I've not bought anything from New Look 'Inspire'. There. I've said it!
I have now rectified this when I was in York yesterday with my Mam, as we wondered around the half open store (sewage leak) - which effected, you guessed it, the Inspire area! We had a game of look out, while I snuck into the taped off area to snatch at clothes. Oh yes, it was a hoot!
I actually tried clothes on in the store, and do regret not taking my camera in with me, but hey ho!
This dress I found too big in the 22, (especially in the waist area - it really needed the belt) and the 20 far too small. The material was a nice heavy fabric, which would have been lovely if it wasn't Spring! But the colour was vibrant, the length perfect, and the belt fitted on the tightest hook (so for those the have issues with the belts with clothes being too small, I'm guessing this wouldn't be a problem here).
After the disappointment, I wasn't holding out much hope for this:
And I thought, well, the African print was such a success, this must be as well. And it fits. But that isn't the issue I have with it:
I honestly have no words: the dress is designed to generate curves I think, rather than highlight them. The way the material falls adds to the top and lower half rather than just highlighting the waist.
The pattern is lovely, and the detail of the sleeves and length is perfect. Shame it's going back next weekend though.
Much love my lovelies,