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Matalan Be Beau Bandeau Sketchy Flower Tunic

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Brand: Matalan / Type: Dress

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      15.06.2011 19:22
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      Fantastic dress, just wish there was more but if different patterns! :D

      Recently Matalan has opend a new store near to where I live and there has been a massive craze. I decided to wait a while before going there, as when I attempted it was pack and there was queues right to the back of the store, and its a pretty large store! So a couple of weeks after they opened my mum took me out for a treat and we decided to go to Matalan.. and well I've always been a big fan, so much so I came out with nearly £300 worth of clothes and shoes!

      This is one of the items that I bought from the Be Beau range, which is one of my favourite ranges from Matalan as there clothing is always so tasteful and great quality.

      The dress is turquoise and has flowers and butterflies all over, with a black outlines and colours of pink, blue, red, yellow and orange. The dress comes with straps so you can either wear it as a boob tube or with the straps. Personally I prefer to wear it as a boob tube dress. I think having the option is wonderful, because some people may find straps irritating, where as others may find boob tubes not very nice. There is elastic underneath the bust to keep the dress secure, but not tight so it can stretch as far as it needs to without making you feel uncomfortable. It also comes with a little tie that also wraps round underneath the bust, in the same design as the dress, which you can wear multiple ways, whether its to the side, front or the back. The dress is made from 100% Polyester Lining and is machine washable.

      My personal opinion of this dress, is that its absolutely beautiful, the design is gorgeous, it feels really soft on my skin and doesn't irritate me. Its very comfortable to wear and lightweight as well. The colours are lovely, its definitely great for summer. This dress can be worn for any occasion, whether its smart or casual. Its easy to get on and off and always looks incredible on. The length comes to a couple of inches below my bum and shows off my legs nicely. Its been ages since I have seen a dress that I love so much and this is definitely the one, as its very flattering and feminine.

      I bought this for £20 which I think is an absolute bargain, the dress is very good quality and has survived a few washes now and has remained the same shape and colour.

      Overall a beautiful dress, of very good quality for a cheap price! Highly recommend.

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        13.06.2011 15:13
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        go take a look

        I am not the size of a super model but i would like to look nice, especially on a night out. When perusing my local Matalan store, thought that this dress would be worth a try. I tried on this dress and fell in love, and for £20, a timeless piece for my wardrobe.

        Bought in my local matalan store, this can also be bought online, and this pattern is also sold as a top which is handy if you are someone who doesnt want to show their legs off. The beauty of this dress is that it is sold from size 8-18! And i actually ended up buying a size lower than i normally wear, so generous sizing too!

        Matalan claim that they are 'totally unique out of town retailer, committed to providing outstanding value for money. We offer up to the minute fashion and homewares at prices up to 50% below the equivalent High Street price' (Matalan website:2011). Something that i agree with. Clothing that is only a small amount more expensive but a better quality than say their hight street rival Primark (although i love this store too).

        Anyway back to the dress!
        Turquoise is the base colour of this dress that has flowers and butterflies littered all over the dress, with a black outline and coloured in pinks, blues, reds oranges and yellows. It can be worn as either a boobtube type dress or with straps, which come supplied with the tags on the inside of the dress. I am quite busty and so decided to wear the straps, but the dress looks nice either way to be fair.
        Under the bust area of the dress is an elasticated rim where a voile like belt wraps around and can be tied according to how you would like to wear it. Myself, i like to wear the bow at the side of the dress, taking the eyes aways from the stomach area (my problem area).

        Around the top of the dress is a ruffle edge, which is also complemented with a ruffle towards the bottom edge too, keeping the theme throughout and the dress is made of 100% Polyester Lining, which acts a little like a petticoat, and 100% Polyester top layer which is voile like. This gives the dress a floaty like feeling.

        The dress could be worn both casually and smartly. I would wear this to a wedding, and have also worn it on a night out on the tiles with a pair of thick black tights and some funky heels.

        This dress is timeless. It is not the height of the fashion, but recieves many great comments when worn, and as a bigger woman i find it very flattering. It makes me feel very special when i wear it and like a million dollars, an absolute steal at £20.

        I will be looking our for more BE Beau range in Matalan when i next have a wander, a 5/5 for me!

        Thank you for reading.

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