Monday, 7 March 2016

FASHION | Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

When I went out to the theatre last Thursday night, I wanted an outfit that was was smart without making me look too overdressed.  Something comfortable was a priority for me as I'd had a root canal the day before and in all honesty, I was sore and would have rather stayed in.  I'd been to the theatre the night before too but the anaesthetic was still working but on this day, it had definitely worn off!

Thankfully, the Scarlett and Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress came to my rescue as a smart but not overdressed piece that feels comfortable too!

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

This piece has a beautiful sweetheart neckline which I absolutely love because I think that it shows just the right amount of flattering cleavage while remaining classy.  This is definitely a look that I prefer to go for as I think that it is more feminine.

It is made from a mix of viscose and elastane crape which has a good amount of stretch to it while still holding its own.

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

The Scarlett and Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress is definitely more of a long top/tunic on me than a dress.  I couldn't wear it out without my Simply Be leggings, for fear of sharing my you know what with the world.  That might be because I'm a little longer in the body (2.5") than my legs or perhaps its because of my disproportionate tummy, I'm not sure.

I have it in the next size up as they didn't have my size when I ordered and from the fit on me, I'd say it would be true to size, although short, because it is roomy on me.  There's plenty of room on the bust so if you're someone who is far bustier than I am, I don't think you'll have any problems with the fit of this garment.

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

The sleeves on this dress are my favourite part of the design.  I'm not someone who particularly looks for a dress to have sleeves but when they're as pretty as this, I love them!

As you can see, the sleeves are elbow length and very roomy so if your arms are an area you often struggle with when buying clothes with sleeves in, then I wouldn't worry with this piece.

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

For this particular night out, I decided to keep my outfit all black.  Thats the best way, in my opinion, if you're wanting to look put together and chic when you really can't be bothered, which was the case for me as I wasn't feeling too great.

The great thing about this dress is that on the Scarlett and Jo website, they show you how it can be dressed up for an evening out with heels and also dressed down for a more casual look with leggings and flats.  However for someone like me who needs to wear leggings with it, adding heels is a great idea because it gives you a look that is in the middle of dressy and casual.  Mine are really old and not available any more but you can find a similar pair here.

My bag is the Lulu Guinness lips clutch which is one of my favourite bags to wear out at night.  It doesn't hold too much so if you're a girl that likes to carry around the kitchen sink with her, then this piece isn't for you.  Otherwise, if you want a glossy, beautiful statement clutch, go for it!

Scarlett & Jo Lace Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

You can shop the rest of the beautiful Scarlett and Jo range here.

Do let me know what you've been up to in the comments below.  My past couple of weeks have been so full with trips to the theatre and I've loved every minute!

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25 comments

  1. This looks beautiful on you! I love the lace detail on the sleeves.

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I love the lace too, so pretty! xxx

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  2. you look lovely! I love your shoes too :)

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    1. Aw thanks Penny. I've had these heels for YEARS. First got them on a photoshoot with Simply Be in about 2012 and they're still looking as good as new! xxx

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  3. That's a really pretty dress. I love the lace detail on the sleeves.

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  4. This is such a pretty dress, love the lace sleeves! Perfect for a day when you want to look smart but still comfortable.

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    1. Totally agree Becca, thanks for your lovely comment xxx

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  5. Nice dress. I haven't heard many positive things around this brand, which is a shame.

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    1. I wouldn't believe everything you hear, thats for sure! All brands have things said about them from time to time. Try them for yourself; gorgeous dresses, fab fabric, well made and a great fit. Plus they really embrace the plus size figure and diversity. Thats why I love them and so many others do too! xxx

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  6. I love that dress! The sleeves are so pretty, it's looks very comfy :) and I also love your heels! You look beautiful. xx

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  7. Oh now I love this plain yet so effective with the lace really pretty adds a touch of class

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  8. Stunning. You can never go wrong with a classic black outfit. Simple but beautiful x

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  9. Ooh I love this look! Looks like you can dress it up or down which is handy:)

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  10. I am adoring that dress, the lace arms are just gorgeous.x

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  11. I think that they are a great brand and I love the lace cap sleeves. Plus I agree with you they really do promote a positive body image.

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  12. That purse is just too much fun, and you're right about the sweetheart neckline. It's perfect!

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  13. This outfit is well styled. Loving the lace sleeves.

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  14. You look lovely, all black is always so elegant! I love the lace details on the sleeves and adored your bag. Hope you're mouth is feeling better now and that you enjoyed the theatre :)

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  15. Such a beautiful outfit loving the dress and the shoes so nicely styled

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  16. Such a Beautiful classy outfit, and that bag!!! I absolutely love it!!! xx

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  17. You look lovely darling, I love the dress and the sleeves are really pretty, that bag is gorgeous too, fabulous outfit, l love it xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  18. That is a beautiful dress! I love the sleeves

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  19. This is a really flattering pretty dress, I know what you mean about it being classy but not too overdressed. x

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  20. This dress look so lovely on you and I adore those shoes. Wish I could wear them but I have one foot quite s bit bigger than the other and have to wear shoes that are tied or buckled to my feet as one would slip up and down with slip ins like this. Doesn't sto me dreaming of pretty shoes though lol

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