Wednesday, 14 September 2016

AX Paris Curve at Simply Be Floral Wrap Dress

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From the moment I saw the AX Paris Floral Wrap Dress (also available here), I knew that I had to buy it.

While my style of late has very much been plain and simplistic, I absolutely loved the floral pattern of this dress and it really captured my attention.

The pink and light blue floral pattern against the navy backdrop of the dress is so beautiful; very feminine and girly but definitely still grown up 

AX Paris Curve at Simply Be Floral Wrap Dress UK Plus Size Fashion Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image


AX Paris Curve at Simply Be Floral Wrap Dress UK Plus Size Fashion Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image


The sheer sleeves of the AX Paris Curve Floral Wrap Dress make this a great piece for transitioning into the warmer months and they're ideal for those who would prefer not to show their arms.  This isn't really something that I think about but I know that its important to many women so definitely worth a mention.

The wrap over detail in the dress is gorgeous, very flattering and makes for a comfortable fit.  Theres a tacking stitch in the bust to close the wrap over further which I preferred to keep in tact as I'm smaller busted but it can be snipped away for those with a larger bust.

The dress is fully lined with a navy fabric to match the outside of the dress.

I will say that this dress is a small fit.  Its generous on the bust but I found the bottom half of the dress to be a small fit and while I did try to buy my usual size in the dress, it did look too tight in my opinion.  I sized up three sizes to get a more loose comfortable fit so if you're as generously shaped like I am then I would recommend sizing up.



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AX Paris Curve at Simply Be Floral Wrap Dress UK Plus Size Fashion Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image


This dress looks fantastic while worn alone which I'm intending to do for one of my birthday nights out with my friends later this month but for this occasion, I decided to pair it with some of my plus size black leggings.  These are a staple of me in my wardrobe and I wear them to the gym, with casual outfits and under dresses.



Keeping the look all black on the bottom, I wore my Evans platform boots which are a past season piece, although I've linked plenty of alternatives for you below! (very similar, budget options here and here and high end alternative here and here).  I really feel that keeping the outfit all black on the bottom really helps to keep the attention and focus on the dress itself and with such a beautifully bold print, that is definitely needed.


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AX Paris Curve at Simply Be Floral Wrap Dress UK Plus Size Fashion Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image


AX Paris Curve at Simply Be Floral Wrap Dress UK Plus Size Fashion Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image


My bag of course is my navy O Case with gold hardware from Chanel.  Its an absolutely beauty and I do tend to wear it at any navy given opportunity!

The navy of the bag compliments the blue of the dress so well and while the flowers are light in colour, I do think that its the perfect dress to take you through into autumn, especially when paired with boots and leggings as I have.

For my makeup, I kept it nude on the lips and smoky on the eyes as I usually do and wore my hair straight with a kick to the ends which is a style I haven't worn for ages up until the last week or so.  With my root stretch from top Sunderland hair dressers, Frances Marshall, I'm really feeling this look right now and feel... dare I say it... a bit trendy! Joking...



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I'm heading down to a meeting, theatre show and event in London next week and think that this will be the perfect outfit to wear while I'm there but perhaps with flat shoes as there'll be a lot of walking.  Its dressy enough for the evening without looking too overdone for during the day.

Its definitely a winner for me!

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30 comments

  1. This dress is gorgeous and it looks fantastic on you. Really suits you x

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  2. Hello Laura,
    you look so pretty!
    love the flowered print..
    xx
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/

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  3. I am loving the wrap dress it is so striking with the bold print. x

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  4. Wow, you look great. Such a beauty, I agree this'll be a good outfit choice x

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  5. I love the dark floral print - they are big news for this season so you are right on trend.

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  6. Great dress. Would look fab dressed up or down. And you can't go wrong with some platform boots :-) x

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  7. Such a gorgeous floral pattern on the dress. You're going to look amazing for your night out x

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  8. this whole look, i am loving! the colours on that dress are beautiful

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  9. Love the bold print on the dress. It really suits you.

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  10. Now that is one very pretty dress, I love the style and I love the design x

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  11. That is such a pretty print and I have to say your make up is incredible.

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  12. Wow this dress is so pretty and looks amazing on you! You always looks so good in all your outfit posts but this one is next level gorgeous. And that Chanel is just goals!

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  13. The mix is perfect! The vibrant dress blends with dark shades of bag, pants and boots.

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  14. You look gorgeous and your hair suits you so well like that! Would you do a tutorial on your eye makeup? I would love to get cats eye shape using eyeshadow like that x

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  15. Such a gorgeous print. I love those boots too, exactly the sort I buy. You look ace Laura

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  16. The top is lovely and I like the boots from vagabond too! You look lovely as usual!

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  17. What a gorgeous floral wrap dress! Love the colour xx

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  18. Laura you look gorgeous! You really suit the colours in this dress. It's girly but grown up. Definitely something you could wear to work then straight out to an event or after work drinks - LOVE IT!

    www.plainsarahjayne.com

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  19. I love this print! I think wrap dresses are great as they are so flattering.

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  20. Wow it's gorgeous - I actually wouldn't mind wearing this myself. Definitely a dress you can dress up or down. I honestly love wrap dresses - they are pretty much the only type of dress I buy x

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  21. Sorry to hear the sizing was off but you still look gorgeous regardless. Your make up looks striking and I love the wrap dress!

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  22. I absolutely love the dress and it is so flattering to the figure. The print is fresh and colourful. Perfect for autumn x

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  23. I love it so much, looks beautiful on you! Those boots are gorgeous too, I need some of those!

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  24. Looking gorgeous as always! I really like the print x

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  25. I must say that dress really suits you, the whole out fit looks great and you look lovely.

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  26. Your dress looks so pretty, I love floral clothing.

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  27. Laura, you're such a stunner! You look gorgeous in this dress too xxx

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  28. You are such a beauty! This looks stunning. I never go for wrap dress styles but you might have sold me!

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  29. Wow! You look fabulous! I am loving your makeup! So Posh!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  30. What a pretty dress! I love the combination of the blue and the pink.

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