WhatLauraWore: Golden Girl

Wow this dress caused a stir on my Twitter and Instagram yesterday as you all seemed to love it, thank you so much for all your lovely compliments!  I had intended to post this on Wednesday but I brought it forward as so many of you were tweeting to ask if it was a skirt or dress and to ask where it was from.  So here it is; the Sequin Gold Chiffon Dress from AX Paris.  Oh and to find out how you can get an exclusive discount of 20% off at AX Paris, have a look at my post here.

Sequin Gold Chiffon Dress, £40

When I first clapped eyes on this dress on the AX Paris website, I knew I HAD to have it.  Its sparkly, sexy and gold; I don’t know about you but I can’t think of anything more perfect for the party season.

The dress is a gorgeous champagne gold in colour that looks so classy and even more beautiful with a tan (out of interest- mine is natural at the moment and I’m waiting for it to fade so that I can start reviewing my Lauren’s Way products for you all!).  It features a gold sequin skirt with a lined top that has a flattering chiffon bag effect to it.  The length of the dress is approximately 95cm which feels quite short when you’re wearing it as the skirt of the dress is a close fit.  However I didn’t feel worried about bending down when wearing it as the material stays put and doesn’t ride up too much.  This is one of those dresses that needs to be shown off and worn in the right way- heels, clutch, glam hair and make up, any other way would not do it justice.  That said, I didn’t feel the need to add too many accessories as the dress speaks for itself.  My gold diamante D&G watch was just enough to add an extra bit of bling.  I’d recommend this dress for Christmas parties and nights out as it is so glam and gorgeous.

To get this dress to feel great as well as to look great, the sizing is really important.  If you have a fairly flat stomach and your hips or tummy aren’t your problem area then I think you’ll be fine with your usual size, even if you’re busty as there’s plenty of room in the bust with this dress as with all other AX Paris dresses I’ve tried- they’re great for girls with an ample chest as their sizing is spot on.  However if you’re an apple shape or someone who is more shapely around their tummy, bottom or legs then I’d definitely size up.  I went one size up in this dress but think that I could have done with going another size up.  Remember, it doesn’t matter what size is on the clothes label girls, it’s how the garment looks and feels on you.  My stomach is an area I always struggle with when buying clothes as I’m SO much smaller on my top half and on my legs than I am in my tummy area.  This dress is good for me in that way as the bag effect of the top of the dress is baggy and flattering- it hangs just right, so even though I’ve sized up in order to get the fit I want, it hasn’t jeopardised the look of the top of the dress.  The baggy part of the dress really compliments the figure hugging skirt and keeps the balance between the two parts of the dress just right.  Another trick to slim down your figure in short dresses that are more figure hugging is to wear a waterfall style jacket as they are so flattering.  I think this one from Inspire at New Look compliments this gorgeous dress perfectly.

I got loads of compliments when I was out in this dress.  It really is a show stopper and shows that bigger girls can sparkle too.

I uploaded this to my Instagram last night.  To follow me on there, my account name is @whatlauraloves (how original!)


Sequin Gold Chiffon Dress from AX Paris

Black Waterfall Cardigan from Inspire at New Look

Clutch bag from Select

Peeptoe heels from Matalan

Watch from Dolce and Gabbana

Which AX Paris dress would you wear this party season?


  1. Charmaine Chambers
    October 29, 2012 / 8:43 am

    You look fantastic! I think im going to have to make this a new purchase of mine. Thank you for sharing it X

  2. Laura
    October 29, 2012 / 9:50 am

    What a gorgeous outfit you look lovely xxloveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    You look AMAZING in this dress. Your legs are so stunning. Love it!

  4. Meghan
    October 29, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    I really love that skirt, it would be fantastic for social outings…Cute blog, I adore it. I'm your newest reader.I hope you could check out my blog!Mainlymeghan.Blogspot.Com

  5. Just me, Leah
    October 29, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    That's an absolutely gorgeous dress! You have wonderful legs. xx

  6. Kirsty
    October 31, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    gorgeous dress hun xwww.rockit-style.blogspot.com

  7. BreezeyBee
    November 1, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    You look absolutely amazing in everything that you wear! This is gorgeous on you :OI'm addicted to your blog, ahhhh I'm in love!Newest followerxoXoBreezeyBee

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