Sunday, 6 November 2011

Little red dress...

I think Zara's bodycon, fit and flare dresses became ubiquitous on bloggers a while ago and I can totally see why! The material is sturdy enough to keep you sucked in in all the right places but skims neatly over all of those lumps and bumps you would rather not draw attention to. 

Dress:Zara, belt: New Look, tights: Primark, brogues: Primark, leather jacket: New Look, hat: River Island
The shape of this dress immediately made me think of Sarah [a girl after my own heart with her overflowing wardrobe of dresses!] especially with the addition of sleeves! The swooshy skirt was just an added bonus! 


In an attempt to tone down the girlishness of the dress, I paired it with my trusty opaques and brogues. I was never a fan of brogues but had to buy some for work and I like the way they add something a bit different to an outfit. With the combination of the brogues, the bright red of the dress and the leather jacket, I felt super confident and ready to take on anyone...


Red is definitely a colour that I am drawn to, I love the contrast with my dark hair and pale skin and it always makes me feel super confident. It is one of those shades that forces you to walk a little taller and meet everyone's eye, ideal for when you need a bit of a boost or pushing out of your comfort zone!


Although I have never been a fan of leopard print, this belt has helped to change my mind, I love adding it to plainer outfits for a bit of excitement.


 I guess the same could be said for this hat! I loved it when I wore it to play Poohsticks and it is guaranteed to be a conversation starter whenever I wear it... not bad for an impulse buy from River Island!

What colour always makes you feel confident? How do you jazz up plainer outfits? 

P.S. The gorgeous Amy has featured me HERE to celebrate her lovely blog's second birthday, stop by and say hello!

16 comments:

fritha louise said...

You look lovely Maria. The dress really suits you, both the shape and the colour. The leopard belt is the perfect finishing touch.

Pickle said...

I love this red dress! xx

Becca said...

Maria i love the addition of the leopard belt with the dress, it looks lovely x

Caroline said...

I love the little sleeve on it, mean's I'd be happier to wear it without a cardigan! The red really suits you and I love the leopard print belt with it! x

Sherin said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous dress. The red colour is so pretty. And the belt is a perfect accessory for it.

Tumbleweed said...

You look gorgeous! The dress is beautiful, as are the hat, brogues and belt. Also, I really like your hair - is it naturally curly? ♥

Sarah ^.^

Gem said...

Lovely dress that you can dress up or down. Detail on the hat is fab.
I have a lot of plain colour dresses and jazz them up with a bright belts and brooches xx

daisychain said...

Oh boo,
your one of those annoying people who rocks the hell out of red!

Hazzelnut said...

I wish I had your figure so I could wear this dress to justice!

L said...

I like how this one's got a bit more of a stand out flare to the skirt! Nice :)

Fashion Translated said...

How cute are you? Love the outfit doll -- you look fab!!

Fashion Translated

Gillian said...

I love this outfit so much, if I had a leather jacket and a pair of brouges I totally would be copying this to wear tomorrow! I have a similar bright red dress that I hardly ever wear, this is definitely making me want to dig it out of the back of my wardrobe!

Stephie said...

I love this dress! It really, really suits you - plus love the hat, much more stylish than just my plain black one! Maybe I shall steal your wardrobe...

Steph xxx

PinkBow said...

Such a classes style, it will last you for years!!

PinkBow said...

I meant *classic!!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Red suits you so much Maria! And the shape of this frock is really lovely. We should meet up again before Christmas! I never really got chance to chat to you much at the brum blogger meet! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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