This is what I wore at the weekend. It’s my new dress from one of my favourite UK webshops, The Pretty Dress Company (also known as So Couture if you’re bargain-hunting on Ebay or scouring online sales).
I have lots of their dresses. I’m a sucker for the fitted 1950s shapes they specialise in. This dress is so well structured and the waist is so perfectly positioned that I get an hourglass silhouette without any shapewear. In fact, the dress is so supportive I don’t even need to wear a bra, which is pretty impressive considering my boobs are bigger than my head and twice as heavy.
Another thing I love about this dress is that it’s not as low-cut as their equally gorgeous but more revealing Bombshell dresses. This is great news. It can really undermine any illusion of glamour when people catch you stuffing your breasts back into your frock.
I always feel good wearing florals on a black background. The black has a reassuringly slimming effect while the colours illuminate your complexion. I chose the beaded vintage evening bag because it makes me happy, as do the hot pink satin heels. And I love the contrast of a brightly coloured shoe popping against a black dress.
One last tip – it probably depends on your body shape but when I’m buying from this site I always get a size smaller than normal for a super tailored look. In no other reality am I a UK size 10. But that’s the thing about the Pretty Dress Company – they’re just So Damn Flattering.