The Autumn Dress; Very.co.uk

Friday, 7 October 2011
If you get one dress this season, make sure it's a 60's shift dress. Retro styles is a hit on the runway with the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Alberta Ferri sending their models down their AW11 catwalk in shift dresses.

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I received something from the lovely people at Very.co.uk. I can now reveal it was a 60's shift dress from their Love Label range. Initially it looked huge for a size 10, but once worn, the fit was perfect. Apologies about my rubbish pictures...I haven't got my pro Canon with me, blackberry will have to do!
Love Label Spotty Shift Dress £39
The true colour of the dress is cream/black, although in my shots the cream looks gold, and in their image it looks white!

Definitely an autumn/winter dress due to the thicker fabric (almost tweed). Best worn without any accessories as the patterns are so 'busy'. It's elegant but not old lady style, classic yet modern.
Wear with flats for daytime chic, add killer heels for party night. What's more, I actually had a comment from a male colleague yesterday (in his 50's, not a fashion man) asking if the dress is over £100, and in his words "it's actually a very nice dress"! Shocking...not about the dress, but coming from him!? Now that has to mean the dress is a winner.

I do have a little problem though; the heavy fabric weighs the dress down (great when it's windy) but when I sit down I look pregnant!

Overall? A fantastic addition to my wardrobe, I see myself wearing this to death thanks to the cooler weather.


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18 comments:

J▲Y said...

great classic piece!

xx

Vale ♥ said...

Thanks for following, following back =) and I love the dress !!!



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Pralinka said...

wow, this dress is so beautiful!
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We really love the autumn dress you got from very.co.uk! It is really gorgeous! By the way, your pictures are not that rubbish! It is okay for us! Very nice shots! Very nice post!

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Marie said...

Shifts are great easy peezy insta style dresses - love!


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Fash Boulevard said...

omg. amazing addition. now you just have to stand at all times, lol. as long as your sitting at a table you'll be fine. it's worth it. adore this post. I hope you had an amazing weekend, love. If you get a second I've got a brand new outfit post. I'd love to hear what you think. xo

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Kacrates said...

classically beautiful! You know Alexa Chung would be seething!

Alexandra said...

what a great post and that is such a fabulous dress! I love your blog! Just found it and am now following you on blog lovin!

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Alexandra
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Ally said...

I looove the shape and print of this shift dress! Love the style of the 60s :) You rock it so well!

xx, Ally

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The Annachrist said...

I'm sooo feeling retro these days, so this dress is rocking my world! ;)

karin said...

Love it,looks great on you. You don´t look pregnant at all. I love this 60´s trend.I like your blog very much,visit mine too. If you like it we can follow each other.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

Lucija said...

Love the easiness you bring to your site. Lovely & joyful!
Follow each other? :))

XO,
Lucija
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Ambyr said...

Super cute print and silhouette to your dress!

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Jettica said...

Hot dress. I like shift dresses, especially those with patterns.

Great review.

Laydiana said...

great dress!

Angel Garcia said...

I am so in love with the dress and completely agree that anything reto is huge right now!

All the best, ~Angel

agnes said...

elle est superbe cette robe

DailyGlamour said...

pretty !