Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The perfect striped dress...

I will always have a special place in my heart for striped dresses and this beautiful Boutique by Jaeger dress is my current favourite. I bought it back in July in the sale and have been willing the weather to cool down since then so that I can wear it. You can tell from my beaming face here how much I love it and thanks to its sturdy jersey fabric that manages to smooth over any lumps and bumps without feeling too restrictive, I officially have found 'the one'...

Dress: Boutique by Jaeger, necklace: Dorothy Perkins, tights: Tesco, shoes: c/o Matalan 
The fit of this just demonstrates why it is worth spending that little bit extra on quality clothes; even after wearing this dress doesn't lose its shape! I paid £35 for this, about the same price as the average Topshop dress and this is way more flattering on me! 


 I really wasn't sure how to style this at first, the red necklace seemed to be too obvious a choice but actually it made the outfit a little more fun and more ‘me', red is definitely my favourite colour to wear. I really like Revlon's lipstick and this is their Super Lustrous™ Lipstick' in Cherry Blossom - the perfect red lipstick for daytime...



The best part of this outfit though? The slight V-neck back is lovely (the back is the new erogenous zone dontcha know!) and it is all topped off with a lovely grosgrain ribbon! My ribbon unfortunately needs a few stitches to repair (I think I was a little too eager to unwrap it) but a safety pin is doing the trick until I dig out my sewing kit ;) On the ASOS website, they had the ribbon tied at the front but I much prefer it at the back. It may seem like a sensible dress but still has a little pizazz!


Keep your eyes peeled for my beautiful red lace 'Rosie' dress too (another Jaeger bargain!) I plan to wear it for my birthday celebrations in a couple of weeks and I am very excited!

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11 comments

char said...

This dress looks so lovely on you - you've done well in the sales! I really like the Rosie dress you linked to, will have to keep checking for my size.

Gem said...

so tempted to get that Rosie dress on payday... xx

Sarah said...

This is so lovely, Jaegar have some amazing pieces!
x

daisychain said...

LOVE that dress and I've got my eye on the Rosie one too x

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Love the back of that dress! I think the back/shoulders are such a beautiful part of the body :)

Jo said...

I love the stylish simplicity of a striped dress. It's always worth stalking sales of fancier places like Jaeger as their extra details, like the bow on the make, make the item a bit more special.

The Style Rawr said...

Such a bargain indeed! Sometimes the obvious choice is the right choice, the red works really well. Very chic!

Tara xo

The Style Rawr said...

Such a bargain indeed! Sometimes the obvious choice is the right choice, the red works really well. Very chic!

Tara xo

Sophie in the Sticks said...

such a great dress on you! The quality looks great and the v-back & ribbon are lovely touches. Can't wait to see your second Jaeger bargain x

HighlandFling said...

Hey lil' sailor! You look so cute. I think you are right, the back bow is so much better! I love the slightly dropped back as well, very classy. You are so right about the price too, I love shopping in Jaeger and & other stories etc in the sale, the quality is just outstanding!

Emma x

Elizabeth @ Rosalilium said...

Ooooh, I LOVE this dress. I have serious dress envy right now. It's perfect on you.x

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