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.

Summer is sorted with High Street Outlet

I am continuing my series of reviews of the great pieces you can pick up online at High Street Outlet by featuring a dress that is a perfect summer holiday dress. The Santiago maxi dress was originally a White Stuff piece, and because of the use of cotton, and the tropical halter neck, it is definitely a piece that I will be folding neatly into my holiday suitcase in a few weeks time.

Ex White Stuff Santiago Maxi Halterneck Ladies Dress Summer White Red £18.50 click to visit High Street Outlet

Ex White Stuff Santiago Maxi Halterneck Ladies Dress Summer White Red £18.50 click to visit High Street Outlet

The picture above is just one of the reasons I chose this dress – just how amazing does it look worn casually with flip flops and hippy style beads? I knew this was a dress that could have a double purpose in my suitcase – taking me easily from daytime sightseeing and lunch at a beachside cafe, to the evening at the bar with a slightly dressier sandal, and clutch bag.

DSCN7307[1]The dress is halter neck, but this is adjustable so, if like me, you like a little more support in that area, this is easy to achieve. The dress has a side zip fastening and is also lined with a thin layer of cotton, which means that although this is a summer dress, it is not see-thru. I love the a-line styling  and the Aztec style print.

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The dress has white, pink, teal and red running through it, which means it would be easy to team this with a host of colours. I wore this with tan sandals from Tods and a pair of Guess sunglasses for this review, and I think this is how I will style it when I wear it on holiday too.

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High Street Outlet currently has a great selection of pieces from White Stuff which they are selling at up to 70% off recommended retail price. (Click here) The Santiago dress is available in all sizes from 10-18, and there is a similar dress if you prefer blue to red. (You can find that dress here.)