Reviewed – Wallis Red Daisy Fit and Flare dress

March 10th, 2014


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.

Red Daisy Fit and Flare Dress     Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

Red Daisy Fit and Flare Dress
Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

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.

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Dress Wallis
Shoes Melissa Vivienne Westwood (similar here)
Earrings Vintage (similar here)
Bracelet Wallis (click here)

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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.

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Swing Mac M&S (similar here)

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.

More Wallis dresses

Cream Polka Dot Lace Top Dress     Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

Cream Polka Dot Lace Top Dress
Price: £40.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Mesh Top Dress     Was £55.00     Now £52.25 click to visit Wallis

Black Mesh Top Dress
Was £55.00
Now £52.25 click to visit Wallis

Navy Blue Lace Dress     Price: £50.00 click to visit Wallis

Navy Blue Lace Dress
Price: £50.00 click to visit Wallis

Animal Print Maxi Dress     Price: £58.00 click to visit Wallis

Animal Print Maxi Dress
Price: £58.00 click to visit Wallis

 

Orange Floral Prom Dress     Price: £49.50 click to visit Wallis

Orange Floral Prom Dress
Price: £49.50 click to visit Wallis

 

 

 



7 Responses to “Reviewed – Wallis Red Daisy Fit and Flare dress”

  1. Molly Louise says:

    Looks lovely on you! I worry about dresses when I look at them online as I always think they will be too short (I’d seen this one and thought it might, but no, it’s perfect!) I like the navy lace dress too.

  2. Olivia says:

    Gorgeous dress, and the cut makes it flattering on nearly every figure. The animal print maxi looks fabulous too!

  3. GlamRosie says:

    Wow, what a great selection of dresses they have! I love that one on you, looks gorgeous x

  4. I like the print, lovely and bright. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  5. That is really lovely, very pretty print x

  6. Emily says:

    That’s a really pretty dress, you look great! x

  7. […] me, it is again the dresses that I admire most. Thinking towards holiday packing there are maxi dresses that explode in print, […]

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