Thursday 23 February 2012

Time for a New Look?

A few days ago I went into New Look and saw a few dresses I liked the look of, so I thought I'd share them with you lovely lot! Before I start, my quiff got rained on, so I apologise for the messy hair!!

First up, this jersey wrap dress with belt, £17.99. I tried a size 8 in this, and although the body was fine, I found the sleeves a bit tight. Not too tight as it's made from a stretchy jersey fabric, but if you don't have twig arms, this might annoy you. It's a nice, versatile, staple piece for your wardrobe and could be dressed up or down easily with tights, leggings, heels, flats, whatever you fancy.

The next dress I tried is another wrap dress, this time with short sleeves and a cute ditsy print. I've searched and searched but I can't seem to find this one on their website I'm afraid, although I did find this one in a different pattern, £22.99. I accidentally picked up a size 6 in this one. It's not too bad a fit, but I think a little 'fashion tape' or a camisole wouldn't go amiss! 

Lastly for New Look, and the reason I went in there is this gorgeous tartan skater dress, £22.99. I saw Emma Watson in an Alexander McQueen tartan puffball dress last year and fell in love with it, so I was glad to find a poor man's version!

The fabric is a good quality ponti, and the black and orange tartan is printed on. I love the cut of the dress, it's a very flattering fit and the skirt is pleated, unlike other dresses in the shops at the moment which I feel gives it a higher quality look. I must admit, I'm not keen on the colours chosen for the tartan, I think the orange cheapens it somewhat. I was doubtful that the size 8 would fit, but as you can see in the photo, it's perfect.

I didn't buy any of the dresses above but out of the three, I liked the tartan one the most. I will definately go back to New Look in the future as their clothes seem to fit my curves quite well. I'm off to search for that perfect tartan dress....

Thanks for reading!

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