I've spent most of Winter searching for a plain black dress with a white Peter Pan collar.  But now it's spring and I still haven't managed to get my hands on the covetable frock. Not too much to ask surely? They've been around forever and are a bit of classic. I felt certain that after Coco before Chanel came out there would be loads around. In this scene Coco, played by the too beautiful for words Audrey Tatou, sews an 'orphan' outfit for the posh Emmilienne (played Emmanuelle Devos). She hates it claiming it's too loose and plain until she  soon realises it drives the men wild.

This film is not the reason I embarked on this frock hunt. I've wanted one for years, ever since Courtney Love in her early Hole days wore baby doll version.  Scouring eBay and etsy have proved fruitless. I'm considering making the dress from scratch, but that involves either buying a sewing machine or a trip back to southern hemisphere to use my mum's machine to whip one up.

I may just have to get one of these and wear it with one of my numerous black outfits.  I already have several blouses with a Peter Pan collar but the dress hunt continues...

*Images: Coco before Chanel