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Monday, 31 October 2011

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(Dress: C/O Jessica Wright for Inlovewithfashion, Belt: American Apparel, Shoes: Topshop, Weird Dance Face: C/O me)

Now, I'm not usually one who opts for body con. Don't get me wrong, I love it on others, and think it can be one of the most flattering types of garment when worn correctly, but on me I usually just prefer something a little less shapely and something a bit looser (mainly for when the food baby comes after dinner!)

Saying this, when I saw this dress from TOWIE's very own Jess Wright I fell in love. I think it's the fact the sleeves offer a little something else and mean it's not solely focussed on the body skimming dress, but maybe because it offered me the opportunity to prance around in a somewhat Kate Bush manor, not feeling (that) stupid! Additionally, the dress was so soft, and although I teamed a belt with it (I seem to have a thing about putting a belt round EVERY dress) I think it would look just as good without, and was uber comfy- bonus!

Also, you may have noticed some gorgeous little blogs and shops taking a spot on my sidebar! On Twitter I mentioned that for this month I'd be offering free advertising as a trial (mainly to test how successful it is for people) and if all goes well will be doing it next month for a small fee, so if you're interested let me know and I'd be happy to have your ad- obviouslyy spaces will be limited (less than this month) so let me know asap!

Happy Halloween all!

x

45 comments:

  1. I love this dress.. and especially on you! Bodycons are tricky, you know if your gonna wear them you feel like you can't eat all day.. well I know I do! HA! But I love how this has the batstyle wings, it definitely adds something to it! You look gorgeous as always Olivia! x

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  2. WOW this is stunning!

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  3. This dress is amazing! I would feel like a superhero in it haha.

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  4. oh wow, that dress is incredible! it looks like so much fun to wear ! x

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  5. I love your blog and style. Greetings from Finland. :)

    ♥ Joanna

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  6. Ooh that dress is so perfect on you! It has a bit of a gothic glam feel to it? Not gothic exactly, but kind of a darker edge to the standard bodycon? I'm making no sense again hahaha. Hope you've had a lovely Halloween (:

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  7. oh wow, that dress is gorgeous!

    http://boyshortss.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love the dress, it is gorgeous, those wing things are so cool and unique! xx

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  9. Love the sheer wings on this dress, nice touch!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  10. pretty pretty dress and you look especially gorgeous in these photos

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  11. The sleeves are stunning x

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  12. wow, this dress is gorgeous!
    As the chubbier lady, I find body cons hard, and usually only wear them for layer.
    The sleeves on this are just stunning x

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  13. Ahh so cute!! looks amazing on you x

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  14. I never expected to like a dress from any collection associated with Jessica Wright but this dress is really lovely - Although I think you wear it so much better than most!

    Penny x

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  15. I would be prancing around Kate Bush stylee all day in that dress! Really suits you, but I know what you mean about body con :|

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  16. I saw this dress yesterday on the Love website - wasn't sure about it but it actually looks stunning on you! I'm quite wary of bodycon as well, unless I've got my big Primark control pants to hand. Best £4 I have ever spent! x

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  17. That dress is AMAZING!
    I'm so going to have a look at her range now!

    Charlestown, xo.

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  18. the sleeves on that dress are amazing! looks really good on you :) xx

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  19. The sleeves are so good, gives a plain black dress that unique-ness! Really suits you. It would've been perfect to be a bat for halloween too, just one day too late haha.x

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  20. Amazing dress, beautiful on you!

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  21. seriously amazing dress - the sleeves are gorgeous.

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  22. love the dress and your hair!

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  23. Love the arm detail! Very dramatic but not OTT. The bodycon style suits you too! Also, just got to say, love your new look shoes you've been wearing in the last few posts :)

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the sleeves, very dramatic! x

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  25. Love the outfit but especially LOVE the Arctic Monkeys reference in the title. Huge monkeys fan!
    xo

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  26. The Kate Bush comment made me chuckle, HEATHCLIFFE I'VE GONE CRAZY SHAMONEohohoh
    Yes I don't know the words.

    I think the bodycon style of this dress really suits you though!
    xx

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  27. This dress is stunning indeed

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  28. dress is FANTASTIC! x

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  29. What a gorgeous dress!! You look stunning in it!:)xx

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  30. this is very lovely!! :)
    umm what is your height?

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  31. love the dress

    ♡ yamina
    http://beyondurclothes.blogspot.com/
    http://dreamdayeveryday.tumblr.com/

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  32. Wow that dress is gorgeous! & it looks totally stunning on you. I always have a Kate Bush moment when I put on something floaty like that!
    Rebecca x

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  33. This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you. I never know if bodycon dresses suit me or not. I think the beautiful sleeves of this dress makes it look a lot less bodycon, adds a lovely flow to it. xx

    http://sweetmondayblog.blogspot.com

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  34. That dress sure is something special, it looks beautiful on you :)

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  35. i love that dress, you look gorgeous xx

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  36. that dress is amazing, and so perfect for halloween!
    congrats on the cosmo award btw, you deserve it so much :)
    <3 Holz oxo

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  37. my god this dress is amazing, you look gorgeous! :)

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  38. I would never expect someone form TOWIE to make such a lovely understated dress. Really nice

    http://plaidandlace.blogspot.com/

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  39. Are you still taking in ads for this month, Liv? It sounds like I've missed the deadline but if there's still time, I would love to have a tempsec one on there. I am happy to send over the analytics results at the end of the month to let you know how well it has worked. Let me know if there's still room for the trial period, my email is sarah@temporary-secretary.com xxx

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  40. I second the above! Let me know too- katrinacsj@gmail.com

    This dress is so elegant, especially these sheer batwings. Gorges. Xx

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