Monday, June 12, 2017

Berry Chantilly Hopscotch

Every time Trashy Diva releases a new collection, I drop everything, flail around in excitement for a little while, and order immediately. Every time, that is, except once. The Berry Chantilly release coincided with my unintentional hiatus from the internet, so I discovered that the new collection had dropped several days after the fact. The horror! Thankfully, my new favorite cut, the Hopscotch, was still in stock in my size, so this tale has a happy ending.

Trashy Diva Berry Chantilly Hopscotch
I'm gonna take a bold position here: Trashy Diva's stretch rayon is the best thing to happen in the retro-reproduction world in ages. Full stop. I'm over halfway through my pregnancy and I'm still wearing all of my stretch rayon dresses. If this isn't magic, then I'm not sure what your definition of magic is. The size 10 I'm wearing here is true to the size chart, but the stretch fabric has enough leeway for my growing bump.

This dress is Peak Emily: it's covered in dainty strawberries, has a full circle skirt and a fun collar, and it's as comfortable as the day is long. The print reminds me a little bit of the type of casserole dishes my father's mother would've had in her kitchen, which means TD definitely nailed the 1940s vibe. I was a little nervous that this shade of yellow would make me look sallow, but somehow (I'm guessing more magic?) this seems to be a hue that works on just about everybody.

Trashy Diva Berry Chantilly Hopscotch twirl
Twirlability: 10/10
Trashy Diva Berry Chantilly Hopscotch dress
Trashy Diva Berry Chantilly Hopscotch dress

The Hopscotch is very similar to my absolute favorite TD dress ever, the Venice Nights Circle Day Dress, which might help to explain why I love this one so much. It has the single on-seam pocket, epic circle skirt, and beautiful sparkly buttons of my Day Dress, plus a cute little back cutout and hook-and-eye closure at the collar. I would happily fill my closet with Hopscotches and Day Dresses, provided they all come in this fabric! (Well, if I'm honest, I'd probably get them no matter what fabric they came in.)


I couldn't resist a slightly over-the-top choice of accessories to really drive home the fact that yes, this dress is absolutely covered in strawberries, so I grabbed this wicker purse and my Atomic Lucite strawberry brooch, then threw on more red. Mission dress-like-a-human-fruit-salad accomplished!

strawberry wicker purse
Trashy Diva Berry Chantilly Hopscotch and strawberry purse

The Hopscotch in Berry Chantilly is still in stock on TD's website, and if you like adorable fruit prints in velvety-soft, unbelievably comfortable stretch rayon, you'd best snap one up!

What's your favorite kind of novelty print?

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25 comments:

  1. Looks lovely, and I love how the petticoat coordinates. Must be the best thing in Vintage!

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    1. Thank you so much! It gives me a special sort of joy to put on a dress that matches this particular petticoat. (I do have a few others in different colors, because I'm practical like that, haha!)

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  2. This is a very beautiful vintage look! I am loving the strawberry pattern, definitely a unique style and not one you see everyday!

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    1. Thank you so much! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw they'd done a strawberry print -- it's my favorite fruit of all to wear!

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  3. I love that this cut is called the hopscotch, that's adorable! It is extremely flattering too! Twirlability is definitely an important factor hehe! I love nautical novelty prints, I think they're so perfect for summer!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. You know, I never actually sat back and appreciated how cute the name of this dress is! But how cute would it look to play hopscotch in a dress that's this twirly?

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  4. Your outfits are always amazing!
    Love the strawberry bag!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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    1. Thank you so much, my lovely! Strawberries are one of my favorite motifs to wear!

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  5. This is such a lovely outfit! Big crush in the bag/basket though! xx corinne

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    1. That bag was one of my favorite finds, and I've been waiting ages to find the perfect outfit to pair it with! Gimme all the strawberries, please!

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  6. Eek, the cutest outfit! Yes, how could you possibly resist pairing that bag & brooch with it?! No chance in hell! Stretch rayon is quite the miracle fabric, I agree! :) So comfy and smooth, too.

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    1. Now all we need are some strawberry shoes! I love the 1940s in this print on you. It really looks like it was made for you!

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  7. AHHHH! I know I needed something from TD....now I know exactly what I want!!

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    1. Strawberries. ALWAYS STRAWBERRIES!

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  8. What an adorable dress - and you can tell from your expressions just how happy you are with it!! Kx

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! There's just something so joyful about a super-twirly dress, isn't there?

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  9. If you're gonna go strawberry - you go all out! I do the same! Food is the best novelty print. It's such a fun print to style!

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    1. 'Go big or go home' is a perfectly servicable motto ;). And you're totally right -- food prints are just a delight! I donut know how we'd live without them!

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  10. Great post lovely! You look beautiful in that dress it really suits you as well as the colours!

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    1. Thank you so much! I wasn't sure about the light yellow, but happily it worked out in the end.

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  11. Such a beautiful outfit! and that bag is adorable! x

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! I just can't resist a fun wicker bag.

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  12. This is such a cute outfit!! And oh my goodness - that bag! Hmmm, I'm going to have to think about what my favorite novelty print is now..

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    1. I can't resist a good novelty purse, particularly in the shape of my favorite fruit! Picking a favorite novelty print is almost as hard as I imagine picking a favorite child is ;).

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  13. I was totally surprised to read that you didn't snap this up the day it came out, as it's so you! You look amazing, and I loved how you paired the strawberry print with that bag (which is super cute by the way).

    My novelty print would have to be, stereotypically, florals. I love anything with roses!

    Lizzie Bee // Hello Lizzie Bee

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