Stella McCartney started a spotty revolution this winter with that dress that has swept all over the red carpets of late 2011. And so have a flock of little black dresses with the same sheer panelling/spotty combination. The trouble is, 99% of the dresses are bodycon, and my torso isn't quite ready for that situation. Unsurprisingly, I don't have a body like Uma Thurman, Livia Firth (below) or Kate Winslet. It's winter - my knee-to-boob area goes into hiberation until a quick fix diet around March...
So, I've been on the hunt for a similar look without the trauma of skin tight outfits, and I found it at Topshop. I've bought it for Christmas Day, as it's comfortable yet very on trend - sounds cheesy but it's true. I'm going to pair it with my J-Brand khakis and velvet Topshop boots (see here) that I've been living in this autumn/winter.
It also comes in a knitted form, which is lovely too and subtly hints at Stella's AW11 range. Good luck washing it, but it looks fantastic... For £46 it ain't that bad - I saw a similar one in Browns the other week by a little British designer (name escapes me) and it was £900!
Buy it here
Finally, I've decided to go for a nomination for an award, the Marie Claire Blogger Award. I never expect to win, my blog is teeny compared to others - but it would be great if you could nominate me for the 'Fashion' category by clicking on the link here.
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