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Archive By Alexa #2 – The Eliza Dress

High necklines, swinging A-line silhouettes and thigh-grazing hemlines – yes, there’s a lot to love about the Eliza dress, my second instalment of what I cherrypicked from Marks & Spencer’s Archive By Alexa collection. Modelled on the 1950s original, this updated, reinvented iteration has a distinct sixties vibe about it, not to mention POCKETS. Any dress that I can stash my Oyster card, bank card, and lipstick into is a clear sartorial winner in my eyes.

Alexa was clever with her revival collection, picking pieces that despite having their history firmly rooted in, well, history (some items harking back to the 40s-50s), they can look just as modern and relevant today. Take this little paisley floral dress, it’s unapologetically retro, yet you can pull it out of your wardrobe and throw it on with a leather jacket, trench, boots or mules, and it’ll never fail to charm.

Photography by Rebecca Spencer 

11 comments so far.

11 responses to “Archive By Alexa #2 – The Eliza Dress”

  1. Rachel says:

    these photos are beautiful! That dress is fabulous and looks lovely with those amazing shoes!

    rachel // Style Soup

  2. Natali says:

    You look absolutely breathtaking in this outfit! Love how feminine and trendy this combo is.

    http://lartoffashion.com

  3. Lucy Jane says:

    Love how you've styled this, I just posted a piece on my Eliza dress! I feel like it's definitely taking over the blogger world…

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

  4. Jazzria says:

    Archive by Alexa fulfills all my it shouldn't work but just does dreams – love the mule pairing.

    Jazzria x
    Jazzria.blogspot.com

  5. Ashley Christabelle says:

    Oh that's gorgeous! Really love her collaboration with M&S. x

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  6. Lauren Maria says:

    I'm in love with the frilled shirt from that collection, high necks don't suit me though. you are rocking that dress though. Gorgeous shots
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  7. Alice Beesley says:

    I keep seeing this dress in the window display, it's absolutely gorgeous! You look wonderful.

    Alice
    http://invocati.blogspot.com

  8. Rush & Teal says:

    As soon as I saw this dress released I knew you'd would have to get your hands on it!
    Suits you so much!

    Looking delightful as always Miss Milner! xx

    Allie | Rush + Teal

  9. Emma Fisken says:

    That dress really suits you, you look gorgeous!

    Emma | Reverie de Paris

  10. Nicole says:

    I love these photography's you look amazing! And that dress is stunning xx

  11. Megan Lillie says:

    Oh damn, this looks amazing on you! I love the cut of the sleeves!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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