Sunday, 30 August 2015

A dress fit for a Queen

This month has been quite a busy social one for me with weddings and birthdays to be celebrated.  I am one of those people who can't wear the same dress twice, more so when it is an event to be celebrated with a similar group of friends.  Thankfully House of Fraser were on hand to help me out with my little predicament and with these two fabulous dresses from the plus size dresses range.

A dress fit for a Queen

The Dorothy Perkins Leaf Print Sateen Fit And Flare Dress is shown on the left is currently on sale here for just £20 and it is an absolute bargain.  When wearing it, there is a zip which runs the length of the back, it has a rounded collar, short sleeves and is Fit and Flare designed meaning that it pulls the waist with a ribbon is and is really flattering.  I really love the leaf design which also uses the colours blue and yellow and can, therefore, be accessorised really easily.
A dress fit for a Queen
A dress fit for a Queen
A dress fit for a Queen
The Black and white floral Samya Pleated Botanical Print Dress is again a dress I absolutely adore.  As with the first dress, it is again a fit-and-flare style dress featuring a belted waist and box pleated skirt making it really flattering. It uses a back zip fastener, has a rounded collar and is also sleeveless.  

As a black and white dress, it can be as dressed up as casually worn as you find comfortable.
A dress fit for a Queen
A dress fit for a Queen
A dress fit for a Queen
With both dresses what I found is the sizing was almost spot on.  Having the belted waist meant I could pull them in at the sides where they were both slightly too big and it then lifted the dresses so they didn't just hang.  When I am buying a dress, for me it is all about fitting around the chest area because if it doesn't fit there, then it can really make an outfit look horrendous.


I am not usually a fan of zips on the back of dresses because of the coldness against the skin, but with these two, I didn't notice them throughout either day of wearing them, nor did I feel overly hot and bothered.



My favourite of the two dresses is the first one.  It fits much more snugly, it is fairly bright and cheerful and I loved the detail on the hem, which I feel complimented the dress.



Have you seen any dresses you have really liked of late?


37 comments:

  1. What beautiful dresses! Hope you've had a fantastic time celebrating all the lovely things on your calendar this month! Here's to many more :) x

    Stephanie | www.ouistephanie.com

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  2. Oh wow, that first dress is absolutely gorgeous! You look lovely in both of these outfits, hope you had a nice time celebrating all your occasions!
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

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  3. They're both so pretty and look so lovely on you! Have fun with all the things to come!

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  4. love the black and white dress, i think monochrome always looks classy and perfect for day or night.

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  5. They are both so pretty - I think I like the top one most, the bit of colour just makes it jump out. x

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  6. I love the pattern on the first one especially!

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  7. Both are lovely dresses and reasonably priced - but I wanted to see your face! Don't be shy ;-)

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  8. They are both lovely dresses....I don't wear dresses often but I could see myself in those x

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  9. You are quite right, fit and flare is so flattering. These lovely examples almost make me want to wear a dress!

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  10. These two dresses look great on you! Also love the patterns, they're perfect for the transitional period between summer and autumn. :)

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

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  11. The dress was very pretty on you... But I wanted to see your lovely face hun! Next time, put on that invisible crown and give us a smile xx

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  12. Both dresses are beautiful. I like the design of the fit and flare. It reminds me of the old A dresses I used to wear when I was younger! Love them!

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  13. I only wear dresses for special occasions. Looks like there are some good sale bargains around at the moment.

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  14. You are right, the sizing is spot on with both dresses. Wit woo Mrs, you are looking gorgeous x

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  15. Gorgeous bargains. I've always been scared of DP sizes, but these prints are lush x

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  16. Love these two nature inspired dresses and picking them up for a steal is such a bonus

    Laura x

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  17. I really like the black and white dress. So good to be able to get great looking clothes in larger sizes these days

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  18. I particularly like the leaf one and both dresses look really smart. Easy to dress up and down as you say.

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  19. They're both lovely dresses but I love the pattern and style of the first one slightly more than the second.

    I hope you had a fab time wearing them x x

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  20. I do love a good bargain and these are lovely. The first one is my fave!!

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  21. They're both so pretty but the ist 1 is just gorgeous ...

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  22. Oooh I love the second one, I'm all about the monochrome at the moment!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Gorgeous dresses, I love the black and white one. They both look great!

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  24. Lovely dresses, we are off to a wedding next month so best start having a look around.

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  25. Oh they're lovely dresses, like the first one especially, Truth be told I'm a bit of maxi dress fan in the summer, kind of live in them :)

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  26. I love the first patterned dress ,very summerish yet dressy x

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  27. I used to think patterned dresses were a no-no unless you're built like victoria beckham. Thank god i wised up, they're now all i'll wear! these dresses look fantastic on you and have really got my attention #wantnow!! X

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  28. I used to think patterned dresses were a no-no unless you're built like victoria beckham. Thank god i wised up, they're now all i'll wear! these dresses look fantastic on you and have really got my attention #wantnow!! X

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  29. They are both so pretty inwillnhave to tell my sister she's been after something similar for ages xx Found you via Facebook comment link

    Www.dream1ncolour.com

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  30. Lovely bargains, I have tried everythingfor5pounds.com recently and I was impressed at how well the dresses fit, as I had no high expectations.xx

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  31. Fabulous dresses! I do like the second one the most though!

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  32. I love the black and white dress. I love the design and I think it would go with lots of my own wardrobe. Great post.

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  33. I love dresses - have several in my wardrobe, but no where to go >_< If you only wear a dress once, what do you do with them afterwards?!

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  34. I love patterned dresses particularly that first one. It looks amazing on you! Xx

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  35. Wow! I absolutely love these dresses, the first is my fave xxx

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  36. These are both such beautiful dresses! To be honest I have found it so hard to find any clothes / dresses I like at the moment - hopefully with the seasons changing all the new collections will be worth the wait :)

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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