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A Witchy dress for beyond Halloween

a dress for beyond halloween

If you were to imagine what a witch might wear when she’s off-duty but still wants to identify as a witch, then this dress would be perfect! I didn’t buy it with Halloween in mind, but pair it with a pointy hat and you’ve got yourself a costume! Knowing I would be in America for Halloween this year, this is the dress I packed and wore on the day, but I wore it other times as well….

black witch dress

pagan clothingblack floaty dress

The photos for this blog post were actually taken a year ago in the wonderful Autumn gardens at Stourhead in Wiltshire. I’m always catching up on photo shoots, but this dress is still available from Amazon:

The dress is by a brand called Anself and is made from two layers of cotton, the underneath layer falling slightly lower and dropping at the back. I love simple touches like this on a dress; it just makes the design a bit more quirky than your average fashions!

witchy pagan dress

The loose floaty style of this dress is lovely and ethereal, but I have to admit, it probably isn’t the most flattering in the world. It hides everything though, so when I’m having a tummy self-conscious day, this is the perfect item of clothing! I like it a lot and actually bought the same dress in red, which I wore to Stonehenge on Summer Solstice.

Witch dress

Do I even need to mention the fact that I’m wearing my Timberland boots with the dress? (If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know I wear these boots with everything throughout autumn / winter!)

Visiting Stourhead in Wiltshire

Black dress detail

Styling a plain black dress

I accessorised the outfit with a subtle flower crown for pagan nature-spirit vibes. The look was perfect for frolicking though the autumn trees, and maybe I was giving off the right aura because a robin flew down and came closer to me than one ever has done before. I’m sure it considered hopping onto my hand. It stayed nearby for ages and was quite distracting when we were trying to take outfit photos!

Pagan fashion photo shoot

Black cotton dress

Black maxi dress

Here are some other outfits from Asos you could buy now and style as every-day wear, but would also work well when Halloween rolls around next year:

Ps. If anyone has that moon and stars dress that Marks and Spencer sold out of last year in a size 16 or 18 and wants to sell it, please get in touch!

Linking with Not Dressed as Lamb .

If you’d like to see the dress in video, here’s my lookbook:

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  If you know me, then you’ll know I am a person who happily trundles on in life, getting on with things as pleasantly as I can, doing as much as possible to avoid drama or confrontation. However, I think someone linked to a blog post I wrote over year ago, as I’ve come back from holiday to a flurry of angry comments on the post called OSHUN – THE STORY OF MY CLOTHING BRAND, AND THE YELLOW DRESS INSPIRED BY BEYONCE’S IN LEMONADE. I thought I would respond to those comments in a blog post, rather than reply to them individually, as hopefully I will explain myself and my opinions in a more complete and thought-through way. So to understand what I’m about to talk about, you might want to have a look at that post first and have a read of the recent comments below it. In summary though, it was written at a time when Beyonce appeared to be channeling the ancient African deity, Oshun, so I wrote a bit about her for those who hadn’t heard of her before, and explained how I came to choose her to name my clothing business and a dress after. I wrote a brief message a couple of days ago addressing this on my Threads of a Fairytale website, and if you don’t mind, I’ll quote it now as an introduction: “Hello! I’m back from holiday and had a wonderful time exploring the Acropolis and other ancient remains and ruins around Greece and Albania and have come home full of inspiration. Three new goddess dresses influenced in design by ancient Greek attire will be appearing in the Threads of a Fairytale shop very soon – one in pink, one gold, and one in a mottled green and grey – all pure silk chiffon. I will continue to be inspired by religions and cultures from all around the world; ancient and modern, because that’s the way art grows, develops and nourishes one’s soul and interest. The term “cultural appropriation” seems to be more in fashion than fashion itself at the moment….If you’re a regular visitor to this page, you’ll know that I changed my clothing business name from Oshun to Threads of a Fairytale a couple of months ago and explained my reasons here. And no, the change had nothing to do with cultural appropriation because I’m sorry, I simply don’t agree that it’s a problem here. We have been influenced by our neighbours of all colours and heritage since time began and I think that’s a wonderful thing. Segregating oneself and not allowing this to happen comes from a place of ego, not from a place of good”. If you are going to comment here or on facebook (or anywhere), I would appreciate it if you take the time to read this whole piece to fully understand where I’m coming from, and hopefully even take a minute to think about some of my points. I haven’t written this to try to get anyone to change their opinions – of course we’re not all going to agree, but I want to say at the beginning that I have listened to your comments; looked into them further, and really given it some thought from all points of view before writing this……

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Stylease

Your outfit matches perfect with the destination <3
I would call this outfit pretty 🙂
xo
Esha
https://www.thestylease.com/

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Helen

Thank you Esha 🙂 Yes the photos were taken at Stourhead gardens and there’s loads of interesting follies and architecture for ideal photo backdrops!
Best wishes
Helen

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