“ Brand: Jane Norman / Type: Dress „
Whenever I go shopping for clothes - whether thats online or in stores - I always promise myself that I wont buy any more dresses or going out clothes. About 3/4's of my wardrobe is taken up with dresses and clothes Id wear for a night out but there is only a small corner of jeans and tshirts that I would consider everyday wear so I always think to myself MUST NOT BUY ANY MORE DRESSES! But sometimes when I see a dress I know I will wear all the time and love I just have to buy it straight away and thats what happened as soon as I saw this 'Jane Norman Striped Ruffle Dress'. This attracted my attention straight away because it is a really striking dress - its half neutral with a really funky twist and I knew I would get tonnes of use out of this and so far I have been proven totally right - Im so glad I broke my own rule for once!
Stockists: Jane Norman & janenorman.co.uk
Other Info: Available in sizes: 10, 12, 14 & 16 - more sizes might be available in store. And this dress is machine washable - although because of the ruffle detailing I would recommend only washing this on a very low setting & washing it along in the machine - it will last much longer that way in my opinion. It seems to be working for me so far anyway.
*Now normally I would recommend buying your average size online but not in this case. I would recommend buying a size up from what you normally are as JN clothes are made for really skinny people - so if you have curves get a size up from your 'average'. Im normally a size 10 and a 12 in this fits me much better on curves without being too baggy or tight.*
As Dooyoo havent provided an image with this review Ill try to describe the dress as best I can - and also add a link in the comments if you want to see the proper picture. But having said that if your buying this online like I did what you see is what you get so you wont be disappointed with design or style. This dress is covered front and back in chunky black and white stripes front and back which means the main part of the dress is quite neutral. Its made from a cotton like material which is surprisngly stretchy - but this means it is fitted around curves but because of the chunky stripes this wont make you look bigger than you are - the stripes actually help make you look thinner which is always a bonus with any clothing in my opinion. A gorgeous dress that helps me look slimmer? Buzzing! So the dress is very fitted but it wont accentuate the bad parts just make the good parts look even better - on my figure anyway! The only issue with this is because I had to buy a size larger than I am normally it is slightly too long on the length for me. Not majorly longer as this still only comes to about half way down my thighs which most people wouldnt consider too long but its still a bit of a change for me - I cant count it as a proper disadvantage because it fits so well everywhere else.
As this is a one shoulder dress one half reaches down the bottom of your arm and the other half skims across my collarbone which means this isnt a low-cut dress at all which isnt very flattering on me personally as I have a large chest but I know a lot of women will prefer that kind of cut. But onto the ruffle which in my opinion is the best part of the dress and probably the main reason I bought it because it is simply stunning. The ruffle is quite large on the long arm of the dress and is made up of black and white ruffles - the same material as the dress - and in between there is a sort of mesh, sequin material which breaks up the block colour - that seems like a rubbish description but in reality it is pretty spot on! The ruffle makes this dress look so much better in my opinion and to be honest if it didnt have that added detail I dont think I would have given this a 2nd glance. Without the ruffle this dress would be really neutral but the ruffle makes it much more modern and adds a really funky twist I think - people are always saying how nice the dress is and asking me where I bought it so Im not the only one whos loves this dress!
As the main part of this dress is quite neutral it means you can team it with any colours and most styles. Ive worn this with black tights, natural tights, heels, shoe boots and sometimes accessorized it with really neon colours as it really stands out and the colours actually match! Even though the style of this is quite different I think it will suit most people style wise and I think most people will actually really like this because it can be updated and worn with so many different styles. Im glad I broke my own rule by buying this dress and I recommend everyone to treat themselves to it as well - I love it!
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