Dress: c/o Scarlett and Jo. Bag: Vintage. Earrings: Dorothy Perkins.
This lovely dress the babes at Scarlett & Jo surprised me with just before Christmas is something I'd usually shy away from. I'm definitely a skater dress, A-line, circle skirt wearing girl at heart they're my safety nets. I'm pretty much comfortable with now having my arms on show and I have no problem with my legs but something that always puts the fear of god into me are wiggle dresses and pencil skirts. I don't know if it's just because I spent so much time hating my tummy or what but it's something I never really comfortable of having visible BUT this dress may have just changed my mind!
This Scarlett & Jo Purple Lace Powerfit Dress helps to hold me in a little so everything sits better on me. This is thanks to the Powerfit which is a layer under the address which is put in basic terms like magic pants that hold you in! Such a fabulous idea and it does indeed boost your confidence a little, I'm wearing a UK20 here and it fits me well and I know I'm always this size with the brand. The lace detailing on the back yoke is also lovely and would look fabulous with an up do or just as I've done pinning some hair up. I utterly adore pretty much everything Scarlett & Jo do as a fashion design student myself I can see they truly think about how the pieces look on a plus size figure (something that unfortunately sometimes doesn't seem to be thought about with other companies) My only problem is there dresses are pretty long on me but I'm only 5'2 and can easily take them up if I need to. I finished the look with some earrings I almost forgot I owned and a vintage bag I picked up from a charity shop a couple of years ago, I know it doesn't match but I do feel that it still works with the dress!
Do you have a favourite piece from Scarlett & Jo's current collection?