Picture the scene… a midsummer’s afternoon tea party, where the sun – low in the sky - is giving everyone a honey pot glow (do not look out of the window, this is pure fantasy!) There is green foliage running past both sides of the rolling hill horizon ahead, a white romantic twisted iron table and chairs scatter across the dewy bounce lawn and pink blush rose bushes surrounding the bird table with song. Bottles of pink Prosecco on ice sit glinting in the sunshine and pimms with fruit galore gather in glass jugs, accompanied by freshly squeezed lemonade. Crustless sandwiches jostle with one another on vintage bone china - tuna, cucumber, ham and mustard, cherry tomatoes, sliced scotch eggs and tea cakes all individually wrapped.
The music starts from the stand by the trickling fountain and you walk in… wearing this Richard Nicoll for Topshop long bustier dress, and everyone stares. Tumbling hair pulled gently to the side with an orchid peeking from the ear, dewy make–up, dusky lips and ballet ribbon metallic bronze heels grace the perfect lawn, step by step, on the arm of a handsome Ryan Gosling body double.
The fact this dress is part of the new bridal collection available now at Topshop for £300, makes everything just that more perfect -whether it is your wedding day or a first date. This is why we need this dress…. fantasy turned into style reality.
Fashion Reporter, Sian O’Donnell