I had heard of instagram being a marketing tool and didn't understand quite how that worked until I saw this dress featured on the instagram of the lifestyle blogger Amanda Brooks.
I don't have her physique nor do I normally take notice of outfits in relation to my wearing it but this dress just looked so comfortable and feminine.
Regular readers know that I don't normally do personal style posts but I am making an exception for this dress.
Most of you know that I had avoided shopping at any type
of high street brand after I went through the trauma of packing up my belongings for my house refurbishment.
I was so disgusted with meaningless junk of all forms I had accumulated that
I became very strict with purchases.
This dress is from Zara and is affordable at £36.
This is the sort of dress that has made Zara a success.
I am showing the dress on a hanger and on myself.
It is a strapless dress so I have worn it with a cardigan.
Selfies are not my thing and they are very difficult as I don't have a proper flattering selfie mirror. I used the very narrow mirror in a small nook of a bathroom so please forgive the pics.
|This pose isn't "act natural and lean against the wall". It is me trying to fit myself into the narrow mirror!|
Yes I am wearing black and blue.
But the blue is more indigo and denim so it wasn't jarring.
These pics really aren't very good to the extent that I nearly didn't post this...
But I have to tell you that it was a dream to wear as it is slightly fitted but also loose in the right places.
(I took a large size. I fit into the medium until I had to zip up around my chest. So while I like the way it fit better from the waist down in the medium I had to settle for large due to my bust.)
The dress also has pockets which I adore!
It can be worn with or without a cardigan and I have paired it with a jacket which I plan to wear in the autumn.
But I have rarely gotten so many compliments on the dress from my friends and complete strangers in London ( in London!!)
So for that reason I thought I should share this find with those looking for a staple basic that you will get a lot of use out of.