Elvi Lace Shift Dress*

Elvi Lace Shift Dress Review*

I’m normally one for dresses that show off my hourglass figure, favouring body con or fit and flare styles.   I have done the slightly oversized thing in the past – but always ruined the lines with a cinching belt to show off my waist.   However, lately, I’ve been looking at cleaner lines with less structuring – items that remain true to my classic style but bypass the need for a vintage pin-up figure.   This Elvi Lace Shift Dress* is just such a number.

Elvi Lace Shift Dress Review

This dark maroon dress has a boxy fit with a straight cut.  The dress is made from a crocheted lace dress layered over a slip of the same colour.   It has capped sleeves and sits an inch or two above my knee.  The dress is closed by a gold zip at the back.

I originally received this dress in an 18 and it fitted fairly well except for the fact that its was very very short on me – I couldn’t bend even a fraction without flashing my knickers. Elvi were kind enough to get a 20 out to me and the length, as you can see it much better.   It also means that the straight-cut style of the dress is more obvious than in a clingy 18.

Elvi Lace Shift Dress Review

I’m wearing the dress here in Winchester at the weekend, layered up with a M&S thermal under slip for added warmth and my Elvi mac – you will be forgiven for thinking that most of my wardrobe is Elvi because it’s true; Elvi is really hitting it on the nail with their collections at the moment and I want pretty much every item they bring out!

I’m wearing it with chunky ankle boots for comfort whilst traipsing around a muddy Christmas market, but I think it will look just as great with over the knee boots for a night out dancing – or with sleek heels and a blazer for work.  It really is quite a versatile piece!

Elvi Lace Shift Dress Review

The dress is priced at just £55 which, for such a well made and versatile item, is really very reasonable.   It’s one of those to see you through the winter and into summer.   That’s the great thing about shift dresses – they never really go out of fashion!

Outfit Details:

Elvi Lace Dress

Elvi Black Mac with Tartan Lining

Scarf (similar)

Ankle Boots (similar)

Fiorelli Handbag (similar)

Have you checked out Elvi yet?   I have some other posts you may be interested in:

Christmas Jumpers ft. Elvi Sequin Pencil Skirt

Plus Size Full Skirts

Elvi Military Trench Review

Elvi Pencil Skirt

C xx

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  1. December 12, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    This dress is divine and YAY you for taking photos with your walking stick. I know you need it to get around and I’m glad you don’t hide it in photos because disability needs to be highlighted more in fashion blogging. xx
    x LoveLeah x

  2. Karen
    December 13, 2016 / 11:02 am

    This dress is really lovely on you – it’s cosy yet stylish and is the perfect fit! Kx

  3. December 16, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    You look beautiful honey. I love the colour and it is so festive too. Great price as well! Xxx