Those of you who have read the blog for a while will know just how much I love a good shirt dress. I have worn the sheer Simply Be number I reviewed in this post to death and have been looking for a brighter, bolder version ever since. When I came across this one, which is one of the more affordable items available from Navabi, I knew it had to be mine.
The blurb on the website for this dress bills it as being made of ‘georgette’ with a ‘fluid fall’ and sitting ‘elegantly’ at the knee. All of those things are true, tbh. But for georgette, read ‘100% polyester’, which is lightweight and hangs well from the shoulders. The fact it’s made of polyester means this dress is almost impossible to crease! Whilst listed as semi-sheer, you really can’t see through it when it’s on.
I love the floral pattern, the pinks and greens are bold and vibrant, which is just the way I like it. It sits just above the knee on me, which I feel is perfect for this kind of pattern, if it was any longer I would have felt like a flamboyant Victorian ghost.
The hem dips lower at the back than the front, which my butt is thankful for, and there are two breast pockets. The buttons run right down the front and are concealed. One of the details I love about this shirt dress is the roomy collar, very often shirt collars can be incredibly constrictive regardless of the size of the garment, but this isn’t the case here. I went for a size 20-22 and the fit is bang on, both comfortable and form fitting enough to not swamp my shape.
I’m most excited about finally finding a look I can wear my Skinny Dip London shell bag with. I bought this for myself back in the summer and both want to wear it every day and am terrified to take it out and damage it. This bag is the stuff of mermaid dreams, and Skinny Dip have branched out from the original pink and blue into silver, gold and rose gold versions. It’s very much an impractical going out bag; you can fit a small purse, bits of make up and maybe a packet of cigarettes in there and not much more. But, still, it’s gorgeous isn’t it? I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a green one.
To finish it all off, and to venture out into the cold night, I added my current favourite H&M earrings and my trusty Amazon bargain horse necklace. This Missguided Plus biker jacket with a fluffy collar helped to fend off the chill and a Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick in Rosetto / 48 pulled everything together nicely.
Dress: Zizzi via Navabi / Tights: M&S / Jacket: Missguided Plus / Shoes: Dr. Martens / Bag: Skinny Dip London / Earrings: H&M / Necklace: Amazon / Lip Colour: Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in Rosetto / 48