Friday, 11 April 2014

What's Your Throwback Dress?

Every woman has one in her wardrobe, you know that dress that you've had for years, the one you can't live without. It's the one that gives you that spring in your step, the one that gives you the killer curves, the one you were wearing when you met your partner, the one you got engaged in that brings back the good memories...the throwback dress.

It's that dress you come back to time and time again.  The little black dress or the flattering fit and flare dress, the cute retro tea dress that has come back into fashion or the wrap around dress that pulls in your waist.

My dress is the little black dress from Coast.  It's that dress that hugs your curves, and you get out for all the occasions, think weddings, anniversaries and romantic meals. It shows a little bit of cleavage but it is still conservative enough for family get togethers. 




Satin black dress by Coast

The photo of this dress doesn't really do it justice, and it's a little snug at the moment, so I'm trying to lose a little weight to get back into it. I'd pair this dress with some black killer heels, some sparkly earrings and a classic white gold diamond set necklace. 

So this got me thinking, I need a new throwback dress, as I can't fit into this one. When New Look contacted me and asked me to review a new dress from their website I thought this was the perfect opportunity to replace my beloved Coast dress.

Firstly I thought about this black fit and flare dress below. The flattering style, and stretchy material skims your curves, whilst the mesh top and spot design adds a hint of character. A perfect dress to keep in your wardrobe for evenings out teamed with strappy heels and some classic earrings. But then I got thinking, it is really me?




After some deliberation, I decided to picked the bluebell print teadress as my ultimate throwback dress. What I loved about this dress is that is reminiscent of 1940's style with a flattering cut, and floral prints never really go out of fashion. It's girly and makes me feel pretty, not bad going for a mum in her 40's with a teenager boy! I would wear this with some pretty flower earrings, a silver flower bracelet, ankle strap shoes and a cute cardigan.

Perfect for days out sightseeing, Sunday lunches and even cocktails with a quick change of accessories.


Bluebell print teadress with black embellished ankle strap shoes, & flower earrings all from New Look

You may be thinking, ok, it's not a little black dress, and it's certainly not in the style of the one I'm replacing but it's fun, flirty and most important wearable. That's the importance of a throwback dress.

Do you have any dresses you love, that have been in your wardrobe for years and that you come back to wearing time and time again? Or do you need a new dress like me as you can't fit into it any more. Why don't you have a look at the New Look website and pick your next throwback dress?

* I was asked to choose my favourite dress by New Look for an honest review.
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18 comments

  1. I love the outfit idea you put together from New Look, it is one of my favourite brands on the high street :)

    Gem

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    1. Thanks Gem. I think so too, my mum is a big fan as well so it appeals to all ages groups.

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    1. Thanks Jemma, I am a fan of florals I must admit

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  3. I have a Coast dress that never dates! I love your choices, New Look is such a good store. I love the floral dress.

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  4. I love the Bluebell print teadress! I have a little black dress too - a strappy satin little number and it always make me feel good! I've pulled a few times in that dress lol!

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    1. Thanks Tracy. Black dresses are always good as going out dresses :)

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  5. I am going dress shopping soon so that I can get a throwback dress. I am tired of my mom uniform of jeans and t-shirts. I love the floral dress you chose, it's very pretty.

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    1. Yes I think you can get in a rut sometimes with what you wear, I know I do.

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  6. Lovely look you put together. I've got a plain navy Laura Ashley dress which is my throwback dress - it can be accessorized so many ways and look so different.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  7. I like the floral dress!
    http://roseandpose.com/

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  8. I have the same throwback dress as you :)

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  9. My throw back dress is an odd one. Its fabric, almost knitted but its chain-mail. People touch it when you say its not metal, they can't believe it. It is however totally see through but I wear it over a plain black dress. I've had it 13 years, since me and the Blokey were a new couple. I've never seen anyone else wear anything like it.

    Subtle? ME? Pah!
    Julie's Notebook blog

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    1. I love the sound of it Julie! I wish I had the body for a dress like this ;)

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