Monday, 5 May 2014

The Look for Simply Be Bardot Printed Prom Dress

As you will recall from my previous post here, I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of Simply Be's new range in collaboration with Look Magazine. And I have been fortunate YET AGAIN (I'm a jammy mare me!) because in the post last week was this beautiful little number.
  • The Bardot dress is described on the website  as "Forget your little black dress – for us, things are taking a bolder turn this spring. Our galaxy splatter print looks as though it could be straight off the catwalk. This is one of our stand-out favourites. Centre back-zip fastening detail."

At the launch I fell in love with the print of the dress and I think we can all agree that I was right to do so! 
I actually put a net skirt under the dress to add some extra fullness, however, the pleats give a lovely flare even without this. The waist nips in just at the right place (my favourite thing about Simply Be is that they really cater for my body shape), the sleeves have plenty of room and the neckline is just luuuurvely. The only thing I would change about the dress is the length. I wish it had been available in the tall range as ideally, I like a full skirt to fall mid calf. However, I am aware that I'm rather tall so this wouldn't be as much a problem for everyone. 
I've accessorised for a wedding seeing as I have so many coming up this year. For someone who's never liked red, I really have a thing for red accessories! 
Shoes: New Look (last year, similar here)
Fascinator: Debenhams (last year again! Similar here)

Thank you ever so much for the dress Look and a Simply Be, it's such a lovely piece and I can't wait to see it on some other ladies! The rest of the range is here - it really is fab.
Finally, I henna'd my hair again last night with a new recipe (I'm basically a hair chef nowadays) which included:
Lush caca rouge 
Boiling water
Three tablespoons honey
Two tablespoons cinnamon 

It gave it a lovely tone and my scalp feels mega (sexy right...?!?) I'd also tried to do my makeup like Christina Hendricks. I failed. Hence no facial vanity this time. Don't say I never give you a rest...

Em x

14 comments:

  1. This dress is beautiful on you! I know what you mean about length, but I actually think this is really nice at the knee on you. In celebration of your wonderful dress I have spritzed my office with mango body mist.

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    1. You utter nutter. Love the bomber on you, you're so cool it HURTS. PHYSICALLY x

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  2. Seeing you in this makes me even sadder that they don't do it in my size, you look gorgeous!

    Naomi
    Diamonds n Pearls

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    1. It makes me sad too :( You'd look freaking fabulous in it. Come on Simply Be!!!! xxx

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  3. Gorgeous colours on you and loving the hair colour! I love a dress that is that length, hits that magic spot which always looks good.

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    1. Thank you beautiful! My hair has faded SO quickly this time x

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  4. The dress is gorgeous on you! you have brought it to life, it looks like they have changed the dimensions a little (from the original model) but it's totally fab! and with your killer red accessories! love your hair colour too, I looked into home henna from Lush and others, does it really take hours?? I find it hard to wait for my nails to dry x x x

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    1. I leave it on for EIGHT WHOLE HOURS. But it's an excellent excuse to stay on the sofa and not have to answer the door. Also, it smells a bit like soil and trees and I find that drinking red wine reeeeally helps with that x

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  5. Thats dress looks amazing on you! The red accessories really go with it, I wouldn't have thought to put red with blue, but it looks gorgeous.

    The geek shall inherit the earth

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    1. Aww thank you Jenny! I love red with EVERYTHING yet I only seem to accessorise with it. In fact, I don't think I own one red piece of clothing! x

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  6. Beautiful hair colour I used to henna mine years ago, made me feel quite nostalgic. Ace dress too, if only I wasn't so poor and didn't want ALL the dresses

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  7. what a beautiful dress. Thanks for sharing...58eveningdress.

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