Project/D London is a fashion range by Dannii Minogue and London based fashion designer, Tabitha Somerset-Webb. They have recently launched their first fashion collection for Simply Be, available exclusively in sizes 14-32. I was lucky enough to get a sneek peek at the collection back in November last year on a visit to the Simply Be head office when I met with some of the Simply Be team to design my dress which will be going on sale in late May/early June.
The designs are elegant, timeless and sophisticated. Here I am, wearing my favourite piece from the current collection, the Lincoln Print Maxi Dress.
The Lincoln is a gorgeous printed maxi dress and, for me, the stand out piece from the collection. It has an empire line, meaning that the main body of the dress falls from under the bust, pulling the wearer in where most are smallest and skimming over a larger tummy and hips, making this a great option for all, but most specifically for pear and apple shapes. I found the dress itself to be comfortable to wear and I felt very glamorous in it. This is a different dress for me to wear as I often prefer shorter numbers but this is something that is great for a wedding or a christening, an occasion where it wouldn’t always be suitable to get the legs out! The chiffon style fabric floats over all of my lumps and bumps, giving me confidence when wearing the dress and the elasticated back ensures a held together, comfortable fit. I love the cut out detailing in the back- very subtle yet sexy.
It is available in two lengths, 54in and 58in. For reference, I have the 54in and I’m 5ft 5″. I love that it is long on me, without touching the floor, making it very easy to walk in as I don’t need to worry about tripping over it. If you’re my height or shorter, I’d recommend getting this length, any taller and I’d suggest the 58 inch dress. Size wise, I ordered my usual dress size and found that it was a little big on my around the bust which would probably be a great fit on the majority of people as I’m quite small chested for my size and I found it to be quite a snug fit around my middle which was due to the gorgeous satin lining of the dress, I am much larger around my middle than anywhere else on my body and I found the lining to be quite tight and with it being satin, there isn’t any stretch in it, it is still perfectly wearable but smaller than the lining usually is on dresses that I buy my normal size in. I think that’s something to consider when purchasing this gorgeous dress as you may want to consider going up a size if you’re shaped like me, similarly if you have a larger bust but smaller tummy you would probably be fine with your usual size. Personally, I couldn’t go any larger as it would be far too big on my bust. Your best bet is to try a couple on and opt for the one you feel the most comfortable in.
I found the dress to be cool toned and so I paired it with silver accessories- a clutch, large silver bangle, watch and some jewelled flip flops, the stockists of which are listed below. The dress has some turquoise flecks in it and so to bring out this colour, I opted for another bangle and some earrings in a similar shade. I find that turquoise is a great shade on any hair colour but especially on blondes. I can’t wait to wear this stunning dress again, perhaps for a few cocktails one Sunday afternoon with the girls, I think it’d look great dressed down a little with my leather jacket.
Lincoln Print Maxi Dress from Project D London at Simply Be
Jewelled sandals from Dune
Clutch bag from Next
Turquoise bangle from Primark
Silver bangle from Red Herring at Debenhams
Turquoise earrings from New Look
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