Saturday, 30 May 2009

Guess where this dress came from...

Today it is another gorgeous Summer day in London, so I decided to go all girly and wear a frilly butterfly print dress.

This dress makes me feel extremely secure given it is a strapless dress. As those of us with larger busts (I'm a 32D) know, sometimes it can be a bit of a struggle keeping the girls hidden when sudden gusts of wind and annoying tube train drivers are determined to free them ;). However, this one has good ribbing and a waist that goes in perfectly to keep everything secure and prevent the bustier from moving up or down when you walk.

All in all it is surprisingly comfortable, and even though it is pretty cutesy it has a silver metal zip detail at the back, which makes it a little more modern. Paired with silver flats and large shades I think it's great for the Summer.

And where did I get this dress you may ask? Well, to my utter shame, it came from M&S. Yes, the shop where everyone and their grandma buy their tights and flab fighting control pants. Perhaps, I am a little bit prejudiced, but I always considered it to be a store aimed at the older generation (my granny loves their nighties.. eeek!!), but yesterday I was surprised to find a few pieces that I really liked. I even picked up a couple of bikinis (once again good support, as I am no longer interested in non-existant triangles that do nothing to protect my modesty when waves are about). These may show up in a latter post- if any of you are interested :).

What do you guys think of M&S overhauling their image? Drab or fab?
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12 comments

  1. I bought a gorgeous pair of pumps a few weeks ago and I was suprised by how cute they were.. I constantly refer it to the store aimed at grannies too so I was a bit 'ashamed' by this! :p

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  2. That dress is gorgeous natalya. I know what you mean about M&S but my friend sula introduced me to the delights of M&S and I realised that they have the occasional gem and that the prices are fab. i always look at the shoes and the bras :)

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  3. Love their Autograph collection, always get fab scarves, bags & shoes. xx

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  4. That dress is beautiful.

    I will always love M&S for bra's, but I have got the odd clothes item form there too. Last year I brought a beautiful black dress for a night out (I think it was from per una), it fitted like a dream and cost about £50.

    Overall however I am very rarely inspired inspired by anything M&S has to offer clothes wise.

    xx

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  5. adorable! i'd love to see the bikinis..i'm a 34D myself, so i know how hard it is to find proper swimwear that keeps everything in place xoxo

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  6. fab def. i really like the outfit. very cute and fun. :)

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  7. Thank you girlies.. I guess my shame was not worthwhile :). I love M&S for all things underwear and hosiery, but clothes? I never knew they had anything decent and with good quality and reasonable prices. I may venture again for some summer dresses, though I would be mortified if someone's gran had the same outfit! Is it worth the risk for you? xxx

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  8. I love m&s for their underwear I'm a 36G and the prices are the cheapest and nicest designs I've come across. I found in the xmas sale a gorgeous purple 20's style dress for £7 I wore it for so many parties but people gave me the weirdest looks when I told them where it was from!

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  9. I have a black dress from Per Una and I always get asked if it's designer, haha our little secret eh?

    p.s You are looking very brown...! x great dress!

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  10. Gorgeous dress! You look stunning!

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