Classic or Contemporary?


We all know that fashion is constantly reinventing itself by taking items or trends from the past and giving them a little jig to make them fresh and exciting again. JD Williams have challenged me to create an outfit either in a classic style or in a contemporary style.

After a quick chat with my mamma and a browse through the website I decided to create a contemporary hippy chic outfit. I did think about going for a classic 40’s/50’s style but it’s a style we do see a lot of as it’s very popular at the moment and I wanted to do something a little different, it’s also an outfit and style I would wear on a regular basis.

Photo taking didn’t go to plan, I did plan to go to Rockcliffe beach and take photos, however it completely bucketed it down so that became impossible. My hair is also looking really weird, it looked better in person than it does on the photos. I should also apologise for the creases in the dress, I’d been wearing it all day and being sat down just causes creases.


Denim Dress* – JD Williams
Orange Sandals* – JD Williams
Necklace – Chicken House (a cute little store in Kirby Lonsdale)
Floral headband – Ibiza Hippy Market


One of the best things about this dress is that it has pockets! We all love a good pocket and during the summer they’re just so handy stick your phone in, a bit of change and you’re instantly ready to go on a walk, or down to the beach. The sandals are wedged but are super comfy, I’ve had no difficulty when wearing them out, the soles are cushioned which is what makes them so comfy to wear.

I have worn this outfit out a couple of times, minus the headband as it tends to come flying off! I’ve been really comfortable as the dress is the right length for me, that I don’t spend too much time worrying that people are going to get a glimpse of my bum.

I’m wearing a size 20 and it’s true to size so there’s no need to size up in it, I also have the shoes in E width as I don’t have wide feet and so I guessed that E would be normal width and they fit so it must be.  In case you were wondering the dress washes well, I’ve washed it a couple of times and it’s still looking good.

If you were to go for a classic or contemporary outfit which trend would you choose?

Beth x