Mint Bird Print Flippy Dress – Topshop
After a few months in the fashion wilderness it feels like the dress is back on top, hence me resurrecting Friday Frock. Perhaps it’s me too, after an ages in skirts and tops, fresh bright prints seem right for spring.
Speaking of prints this one is beyond pretty, with a soft grey on mint colour combo and a floaty feel with dropped waist and frilled skirt. I wouldn’t wear it the way the model has – I think it needs some heels, either tougher ankle boots or super pretty courts to make a more polished look.
See you next week readers, it’s going to be a big one
Last week, I chose a dress for Friday Frock that I LOVED, but there weren’t many comments. I know I have said this in the past and a few of you have responded that you don’t have time or perhaps even inclination to comment, but it’s the only way I get any feedback on what I’m doing. Recently I have wondered if Friday Frock has run it’s course and floated the idea on Twitter. The general concensus was that 1. people were watching what they spent and I often choose higher end dresses, and 2. perhaps my choices had become predictable. I must admit, I find it very hard to choose and promote a dress I wouldn’t personally wear, so there must be a contingent of you that my choices don’t resonate with. As a result, this week and every few weeks from now on I’ll be putting together a readers choice selection of dresses, including why you chose them. I actually had more than three this week so will share them in the coming weeks and I hope you’ll send them in as and when I put the call out. Let me know what you think of the new feature!
Charlotte Prom dress – Monsoon
Zip detail ruche dress – Jigsaw
Mexi Floral Dress – Topshop
Time to cast your votes ladies
After last weeks dress which was edgy and interesting, but not represented well by the way it had been photographed, I was left considering some of the comments. Like Kirsty, I find many of the current dress styles cut oddly with a high waist, but really it’s more than fashion that’s the problem. Dare I say it, we’re all getting a little bit older. I don’t want a thigh or bum skimming skirt, or a dress that doesn’t flatter womanly curves. We’re not in our late teens anymore but that doesn’t mean we don’t want flattering, confidence boosting dresses that make us look great. I can find 100 and 1 dresses that fit the bill, but the challenge is in finding the right price. This week I think I’ve done it.
Lace Insert Shift Dress, Topshop £46
I tried this dress on when I was looking for something to wear to the SMV Weddings Launch party in London. I wanted to look grown up but on trend and a bit different to all the Vintage style I knew would be worn there. I spotted this dress in Topshop and was drawn to the cut out detail, flatteringly filled in with lace, and the red/orange shade that I’m currently lusting over.
When worn it’s far more flattering than it’s £46 price tag suggests with more than a whiff of Whistles about it. It fitted my body shape, highlighted the narrowest part of the waist yet didn’t cling anywhere, hit just above the knee and for once, had plenty of room for a decent bust. For those of you sick of teen-esque dresses but not ready for LK Bennet and Hobbs, I’d recommend checking it out.
So what do you think readers?