I bought this dress over two and a half years ago in a New Look sale, for around £7. It was the time Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd
had just been released and I was smitten with Mrs. Lovett’s (Helena Bonham Carter) eccentric style.
This dress very much reminded me that of the dream sequence, in which she is walking down a beautifully lit pier, parasol and Sweeney on arm. So from then on every time I wore this dress I got that little bit of delight thinking about that very dream sequence.
It’s funny how characters from films can influence the way we dress. I know that I find lots of inspirations in films, not always the most obvious choices, I have found myself inspired by mermaids, Disney characters and even villains!
Originally a summer dress, I decided to wear it the other day with a cardigan and thick black tights, and got no end of compliments! It just shows that some dear pieces always remain old favourites x