Whenever I'm on the hunt for a new outfit or dress, I always turn to the Duchess of Cambridge for inspiration! I have an informal wedding to attend in late August so I hit the online high street to start my search. I already had an idea that I wanted a cowl-neck dress like the Roksanda Ilincic ‘Peridot’ dress Kate wore during her LA visit in July 2011 and then a year later to the London Olympics Royal Academy Reception in July 2012
However I wanted a dress with an abstract print similar to the Hobbs Wessex dress. To my astonishment I came across this cocktail dress which I think fuses the elements of the Roksanda and Hobbs dresses with the added colour element of the Jaeger shirtdress! I snapped it up and to my delight it arrived next day!
While the blouson dress from Royal Tag is lovely, I don't think the silhouette of this dress particularly suits my slightly pear body shape. It would better suit somebody with broader shoulders and narrow hips.
However, if I decide to keep the dress I will probably change the thin silver belt with a wider neutral toned waist belt to help cinch in the waist area a little more.
Whether I wear this to the wedding will yet to be decided but all this means is I can continue to shop around!
I have retired the "Bits and Bobs" section of the website and started a new segment title "Outfit Chronicle".