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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Review: New Look Maxi Dress

Image (left) © Big Fat Betty | Hi folks. I hope you are all enjoying the improving weather! Maxi dresses are a great choice for sunny days and when New Look contacted me about collaborating, I jumped at the opportunity to review their Inspire Red Floral Print Cut Out Shoulder Maxi Dress, which they kindly gifted to me. The dress retails for £22.99, which is a reasonable price, and it comes in sizes 18-28.

I was first drawn to the dress by the pretty floral print and cut out shoulders, having purchased items with this styling detail in the past and loved it. It also reminded me of many of the dresses that I've bought previously from New Look, which are 100% polyester and have an elasticated waist; I find this fabric to be lightweight and not needing ironing (I don't really iron anything anyway but, well, y'know) and the elasticated waist is great for both comfort and fit.

I opted for a size 22, which has been my usual dress size in New Look for a while although recently I have found that I've been able to size down to a 20. I decided to stick with a 22 on this occasion to ensure a comfortable and 'floaty' fit. The dress was a good fit and I'm glad that I got a 22, as I think a 20 would've been too small. Please do excuse my shoes (which are the Black Embroidered Floral Mesh Ballet Pumps, £15.99, sizes 3-8, also available in white and coral) and tights, I don't own any sandals (yet) and was photographing other things at the same time.

Anyway, I digress. The only downside to this dress is that it is far too long and drags on the floor; at 5'7" I wouldn't expect anything to be too long on me and I'd have to get this dress taken up to be able to wear it out. However, I suppose it is better for it to be too long than too short!

Images (below) © New Look | I've also compiled a complete look around this dress with other items from New Look...


#1 Inspire Red Floral Print Cut Out Shoulder Maxi Dress, £22.99 (sizes 18-28)
#2 Inspire Light Blue Faded Denim Jacket, £22.99 (sizes 18-26)
#3 Wide Fit Cream Laser Cut Two Part Sandals, £19.99 (sizes 4-9, also available in tan)

NB: Prices as displayed online on 27 April 2014

6 comments:

  1. Looking good lady! I'm so glad New Look have finally embraced bloggers. x x

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    1. Thanks hun! Yes me too, they're my go-to retailer :) x

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  2. Love a good maxi but they are always too long on me 5'2... what can I say, unless they do a petite version there is no maxi dress for me :-( xx

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    1. Aww hun, bless ya! I wonder if there's anywhere that does different lengths x

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  3. This looks lovely - I am currently trying to find a nice maxi dress for my brothers wedding. I have gained so much weight in the last few years though and I am so short I cannnot seem to find anything that suits or that fits. I had never thought to look in new look as everything was always so small!

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    1. Thanks lovely! There's a few short(er) plus size bloggers, might be worth asking on Twitter (use the hashtag #psbloggers)? New Look is worth a look but the length will probably be an issue (this one was even too long on me), though you could get it taken up x

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