Wednesday 21 November 2012

Bringing Business Dress Back

I am back in our main offices (read my 'home' for the past 4 years), after 6 months of working a smaller, more low key office. 

I suddenly realised, that terms like 'business casual', 'business dress' and 'dress down', suddenly matter for me again. 

These aren't really terms that mean the same thing in this building, never mind across the UK, but for us, business casual cannot be leggings, but can be jeans. No trainers, but tee shirts are fine. 

Given that for business casual, I wore this, when we were asked for business dress (no jeans, and a 'smart' appearance), I had a bit of fluster. 

This dress came to my rescue:

Ooooh, so strikingly different to what I currently have in my wardrobe, I was glad of the chance to give it the airing it deserved. 

Oh, so pretty, unusual, and flattering. 

It is also smart, without SCREAMING 'I got all dressed up just for you'. It's a sort of effortless smart. 

On it's own, anyway. 

And here is how I 'interviewed' it up. Or would, you know, if I'd actually had an interview:

I wore it all day, and even managed to run my Brownie Meeting in it, and it was comfortable through to me getting home almost 12 hours later. 

You might be able to see from this picture that there is some pulling in the bust area, so I did adjust it every so often, but not so much as to make me not wear the dress again. 

The thin belt came with the dress, but I'd be interested to see how it would look with a wider belt, but that is fun for another post!

So, there you have it. A dress I had glanced over numerous times, ended up saving my bacon in a time of fashion need!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

This item was sent to me to review, but my opinions are my own 


  1. Such a good dress, looks lovely on you & really vintage - like a cool girl from the 70's!

  2. I think it suits a thinner belt as a wider belt would look too clunky i reckon

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