As someone who has always been a little conscious of my stomach area, shift dresses have always been the favourite go-to shape of choice when it comes to picking out the fit. I’ve become ever so slightly more adventurous since losing weight over the past couple of months, in fact – several months ago, I would have never been confident enough to post pictures like this – however, I still stick to the shapes I trust.
When Izabel London got in touch a couple of weeks ago and suggested working together, once again – I gravitated towards a shift dress, however this one – had a bit of a twist, colour wise anyway. With a monochrome black and white almost-damask style pattern, it could be mistaken for a bit boring – especially when summer is the season to break into the colour palette, however with a neon pattern on the hem and shorter sleeves, it makes for the perfect shift – with a twist! See what I did there…
I love how comfy and flattering this dress is. I actually wore it to a celebratory lunch at the Luton Hoo Hotel, a gorgeous manor house about five minutes away from my mum’s house. I stayed there overnight last year (review here) and it was honestly the most beautiful, tranquil and luxurious place I’ve ever been. If you ever fancy feeling like a princess for the day (or night), this is the place you need to be. I normally find old manor houses and hotels a little pretentious, however this place is friendly – despite the grandeur.
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I’ve got it in a 12, however it’s actually pretty big so I could have afforded going a size smaller if I’d felt brave enough. In a way, I think it’s actually nice to have a bit of leeway in the tummy area – especially if you’re dining out and indulging a bit! There’s no harm in that…
The site itself wasn’t one that I’d heard of before, however it actually offers a really nice selection of wearable, pretty and flattering dresses, as well as shoes, knitwear, accessories and coats. I’m due to shoot another dress of theirs very soon (this time, I’ll be even more adventurous – just you wait), so if you fancy a nose – feel free to head on over!