As mentioned in my last post, Simply Be sent me three dresses to review... You have already seen the African Beat Floral Maxi Dress in a post, earlier this week. This is the second dress. x.
Now, my usual photographer, Mr Darcy, was not available to help me in the last couple of days - so I got a bit creative with the mirror (well, I did a standard reflection shot) and then remembered:
I own a tripod! THANK GOODNESS!
This is a great dress... I might re-hash a couple of things from the video element of this post, but effectively, the dress consists of two parts, I nice form-fitting slip as well as the dress element which is a really light, sheer, georgette fabric. I love that these two pieces are separate as it means I can use the slip with other clothes or even find a lower cut slip to wear with the dress. Also, the slip ends BEFORE the dress does, meaning that your hem line is a little sultry and sheer.
As mentioned in the intro video, I wore this dress on two separate days - today being quite wintry and then also, earlier in the week when the sun was shining. It is light - which means perfect for summer OR easy to layer on an overcast Wednesday. Now, this dress has elesticised sheering under the bust, meaning your waist is cinched in at the empire line - I wore the belt as that's my personal preference - you could easily wear it without one.
The neckline was a bit different for me. It is actually very rare for me to wear such a deep v-neck but then also have a slip, peep through. I know this is a very popular look and I like it, but I am going to need to get used to it.
The garment quality is excellent and the dress is available in sizes 12-32 (although the 26 has sold out). I am wearing a 20 and at 5'5", the dress stops right below my knee.
The dresses I chose to review from Simply Be are all dresses I liked the look of, but are a little removed from my regular purchases. This is good for me as it makes me branch out, but it also makes me look more critically at the garment - as it is something I don't usually see myself in. I liked seeing myself in this dress... if that makes sense!
My final dress might wait for the sunshine again, it is Anna Scholz - and it will be FABULOUS.
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