Stepping Into Autumn in my Simply Be Lace Trim Dress

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

The weather is flirting with me at the moment… there’s no other way to describe it!  One minute the sun is cracking the pavement and the next, its misty as hell and raining.

The shops have taken their summer clothes away but it doesn’t seem cool enough to wear thicker, autumnal clothes yet so I’m opting for transitional pieces like the Simply Be Lace Trim Dress.

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

Transitional clothes are ones that are suitable to see you through the latter days of one season and through to the next.

This Simply Be dress is perfect because it can be worn alone as I have styled it here and when the weather gets a bit colder, I’ll be able to wear a pair of leggings with it.  When its really cold, a faux fur gilet would create a gorgeous look.

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

The Simply Be Lace Trim Dress is ticks so many style boxes starting with its navy colour which is ideal for autumn and lets face it, we all know how I feel about navy… *insert heart eyed emoji here*.

The lace up detailing to the front which is bang in the middle of being sexy and a throwback is totally on trend right now as well as the lace detailing which is EVERYWHERE at the moment.

This dress also features flared sleeves which I’m really starting to see coming through into more and more highstreet clothes and I certainly think it’ll continue throughout autumn and winter.

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

Not only does this dress look great but it feels great to wear too.  It is made of one of my favourite fabrics; jersey.  Favourite because it makes this dress so stretchy and soft to the touch which gives it a great fit and ensures that it will be comfortable to wear.  The skater shape in that it goes in at the waist with a floatier skirt helps with this too and the two together are a winning combination.

Many of the day dresses at Simply Be are a similar shape which means that you’ll have plenty of stylish yet comfortable options to wear during the day this autumn.

I ordered my usual size and found it to fit true to size.  As a guide for the length, I’m 5ft 5″ and found that this was the perfect length whether I’m wearing it along or with leggings.  I would keep in mind that I am disproportionately large around my middle which will make the dress sit shorter on myself than it may do on others.

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

If truth be told, I only got this dress last week and I’ve already worn it three times!  Thankfully, I was out with different friends/clients to different places but I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve had on it both when worn alone or with my ASOS Curve leggings.

Here, I paired the plus size dress with the tan ankle boots that I featured in this plus size autumn look book and my River Island tote bag.  Both of these pieces are no longer available, but I’ve listed plenty alternatives of the navy tote and the tan ankle boots below.

Simply Be Lace Trim Dress, Tan ankle boots, River Island tote bag, WhatLauraLoves Image

For a look thats bang on trend and so versatile that you can take it from the late summer through to the winter, I don’t think you can go too far wrong with this dress!

You can shop the Simply Be Lace Trim Dress on their website and I’ve shared plenty of alternatives for this outfit below.


What fashion styles or clothing items are you looking forward to wearing this autumn?


  1. Sonia Acosta
    September 21, 2016 / 1:25 am

    OMG you look awesome!! Navi is your color I mean look at you <3 Love from Sun &

  2. Elodie
    September 21, 2016 / 5:18 am

    Love the dress and how you styled it – perfect for Autumn, indeed!

  3. Nikki
    September 21, 2016 / 9:23 am

    I really like this dress especially the detail around the neckline! Gorgeous colour too!

  4. LaaLaa Monroe
    September 21, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Love this outfit especially the bag, I agree the weather leaves you undecided with what to wear, I try to do lighter layers xo

  5. Melanie Ed
    September 21, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Great outfit. Dress is gorgeous and looks great on you. I love the bag too!!!

  6. Helena Oops
    September 21, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Really prettyin this dress!You look amazing!xx

  7. Angela Milnes
    September 21, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Thats a lovely dress Laura and I love the bag even more. 🙂 It is gorgeous.

  8. Rhian Westbury
    September 21, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I love the tie features on these style of dresses as they're so flattering. I just can't work out what the weather is doing x

  9. Emma Iannarilli
    September 21, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    This looks gorgeous, I love the lace detail on the sleeves and navy is so good on blondes.

  10. beautyqueenuk
    September 22, 2016 / 5:54 am

    Love the dress, the detail is amazing and I also love those boots x

  11. Liz Mays
    September 22, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I love the lace up front. That's so pretty! I like how you paired it with booties too.

  12. Samantha Rickelton
    September 22, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I love Jersey dresses too and I would never have guessed that's what this dress was made of. I can see this dress working well with thick tights and boots too x

  13. Hannah Heartss
    September 22, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I love love love this dress! Such pretty detailing and I love the colour

  14. Melissa Zia
    September 22, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    What a lovely dress, you really suit it! So perfect for Autumn 🙂

  15. Laura Hartley
    September 23, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Really love this dress and the lace up detail at the front!

  16. Anonymous
    September 23, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Really like this dress, it suits you very well and love the cute boots you paired it with!

  17. Kira L Curtis
    September 23, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I love the detail on the dress, so beautiful! It matches that bag and boots perfectly!

  18. Anosa Malanga
    September 25, 2016 / 7:40 am

    I am loving how you styled this Simply Be dress. I am just returning from my holidays so not yet had a chance to feel our UK weather

  19. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    September 26, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    This is such a gorgeous dress. I love how you styled it too.

  20. Rosana
    September 27, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Love the bag with the pompom! great colour too. R

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