I’ve always been rather dismissive of Dorothy Perkins. Their sizing has, in the past, been a little offish and their designs quite boring.
Yet when I received a code for 30% off with free delivery I thought ‘what the hell?’ and set about trawling their site for something worth spending my money on.
I was not disappointed!
This seasons range is brimming with pretty fit and flare tea dresses in some amazing patterns so I was really spoilt for choice.
I’ve always loved a tea dress – they have a relaxed elegance to them and are one of the most versatile dresses on the market: Pair a tea dress with chunky boots and cardigan and it’s great for a shopping spree with the girls; add a blazer and Mary Jane’s and its perfect for the office; throw on some red lips and sky-high courts and your perfectly kitted out for cocktail hour. You really can’t go wrong with a tea dress – which is why I chose this amazing number:
I’m wearing an 18 in the tall version and it fits beautifully. I could have gone smaller at the waist but I feel it would then have been tight across my shoulders and chest area.
The length of the tall is perfect on my, sitting a modest couple of inches above my knee.
I love the muted greys printed on top of the soft pink. To me it screams of vintage tea parties and I quite feel like tucking into a pile of cucumber sandwiches when wearing it.
It has a nice swing to the skirt when you walk and the cotton-elastine blend holds the soft folds that you can see in the pictures.
I’m wearing the dress here with my faithful Phase Eight courts, bought many a moon ago. Unfortunately, the lawn was more than a little soft and I spent most of my time trying not to sink ungracefully into it.
The dress is priced at just £18 and, at such a teeny tiny price, I really cannot fault it.
Have you check out Dotty P’s any time lately? Let me know any favourites you’ve found there!