I’m back with a fashion post today, discussing my arch nemisis… the dress. Okay so I don’t actually hate them that much, in fact they are slowly becoming my most pinned thing on Pinterest I think (not that my addiction to that app needs to be fuelled any more) and I’m definitely being persuaded to take a plunge into the depths of my fashion fears. Also I know the title is probably really old fashioned, who even knows what a frock is? But I wanted a catchy title to reel you in and this was the only one I could think of… fashion and frocks it is.
So… what does it take to find the dress for you? Well after plenty of soul searching and hours of research… I joke – it is only an item of clothing! But if you are on the hunt for the perfect dress I would say knowing your body shape is a good place to start. I have quite an awkward body shape, a small (er) waist then my thighs kind of go out (describing my body shape is seemingly very hard) but everyone’s shapes are different so if you want to buy a dress or any items you’re not sure about trying them on is definitely the best idea even if it does mean waiting in a queue. I know I suit a babydoll style as it doesn’t cling to me (bodycon dresses make me look like a sack of potatoes lol – I do not suit clingy dresses) but there are so many other different styles on the market to choose from.
|there will be a day when I do a proper outfit photo, I promise …|
Trying to buy clothes that you find awkward buying due to your body shape online is a total no go area for me – I am literal a total fail when it comes to online shopping (despite looking at conversion charts, trying out online shopping tips etc. hardly anything I buy online ends up suiting me). It’s honestly so much easier to go to a store, try something on and not waste your money! Obvs you can send clothes back but that’s effort and if you can spare a trip to the post office then I would. Knowing shops that sell dresses that suit you is also a good start as they can sell similar shapes whatever the season. The dress I’m wearing is from UO and I absolutely love it, it hangs gorgeously and looks great with and without a T-shirt underneath.
Have you got any favourite shops to buy dresses from? My favourite is probs Urban Outfitters because everything is just gawgussss and expensive but nice for a #treatyoself moment .