Forever Amber UK fashion blog: retro autumn outfit

Heartbreaker Fashion Super Spy dress in blue

Heartbreaker Super Spy dress blue

[Wearing: Heartbreaker Super Spy dress in blue c/o BettyLicious | New Look shoes and belt | Dune studded clutch bag]

I really wish I had a black beret to wear with this dress. Not just because it’s called the ‘Super Spy’ dress, and obviously (OBVIOUSLY) all spies wear berets (I mean, don’t they?), but because that’s how it was styled on the BettyLicious website (Edit: It WAS styled with a beret, but now it’s me! Don’t worry, the store asked permission for this one!), and as soon as I saw the photo I was all, “Why do I not own a beret? Note to self: BUY BERET. STAT.”

I may not have the beret (yet), but I do have the dress, which was sent to me earlier this week by my new online obsession,  BettyLicious. If you’re a fan of retro-inspired fashion, you probably already know that many of the big brands are hard/expensive to find here in the UK, so I’m always thrilled to discover a new source of some of my favourite brands (they also sell Betty Paige dresses and Esther Williams swimwear, both of which I just can’t get enough of. Ever.), and I was even more thrilled when they offered to let me choose something from the site . This dress seemed the most autumn-appropriate (I did have to add a cardigan over the top after a while, because my arms get cold unless every square inch of skin is covered, and needless to say, my coat was waiting for me in the car!), and I’m a sucker for anything with a stand-up collar, so it was an easy choice, and I love how comfortable it is, while still having that retro feel.

Now I just need that beret. And maybe a trenchcoat. Spies still always wear trench coats, right?

(P.S. This dress photographs as baby blue, but it’s a little more of a petrol blue in real life. Both great colours, just something to be aware of if you’re ordering it!)

Super Spy dress by Heartbreaker fashion


  1. Yes, spies definitely have trench coats. I recently bought a trench coat and it was named my Spy Coat by one of the guys at the gym when I got there. So that MUST be a thing.

  2. Hey Amber! Long time lurker here coming out of the shadows 🙂 Love the dress and you look great as always but after clicking on the site you bought the dress from, I’ve noticed they’re now using your image as the image for the dress. I know you’ve had problems with people stealing your pictures before and I’m not sure if you’ve ok’d this but I wanted to give you a heads up regardless 🙂

    1. Oh no, it’s OK, they did ask permission to use the picture, and I was happy to give it! Thanks for the heads up, though – I’ve had quite few retailers use my photos without asking lately, so I always appreciate people letting me know!

      1. I noticed after commenting that you had said they offered you a choice of something from the site – my bad, I clearly don’t have my observant head on today! Well, in that case you look great and the dress is gorgeous. And thanks for the tip on the site!

  3. I totally didn’t get the parenthetical ‘EDIT’ until I clicked the link… And there you are, now I get it! 🙂 Very pretty dress! It is hard for me to find/afford the retro style dresses I am looking for, so I have taken to making, I mean trying to make them. I have a ways to go but in the mean time, I am enjoying finding inspiration.

  4. You look absolutely stunning! The dress is gorgeous! And congrats on your debut as a model 😉 Nice that they asked for your permission to use you as their model for the dress…

  5. New reader here!
    Could you please tell me the brand and name of your sunglasses? I love the cateye style, but that they’re big at the same time! (Classic cateyes are way too narrow for my face)

    Thank you!

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