At last one of my most favourite dresses from Paris was hired at the weekend!
Belle customer, Emma, wore this stunning, strapless dress and I’m so glad that she gave it a chance as other customers have been somewhat “afraid” of this style in the past because of its fuller, layered skirt.
The secret with a fuller skirted dress, is to ensure that the bust and waist are extremely well fitted so as to give you definition and not give the appearance of a square shape all over. This dress is so well shaped as it is very neat at the bust (with discrete cups so you don’t even need to wear a bra!) and is ruched from the bust right down through the waist to just above the hip bone, giving an elongated, streamlined shape.
Unfortunately, you can’t really see the fabric too well in these photos, but it’s a silk chiffon, with a very slight sheen so it reflects the light extremely well. Its mix of forest green, with navy print and a light gold sheen suits most skin tones and hair colours. The bust is decorated with diamante and to be honest as this is a fully patterned dress, you need minimal accessories which Emma has pulled off perfectly here. I just hope these photos encourage more ladies out there to at least try on a fuller skirted dress and give them a chance!!!