Fashion: “The” LBD from George @ ASDA

I’ve been looking for my perfect LBD for the longest time. I’ve always been a bit funny about black dresses as they don’t tend to be hugely flattering on an hourglass shape so I’m pretty hard to please. I don’t want high-necked, but I don’t want to be constantly readjusting to preserve my modesty. I don’t want it too short or too long. No skater-skirt, no bodycon. Not see-through, not lace, not clingy. Yep, just a short list of requirements here.

 photo 77b2457a-8133-4e90-9c7c-0903a9fa02c4_zpskwqyfkgc.jpgI’d pretty much given up until I opened a parcel from George at ASDA a few weeks ago. I’d been asked to choose a few dresses and I was intrigued by this kimono shape (I actually ordered a patterned one too). Turns out its hugely flattering, incredibly well-made (thick material, it’s an absolute bargain!) and I’m in love.

 photo 4d5d7c0d-9363-4038-b951-6297150a2402_zpsw3ojbvkj.jpgThese pictures don’t do it justice. I was slightly tipsy (as was the camera-man), and these spiral stairs were the only place with just enough light. The angles are slightly dodgy, making me seem like I was slightly exaggerating in my post last week, and the colours a bit orange-y (though yep, my hair is ginger and still wet!).

 photo add3c071-b04e-4255-99a9-c13d27429314_zpsaaw7bblv.jpgThis dress proved perfect for a chilly BBQ partnered with red accessories and a red lip (my party look in action!). I’m looking forward to adding lacy tights and heels for a night out, and I can imagine it looks great with sandals too. I’m almost tempted to buy a back-up, especially as it’s current half-price at just £8. And the perfect bonus? It packs really well, surviving being shoved in my case last-minute. If this isn’t the perfect LBD, well, I doubt it exists!

Do you have a favourite party dress? Have you ever bought clothes from a supermarket?

  • olivia

    Wow, that dress looks absolutely great on you! I’m pretty much the same, with my big list of dos and don’ts when it comes to picking dresses, so I think this would be right up my street. I also love how you’ve styled it, with all the red. It’s very subtle, but very effective! Great post 🙂 x

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you so much – your comment means the world to me! x

  • Jennifer K

    That looks really good on you! It’s probably not a dress I’d see in store and even think about, but that shape is really flattering 🙂 The red belt is an excellent addition – you look so lovely in these photos!

    Jennifer x

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    • ninegrandstudent

      I agree, it can look like a bin bag on the hanger! Thank you so much lovely! x

  • This is really lovely! I’d never have guessed it was from ASDA, it looks more expensive x

    Josie’s Journal

    • ninegrandstudent

      It’s such good quality material too, absolute bargain! x

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