If you popped along to the V&A's British Ballgowns exhibition last year, then the chances are you'll have found yourself wanting to try on a fair few of the beautiful dresses on display. Whilst this might have proved impossible at the time, Coast's new collaboration with the V&A's Fashion Archive means it now couldn't be easier to capture a slice of the classic, sophisticated style showcased during the course of the exhibition. Taking inspiration from hundreds of designs from the museum's archive, each of the six dresses which comprise the V&A Ballgowns collection captures a sense of timeless elegance, nodding to the trends and silhouettes of the past whilst retaining a distinct contemporary edge. These are occasion pieces which have been beautifully designed and created- worthy of any special party, red carpet, or perhaps even a fairytale ball...
|Top, from left: Lottie Maxi Dress, Blanche Dress, Patience Maxi Dress. Bottom, from left: Phoebe Maxi Dress, Daphne Dress, Cecily Maxi Dress.|
I love how the inspiration behind the collection has become so clear in the finished pieces, and I'm already planning a trip to my local Coast to try on some of my favourites- the Cecily Maxi Dress in particular is just beautiful. Definitely a range to keep an eye out for if you've got anything special planned over the summer!
What do you think of this collection? And which dress is your favourite?
(Image credit: Coast.)