Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Zu Shoes
I love Dorothy Perkins, but why oh why are their dresses always so bloody short? Also, I suspect their fit model is a bit of a freak, because things never seem to fit quite correctly (unless I’m the freak, I suppose…).
This dress for instance – it’s non-stretch so I sized up, rationalising that with the tie back it would be better to get a larger size and tie it tighter than a smaller one and have it not fit. When it arrived it was extraordinarily voluminous around the shoulders and arms, slightly less voluminous around the waist and about what I expected around the hips. Which would be great if I were an inverted triangle, but I’m not so I had to do a bit of dress surgery to bring the sides in by inches.
Nothing can help the short hem though, so my knees (not my favourite part of my body) are on full display.
I do love it though… Spots! Stripes! Lace! What part of that is not screaming my name?