All photos courtesy Amanda Lee Shirreffs.
The Comeback Dress, or at least it's what I like to call this incredible 90s John Galliano for Christian Dior gown from Shrimpton Couture (click to shop!).
Before trying this on - I had spent several days bedridden with the flu. Of course, with my Mom on speed dial & a succession of Jane Austin adaptions to keep me company.
There's something about the flu that really makes you feel hopeless. Suddenly your fabulous life turns into a slob fest full of salt-free crackers & paint-splattered hoodies. You're just yearning for the morning when you will wake up & feel like a human being again.
Thankfully, when I did - Shrimpton Couture's Dior dress *of utter perfection* was waiting for me to try on. After a few minutes of figuring out what draped where, it was on! The dramatic cuts that lightly curve around your body make it seem as though you've never felt so naked, while clothed. The thigh-high slit & dramatic train add extra theatrics, really securing this as the ultimate Comeback Dress. Whether it's from a nasty flu, nasty ex, or unbearable week - this dress is the bias-cut cure!