Monday, 25 June 2012

Kelly Brook for New Look

Today I ventured into a shop I don't normally go into; New Look. I initially went in to drool over their shoes, as they're always amazing, but found myself with four dresses from Kelly Brook's new collaboration with New Look that I wanted to try on!

I'll bang through these quickly as I don't want to bore you!

Dress number one, the Orange Poppy Peplum Dress, £39.99. I tried this in my usual size 8, and it was quite a struggle to squeeze into. I didn't hold much hope of it looking nice, or fitting my the bust, but lo and behold, it doesn't look too bad, and fits like a glove. A rather snug glove. I have a feeling the size 10 would probably be too big, particularly on my waist. The peplum seems to be a bit too long for me, and makes my butt looks even bigger than it really is! I think this is one for the less curvy women out there...Anyway, here it is;

Dress number two, the Bardot Scenic Print Dress, £39.99. Again, a size 8, this time an even worse fit! You can't tell from the photo but I couldn't get this zipped up over my bust. AT ALL. It would probably be perfect in a 10, but I'm not that keen on the neckline as it means I'd have to wear a strapless bra with it, and quite frankly, strapless bras are always uncomfortable! 

Dress number three, the Blue Belted Dress, £34.99. A size and a MASSIVE fail! It fits perfectly on the waist and zips right up, but the bust was, as expected, a terrible fit. It has cup details stitched in, so the chances of it fitting a lot of women is very slim as the 'cups' are quite small and very wide set. No hope for me and my 28GG's! I knew this dress wouldn't fit but I was curious since Kelly Brook has a sizeable rack, so I hoped for a better fit. On the plus side, the dress is a nice colour for me and my red hair, has a matching belt and a cute keyhole detail on the back. Please excuse my bra being shown so badly, it's the wrong size and rides up my back.

Last but not least in any sense of the word, my favourite of them all, the White Floral Bow Shoulder Dress, £39.99. This time, the size 8 fitted as though it was made for me! Perfect! Again, excuse the badly fitting bra. If I wore my real size it wouldn't be seen. I love the bow details on the shoulders and the keyhole in the back, it makes a difference to everything else out there at the moment. I won't be buying this dress as I have too many already, but I can highly recommend this one from the Kelly Brook range.

So what do you think of the Kelly Brook collection? Will you be buying anything from the range? 

Bye for now :)


  1. I loved the peplum dress! Too bad about the fit. Also, omg, I love how I am not the only one who has had the boobs-mashed-up-to-your-throat-in-a-bodice experience in a dressing room. Love your blog, can't tell you how refreshing it is to see someone else with a similar body type!

    1. Thank you! I love sharing my shopping experiences with people like you :)

  2. Wow! I really like that peplum dress! I'm curious what your measurements are to know how accurate their size chart is. I'm always told peplum dresses would be good for my body type, but that's the first one I've seen that I've liked. Not that I can actually justify the purchase of the dress... I'd have no where to wear it.

    1. Hi, sorry it's taken so long to reply! My measurements are; Overbust 36", underbust 27", Waist 27", hips 38". Hope this helps :)

  3. I love peplum! If it makes your bottom look bigger that's a plus to me! If you think that dress is tight you should see the peplum blouse I modeled in the post I'm working on - that video wasn't done in time for my most recent post titled: "A Briefs Update Part 4 - with Customer Lingerie Review Videos" but six others were (January 1st, 2013 - Happy New Year!). I hope you'll stop by and let me know which outfit you think looks best on me.
    The Kelly Brook Orange Poppy Peplum Dress, Bardot Scenic Print Dress and White Floral Bow Shoulder dress all have gorgeous prints - they're all lovely! The Belted Blue Dress is not my taste, and I don't have strapless bras either, Though I thought about getting a strapless bustier. I think three out of four are very pretty but for myself I prefer something with puffy, flutter, or batwing sleeves to distract from my shoulders. I also avoid the backless ones. Maybe the Bardot Scenic Print Dress in a size 10 with some pretty coordinated wide lacy bra straps showing might look nice.