I have been aware of Vivien of Holloway for some time now, particularly because several busty friend of mine find their dresses to be a fabulous fit – Sophia Jenner being one of them. And as I am a theatre geek I really loved this dress and finally took the plunge to order it in a 46inch bust recently, hoping that my 48inch bust would fit into it and I could make it into a strappy dress rather than a halterneck one.

When it arrived I was instantly mesmerised by the luxurious fabric and exquisite eye-popping design. However, I was quickly disappointed to see that the halterneck was a loop style one, not a tie up one, clearly overlooked by me in my internet shopping flurry and therefore making it impossible to adjust into straps like I had done here. I took some photos and showed some friends, talking of how I would have to return it as although my strapless deco worked well under it the neck felt too high.
I also felt that it bunched up over my waist and made me look larger than usual. What good friends I have – they pointed out how such a busy design didn’t need the added distraction of killer cleavage, how my strapless bra was doing an incredible job and how a dress with so many colours would look incredible with so many different accessories. And so I tried it back on and well, I have to say the dress will be staying! I just feel amazing in it and yes, it’s not my usual style but it’s good to be different and give all those colourful shoes of mine an airing!

…I wore it out the other night! Here is how it looked:

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