Stained Glass and Size 10

Wednesday, 29 January 2014



Sarah persuaded me to get this dress. Not that it took much persuasion! It looked so pretty on her that as soon as I saw it hit the sale in December, I snapped it up. If you're tempted to do the same, bear in mind her wise words: size down. At least two sizes. Unless you're a fan of smocky frocks. (I'm not).



I'm normally a size 14 and this one is a size 10 and it's still loose.  I could probably have got away with a size 8 (Ha! That'd be the only time I'd ever have one of those in my wardrobe!) but I initially bought this to wear on Christmas Day and given the amount of roast potatoes and stuffing ducks I managed to shovel into my face, the extra stretch was needed! It pleases me greatly to be wearing a size 10, even if it isn't a real size 10.



It has a touch of the Magic Eye picture about it. People seem to like it on first glance, then five minutes later they'll have a closer look and go "is that stained glass windows on your dress?".  And I say "yes, yes it is," and skip off happily.




Stained glass dress - ASOS (currently available here in the ASOS sale for a very respectable £21)
Cardi - TU
Shoes - Irregular Choice Bowtiful

15 comments:

  1. I think I might need this dress now it's reduced. Hope it's still there after payday. I've been looking for a nice plain red cardi for ages. Next had one at Christmas but only in sizes 12 and 18 grrr x

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  2. Oh goodness, what a brilliant dress! x

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  3. Love the colourful print of this dress and your unique style input, Alex(very flattering:D)!

    X

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  4. Ooh that's pretty -- I think you need some purple shoes to go with it :D

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  5. I contemplated this one in the sale too and decided not to. Looks nice on you though! X

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  6. Oh why did you have to show me this dress? I've managed to avoid buying it for ages, but I am so so tempted now. Shucks, it's going to happen, I know it. xx

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  7. Ah, it's so unusual and pretty. Looks great on you Alex :) x

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  8. Oh Alex, what have you done? Somehow I seem to have managed to click on your link and bought this dress! (Couldn't resist it, it's gorgeous!) xxx

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  9. Cool dress - I love the print! So many great colours. At first I was thinking it was from modcloth but of course, ASOS. :D

    And love irregular choice shoes too!

    -Rebeca
    mn2nz.wordpress.com

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  10. That's so pretty- super tempted to try sizing down on the bike printed dress from SugarhillBoutique that Sarah has- I need it in my life, but I don't *do* smocks. Loving the 'magic eye' quality about the dress, definitely good fun!

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  11. That's so lovely!! Never would have given it a second look online but it looks so nice on!

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  12. this is so pretty although i hate that sizes differ so much, it makes it nearly impossible to shop online! x

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  13. Asos have been mental in their sizing lately, I had to get a 6 in that smocky fox one and it was still too big for me, so I had to get rid :(

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  14. This is such a gorgeous dress on you and vanity sizing is the way forward ;)

    Maria xxx

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  15. That's a pretty fabby dress. I love stupid sizing like that...even although we know it isn't 'real' it's fun for a moment! I'd probably need a 14 then...which is sadly out of stock. Might have to stalk it.

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