Saturday, 23 March 2013

I get invited to a 5 way: London Lincoln Maxi Dress Review

Taking the plunge
Well that got your attention! Get your minds out the gutter.
Last week I was invited by the lovely team at Simply be to take part in a 5 way blogger challenge. 
Myself and four other plus size blogger lovelies were tasked with reviewing the London Lincoln maxi dress from the new Project D/London range. 
For those of you who aren't familiar with the brand its the brain child of Dannii Minogue and her friend Tabitha Somerset Webb and this is a capsule range designed exclusively for Simply be and encouragingly goes up to a size 32 (if I see one more "special" collection that only goes up to a size 20 for a plus size brand I might scream)
I'm usually more than a little suspicious of celebrity clothing ranges but for some unknown reason a while ago I watched a documentary about Dani and Tabitha launching this label and they are the real deal and really do design everything themselves and certainly the pictures of the clothes looked promising.
This dress scared me at first
Now let me put this out there right now, when Jessica from Simply be suggested we all review this frock it frightened the bejesus out of me.
I'm a short round pudding (with very big hair and eyelashes but a pudding nevertheless) and until now the maxi dress has been no friend of mine.
I did hesitate and consider asking to review one of the other dresses in the range which were more "me" but actually thought it would be fun to try a different style and I'm always banging on about how you should never assume something doesn't suit you until you have tried it on so decided to take my own advice and give it a whirl.
Well I'll be darned, its actually very flattering
At £140 this is one pricey little number but right off the bat I thought it looked beautifully made and finished. When I tried it on I couldn't believe how much I loved it.Quite how a column dress can be flattering on a chick with my proportions I don't know but somehow this is.


This shouldnt work on me but it does!

With its plunging neckline and Grecian style straps it feel vaguely reminiscent of something Liz Taylor would have worn in San Tropez with Richard Burton in the 70's. its all about the cleavage but doesn't look slutty, its looks very elegant, I want to put on a Demis Russos record and reinact Abigails party (in my world this is very good thing)
Perching on a chair in winter-this blogging lark is so glam


"do you like a little bit of Demis Roussos?

The floral print is really pretty and would lend it self nicely to an evening event, wedding or summer garden party, it definitely has more than a whiff of occasion dress about it. Saying that I could imagine myself wearing this on holiday quite happily with a pair of pretty flip flops and a flower behind my ear.
Lots of black eyeliner-Im doing my best Liz Taylor the bloat years impression


I fear my freezing cold garden isnt the right backdrop for such a lovely dress, it deserves a sunny beach or elegent party but hopefully you get the idea.
Check our the other lovely ladies taking part in this challenge and see how they have worn this dress.
Becky
Claire
Naomi
Laura

What do you think are you tempted by Dannis designs?


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9 comments:

  1. I love that dress on you! You look loverly!
    At £140 is it a bit beyond my price range, in fact that's my monthly food bill lol. It is stunning though...

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  2. "I want to put on a Demis Russos record and reinact Abigails party" In my world this is also a good thing! Love it!
    I love the dress and yes it is reminiscent of Saint Liz! But £140 is a lot of money I have checked out the Project D range for simply B it is lovely but if I am honest I prefer Asos Curve and AX curve ranges!

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  3. This dress looks gorgeous on you. I'm short and round too and I find maxi dresses to be very flattering. The cut makes me look as close to statuesque as my frame allows. My theory is the one long line down the body gives the illusion of height which evens out the height to width proportion a bit. Just a theory though. I have no idea if I'm right about that. Either way, it looks great!

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  4. That print is fab - and it certainly looks lovely on you!

    At £140 it is more expensive than your normal high street buys, but given that you can dress it up or down - perfect for a summer wedding or a lazy summer afternoon - then it would be a hard-working piece in your wardrobe.

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  5. Suits you down to the ground (see what I did there!). Lovely dress too

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  6. You look gorgeous, anything that makes you feel like Liz Taylor is a winner in my eyes. I bet you're glad you didn't ask for one of the other dresses now. X

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  7. You ook absolutely beautiful in this. I love the shape of the dress. Ispirational as ever, I wish you could bottle some of your confidence and share it with more beautiful curvy women. xxx

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  8. Well that got your attention! Get your minds out the gutter.This dress looks gorgeous on you

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