Friday, 6 December 2013

Poppy England

I first discovered Poppy England after swooning over this very dress on Modcloth.  Isn't it just a picture.  I incredibly happy when Poppy England discovered A Million Dresses and noticed my love of a quirky print and dropped me an email.  Founded in 1980 they spent many years designing childrens clothing before launching a womanswear line in 2010.  I am forever wishing I could get adult versions of little girls dresses and I am obviously not the only one.

The prints are all designed in house and based on the story books that accompany them.  This season's collection is based on a book set in a chocolate shop and the dress I am wearing is covered in lollipops.  Most of the fabric is printed in Lancaster and beautifully made in the UK, something increasingly important to me.  My favourite print is the sweet shop one, too cute.

The dress falls to the knee on me and comes with a belt but I don't like them so am not wearing it.  The belt is reversible with the other side matching the yellow lining you can just see on the inside of the sleeves.  I love the mix of the blue with the yellow and orange of the lollipops, not colours I would have put together but they work so well especially when contrasted with my hair.

Dress: Poppy England*

I'm finding out there are lots of options to buy British made clothing.  I have found so many more fabrics and cuts that I love too, more so than on the high street.  You really cannot beat a handmade dress that you know has earned someone a decent wage.  I've also switched from my regular American apples to British apples!  I am trying guys!!  How far do you go to buy British or is it really not that important to you?  I used to dream about owning my own little shop filled full of pretty handmade dresses.  Not sure I would make much money though as I would want to keep most of the stock for myself!  Did you know that the sales assistant role is the most advertised vacancy retail recruitment specialist job board  Maybe I would be better off getting a weekend job in someone elses shop and just take advantage of a nice discount and some extra pennies to spend on dresses!  I also dream of owning a tea room, I would defo eat all the cakes :-/



  1. I love dress with longer sleeves and pockets! too cute! X

  2. It does look really pretty - having browsed the site, I now really want the Grace Tea Party dress. Cuuuute.

  3. This dress is gorgeous! Never heard of the brand before, I will have to go and check it out :)

    Maria xxx

  4. Weirdly I found this website today through another blog,then saw your post too. It's like they're taunting me- I found several dresses I like and that are perfect for a wedding I'm going to,but none in my size!

  5. Ohhh isn't that pretty! I love finding new brands I've never heard of, and that colour is lovely. It reminds me of Laura Ashley a little, but a bit more modern xxx


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