The Classics

Trends may come and go, but classic pieces never go out of style.

Choose something flattering, well fitted, timeless and you’ll love it for a lifetime.

I haven’t done a fashion post in a little while, but a dress I’ve been waiting for finally arrived, and knowing you, I think you’ll love it just as much as I do!

Classics never go out of style!

Just look at that swish!

Total bargain of retro dress!

Acres of sturdy, tweed-like-but-thinner fabric, drawing you in at the waist, pushing you up at the bosom and swishing dreamily around your ankles.

Powerless to resist, this dress deserves a twirl!

Classic swish

I know what you’re thinking, it must be pricey.

It’s so elegant, so timeless, so proper!

Well, let’s see if you’re right. Guess the pricetag, then check this out.

I know, I know! If you were wearing glasses, you’d be peering at it like this…

Retro in London

Granted, it took an age to arrive, but at a price like that who could complain?

They actually have a whole range of retro dresses which I’m hurriedly stuffing into my cart as we speak.

Tweed and diamonds

Topped with a Chanelesque tweed blazer.

Retro sunnies and classic tweed

A good dollop of sparkle (similar).

Classic dress and simple accessories

Retro sunglasses, a Prada tote and Silver May rings.

All dressed up and awaiting my date.

Classics never go out of style

Greys with a pop of red, and Chanel pumps

Chanel pumps and Prada tote

Oh, and did I mention the back?

Open back dress

Just the thing for wandering hands to stroke.

Which of course his did, during Tosca last night at The Royal Opera House. A brilliant, brilliant performance and well worth a trip if classics are your thing.

If this dress is your cup of tea, then I presume they must be!

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  • Oh my goodness, it’s so beautiful! I prefer the length of it on you compared to on the website, you look stunning. Want want want want! xxx

    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

    • Rosie

      Thanks Lucy! It’s a much thinner fabric than the thick one on the website, too. Must have changed the design! x

  • What a beautiful dress! Very Audrey Hepburn!

  • Shade of Red Blog

    Beautiful! But what about the shoes? No link πŸ™

    • Rosie

      Sadly Chanel don’t sell online, yet! x

  • tres chic x

  • Rose you look beautiful! I am all about that necklace though. What a beaut!

    Sophie xx

  • anonymous

    Unfortunately, on my 5’3 frame, I don’t think it would sit very well.
    You have an amazing eye for putting outfits together!

  • The dress is beautiful, but I have to say, it looks completely different on the website picture, to how it does on you! I’ve always been slightly dubious about ordering from this site, as the quality doesn’t look great on there, but now I’ve seen it in a ‘different light’, I’m actually quite tempted to give it a go. Are they consistent with quality? Let’s just hope they deliver to Jersey, too! πŸ˜‰ x Jersey Girl x

  • Such a gorgeous dress! You look like the heroine of an Alfred Hitchcock movie!! Love the bag too. xxx

  • Calraigh

    Rosie do you have any size advice for this?Does it fit true to size?

  • Sapna

    Beautiful dress and I’m loving some others on the site as well. How would you say the fit is, true to it’s size? Thanks X

  • Michelle Joseph

    You look absolutely stunning. That’s the perfect dress to wear to the Royal Opera House. I would love to go there one day.


  • What a dream dress – right up my street with the way it nips in! Hope you enjoyed the opera… at least it arrived just in time for that πŸ™‚

  • DonnaClaire

    Thanks Rosie for yet another fabulous fashion post, my afternoon is now sorted. Hello SheIn.x

  • Ashley Christabelle

    You look like Audrey Hepburn’s sister in this one! Love, love the swoosh of the dress x

  • Beautiful dress, so elegant and classy!

  • Beautiful dress, great choice too for the ROH

  • Wow I love the slight opening on the back of the dress!! And the shoes really put together the outfit!

  • Ooh I love the long sleeve white one you linked too as well! What is the sizing like? I’m a size 8 but not sure if to go for Small or Extra Small… xxx

  • The dress just screams Audrey Hephburn! It’ll be a classic, for sure! πŸ™‚


  • gorgeous look!


  • Amazing dress! You look like a Hollywood starlet. x

  • Absolutely perfect Rosie! I’ve missed your fashion posts so and this one did not disappoint!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • PAAR

    I love the shoes!

  • This look is literally THE definition of classic, you look just like Audrey Hepburn! x

  • Yvonne

    You look really classy in that dress. The whole look is lovely. I especially like the bag


  • Wonderful and whimsical

    Lovely outfit!!!

  • Great dress Rosie! Your pictures are so fun this time πŸ™‚

  • CelebratingthisLife

    It is a beautiful and classic dress! I am loving the retro trend, the pieces are just so classic and feminine! xx

  • This dress looks so great on you! Love the style!


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  • I just wish the dress was a little bit lighter (or in red!) for my own preference, but that cut is so flattering!

  • Kaitlyn

    I can’t believe how different the dress looks than the one online! I’d be much more likely to buy if I saw yours, rather than theirs!

  • Hello, Audrey Hepburn! You look absolutely stunning x

    Martha Jane |

  • Ashlee

    Very classy, loving those heels also!

  • RosJoan

    Just remind me of those classic black and white movies,very chic and timeless,good choice.

  • Such a pretty and classic look! Love the way you styled it with that bag and shoes.


  • The dress is gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

  • Kari Guastella

    That dress is absolutely stunning! I really love how timeless the silhouette is!

  • Oh my, I love this outfit! X

  • I love the Audrey vibe of this look. I’m in love with the Chanel inspired jacket!

  • Alyssa Renee

    Definitely a classic and fabulous look! Beautiful! I have those Chanel pumps! I love them! =)

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  • Very elegant! Love the shoes! -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  • Definitely a classic and elegant design – you could have stepped right out of Mad Men!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Gorgeousssss.
    E x

  • Rebecca

    Oh WOW! I loved it on your Facebook post, but it is even more stunning here! And the price! Love, love, love!

  • Beth Shankle Anderson

    You look beautiful! Very classic. I love all the pieces to your outfit.


  • Queenie Lee

    You look amazing, love the dress and the way you’ve styled it πŸ™‚

  • Honest Mum

    Utterly stunning. Where are your shoes from?

  • Adore your hair like that Rosie. For me it’s the accessories that stand out, love them all!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Beautiful photos! Stunning outfit.

    LEACH |

  • megsiobhan

    Such a stunning dress! Now…if only I was a bit taller, I’d be snapping this up.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  • gina

    looking v gorge

  • This looks much prettier on you that it does on the website. Beautiful dress!

  • Victoria

    Read the reviews of the SheIn website….. I was about to order, but reading what a lot of people have to say, I’m not sure now…. Has anyone ordered from there before? Did it work out ok?

    • Linda

      I was wondering the same. Read loads of bad reviews. Let me know how it goes if u make an order?

  • This is absolutely beautiful, what a stunning dress! The whole outfit is really fabulous, love it!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Stunning! The dress looks so warm and heavy (in a good way!)

    Lena Parker-Duncan – Graphic Designer and Photographer

  • You bloody beaut Rosaaay! So, so beautiful and classic. Immy x

  • You look absolutely gorgeous:)

  • beautiful!

  • Stunning dress! It’s such a gorgeous piece & a really great price!

  • klpark

    I love She Inside! Their clothes run very small, and sometimes what you see on the site isn’t exactly what you get, but you cannot beat the prices! You look stunning as usual, Rosie πŸ™‚

  • Steph @ Lipstick & Cake

    Oh the Chanel shoes! *heart flutter
    Gorgeous outfit Rosie x

  • I think this dress looks lovely on you HOWEVER, I have had very mixed results from clothes bought on SheIn. Obviously, they’ve all been cheap, so maybe that’s to be expected, but sometimes they come and they don’t fit well or don’t look like the picture at all! Saying that, as I mentioned, they are really cheap so sometimes it’s worth just taking the risk, but I try and make sure that once I get my item, I always leave a photo comment showing everyone what it actually looks like! (This is a really good feature on SheIn for those who haven’t noticed – you can leave reviews on the item’s page with photos in it- really helpful!)

    Katie’s Rose Garden