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.
I’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.
These 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!).
This 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?