I'm sure fashion magazines would insist that it is essential to pair heels (possibly "skyscraper" or "killer" varieties) with a dress like this, particularly for anyone not blessed with coltish model limbs. But despite being 5ft0 and with nothing "coltish" about me, I prefer this dress with my lovely tan leather Primark flats (£12! yes, £12!) It's simpler and fresher this way.
I actually love the neckline. It suits the dress and doesn't look as boxy as I feared. My narrow shoulders means it gapes a little and I have to pin it with a brooch, but though I originally thought I was going to get the neckline tailored into a scoop neck, it is now staying just as it is. The volume of the skirt is perfect too, and the length just right for the style. It helps to belt it if you're as small as me, though, and gives definition. Though it's months away I think I'll be wearing this for my birthday this year. I can't think of a dress coming along that'll better it. The print, colours, style, all are perfect. I'd never thought I'd say that about a dress from River Island (well not since I was 17!)
My delight in wearing this dress is patent from the photographs. I had to delete a lot of photographs because I just looked like such an irritatingly smug rabbit in them. I also indulged in a few ANTM-style jumping shots. If ever you queried why this blog's got the title it has, jumping definitely brings out the rabbit in my features! Though the weather's cooler now, I've overjoyed that spring has finally sprung.
|Dress, River Island, pistachio cardigan, Topshop, brown belt, Dorothy Perkins, black tights, BHS, tan leather flats, Primark, red coral beads, holiday, heart enamel earrings, Topshop.|
In the style of the essays I have to mark, compare and contrast the above with the following:
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