Tuesday, 22 October 2013

WhatLauraWore: Monochrome

In today's post I'm wearing the Cut Out Colour Block Skater Dress from one of my favourite online shops, AX Paris.  I absolutely love this dress.
When I first saw it online I didn't think I'd like it as from the outset, it isn't something I'd naturally be attracted too- I don't tend to like dresses with sleeves, I'm not too keen on cold shoulder styles and I haven't worn black and white in such a block, monochrome style before.  However I know that the shape of a skater style dress suits me so I decided to step a little outside of my comfort zone and try it on.  I'm so pleased I did as I absolutely love the way that this dress looks.
The reason I love this AX Paris dress so much is because of the way that it makes me feel when I'm wearing it.  It is a flattering shape on all sizes and when I'm wearing it, I find that it feels just a little bit sexy with the cut out shoulder detailing and I love how it moves when I walk.  Skater dresses are perfect for curvier girls because they hide a multitude of sins but really flatter the wearers best assets.  For me, I like to have my legs out and wear it with heels but it would look equally as good with some thick tights or leggings if you didn't want to have your legs on show, particularly as its getting into the cold winter months.
When I first put this dress on, for an evening out with Mr WLL, he said 'wow' when he first saw me and said how much he loved the dress.  From the partner of a fashion blogger, that's quite a compliment!  I think its because its so different to other dresses that I wear.  This is a great take on a little black dress and the white looks so crisp, especially with a tan.
Cut Out Colour Block Skater Dress from AX Paris
Black Peeptoe heels by Anna Scholz at Simply Be
Black and silver diamante clutch bag from Debenhams
Ladies Skeleton Watch by Kenneth Cole at The Watch Shop

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  1. This is gorgeous, I love the top, the shoulder cut out is lovely too! You look beautiful.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. I love it, I love it, I love it.. AX Paris always have me drooling over their collection of gorgeous dresses. On the website this dress doesn't look all that and I probably wouldn't have looked at it twice but it definitely looks stunning on, especially on you! I have to agree, rocking a tan with the monochrome works really well. Ahhh, my bank balance is not going to like me on pay day.

    Barbie Sparkles | UK Beauty Blog

    1. Haha bye bye wages!

      Lol thanks for reading xxxx

  3. I've always loved the things on the AX Paris website and also, I think they now sell their dresses on a few other websites like Simply Be and Newlook :) I've never taken the plunge before though. How does the sizing usually come up?


    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

    1. Hi Hailes

      Thanks for reading. They're very true to size xxx

  4. That dress is a knock-out! The black and white looks so crisp and mod, and at the same time really classic and on-trend. It'll make a great basic backdrop to accessorize with. I think big chunky gold and rhinestone pieces and statement necklaces with stacks of bracelets. I'd love to see how you style this one several different ways because all of us have black and white pieces in our closet and it would be fun to get some different accessorizing ideas. Just a thought! :-)

  5. I've never purchased on Ax Paris, and this dress is super cute! 've just come across your blog and I like it very much. As I'm always on the look for friendly blogging buddies I've started following you via GFC, Bloglovin, and Facebook (private id valeria a). Hope you can stop by and - if you like - follow back and stay in touch!
    Happy Sunday!
    With love,
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  6. How do you always look do gorgeous?! So unfair haha. Looking hot m'dear! :)
    Heroine In Heels

  7. Great look. You can never go wrong with monochrome.
    Adela x



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