An End Of Sale Bargain Dress From Lovedrobe

As one season ends, you can really find some exceptional sales bargains, particularly when Summer hasn’t been as good as we would’ve wanted. Sales can be a minefield for those who impulse buy, you can end up buying a lot of fashion trends that you then don’t wear, but for savvy shoppers you can get pieces that can work transitionally into the next season, or are worth keeping for your next holiday or for next Summer.

A case in point is Lovedrobe, who have some amazing sales bargains at the moment. One such bargain is the Lovedrobe GB Black Poppy Print Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress, which comes in sizes 14-30 and is now half price at just £19. A beautiful Spanish style dress with more than a touch of flamenco about it, this is a stunning gown with a Bardot style off the shoulder look but with shoulder straps too,

Lovedrobe GB Black Poppy Print Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress now £18 Click to visit Lovedrobe

The print of this dress is classic and would definitely work as a transitional piece, it is actually quite a dark choice for Summer and is much more suited to Autumn, where it could be worn layered over a polo neck or a long sleeved t-shirt for a bohemian look. The fact that it is fully lined also makes it warmer than you might think.

There are a few things you need to be aware of with this dress. The first is that the style is soft and flowing which means you could size down. I chose a size 16, but a 14 would definitely have been a better fit for me, so I decided to add a belt and that felt much more my style. The second is that the dress is long. I’m 5ft 7 and without a shoe with a heel, this touched the floor. I added a pair of 1940s style red wedges which worked perfect, so unless you are very tall, you will need to add some height in order to keep the dress off the floor.

Lovedrobe has some amazing sales bargains that are well worth a look at the moment, you can find all sales buys here.

Transitional Dresses at Simply Be

We are just about to enter the last month of Summer, but it seems like someone forgot to tell the weather. This weekend has felt decidedly Autumnal, and although I for one am hoping that Summer makes a reappearance as August arrives, I have to say I’m not holding my breath. With that in mind, it seems that a post all about transitional dressing becomes a post about dresses you can definitely be wearing right now. Tropical it ain’t!

Simply Be continues to go from strength to strength when it comes to its dress collection. The brand, which stocks dresses in a great range of sizes that covers the plus size spectrum, has a wonderful variety of styles, and includes labels like Scarlett & Jo, Little Mistress, Joe Browns and Glamorous. If you are looking for a new dress, from a floaty maxi style, to a short, flirty skater style, you will be able to find something at Simply Be.

So, when we talk about transitional dresses, what are we talking about? Transitional dresses can still often be in cotton, but the pastel colours often give way to darker shades or block primary colours. Longer sleeves to suit the cooler days are a good idea, and denim dresses are a real great look that work so well with tough looking ankle boot styles. Florals can still work well, with swing style dresses another look that works well when teamed with an ankle boot rather than a sandal. Bardot dresses still show no signs of disappearing, but for an Autumn look you can add a denim jacket or a leather biker style that will give warmth and coverage, without losing any edge of style.

Celebs in Transitional Dresses

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Olivia Palermo

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Selina Gomez

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Alexa Chung

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Nicole Ritchie

Here are some of my fave transitional styles that I think will take you from the end of Summer, and will hopefully work well even if we don’t get an Indian Summer, (Although fingers crossed – eh!)

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LYOCELL DENIM SMOCK DRESS WITH FLUTED SLEEVE LENGTH Click to visit Simply Be

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JOE BROWNS WATERCOLOUR PRINT JERSEY DRESS Click to visit Simply Be

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RED/IVORY FRILL DETAIL DRESS Click to visit Simply Be

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SIMPLY BE TASSEL DETAIL GINGHAM BARDOT DRESS Click to visit Simply Be

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BLACK EMBROIDERED RUCHED SLEEVE DRESS Click to visit Simply Be

 

Friday Fashion – Lovedrobe Stripe Print Bardot Top

There are certain fashion trends that make a comeback after a period in the fashion wilderness, and then decide to stick around. Maxi dresses are one such trend, kimono jackets are another,  and now it seems we must add Bardot tops to the list. They made a reappearance last summer, and show no signs of leaving us, with High Street Stores and online shops full of a range of designs that all have one thing in common, they show our shoulders off to fabulous effect. And this is the major plus point of the Bardot top, because many of us will say we hate our arms, our tummies and our legs, but most of us have no problems with our shoulders.

Lovedrobe has a brilliant range of Bardot tops that show just why this sexy look is one suitable for everyone. Their range comes in sizes 16-30 and shows that this is a style that is as good on a plus size figure as it is on a slimmer physique. Lovedrobe have taken the trend, and have added beautiful flounced sleeves to it, perfect for those who hate their arms. They have also made the tops a little longer, covering up those problem tummy areas and making their tops so good teamed with skinny jeans. Their prints are also unusual and beautiful – in short, this is a range that is a total winner.

 

The Lovedrobe GB Womens Plus Size Stripe Print Strappy Bardot Blouse With Crochet Cuffs is just one of the beautiful Bardot designs that is making Lovedrobe such an exciting brand this Summer. It combines so many elements, from lace cuffs, to an almost business like blue pinstripe, and the addition of shoulder straps too for those who don’t want to feel too exposed. The pretty floral print raises this up – there are lots of pinstripes around this season, but adding a delicate floral print makes this top feel very feminine and pretty.

The lace cuffs give this a sort of vintage feel, and the elastication around the shoulders is comfortable rather  than tight fitting. The fabric is a silky feeling polyester, so many of these styles of top are in cotton, so this is a nice alternative.

As previously mentioned, the top is cut slightly longer which makes it great with jeans, but I have worn mine tucked into a denim skirt and I think that this works well too.  I picked out the red of the print with my shoes, dead ringers for Swedish Hasbeens, but actually charity shop finds that were originally from Tu. (Less than £5). This season’s choker necklaces also work so well with the Bardot style.

Lovedrobe have a really great range of Bardot tops, you can check out more here.