How often have you been invited to a wedding or a dressy do and spent ages trawling the internet or going from shop to shop looking for that perfect dress that will make you stand out for all the right reasons? I know I have often struggled, it becomes so tiring and frustrating. Well, LK Bennett and I have taken away hours and hours of stress and given you 3 very different and very blooming lovely dresses that will be perfect for that special occasion you have coming up.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by LK Bennett to go to one of their stores and pick out my favourite occasion wear pieces. I was beyond excited, I have always been a big fan of LK Bennett and the fact that they chose me to wear and promote their clothes delighted me. I was really pleasantly surprised when I tried the dresses on as they look so much better on than they do on the hanger, and weirdly every single dress fitted my shape perfectly. Which is why it's great for me to show you these 3 dresses and how they work on a curvy frame.
This dress is so pretty and fun, and it fitted my size 12 figure absolutely beautifully, really showing off my waist - which I loved. I've since worn this dress with a jumper and Converse trainers, which makes this 'special occasion' dress really wearable and versatile. You can justify spending the £££ thinking about the cost per wear, I use this tactic a lot to justify purchases.
I had my hold-it-all-in big girl pants on with this dress to make my silhouette nice and smooth. This dress has to be tried on before you can appreciate the whole effect properly. It is absolutely stunning in it's simplicity and detail. The shape and bell sleeves give it a real 70's vibe. If I was to ever renew my wedding vows this is the dress I would do it in. But, that isn't going to happen any time soon so I need to find another excuse to wear it again. Is it still not good etiquette to wear cream to a wedding? Or is that an old-fashioned tradition? Because I really NEED to find an occasion to wear this dress really soon.
What can I say about this dress? It made me feel like flying to Barcelona to sip ruby-coloured Sangria and eat seafood paella with my mates in one of those pretty beachside restaurants, hence my big cheesy smile. The kids can stay at home with my husband because there is no way their sticky little fingers are going anywhere near this dress!
Which dress are you lusting over most? Would love to hear your thoughts.
Love Nat x
N.B This post was made in collaboration with LK Bennett - however all words, thoughts, and feelings are completely my own. I had a completely free reign when picking and styling each outfit.