WhatLauraWore: An Evening In The Wind

A windy September evening was the perfect opportunity to show off my new gorgeous dress from Ruby Rocks at Simply Be.  When I first tried this dress on I said ‘wow’. It felt amazing and made me feel feminine and sophisticated yet sexy.  Let me tell you why.

Ruby Rocks Print Martini Dress from Simply Be, £55

The Print Martini dress is a high quality dress that gives the body a great shape, quite vintage looking and very feminine.  It fits and flatters in all the right areas.  The dress features a flattering v neck wrap over top which makes the most of your cleavage regardless of the size of your bust.  I have a pretty small bust in comparison to others my size and it still made me feel curvy and sexy.  Speaking about the top of the dress, one thing that I really love about this dress is that it comes up quite far under your arm.  I often find with dresses and tops that the arm holes are so long that they show an unflattering area of my skin and sometimes the side of the band of my bra, this dress doesn’t show that at all, the fit is fantastic.  The dress is sleeveless but the straps are wide which helps to balance out your figure, particularly if you’re top heavy or have larger hips or a bigger middle like I do as it makes you look more in proportion.  If you’re not a fan of your arms then a little black shrug would look lovely with it.  The full skirt of the dress skims over lumps and bumps and doesn’t cling at all, it’s perfect!

I love the print of this dress too.  Whilst I associate florals predominantly with spring and summer, the bold, bright flowers on this dress are on top of a dark background which make it equally as good a choice for an Autumn outfit.

I can’t imagine anyone not looking great in this dress.  Whether you’re the kind of girl who’d dress it up with heels and a clutch for the evening like me or dress it down with big sunnies, flip flops and a straw bag, you’ll look gorgeous and exude style effortlessly.  It’s available in sizes 12 through to 32 and I’d say that it is true to size.  The Print Martini is a midi dress at 45 inches, it’s a great length on my 5ft 5″ frame it comes below my knee but on someone taller it would still look equally as good.

Ruby Rocks Print Martini Dress from Simply Be, £55


Ruby Rocks Print Martini Dress from Simply Be

Black platform peeptoe heels from Matalan

Coral clutch bag from River Island

Rose gold watch from DKNY

What are your favourite items from Simply Be?  How would you style this dress?


  1. **PriSha**
    September 18, 2012 / 8:48 am

    The dress is awesome. I love it!!! Maybe you coul change your lipstic, isn´t a bit too bright pink? *blush*

    • WhatLauraLoves
      September 22, 2012 / 2:18 pm

      Haha thanks Hun, I love this lippy, it's Costa Chic from Mac. Very bright but I love it as a pop of olour xxxxxx

  2. colourmebeautiful
    September 18, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Love this! Any more plans to do YouTube videos? I miss them xx

    • WhatLauraLoves
      September 22, 2012 / 2:24 pm

      Yep I'll be doing them again, I just don't have a set up in my room ATM as we're decorating. Should be finished by Xmas so I'll start doing videos then. Pleased u like them xxxxx

  3. Carly
    September 19, 2012 / 9:22 am

    You look LOVELY. Beautiful dress 🙂

    • WhatLauraLoves
      September 22, 2012 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks Carly. Hope you're well xxxx

  4. Sabine Kminusl
    September 19, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Soooo fucking nice! Love the print, love the cut.. 🙂

    • WhatLauraLoves
      September 22, 2012 / 2:16 pm

      Thanks Sabine, it's a fantastic cut! Xxxxx

  5. Anonymous
    September 19, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Love the dress! I can not find it on Simply be. Is it stil on their homepage? Love your blog!From Charlotte – Gothenburg Sweden

    • WhatLauraLoves
      September 22, 2012 / 2:15 pm

      Hi Charlotte yes it's still available, ivevtried copying the link over but I'm on my iPad and somehow it won't work. If you google simply be ruby rocks print martini dress it comes up xxxx

  6. Anonymous
    October 23, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    The dress is really pretty! It really suits you !! 🙂 I love how you wear really nice clothes that suit you and your size!! You look fabulous ,lovely curvy women :):):):):) x

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