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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Little Black Dress

Although the Christmas Party Season is far from our minds at this time of year (having been replaced by thoughts of scrummy Easter Eggs), I was mooching about on my computer and stumbled across some photos from my works Christmas do and the fab dress I had.

Since getting married in September my whole diet and exercise regime had become somewhat forgotten as I no longer had the panic of a wedding dress to fit into so the dress I had planned to wear which was recycled from the previous Christmas do had become a bit too snug!!

Blind panic set in as me and party dresses do not always go together very well- cue mad dash round Birmingham trying to find something!

Suddenly I had a flash of inspiration- Debenhams surely they must have something somewhere, I marched in like a woman possessed and had my own version of supermarket sweep as I grabbed anything that looked even remotely suitable. I think I must have tried on nearly twenty dresses, everything from maxi dresses to a sequin mini dress and none were right- either too long, too short, too tight or unable to contain my cleavage!!

I had almost given up hope when by chance I spotted some dresses hidden towards the back of a rack (why do shops do that?), could this be the one?! It was a Butterfly by Matthew Williamson dress and I was in love! The style was perfect not too low neckline so my bra was covered, nipped in under the bust,draping across my tummy and three quarter length split sleeeves it was mine!! I was even happier as when I took it to the till it had 20% off the price.

All that was left was to find a show stopping necklace by accident I came across one in Peacocks it was the last one left and at £15 was more than I would normally pay for costume jewellery but I knew I wasn't going to find anything else as good.

Please excuse the photos but hopefully they give you an idea of the dress and it's fit.

(Handbag in the photo is Ted Baker- borrowed from my mum!)


Work night out at Aston Villa FC!

Necklace from Peacocks (no longer being sold)

Underbust detailing

Back of dress showing exposed zip



  1. the dress is lovely, i'm not a massive fan of split sleeves but this looks really nice and the necklace is lovely x

    1. Thank you- yes I am still unsure about split sleeves and I sometimes think this dress would have been 100% perfect if the sleeves had been solid. I love that necklace I had loads of people ask me about it x

  2. That dress is gorgeous! The necklace is amazing too. I really need to get some statement necklaces. x x


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