A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my favourite picks from the new season pieces at Wallis. (You can read that post here.) The pieces I was most drawn to were the 1940s style tea dresses that came in a range of colours, and were floral and feminine.
The lovely people at Wallis offered to send me one of the dresses to review, and I opted for the bright prettiness of the Red Daisy Fit and Flare dress. This was one that had caught my eye from the start. I love bright colours and prints, and this dress definitely had a real feel of springtime about it. I was really looking forward to wearing it.
This is a beautiful dress. The style is semi fitted, with the top more structured than the loose, flared style skirt. There is a zip fastening on the back, and a removable tie belt that you could replace with something thicker if you wanted to. (I think a patent style belt would look great with this.) The sleeves are capped style, but they are not tight fitting and so the dress is perfectly comfortable to wear.
When I wore this dress for review, the weather was still on the chilly side, so I added opaque tights and a chunky heeled shoe – it certainly wasn’t time for bare legs yet. I think this gives the dress a cute, Zooey Deschanel style feel to it. But this dress would look great with bare legs and sandals come warmer days, and could also look fabulous as a work dress if you added a tailored black (or white) blazer to the look. A fluffy cardigan and Mary Janes could also give this dress the fabulous 40s style retro look that the design suggests so well.All in all, I think this is a really pretty dress that can easily take you from Spring and summer, and from daytime wear to a trip to the pub. With a lovely, elegant shape, this is easy to wear and would be easy and light to pack for summer holidays.
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