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Flowers In Autumn

23 Oct

Floral prints are not just for summer – they are for every season!

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And so when given the chance to sample a dress from New Look Inspire, it’s little wonder that I immediately went for this bright number:

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It’s the Inspire Black Floral Print Textured Sweetheart Neck Skater Dress in a size 18 and I think I love it!
The dress is made from a scuba like material, meaning it’s thick, stretchy and slightly shiny to the touch. The thick ish straps are perfect for concealing bra straps, and the sweetheart neckline gets a big thumbs up from me. On my 5’7 long torsoed frame it hits me just above the knees, and I am pleasantly nipped in at the waist.

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The multitude of colours within the dress lends it to be styled with a variety of accessories, in particular ‘wild berry’, one of the colours in the New Look Inspire autumn palette. I chose to team it with some classic black heels, but I think that gold would also be an excellent colour to pair with it.
I will probably add a thin belt to this, just because I feel naked without my beloved belts! But I also think it looks good as is – and guess what…

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Ok it’s mostly due to the length, but the fabulous thick material means that no shapewear was harmed during the making of this post!!! The cut of the dress skimmed over my dreaded tummy and I didn’t feel like I needed any support.
To me this is a super versatile dress. Boots and a cardigan could be added to suit the day, and heels and some gorgeous hair flowers (mine are from Lady Luck’s Boutique) will add that but of glam in the evening.

How would you style it?