Saturday, October 17, 2015

Outfit of the Day - The Off the Shoulder Number

Now you wouldn't typically wear an off the shoulder number during autumnal/winter months, but I reckon I've managed to take a bardot dress and make it work.
Today I'm wearing:

Coat: Lipsy by Fleur East - Faux Fur Stole Coat - £95
Dress: Lipsy by Michelle Keegan - Floral Print Bardot - £35
Boots: Clarks - super old!
Belt: Topshop - again, very old.
I spotted this dress in the sale and thought it might be something a little different to add to my wardrobe. Whilst I'm not usually one for celebrity endorsed clothing, the print and cut of this dress really caught my eye.
Whilst the dress does come up a little shorter than what I'd normally go for, the addition of black tights and cute ankle booties means I can get away it at this time of year. I love that the all over floral print and sheer sleeves keep things feeling fun and playful, even as the temperature takes a turn.

If you wanted to make things a little more slinky, sheer tights and knee high boots would certainly give things a totally different feel.
The bardot neckline was everywhere this summer which I suppose makes me a little behind in terms of fashion trends, I never was one to follow the crowd though! In any event, this dress has been well constructed meaning that a) I wasn't constantly having to tug the dress down to make sure I wasn't showing anything I shouldn't be and b) the bardot neckline actually stayed that way, I've witnessed many women having to tug at their clothing to keep their shoulders on show as their outfit was constantly riding up.
In terms of fit, I found this really flattering. The waist is elasticated with a good amount of give. The dress does come with a fabric belt in a similar print to the dress, but I prefer using my own belt to ensure that my waistline is really nipped in.
Finally, I want to talk about this gorgeous coat, again by Lipsy and part of their new collaboration with Fleur East. It's a universally flattering camel colour (I don't own anything else like this!) with a soft and fluffy detachable faux fur stole.

It has a slightly oversized feel to it which fits with my mostly androgynous wardrobe. The oversized fit means that I will get away with some serious layering in the event of snow and the faux fur stole adds a slightly 70's twist. RESULT!

How would you style this bardot dress? What do you think of my latest addition to the coat collection?  


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