Simply Be Plise Ruffle Midi Dress Reviewed

I am a huge fan of Simply Be. They offer great quality clothing that comes in a really good range of sizes, with the sizing actually being true to size (one of my main bugbears of fashion is when a size large is a size 12!). I also love that the website is a one stop shop, you can get everything from holiday fashion to formal wear, you can find a dress for a wedding, a prom, for sightseeing, or to wear for work. The range is vast and varied and I would defy anyone to not find something they liked, whatever their taste.

My current favourite is the Simply Be Plise ruffle midi dress that seems to be my go-to party dress at the moment. As someone who is pretty obsessed with the 1970s, particularly the Studio 54 era, this is a dress that I can well imagine Bianca Jagger or Jerry Hall wearing as they danced the night away with Andy Warhol. The rich emerald green colour is just vibrant and stunning, and yet, for a dress that can only be described as super glamorous, it is also decidedly comfortable to wear – with no zips or fastenings, and in a super stretchy plise fabric.

Simply Be Plisse Ruffle Midi Dress now £22.50 Click to visit Simply Be

Simply Be Plisse Ruffle Midi Dress now £22.50 Click to visit Simply Be

This dress is perfect for holidays, you can easily team it with a glittery sandal and clutch bag, and the easy pull on style and non crease fabric makes it great to throw into the suitcase. That said, the deep green colour and luxurious plise style pleats also give this a very glamorous feel, and I can easily see this dress being a hit at Christmas parties. I wore this recently to a birthday party, teamed with a heeled sandal and it was a dress that I had lots of positive comments.

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I keep mentioning that this dress is really easy to wear because it truly is. The elastication around the bust means that the dress is secure and will not lead to any embarrassing situations, it stays in place. But the elastic is not tight under the arms and does not leave marks – something I have experienced with other elasticated ‘boob tubes’.

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For the ultimate in party dresses, I can’t recommend this one highly enough, just add a pair of chandelier earrings and some mermaid hair and your set to go, Jerry Hall style circa 1975.

Do you have a go to party dress? Have you tried Simply Be?

Bianca Jagger’s 70s style with Boohoo

If I had to choose my favourite style decade, I would probably choose the 1970s. I am a child of the 1970s (born in June 1974, when The Rubettes were number one with Sugar Baby Love – totally love that song!) and love all the styles of that decade, from Glam Rock to Punk. But the trend I love most from that decade has to be the ultra glamorous, Halston dominated, Studio 54 era.

Studio 54 was the domain of the beautiful people of the 1970s. From Margeaux Hemingway, to David Bowie, via Andy Warhol, Rudolph Nureyev and Liza Minnelli, all the biggest stars flocked to the decadent, disco-era nightclub in New York. But in terms of sheer beauty and trendsetting elegance, the Queen of Studio 54 was Bianca Jagger. And it is her style that we are looking to as we approach Christmas this year, with Boohoo.com channeling the draping, sequins and fluid satin looks of the late 1970s.

Check out some of Bianca’s most iconic looks below, and then enjoy the disco tinged pieces I have selected from Boohoo’s latest range.

Bianca Style

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Bianca’s Studio 54 style at Boohoo

Rylee All Over Sequin Wide Leg Trousers Product code: azz21622 £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Rylee All Over Sequin Wide Leg Trousers
Product code: azz21622
£25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Hayden Bandeau Sequin Maxi Dress Product code: azz20125 £35.00 click to visit Boohoo

Hayden Bandeau Sequin Maxi Dress
Product code: azz20125
£35.00 click to visit Boohoo

Esme Sequiin Long Sleeve Plunge Neck Jumpsuit Product code: azz21723 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Esme Sequiin Long Sleeve Plunge Neck Jumpsuit
Product code: azz21723
£30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Arabella Silky Draped Dress Product code: azz20969 £25.00  click to visit Boohoo

Arabella Silky Draped Dress
Product code: azz20969
£25.00
click to visit Boohoo

Dixie Woven Wrap Front Sequin Maxi Dress Product code: azz19852 £40.00 click to visit Boohoo

Dixie Woven Wrap Front Sequin Maxi Dress
Product code: azz19852
£40.00
click to visit Boohoo

Leigh Satin Strappy Back Wrap Over Jumpsuit Product code: azz21720 £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Leigh Satin Strappy Back Wrap Over Jumpsuit
Product code: azz21720
£25.00
click to visit Boohoo

Maisie Sequin Trim Sleeve Silky Top Product code: azz20643 £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Maisie Sequin Trim Sleeve Silky Top
Product code: azz20643
£20.00
click to visit Boohoo

Cally Glitter Pointed Court Heels Product code: azz20914 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Cally Glitter Pointed Court Heels
Product code: azz20914
£30.00
click to visit Boohoo

Aisha Plunge Full Skater Dress Product code: azz18031 £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Aisha Plunge Full Skater Dress
Product code: azz18031
£20.00
click to visit Boohoo

Kylie Sexy Sequin Strappy Midi Dress Product code: azz21892 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Kylie Sexy Sequin Strappy Midi Dress
Product code: azz21892
£30.00
click to visit Boohoo

Gabrielle All Over Sequin Cowl Back Long Sleeve Top Product code: azz20651 £25.00 click to visit Boohoo

Gabrielle All Over Sequin Cowl Back Long Sleeve Top
Product code: azz20651
£25.00
click to visit Boohoo

Sophie Metallic Plunge Maxi Dress Product code: azz23559 £18.00 click to visit Boohoo

Sophie Metallic Plunge Maxi Dress
Product code: azz23559
£18.00
click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Anna All Over Sequin Wrap Jumpsuit Product code: azz22368 £30.00 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Anna All Over Sequin Wrap Jumpsuit
Product code: azz22368
£30.00 click to visit Boohoo