Wednesday 27 March 2013

Ax Paris Bonded Lace Skater Dress

I have a thing for skater dresses at the moment! I find them so effortless and flattering. I've recently dug my bright orange, Velma style one out of wardrobe storage  and feel like I'm never out of it!!

It allows me to go belt free, and also means I can be a little shorter in my dress length as the cut allows for twirly swirly skirts!!

So when the lovely team at Ax Paris asked me to review an item, my heart and brain both said YES! to this Bonded Lace dress
I hardly read the description, if I'm honest, I just clicked the link and waited. 

I was therefore really shocked to see that instead of it being a mink dress with a black lace bonded to it, it was actually navy blue:

My first reaction was it was too nice to wear to work. Now, I'd be more than happy to wear this in the office, don't get me wrong, but because I have to wear a lanyard with ID badge attached, I don't want them to click the lovely lace detail. So, whilst I'm not saving this dress for best, I won't be wearing it to the office either. 

How did it fit? Well...

It was a perfect fit in my usual size 20. I opted for my white Satine bra from Bravissimo, which is a little ill fitting, but means I could safely wear this without risking ripping at the seams! 

The length is a littler shorter than most of my dresses, but I'm slowing starting to welcome showing a little bit of leg!!

I teamed it with my black boyfriend cardigan, and pointed brogues to go and collect my house guest for the weekend, Rachel, from the train station. She LOVED the dress, and we both agreed I could have easily worn it on our night out that night. 

Jewellery and make up wise, I kept it simple - no necklace (again, I didn't want to click the lace), and pale pink lips to give it a more girly look. I did however, think to add some Little Miss Delicious pancake earrings to add something a little bit different to the mix!

On reflection, the dress would be perfect for a Christening party, or equally formal event, given the light colour and the quality of the detail. However, I want to get as much wear out of this as possible, so look out on my Instagram for sneaky appearances!!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

This item was sent to me to review, but all my words and views are my own


  1. Absolutely love this dress, you look fantastic in it x


  2. It really suits you! Love the wee cap sleeves and you're right, it's a perfect fit!

  3. I had no idea AXParis had a curve collection! This is amazing! And that dress is absolutely stunning, it definitely suits you.

    Emily xx

  4. Love it, that looks great. I might get that myself as I love the idea of the navy lace.

  5. You did indeed look HOT. I love this dress & the retailers' websites don't do it justice! x

  6. Wow, that is a beautiful dress and it looks fab on you. x x

  7. You look lovely in both dresses, definitely skater dress style suits you lots! xx

  8. Love both dresses, especially the second one x Also,love your specs x


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