the go.


3 thoughts on “Passion for Peonies

  1. This dress is beautiful. I love peonies! I actually forgot about them for a long time, but they’re beautiful. I love them so much I wrote a poem about them when I was 5 or 6 (it wasn’t good). I’m hoping to work them into a tattoo design.

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