Sunday, 24 March 2013

I'm A Barbie Girl... 5 Ways to Wear a Cartoon Print Dress

I've been referred to as Barbie by friends and strangers alike for the last 10 years. It had admittedly been my ambition to become as much like the fantastic plastic one as possible from the age of 4, so, although I have spent much of the last few years tweaking my clothing choices (and poses!) in an attempt to avoid looking like a Mattel product, and tease at least a modicum of "edge" from my look, I'll still grab any opportunity to unleash my inner doll... I've been coveting the Miss Selfridge Barbie collection for some time now, but wasn't sure whether I was prepared to fork out £20+ for jersey basics, so when OMG Fashion offered to send me an item of my choice, this amazing midi dress immediately caught my attention - had. to. have. it.

I'm a bodycon midi addict at the moment, as you may have noticed - there's a mini version of this dress too, but knee coverage = guaranteed grown-up sophistication, however play-school appropriate your print of choice may be... right?! At £15, this is majorly good value, super comfy, and surprisingly versatile. My only gripe? I wish it was a little more fitted at the waist - if pulled straight, it "tents" a little unflatteringly from bust to hips, but, worn casually ruffled, cinched in with a belt, or even layered under a top or longer midi as a faux pencil skirt or T-shirt, it's perfect.

If you're not quite brave enough to go top-to-calf Barbie, there's a super cute long-sleeved crop top with your name on it (well, if your name happens to be Barbara). And if you're more of a Batgirl, check out these amaze leggings, body and dress, all well under £20... My (rather ill concealed) inner child is going to be very happy this season!

Casual Barbie

Dress: c/o OMG Fashion, Trainers: River Island (Past Season), Jacket: H&M (Past Season)

Glam Barbie

Dress: c/o OMG Fashion, Shoes: Primark (Current), Belt: H&M (Past Season)

Moshpit Barbie

Dress: c/o OMG Fashion, Hair Band: Boohoo (Current), Belt: New Look (Past Season), Boots: Peacocks (Past Season)

Vintage Barbie

Dress (worn as skirt): c/o OMG Fashion, Jumper and Belt: Primark (Past Season), Shoes: Marks & Spencer (Past Season)

Ballerina Barbie

Dress (worn as top): c/o OMG Fashion, Skirt: Izabel, Head Band: Primark, Shoes: Jimmy Choo (Past Season)

Have you ever bought anything from OMG Fashion? Will your inner child be clad in cartoon and/or doll print this summer?

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  1. I love this dress! You have styled it so well, i love how creative you are and made it into a top and a skirt!

  2. Actually all the pics are very creative, but 6 & 7 are my fav.

    I think you can helm the length a bit to come up over your knee. What do you think?


    1. Thanks Monica! I can see what you mean, but I do like the length actually - if anything, I was hoping it would be slightly longer, as it's well below the knee on the OMG model!

  3. I love how you style all teh outfits in your posts, I don't comment much but I'm always reading & looking :) Love the last one with the long white dress x

    1. Aw thank you honey, that means a lot :)

  4. that dress is totally rock it

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  6. Ballerina Barbie is amazing - this is SUCH a great post!

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  7. Wow the Barbie dress is incredible. Can't even explain how much I love it, it is amazing. I adore it especially with the ballerina skirt. It is so pretty.