The Summer LBD

I have recently promised to make better use of my wardrobe.  Its part of my #PlusSizePromise and I do intend to keep them all – so, last weekend, when stuck for something to wear for meeting some completely amazing blogging gals, I decided to trudge to the back of my wardrobe and choose a piece that I don’t wear very often!

 

In fact, I think I’ve only ever worn this LBD once – for an oh-so-classy night out at a cocktail bar which quickly turned into dancing like a crazy person in a tiny bopper club known for grimy floors and sticky walls.
The dress was from ASOS Tall range, which means it’s a very elegant length on me sitting neatly across my knees.  It actually has a bardot neckline but I moved the straps to offer a bit more support for traipsing around Oxford.
The dress is made from a light jersey fabric that is perfect for warm summer days.  It also means the skirt flows slightly when you walk – a swishing skirt always makes me feel like a 40s movie star!
The dress has a sheer lace panel across the waist.  Unfortunately, it reveals my bra because the boob area is a wee bit small on me, so I wear a beige slip underneath that gives the illusion of seeing skin whilst protecting my modesty.  I got this one from Primark a few years ago.

 

I’m having a blue moment right now, so paired the dress with my ever-so-old blue handbag from Topshop and my mock-suede flats from New Look.
Excuse the strange man shadows … the husband hasn’t quite figured out his angles!
Clockwise from top left: Mookie, Natalie, Hanna, Patty, Becky, Yours Truly 🙂
The wonderful babes that I met with really made a beautifully sunny day even better.  I had a really lovely time, playing in the Primark changing rooms and eating the most amazing brunch before heading to Christ Church for a spot on sunbathing.
Please do check out their blogs as they really are worth a read!

 

Playing in Primarni
An ungraceful picture of my soaking up the sun!
Patty, Becky & Yours Truly, sipping cocktails with brunch!

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4 thoughts on “The Summer LBD

  1. It was such a fun day out and lovely to meet you. 🙂 I loved your dress and it just suits you so well. 🙂 I loved it when we went to the park and you just lied down soaking up the sun. 🙂 Good memories and good laughs. 🙂 We should do it again sometime soon. 🙂 xx

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