I know, I know, the title should really be saying One dress – Three events! And eventually once I’ve picked THE DRESS, there will be more than one event for it.
I’m going to Wimbledon in early July, – and it’s not an OTT kind of event like Ascot (and boy have a found a few wonderful dresses had I been going there!) it’s more a keep it simple and elegant kind of dress code. I’m hoping the weather will be summery but not as hot as it has been, I have to say it’s been a tad too hot for me (and the dog!) this week – no one likes to melt in a dress!
Now all the pictures I’m showing have me in heels, but it’s likely I will be wearing wedges or flats on the day, and I have yet to decide on bag or even a jacket. For those of you who follow me on Instagram and saw the Massimo Dutti cardi-come-jacket – it’s got to go back, not only does it not go with any of the three dresses, but sadly (and I am truly sad about this) it scratches the skin on my arms, so it’s not very nice to wear.
My first option came about as I tried a green dress on in Karen Millen, but it was all a little too fussy, but I loved the colour. This Phase Eight dress was a back up plan if I didn’t like the other two dresses. I have to say for £89 I’m tempted to keep it for work and other daytime events, but this one is not the one for Wimbledon.
Next up is from Karen Millen, the dress I tried in the shop was way to big that I couldn’t tell whether this was an option or not. Most comments I’ve had back from Instagram suggested this one, but I think that’s because this is the best looking dress out of the three, and it is for sure – but my gut feeling is this may not be the one – but I’ve not yet made a final decision…
Now the dress from Modern Rarity below I wasn’t going to try on – it did not look appealing on the hanger at all, I tried the size 12 in store and it was a tad too tight. John Lewis customer services have been amazing; because when a store doesn’t have your size you now think “okay, I’ll buy it online” well the 14 wasn’t there! I called them and within 4-5 hours after about three different calls from various stores, Kingston finally telephoned at 6.30pm to say they had it and they would send it, the dress arrived within 2-3 days – fabulous service!
The only negative, it has arrived really creased, so it looks less appealing than before on a hanger and even when I put it on I’m annoyed at all the creases, but I’m not steaming it until I’m fully decided on keeping it. The dress fits better but I’m slightly concerned it doesn’t go in enough at the waistline – so a final decision has not been made…
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