Simply Be is an amazing store and something I have found since arriving in the UK from Australia - it has some of the most beautiful, flattering and colourful dresses - and some designers (ah, hello - Anna Scholz and Joe Browns!) on board to boot. I am also excited by the arrival of new designs by Ruby Rocks - my favorite dress sold out in my size before I even managed to THINK about buying it.
Something else exciting? Simply Be is set to launch in the USA sometime in the Summer... making this store even more accessible.
The blog-o-sphere was abuzz last week with the amazing NEW collections out from Simply Be. Christina, of Musings of a Fatshionista did an amazing round up of those collections aptly titled AFRICAN BEAT and HOT TROPIC... Simply Be have sent me the gorgeous African Beat Floral Maxi dress to review - SPOILER ALERT: I LOVE IT!
Basking in the London Sunshine on my way to St. James' Park...
These last few days have seen gorgeous sunshine in London and what better way to enjoy it than in one of the city's gorgeous parks. St James' Park is right in the heart of the city and one of my favourite places.
This dress is amazing. It is made of a Jersey fabric making it just so soft and it feels perfect to wear. This is my first ever Maxi Dress - I felt sexy, summery and breezy. The cut of the dress is extremely flattering with a high empire line, back-ties and a drape the compliments curve - it doesn't hug the body - it kind of glides over it.
Another thing I like about this dress is that it has a high usability factor. I could happily wear this for a walk along Bondi Beach in Sydney (or indeed for a Summery long weekend in Spain) just as easily as it could be worn out to a nice dinner.
I really liked this dress when I saw it on the site (the pinks just grabbed me), but was even more excited to put it on and wear it after it arrived. If you go for this dress, - you will need to think about bra choice. I wore a plunge bra, but it could easily be worn with something a little more conservative too... certainly my "girls" saw some sun.
Now ladies, this dress is selling FAST - still (mostly) available in sizes 12-32 - if you want it, go and get it...
PS - For those who want the stats - I wear a size 20 and the size was TRUE! Also - I am 5'5" and the Maxi was a great length for me.
PPS - Simply Be sent me two other dresses to review - so you'll see those soon too. Yeah! x.
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