Friday Frock O’clock

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?


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10 thoughts on “Friday Frock O’clock

  1. Love this dress, the lace inserts are very subtle and sexy and I love the colour…wonder if it will suit my skin tone and more importantly if its in the tall range!
    Having stopped breastfeeding last Friday (sob) I am so ready to wear dresses infact anything where i dont have to worry about boob accessibility!

  2. Love the dress and colour. But I guess bra straps can be seen through the lace? I find strapless bras really uncomfortable!!

  3. So glad I’m not the only one! And, er, yes you’re right, it’s probably 95% to do with getting older. Sigh. Would love to see this dress on you, I can’t wear orange for love nor money but I bet it would look fab with your colouring. It’s such a tricky balance to find something not-too-young, not-too-old, isn’t it? I think you nail it all the time though – that jumpsuit was amazeballs.

  4. Dress perfection…I think so! Being a ginger, I wouldn’t usually go for this colour but the cut is so beautiful that it has won me over.

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