What A Mesh!

Plus Size woman smiling wearing purple Bell-Sleeve Lace & Mesh Swing Dress and floral ankle boots

One thing we all love about the autumn season is the pretty colours. Fallen leaves, the change in nature and richness of everything makes everyone feel cosy and set for the holiday season. The cold has just started to set in but we recently had a few days of warmth left. I had the perfect shift midi dress to wear and in the colour of rich berries. Lane Bryant sent me the most gorgeous Bell-Sleeve Lace dress with 3/4 sleeves.

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What caught my eye with this one with the bell shaped sleeves initially. I could tell that this dress could be casually, dressy and styled really easily. The loose fit also meant that this would be a comfortable one to wear this time of year which is exactly what I like. Sometimes the last thing you want to do is stick on a pair of spanx just so that your dress hangs well. Shift dresses are perfect if you want something pretty and effortless to wear.

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I love pretty little details. When it comes to dresses, details are usually in the hemline or neckline. These days it seems that sleeves and layers are adding pretty features to the overall look. I love the fact that this dress is really silky to the touch and it’s lightweight whilst appearing to be made in a heavier fabric. And what about the colour?! Isn’t it just gorgeous?! It reminds me of figs and sweet grapes, very autumnal.

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I thought it would be fun to pair the dress with a cute pair of floral ankle boots from Evans. I love an ankle boot, I find them to be so comfortable and more often than not they have such a cute style and look. These ones are just gorgeous, big thanks to Hanna for letting me borrow them lol. The colours and print just worked perfectly with the dress and made for a really comfortable yet stylish look.

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So tell me, what items are you trying to get some wear out of before the weather gets really chilly? You could make some great transitional outfits!

Plus Size woman smiling wearing purple Bell-Sleeve Lace & Mesh Swing Dress
*This dress is a gifted item
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Sarah says: 22nd November 2018 5:27 pm

    That dress is absolutely gorgeous I am loving the colour and those sleeves and beautiful! Love the lipstick that seems to match as well.

  2. Rachel says: 22nd November 2018 9:11 pm

    You look amazing in this outfit, i’m so obsessed with these boots! xo

  3. Rhian westbury says: 22nd November 2018 9:41 pm

    This is a stunning dress and the sleeves are beautiful. I like that they’re long enough to cover the tops of the arms but still quite flowy x

  4. Rachael says: 23rd November 2018 9:19 am

    This colour is absolutely stunning! Love the arms as well, not too long but not super short. Looks really lovely on you xxoxo

  5. Helen at Casa Costello says: 23rd November 2018 12:39 pm

    What a fantastic colour on you and such a great cut. I love that you are reminded of grapes! As an aside, you have THE MOST amazing smile!

  6. Kacie says: 23rd November 2018 1:54 pm

    Love the pattern on those heeled boots. I am useless in heels so I have to stick to flats unfortunately.

  7. Emily says: 23rd November 2018 9:41 pm

    That colour is amazing! And the boots pair brilliant with it. You look fantastic.

  8. Angela says: 24th November 2018 2:13 am

    Love the outfit and the colours you have chosen. They really suite you well. You looked really amazing too.

    Angela Xx

  9. Lauretta says: 24th November 2018 9:46 pm

    Loving this dress! The colour is perfect and it fits you well. And of course, I can’t ignore those gorgeous boots!