The £20 Nude Goddess Dress

In a convergence of universal forces that simply cannot be scientifically explained, two of my favourite things ever met in the aisles of a Glasgow TK Maxx this week.  Greek mythology and bargain hunting are now officially having an affair.

This is an Amanda Wakeley draped cocktail dress, crafted in nude silk. I found it sort of wadded-up at the very end of the sale rack looking sad, with absolutely zero hanger appeal to recommend itself to anyone. I think it was missing a belt. Who cares? I took one look at it's bones, checked the label, and saw that it was a draped, Grecian-inspired dress.  If you are tall and athletic and not always comfortable in hyper-girly evening wear, the Grecian-inspired dress is an excellent choice. It hides a multitude of sins and always looks elegant. Needless to say, I grabbed it and went Gollum-scampering back to the dressing rooms. My precious. 

I always have loved the principals behind the Gods and Goddesses of Greek mythology - it's like the ancient version of separation and division of labour. There's Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, Dionysis, God of High Spirits, Strong Emotions, and Wine (yes!), Poseidon for the sea (and horses !?), and so on and so forth. At least back in those days, if you had an issue, you knew what department to direct your query to. I've been thinking about it, and although most of the good jobs have already been taken, if I were a Greek goddess, I would like to be Veggiedipodes, Goddess of Healthy Vegetarian Snack Foods. It's not the sea, but it's an important job. The people need snacks.

Amanda Wakely Grecian silk dress (not available any longer online), similar / Via Spiga shoes (old), similar

This post has been happily shared with Not Dead Yet Style

Now go, mortal! Find thee a Grecian dress, for it is the will of Veggiedipodes.


  1. You totally crack me up!!! Lately, I'd turn to the goddess of unhealthy snacks... but will be turning to you THIS week as I get back on the healthy train :) About the dress - it is totally fitting for you. And you have absolutely no sins to hide - I have no idea what you are referring to... aren't all goddesses perfect?
    xo ~kim & chloe

  2. Oh how I would love to be over 4'11" and able to carry off the Greek Goddess look! You're beautiful. Love the scenery as well. Sun in Scotland?! Aren't we lucky for a change? x

  3. You're gorgeous, and really funny, but are you tempted at all to shorten that dress just a tad?

    1. That was my fist instinct, yes. However, it is such a delicate fabric, I don't think it would fare well, and I will probably pair it with higher heels anyway. For the photo, I had to choose these because despite the relatively lovely looking weather, the ground I was walking on was really boggy and I was sinking in like a bandit!

  4. Thank you Kristin for explaining why this style works so well for us tall, athletic gals. I have made a black dress almost exactly like your nude one, and I would wear it every day if I could. I just finished a striped version. The possibilities are endless. :)

  5. We have TJ Maxx in the states and I am always surprised at what I find. This dress is gorgeous on you. Love your last picture. Humor is great.

  6. You look gorgeous Kristin and have pulled off this look just like the goddess that you are! Love it!

  7. Goddess for sure, the dress is gorgeous on you!

    blue hue wonderland

  8. I too love Greek mythology and I am so glad it has finally met up with bargain shopping...a match made in heaven...ha! That dress is stunning on you. Good find, so glad you rescued it from oblivion!

  9. Gorgeous dress!! I think the length is perfect.
    Your elegant earrings are a perfect match and it doesn't require any other accessories.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  10. You are indeed a goddess! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  11. Great dress,Kristin. Not everyone can wear nude colors, but you look wonderful.

    Joly Look

  12. Have you read "Gods Behaving Badly" ? Marvelous book, and you are every inch the Goddess. So WOW! Bet your huz loves this one a lot. MY huz loves you in it! All hail Veggiedipodes!

  13. LOL! That last image really cracked me up. All the images before you are looking all steamy and sexy and there you are, with some carrots on a large pitchfork! LOL


  14. beautiful dress beautiful look -paul

  15. hot and sexy look -paul

  16. Very pretty we are all glad you ran into a stunning dress thank you !


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