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Holy Houndstooth: Lovedrobe Houndstooth Dress

Lovedrobe is a brand I am just falling more and more in love with. Their styles are fresh, fun, flirty and easy to wear, and the last few pieces I have picked up from them are some of my favourites in my wardrobe right now. 

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My latest acquisition is this houndstooth dress. Houndstooth is such a great print. I love how classic it can look, and also how edgy. I had been looking for a good houndstooth piece for this season when I stumbled across this cutie from Lovedrobe. I ordered this from Dorothy Perkins, but Lovedrobe is available in a variety of stores and online from their website.

The dress is fully lined, with the outer layer made of a heavy chiffon like fabric. This is a very easy to wear fabric, which shows absolutely no lumps and bumps. It's pleasant to be able to completely forgo shapewear as I feel like this dress skims over all my least favourite bits, and highlights the things I love. The full skirted style makes what would otherwise be quite a conservative dress a little flirty which I love. The dress is sleeveless and when I first bought I thought for the Winter I would pair it with my usual cardigans. However, the dress has such a gorgeous shape I didn't want to cover it up at all, so instead I have worn a long sleeved tee underneath, which has kept the the shape streamlined. 

While the dress is simple, the open plackett neckline adds a bit of interest. Although this is an empire line, it actually gives the illusion of being more nipped in at the waist, and the added tie back means I feel really nicely nipped in. Excuse me if I sound over effusive, but I just love my shape in this dress! I particularly love it when I have a dress which gives me a good shape and is just so easy to wear. 

I ordered this dress in my usual 22 and it fits like a glove. Like it was made for me! After much deliberation I am happy with the length, as it sits mid thigh on me (I'm 5'8-9), so if you're on the taller side and not comfortable with showing a bit of leg, be warned. 

When I wore this dress to work last week I was a little worried that it was too short. I got out of the house and suddenly my legs felt a little exposed. I think I have good legs. In fact they are one of my favourite body parts, but walking down the road I felt like I had a lot on show. However, when I looked back over these pictures I don't think it's too short at all. In fact I think it's a great length. I probably don't want to bend over in it but I actually like the length. 

Good news is lovely Lovedrobe have made this dress in a few different prints. They've done an adorable ditsy heart print version, and the marvelous Betty Pamper from Pamper and Curves has done a review of the totally lush jewel heart print version.

Have you got any Lovedrobe loving going on in your wardrobe? Fancy any of these lovely dresses? Let me know in the comments.  


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