THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS

Leeds, UK

I've been looking for that perfect summer dress, that you can wear without growing tired of, that will always be that 'staple item' in your wardrobe. I was just about to give up hope of finding one, until I spotted this beautiful powder-blue midi dress in Topshop a few weeks ago. It suits my style in every way - it's to my taste, it was an affordable price, and best of all, it made me feel comfortable. If you haven't read my previous - quite personal - post all about self reflection in 22 things I've learnt in 22 years (see here) I talk about struggles with my body weight and learning to accept myself. This dress honestly was a blessing, as it made me feel confident again... 







It was only a few weekends ago that I ventured into Topshop on a whim, and stumbled across this striking pale blue dress hanging on the last chance to buy rail. I grabbed it and instantly fell in love with it, and hoped when I tried it on in the fitting room it would live up to my already mounting expectations. First of all? It had no under layering. This concerned me, as I'm a massive phobe for thin fabrics that show off your underwear. But, surprisingly, the fabric of this dress was thick enough (yet light-weight) to cover all of that. 


Ok one thing to note - I actually wear this dress back to front. I know, I'm a crazy person! But I actually much prefer it this way, and if it was advertised in this way I would bet you it would be a sell-out. Although, you can wear this dress the other way around, but it just covers up more of your chest. I personally prefer the V neck structure, it just looks better and more wearable. 


This wonderful dress also has a subtle slit up the side, with gathered cuffs on the sleeves - which I prefer to roll up for that more casual, relaxed look. It also has a silver D ring to help fasten the belt with, which would usually sit at the front - but in this case, it's at the back.



On the day we shot this dress it was around 25C and barely any breeze in Leeds. Yet, I was pleasantly cool and it never once rode up, frayed or caught on anything which usually tends to happen to me! I loved this number so much, that I'm even considering purchasing it in the Pink colour, which it also comes in. Perfect for those of you who aren't as much of a blue fan!


Bag - Mango (old season)


Guess Trainers - TKmaxx



Price wise? This cost my bank £42 - yes, maybe a little steep for one dress. But I'm a firm believer in when you find something you really really love and you know that you'll wear often, it's worth it to invest a little bit more. You can find more details on this beautiful blue dress here. 


                                                                Earrings - Accessorize
Eyelashes - Ardell
Sunglasses - Primark



What do you think to this Topshop dress?
Would you wear it? What's your staple summer wardrobe item?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,
Hannah xoxo

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7 comments

  1. You look bloody gorgeous!!! The dress really suits you and I love the colour x

    Abi | Abistreetx

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  2. Great summer dress!! That color looks great on you!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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    1. Thank you! It's a fab dress! x

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  3. very comfy pretty dress xo!
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    1. It's SO comfortable it's great!! xx

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  4. I like your style such good and comfortable outfits for the summer sessions! thanks for sharing a good post.

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