Although I am quite short I do love maxi dresses and think that they can look quite flattering especially if you wear them with heels. I have got quite a few long dresses but am always on the look out for new ones and you can often get them quite cheap. I will always take this type of maxi dress on holiday as you can roll it up to put in your suitcase and they don't usually crease and you can wear them both in the daytime and the evening.
I bought this dress from Asda where I buy a lot of clothes and paid just £9.00 which I thought was a very good price. It is black background with a white pattern all through it and it has a scoop neck and short sleeves which I like as it hides my arms. It is made of jersey and it feels like a tee shirt material and is very comfortable to wear. I bought it in a size 18 as I tried the 16 on and it was a bit clingy and the 18 fitted me much better and is actually quite flattering.
The dress hangs well and doesn't cling or stick to my legs even when I am hot and it seems to be a generous cut without being baggy or bulky. You could add a thin cardigan or shawl over the top if you are wearing it at night and might need something else to wear on top. I have got a short sleeved white cardigan which I wore with it on holiday as the temperature dropped at night.
I have washed this dress in the washing machine at my usual 30 degrees and have dried it on a coat hanger and have found that it dries very quickly and doesn't need ironing. I think that this is a lovely pretty well made dress for the money and could be worn for both day and night time with a variety of uses. I do recommend this as a versatile dress for any occasion.
As a larger sized gal, I'm always looking for clothes that will help disguise the areas of my body that I dislike ... Tie Dye print not only is one of THE prints of 2013, which I suspect will carry on into 2014, but also cleverly covers a multitude of body hang ups. The splashes of dye trick the eye into making the body look slimmer by hiding any curves (that aren't supposed to be there!)
I love the tie dye print of this dress because I can finally wear something thats different. Normally I stick to block colours fearing that bright colours will over expose my flaws and any lines might curve around my body, making me look larger than normal.
Not only does the print help disguise body shape, but the material helps as well. It's a stretchy viscous material that isn't too clingy. The material doesn't stretch from the washing machine, I don't tumble dry so I can't comment but it does say that you can tumble dry the dress.
I've worn it with a pair of black heels on a night out, and with a blazer for a day in the office, it is a great versatile dress.
I am 5'5" and the dress is slightly too long on me. But nonetheless a great dress that I can wear to many occasions.
Around Christmastime I knew I and my flatmate/bestmate were going to Coventry to spend it with my parents. As happy as I was at the prospect it still gave me a slight problem. I love clothes and at 36 I still like short skirts and dresses, low cut tops and thigh high boots. I love to dress up as much as possible however my parents hate all that and I decided that instead of my fashion sense being the hot topic of conversation around the table whilst trying to enjoy a turkey extravaganza I would tone it down a little for there behalf. I went to my wardrobe and had no 'toned down' clothes to pick from and so this is what led me to Asda ina bit of a panic to find something conversative. I was really pleased however they had a sale on ( and still do I spotted this dress instore yesterday still on offer) and this particular dress is at the moment reduced from £12.50 to £4.50 (also available on asdadirect.com). After trying it on, although I wouldn't say this dress was really very me I did like the fit and the black and white print and felt it looked nice and at the price it got me out of trouble anyway!
The Dress Itself:
This is classed as a jersey dress being made from 96% Viscose, 4% Elastane. It's length is 135cm / 53 inches (approximately) and it has a scoop neck that really isn't very revealing at all and half sleeves which come to the elbow area.
This dress is really stretchy and I'm 5.8 and this comes to just above my ankles so I do advise people to try this on before purchasing it. The dress in the main is black with a white, bold floral print both front and back, it is machine washable and able to be tumble dried (on a low heat though) and ironed and I have had no problems with fade or fraying or anything else.
The dress is fluid, not clingy and comes in sizes 6-20. I am a true size 10 and find this to nip in at my waist slightly though to be a little looser on my hips and the skirt part is once again fluid and not tight.
In my opinion although this isn't my usual style it does look nice on, is soft and comfortable when being worn and can be slightly dressed up but is really, in my opinion a smart day time dress and a very well made one indeed! At £4.50 (at the moment) you can't go wrong with this one really!).
Only available from Asda.