Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Work It Out: Installment Vingt-deux

Hopefully while you are reading this post I am on holiday in Sunny Spain (I say hopefully because we are flying with the dreaded Easy Jet.. eek!). So this is just a quick little outfit of the day post to tide you over before I am back in misty London town.

It has been really chilly recently, so I am starting to invest in warmer pieces. I saw this dress in a Mango advert on Scarlett Johanson, but was not too impressed with the way it looked on the rail at first. A few days later I dashed out of work and scampered to Regent Street to try it on to be surprised by how flattering the shape was.
Wool dress and belt: Mango.  Leather slingbacks: Burberry.

Any belt detailing is always a hit with me as I feel it creates a better shape for my figure. As much as I would love to wear lovely, floaty shift dresses, with a larger bust and wide hips, they tend to make me look somewhat frumpy, so I love detailing and cinching at the waist.

I have mentioned the sizing issues I have with Mango in a previous post, and once again this purchase was an example. I was surprised to see that all the S and M had sold out in stores, especially when looking at the teeny tiny mannequin and seeing that she (it?) was wearing a medium with no hidden pins in the back (and shockingly it was rather tight). So I opted to try the L, which hung very loose and didn't fit at all. Luckily, they managed to find a M in the stock room, which as you can see fits perfectly... but still I am left feeling quite confused as to what these sizes should be.

Have you spotted any beautiful pieces for Autumn recently? Am I alone in my confusion of the size chart in Mango? I seem to have the whole range in my wardrobe (XS-L)...

Hope you are all having a good week!! xxx
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14 comments

  1. darling dress. you look like you stepped straight out of Mad Men

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  2. pretty! :)

    Raech
    http://ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com/

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  3. You look a million dollars in that dress!
    I only have a few things from Mango but I know what you mean about the sizes....strange.
    XXX

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  4. beautiful dress. i own a wool trench coat from mango and I absolutely love it. I think their sizes are definitely strange - you have to try the clothes on before you buy it because of the size differences.

    roxy
    http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. kute - love the dress on u ! <3

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  6. Oooh nice dress ;-D Its great when u find out something is much more gorgeous on than when it's on the hanger. Wonder if it's available Down Under as that kind of thing would be perfect for work :-D

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  7. I must have a weird shape because I can be anything from a small to a large or an 8 to a 12. It drives me crazy because depending on the shop I have to take three different sizes into the changing room with me. I never know which size will fit me!

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  8. you have such flawless skin!!! Anyways Natalya, I absolutely adore the dress and your posts! I hope you have a stellar time in Spain (make sure to posts pictures!) One more thing... when will you be posting the winners of the dollybowbow competition on youtube?

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  9. Tres chic. It looks really expensive and stylish!

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  11. that dress looks greattt on you!!

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