What a Plum

Dress: Eliza Parker

Shoes: Poetic License

I have been obsessed with this Eliza Parker dress (it’s called the Sofia) after seeing Jessica wearing it herself on the Eliza Parker blog.

It’s funny, but it hadn’t particularly caught my eye on the site – something about the ruched waist, and scooped neckline meant that I just wrote it off, but when I saw the incredible curvy shape that gave Jessica, and read some of the glowing reviews I knew I’d been too quick to judge it.

In reality it’s incredibly flattering, and one of the most comfortable dresses I own, made of a soft t-shirty jersey that doesn’t crush, and is fully lined, so it hides all the lumps and bumps.

The ruched waist – rather than adding bulk – actually gives the illusion of a narrower waist, and the bodice follows the contours of my, er, ocean frontage exactly, making my look curvy and buxom rather than rendering me with a serious case of mono-boob.

I’ve worn this dress three times now, and every time I’ve worn it I’ve received multiple compliments. People particularly like the plummy colour (which is called Ruby), and was Jessica’s own choice for me. She’s a bit of a genius I’ve decided – no other brand has made clothes that are as consistently flattering, and beautiful.







16 thoughts on “What a Plum

  1. Those Eliza Parker dresses are lovely, but the mannequins they use for the photos on the site really do nothing for the dresses.
    I’m a recent follower of your blog and admire all the clothes you wear. I find your outfits quite inspirational to me, who is just coming to terms with a new, larger, lumpier, post baby body (I’ve had it for a year but am only just now accepting it as a part of me). I’m curious to know what size you are though, just so I have some perspective (I’ve seen on some of the clothing websites for ‘larger sizes’ that the models in fact are only about a size 14!! which I don’t consider to be larger size).

    Keep up the beautiful work!

    1. Hi Karen,
      Re your ‘lumpier post baby body’….I can relate. Give yourself some time. It took some time to stack on and it will take time to go, if you want it to happen.
      After my second baby, it took me 2 years to get back into my old clothes. Meanwhile, enjoy your baby and do lots of walking! from a fellow frocks and frou frou fan! x

  2. Oh my that looks lovely! I saw it on the site and was rather underwhelmed too but I must say it looks terrific on you

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