Friday, September 4, 2009

Bustles and Ruffles to Boost my Bum


So I was watching The Rachel Zoe Project and her enamorment with a certain bustled coat has got me reminiscing of my love affair with all things Neo-Victorian during the summer I was 16 y/o. My lovely friend Sadie immediately shouted Deadwood! A quick Google search put me face-to-face with this lovely and ultra-wearable grey ASOS trench (although it's not available, there are some amazing bustled frocks). Added bonus of the bustle? The extra umph in the derriere (which I definitely need some help with). Check out the side-view on this slightly more dramatic plaid y'all. Me-ow!

For the not so flat-bottomed girls out there, the bustles best bonus still applies; the effortless fierce you stun your admirers with as you walk away. Here's the lovely Maegan exemplifying my point (not quite a bustle, but definitely a great outfit whether you're walking towards, next to, or away from her). I have a self-professed problem with dressing from all angles, and the bustle is my heaven sent! Needless to say a jacket with an amazing back detail is surely at the top of my to-buy list!

15 comments:

She's Dressing Up said...

Ooh I wish the ASOS coat was available! Love the bustle.

CC said...

Love the first coat! :)

Xx

CC said...

Love the first coat! :)

Xx

Julia mode said...

love the first

...love Maegan said...

love it!

Kelly & Tracy said...

these are gorgeous!

Just Angie said...

LOVE THAT FIRST JACKET. VERY COOL.

ANGIE XOXO
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kirstyb said...

loving the back of that first coat x

Ashley said...

I love skirts or dresses with bustles. Remember the one Carrie wore in SATC that was made of feathers. Oh I die.

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Nubiasnonsense said...

I love ruffles! The first coat is fab

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

love the bustle on the back of the first coat! great throwback to victorian times but definitely still wearable today! xx

B a la Moda said...

That coat is pretty!! I wish I could see that show here.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

Nubiasnonsense said...

I really really like the first coat, So pretty

The Freakum Dress said...

I always loved long jacket ! Love the second !

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh how i love the ruffles! i think an old-fashioned bustle is adorable!
xox