When I first put this dress on the other day, I was a bit unsure about it. With my less than willowy legs I have always been quite wary of midi lengths but with my favourite pair of heels, I felt surprisingly elegant for a Thursday- usually by that point in the week I have resorted to cosy knits and jeans! This dress is a good compromise, though. The material is lovely and heavy, making it super cosy but thanks to the fact it is a dress, it still looks fancy! Based on the response I had from people (online and off) this has been one of the most popular outfits I have worn for a while. I have never had so many compliments! :D I will definitely be pulling this out again when I am in need of a confidence boost...
|Coat: Marks & Spencer, dress: Marks & Spencer, shoes: Clarks c/o Spartoo, unimpressed face: model's own|
Although I do tend to get quite warm, I really like the fact that this has sleeves, it definitely makes it look much more elegant and actually cuts down on the need for lots of layers. It was a mild day but I was the perfect temperature all day, no mean feat in my office! I really like the black detail around the top of the dress too, originally I was going to add this necklace but actually it looked too fussy. You can sort of see my new glasses here too, I love the gold band across the top of the frames!
A close up of that gorgeous textured material and the waist detail. I can't resist adding belts to outfits (I blame Gok) but anything that has one built in is even better!
I was going to play it safe with my shoes and wear my trusty black heels but I spotted this pair of shoes in the hall as I left and I am so glad that I changed my mind. I think they lifted the outfit to take it out of the ordinary and give it something a little bit more special. I cannot recommend these heels enough, they are ridiculously comfy and although I am notoriously unsteady on my feet, even I can walk comfortably on the slim heel. (Plus the colour is just so jazzy!) I just wish they came in more bright colours, please take note Clarks!
Which outfits boost your confidence?