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Jun 12 2013

My Style: My Perfect Black Summer Dress

My style LBD sunny 11 My Style: My Perfect Black Summer Dress %tagLast week when the sun was still shining I ransacked my wardrobe for something suitably sunny, as to be honest with all the cold weather we have been having I haven’t actually bought any summer clothes. But when I found this beauty at the back of my closet, and I realised that it still fit, I couldn’t resist giving it another spin.

I know for summer you are suppose to wear bright clothes, striking prints, neon shades, and I do, but you can never really go wrong with a black dress and this beauty that I bought many, many years ago from George at Asda keeps on surprising me. Probably bought for less than £20, I can’t remember the actual price, this dress has seen me through probably five+ summers, as well as a few mild autumns paired with tights and it still looks in pretty good shape.

What I love about this dress is the fit, with its button-downed shirt-style paired with a flared skirt, which in the wind can be a little embarrassing, it is just flattering and wearing it made me feel good and comfortable in the heat, and was perfect for meetings and travelling across London.

With it being black, I was going to pair it with bright accessories, but I decided to keep my look minimal and tidy with a cute black swallow belt to nip in my waist, and gold accessories including my bunting-style necklace from New Look and my go-to friendship bracelets from Astley Clarke which I love.

But the main reason for the gold and minimal take was to show off my latest adorable New Look watch, you’ve seen the Panda, well let me introduce you to the Kitty, isn’t it cute, and for less than £10 it is such a quirk addition to my jewellery box, I have heard they also do a pink mouse one as well.

Do you have a go-to black summer dress?

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My Style: Black dress, so old from George at Asda // Gladiator flats, F&F for Tescos // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Wisdom skinny bracelet, Astley Clarke (c/o) // Kitty cat watch, New Look // Swallow belt, New Look // Bunting necklace, New Look (c/o) // Glasses, Retro54 (c/0) // Shot with Canon 650d //

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  • http://fashionistabarbieuk.com/ Danielle Wightman-Stone

    I am glad I am not the only one – can’t wait to see your black dress x