My Christmas dress has to be a go-anywhere, do-anything dress that makes me feel confident as well as comfortable. It has to strike the right note; a bit special but not over the top!
It has to strike the right note; a bit special but not over the top! Something I hope for but rarely find.
This year I've decided to wear a dress I showed you 2 years ago. It's such a phenomenon that's it's still available!
A dress I can wear to cook the Christmas dinner; comfortable enough to play with the grandchildren or curl up on the sofa; and striking enough to take me anywhere for drinks or dinner. Not much to ask then!
I look for styles that make me look taller and slimmer - because (haha) that's what I'd like to be!!
If you've got curves of any description the invention of JERSEY was a miracle. But not any old lightweight jersey - a good weighty jersey will skim over your curves and minimise the bumps, slimming as it goes. This dress hangs like a dream - I'm not even wearing an underskirt.
The high ruched waistline provides additional fullness over the tummy for both comfort and good looks and, of course, a high waist always lengthens the legs.
Shoes from Sole Bliss
A V neckline is flattering for any figure. It keeps interest high on the body, and slims and lengthens the silhouette overall.
I naturally gravitate towards plain fabrics or spots/stripes so this animal print in black and nude strikes a perfect balance with a good contrast and a softened geometric design. A touch of black is always festive but the flesh tone adds a touch of daytime normality. It also comes in blue/black.
I'm a cold creature so I love to put on a pair of warm winter tights but this would look great in the Springtime with natural colored tights and nude shoes. In fact I've got a blush colored jacket that will look just right!
This kind of versatility is important to me.
My Christmas dress from Roman Originals sells at under £40, incredible value. Sizing is generous and, for the record, I'm wearing it in a size 10 after adjusting the length of both sleeves and hem. If you're larger than me or much taller, you won't be disappointed.
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