Don't Be Scared, But You're About to Fall in Love With The Vampire's Wife

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You know that overwhelming feeling you get when you see something so pretty it physically consumes your entire being? That's exactly how I felt when I first laid eyes on a dress from The Vampire's Wife. Although I wasn't able to try on or touch the dress at the time (since I was looking at it on my computer), the garment made me feel something. The dress silhouette itself wasn't necessarily ground-breaking, but the print, material, and drama of it were. How could you not stop to fawn over a two-tone ice blue and pale pink midi dress adorned with peppy ruffled hems and a glitz that could make a crying baby smile? It's simple—you can't.

In a desperate hunt to discover more about this brand, I stalked its website and researched as much as I could about the designers and the intention behind the brand so charmingly called "The Vampire's Wife." Considering everything put out by the label looks exactly like something a real (whatever that means) vampire's wife would actually wear, this task hit a level of immediacy I'm a little embarrassed to admit. Intrigued yet?

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Getty Images; PICTURED: Susie Cave, co-founder of The Vampire's Wife, attending the Dover Street Market open house wearing The Vampire's Wife. 

The brand informed us that "The Vampire's Wife is a womenswear brand founded by Susie Cave and business partner Alex Adamson. Titled after an abandoned book project by Susie's husband Nick Cave, rather than seasonal collections, the brand works in timely drops of new colors, fabrics, and styles that speak to the brand's subversive femininity. The pieces are timeless, luxurious, and look to highlight and accentuate the female silhouette. Centered around dresses, the brand has recently expanded into handbags and limited-edition T-shirts. American Vogue describes it as 'beguiling and romantic,' and the dresses are highly coveted by luminaries from the art, film, fashion, and music worlds, with Florence Welch, Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ruth Negga, Chloë Sevigny, Chloë Grace Moretz, Salma Hayek, Keira Knightley, and Kylie Minogue, among others, often wearing Cave's designs."

It's stories and pieces like these that make fashion feel alive again, and I can't wait for you to shop the brand for yourself. Below enjoy the experience that is shopping The Vampire's Wife and see a few gems from the label's lookbook imagery as well.

Country life meets the '70s.

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16. 

The kind of dress that needs nothing but you to make it that much more perfect. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16. 

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The elevated way to do Gothic dressing.  

When you have a garden party at 2 p.m. but a red carpet moment at 8 p.m. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 14. 

Not sure what to wear with this one? 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 14. 

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Susie and Nick Cave sitting front row at the Gucci F/W 18 show in Milan.

Oh, so unicorns do exist. Got it. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16. 

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Sugar and spice and everything nice. 

The kind of dress you can wear on vacation with sandals or to a black-tie event with heels and jewels. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 14. 

Wallpaper chic. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 14. 

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Welcome to the dark side of the moon.

Are you falling madly in love with this silhouette yet? 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16. 

If your childhood nightgown became a woman. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16. 

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Susie and Florence Welch attending the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds x The Vampire's Wife x Matchesfashion.com party in London. 

Does a better black clutch exist? The answer is no. 

And now, further proof that unicorns do exist.

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 14. 

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The next party I attend, I want to wear a choker and statement earrings. 

Bet you didn't know you needed a pastel metallic gown, huh?

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16. 

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Is this not the most dreamy outfit? 

And closing with a summer dress for good measure. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 16.