The Gothic Romance Edit | Valentine’s Day With Chi Chi London

Dress – Chi Chi London The Lottie Dress *

Shoes – Office Tobias Ankle Cuff Heel (Sale £68 to £14.40)

Ring – Pandora June Birthstone Ring
Earrings – Accessorize (Similar here)

Chi Chi London got in touch recently and asked if I would like to one of their New In dresses in a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day look. Of course, I was beyond excited and couldn’t wait to style out a V-Day look for you all.

I obviously had to go for something a bit alternative, because I’m not a massive fan of a generic “girly” look – oh, and I only really wear monochrome. So this made it a bit tougher, but I found the dress for a quintessential Gothic Romance look.

I chose The Lottie Dress* as an alternative to the usual girly pinks and reds, without having to compromise on the shape of the dress at all. Not to say that this look isn’t girly, the baroque silver lace channels feminine elegance whilst adding a twist to typical V-Day style. Plus, the stunning tea dress shape accentuates tiny waists and the bardot neckline adds a graceful and sophisticated feature. The dress features a full mesh underskirt, which makes any lovely lady feel like a Disney princess – yes,even me! The main feature of the dress that I completely fell for is the embroidered sheer material covering the chest and arms – oh my gaaad. It’s safe to say that I almost refused to change out of this dress when I had to go to Tesco to buy my lunch. It’s one of those dresses, girls.

I opted for more clean cut, modern stiletto heeled shoes as I feel like this adds a 2016 edge to the baroque dress design – as if you couldn’t tell already, adding edginess to an outfit is my favourite past time. PS The shoes I’m wearing are currently down to £14.40 in the Office sale!

Keeping in mind that I’m only 5’1″, the dress fit exceptionally well. Usually I find that bodices of dresses end up ruched and unflattering, however this definitely wasn’t the case. Although it came up slightly longer on me than on the 5’9″ – sigh – this really didn’t make much of a difference at all, the fit was excellent, and I felt like a princess. Even if you’re a petite gal like me, this dress will definitely work wonders.

If wearing black on Valentine’s Day just isn’t yo’thang – the dress comes in 9 other colours, so you can seriously get your lace on. Oh and if lace doesn’t do it for you, Chi Chi London have plenty of stunning pieces to choose from.

Would you rock a Gothic Romance look this Valentine’s Day?

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  1. Lucy Earnshaw
    February 7, 2016 / 5:22 PM

    you look lovely! The shoes are just perfect and a fab price! Having to seriously resist buying them! Love, Lucy Lucy Loves

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 7, 2016 / 9:01 PM

      I know right, it was so tempting – I had to give in! xo

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 7, 2016 / 9:02 PM

      Thank you so much for reading, Emily! xo

  2. Sheridan Grady
    February 7, 2016 / 5:48 PM

    This is gorrrrrgeous and you look so amazing in it!

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 7, 2016 / 9:02 PM

      You're so sweet – thank you! xo

    • Yesim
      April 25, 2016 / 6:56 PM

      Hello ! This look is really gorgeous… And i would like to buy the same dress but i heard chi chi's dress sizes are small… I live in Switzerland so the size guide is not the same… My body shape is pretty much similar to yours, so may i ask you what size you bought for this dress ?Thanx a lot 😀

  3. Marsha von Winckelmann
    February 7, 2016 / 6:20 PM

    Your outfit is amazing! And i love your hair! -x-

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 7, 2016 / 9:02 PM

      Thank you so much, girly! xo

  4. Laura Gale
    February 7, 2016 / 7:33 PM

    This is an absolutely beautiful outfit! I love Chi Chi dresses, they're always gorgeous xxLaura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 7, 2016 / 9:03 PM

      I know right, the detail is to die for! <3

  5. Louise Williams
    February 7, 2016 / 8:47 PM

    I love this dress. If I was going to pick a valentine dress, this would be it! I love the lace, the colour (forever wearing black!) and the detailing is amazing!Lounaturallybeige.comxxx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 7, 2016 / 9:04 PM

      It's dreamy, right? All the heart eyes! xox

  6. Gemma
    February 8, 2016 / 10:37 AM

    This dress couldn't look more perfect on you hun! XX

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 8, 2016 / 11:02 AM

      Thank you so much, Gemma! <3 xo

  7. Jenna Lloyd
    February 8, 2016 / 3:27 PM

    Wow you look incredible!What a steal with those shoes…Jenna| |

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 9, 2016 / 10:49 AM

      Thank you, Jenna! <3I know right, bargain! xo

  8. Olivia Watts
    February 8, 2016 / 3:40 PM

    I absolutely adore the shoes! Your photos are stunning too! Slightly in love with your hair not going to lie! Ox

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 9, 2016 / 10:50 AM

      Thank you so much, Olivia – that means a lot! xo

  9. Emily
    February 8, 2016 / 5:50 PM

    You look absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful dress, literally never see anything like this on the high street! Those shoes are beaut as well Emily xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 9, 2016 / 10:51 AM

      I know right, it's so effortlessly unique! xo

  10. Hollie Garner
    February 8, 2016 / 6:15 PM

    what a fab outfit,i love your dress,love your heels and you look amazing! I honestly think that Chi Chi have the nicest dresses ever xx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 9, 2016 / 10:52 AM

      They definitely do – totally felt like a goth princess hehe xo

  11. Hannah Cornish
    February 15, 2016 / 2:10 PM

    Oh my god you look insane! Insaneeeeeely good, such a gorgeous dresshannatalks

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 16, 2016 / 1:51 PM

      Thank you so much, Hannah! xo

  12. Beth Griffiths
    February 24, 2016 / 1:14 PM

    This dress is beyond gorgeous. You look stunning and I am in love with the lace detailBeth xMermaid in Disguise

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      February 28, 2016 / 1:14 PM

      Thank you so much, Beth! xo

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