dress – c/o house of fraser
it’s very rare i find items of clothing that fit me perfectly. i’m short (a little under 5′ 1″) and, uh, curvy too. both of those combined don’t seem to be a thing that’s catered to that much in terms of clothing. there’s petite items, but from what i see they’re almost solely for slimmer ladies, and there’s plus size clothes, but they’re either always too big in every dimension, or assume that bigger women are of average height, so don’t fit in terms of length/waistline placement.
i was so, so happy to see this petite dress in house of fraser in a size i normally go for. i was initially worried it’d be too big, or fit everywhere other than the bust area. to my surprise it fits absolutely perfectly! well, to be totally honest i didn’t realise it’s a tiny bit big around the armholes until i took these photos (which i can now quickly take in with a little stitch). but other than that little thing, yes, it is now one of the best fitting dresses i have. oh joys!
i love the sparkly embellished neckline. i typically don’t like statement necklaces, but as a neckline on a dress i really like it. it’s not over the top, but takes the dress to a new level. i have to warn though, it’s probably best to wear this with your hair up, as when i’ve worn it down with this dress, my hair kept getting caught. the bottom/skirt area is slightly pleated which helps create a bit of shape and (technical term) whooshiness. also i gotta say, i like that it doesn’t seem to crease much, which is always a bonus in my eyes. a+ house of fraser!