Houndstooth?! I always thought it was Dogstooth? Oh well…
I’ve somewhat been out of the blogging game for a few weeks now; trying to think up new interesting ideas for myself and readers. I’ve also taken a break from my other blog, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Challenge as I haven’t found the perfect outfits at a suitable budget yet!
Anyway, I thought I would kind of do something on a similar wavelength, and incorporate with something a little different. And after constantly seeing the gorgeous outfits of the Duchess of Cambridge literally everywhere – I thought I would start a segment, ‘How to dress like a modern day princess’.
I would also love to dress like a traditional princess, but ballgowns and crowns would be very pricey to wear every single day!
I’ve had a fringe for a few weeks now; and always wear it in the same way it was cut. Short, to the side – inspired by the very Short Audrey Hepburn fringe.
However, as pictures surfaced of the beautiful Duchess Of Cambridge emerged with a new hairstyle – in what people are calling the ‘gringe’ – a ‘grown out fringe’ , which is utterly a horrible portmanteau in my opinion. (Highlighted by the headline, Holly Willoughby shows off her ‘gringe’)
Despite the horrible name, which I hope does not catch on, I was instantly interested in the new style I love Duchess Catherine ‘Kate’ for numerous reasons (which would utterly distract me from the aim of this post) – but whether you are a ‘monarachist’ or not – you can’t really deny the fact she has a beautiful style!
The first photo suggested a change of hairstyle, however I thought it just looked like a general centered parting hairstyle – and I really couldn’t understand the initial social media hype.
Anyway, after seeing the style again days after, I got more of the impression of the fringe – and loved it! I realised I could wear a similar style but moving my own parting from the side to the centre…
‘My fringe is less flicky and it disguises the roots better!’ – centre fringe = success!
I was also taken in by the beautiful dress the Duchess is wearing. I’ve done my research – It’s a Ralph Lauren product, so then I got sad and decided to not check out the price! (And as I typed that, I did a little tab click onto Twitter and the top of my feed was a tweet dedicated to the dress!)
However, the ‘Houndstooth’ style (I can’t get used it it, I always call it Dogstooth) reminded me I own a dress of the same pattern; so I dug it out and decided to be a Princess for a few hours.
My bodycon Missguided dress is a different shape to the Ralph Lauren version – with the latter being more of a modern teadress with a collar. However the pattern is such a sophisticated and timeless style that I think my £15 version is a very good alternative! I added a separate black belt to enhance the waist line and added plain kitten heels.
Unfortunately, I’ve had this dress for a while so I’m not sure that the same one is still sold on the website! However, I believe that any dress with this pattern would work, and as the ‘Houndstooth’ is making a come back to the fashion world – I don’t think you would have difficulty finding one!
If you’re not a fan of the pattern, then I’ve found another alternative which is a more similar shape to the dress. I was having a flick through twitter and saw this amazing dress – it’s a Primark dress! I love the traditional pussybow collar – team it with a black belt and it’s perfect!