Because I have shared pictures of myself in this dress more than a few times this week, it seemed to me to be an obvious choice for today’s Fashion on Friday post.
Whenever I know that I need to look the best that I can look, I go straight to Clare at The House of Foxy and ask what is new in and what will suit me. Clare and I have been friends for many years now and I am the biggest fan of her designs.
I needed something glamorous to wear for the concert held at The London Palladium to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday and the Bardot dress felt like it would be a good choice.
This stunning frock retails at £130, which I do not think is unreasonable for a special occasion. You do get what you pay for in the fit of the dress, constructed from a thickness of stretchy material that gives the perfect hourglass wiggle with none of the unsightly lumps and bumps that a cheaper fabric may give.
Whilst the main body of the dress is a simple straight strapless design, the top lace section adds stunning detailing and covers the upper arms and cleavage, making this deceptively demure. You are completely covered up but the results could not be sexier! Well, I could try to be sexy if I wasn’t such a goofball…
I particularly love the deep V-line at the back of the dress.
I cannot tell you how many compliments I received and how good I felt in this dress. I think that if I had a pound for every kind word I received, I would probably have paid for the dress on one outing!
We are so lucky to have a wealth of incredible vintage reproduction brands to choose from these days – I will never forget trying to find a little black dress to wear for my 22nd birthday and trawling the High Street for weeks before settling on something fairly terrible from H&M – the design talent out there is phenomenal. The House of Foxy remains my first choice for those occasions when you really need to impress. That’s my top tip for today.