Hi folks! I'm incredibly behind with this blogging lark, so much so that I even forgot to schedule this post for this morning despite chatting about it this week. Anyway. I was chatting to Rachel (of A Dress is for Life) about my purchases from Simply Be and mentioned that I picked up the Velour Stud Dress (Sizes 12-32, £20.00) in the sale for £20.00 (reduced from £50.00). Rachel said that she had the dress too and was going to do a blog post on it, and asked if I'd like to join her. I wore this dress out last weekend and popped a photo on Instagram, at which point I found out that Leah (of Just Me, Leah) also had the dress and asked if she'd like to blog it with us.
So here we are; Triple Velvet! Yes you're right, that is the name of a toilet roll ;) I thought it was funny...
The photos aren't that great, sorry, and I don't think they do the dress justice. It has a slight skater-like look to it; Rachel and Leah have done a far better job with their photos! It's very comfortable and I love the gold and silver stud detail on the sleeves.
Personally I'm not overly bothered about visible bra straps (so long as they colour co-ordinate), but if you are you could wear a clear strap or strapless bra. I like this dress a lot and will wear it again but I don't think I would've bought it full price, it just hasn't got that 'wow' factor I'd expect from a £50.00 dress, although it's very good quality and definitely a bargain at the sale price of £20.00 (and it's still available).
I tried a statement necklace but there was just too much going on with the sleeve detail, so I opted instead for my custom necklace from Black Heart Creatives (a three-line custom necklace in glitter acrylic is £25.00 + P&P). My New Lew Wide Fit Black Suedette Low Wedges (Sizes 4-7, £14.99) were a perfect match due to the similar texture.
This dress would've looked great with a faux leather biker jacket (or denim if that's your style, I don't fancy it personally) but I didn't particularly fancy freezing to death! I'm looking forward to some velvet biker chic in the warmer months though.
Don't forget to check out Rachel and Leah's post to see how they styled this dress (and of course it's always useful to see dresses on different shapes and sizes).