23 November 2012

Bombshell by Katya Wildman: My Latest Obsession!

Designer Katya Wildman
Katya Wildman in her own (fabulous) design

Have you heard of the Bombshell dress? I first came across it here, where the bold bird print (that's it below!) first caught my eye. I soon realised that all the Bombshell dresses shared a similar 1950s aesthetic, with a sweetheart neck line and nipped in waist, so I did a little digging.



Bombshell by Katya Wildman
>Photo credits: Javelin/Bombshell/Daily Mail 
The dress was born when costume designer Katya Wildman couldn't find a dress that flattered her curves - so she designed one, complete with clever draping and secret panels. Its figure flattering ways soon amassed an army of devoted fans - Nigella Lawson chief amongst them - and the dress is now available in a wide range of prints and styles, from size 8 to 18. They all feature the signature neckline, gentle ruching and nipped in waist - and they all look to die for. I am seriously in love and have spent hours poring over the different patterns and prints online.

They are pricey though, coming in at £200+, so while I'm seriously tempted to invest, I'd love to hear from someone who has first-hand experience of the brand.

What do you think, are you a fan of this glamorous 50s style?

24 comments:

Adele said...

The dress shape is gorgeous, I'm sure you could find a cheaper version on the high street!
Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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fluff and fripperies said...

But would it be as flattering Adele? I want those secret panels!!

julie said...

I have a stop staring dress (this one)and although it has no internal support and i feel better if i wear control tights, it's still flattering because of the gathering at the tummy and the crossover type top. It's still not that cheap though! It'd probably be worth forking out for one of the katya ones if you think you'll get decent wear out of it...

Sam said...

The dress is such an iconic style, definitely enhances an hourglass...love it on others but wouldn't suit me.

Eimear Mc Keown said...

I love that elegant 50s style, the blue long sleeved dress with the red accessories is beautiful. This dress from Asos is a bit similar to the original Bombshell, the gathered skirt would hide a multitude! x
http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Wiggle-Dress-With-Off-Shoulder/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2532446&SearchQuery=off%20the%20shoulder%20dress&Rf-300=2077&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black

dudara said...

I'm intrigued, but I'm a bit hesitant of the crossover style. That type of thing never sits right on my boobs. I'd love to hear if anyone has tried one

fluff and fripperies said...

Julie, Eimear, those dresses are both beautiful! Though I don't think either would be as flattering/forgiving as the Bombshell looks...what can I say, I'm smitten!

Roxy said...

That dress looks so amazing - I want it in red!

Mandy said...

Classic black for me I think! The designer looks fab!!

fluff and fripperies said...

Classic black for me too Mandy - get yours before me and I will have to hunt you down and kill you! Or at the very least, steal your dress ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the red one. They look so Mad-men kind of slinky!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I think you should invest in one! It'll never go out of style.
My wedding dress had a similar neckline-it's so very flattering on everyone!

Kiss and Make-up said...

I like the style, but not for myself. It doesn't suit me.

Kiss and Make-up said...

I like the style, but not for myself. It doesn't suit me.

Jenny said...

lovely!


X Jenny
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Anonymous said...

I'd definitely wear this type of dress. Looks so feminine and elegant.

LUXESSED

Sarah Lanagan said...

I always thought that Nigella was wearing Vivienne Westwood dresses! LOVE these & I can imagine that the money is really worth it if the cut & shape are good. Any way you can get one sent out & return it if it doesn't look good? I'd invest in one or two - maybe we could share them haha!

Amy said...

I love love love love the whole 50/60's styles! IMO they are made for "real" women with real figures and curves, just like we are meant to be :) I've a couple of dresses with big skirts from Vivien of holloway - some stunning pieces and a little less pricey too :) - http://www.vivienofholloway.com/ <3

Johanna said...

Such a great dress shape and so classic. Love it!

fluff and fripperies said...

Sarah, Nigella wears VW too - at least she did before she discovered Bombshell, she apparently snapped up 12 on a recent shopping trip!

Amy, thanks for the link!

The Hearabouts said...

I love the neckline of this dress! The 50's are the best!

S. - The Hearabouts

Life, Loves...... said...

Just a fab shape for curvys!
J
http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

Sofia said...

Wow! =)

Anonymous said...

These dress Are amazing and look fabulous on and are very durable. I have a few and always get compliments when I wear them. Invest the money. You won't regret it!!
Su
Xxx