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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Product Review: La Redoute - Orange lace summer dress

Every now and then as a blogger you get asked to do a product review.  I blogged about La Redoute before when I've talked about French styling.

For this blog post I'm reviewing a gorgeous orange lace summer dress.  La Redoute is part of Redcats - the world's 3rd largest home shopping organisation. What's so special about La Redoute?  Well it makes French style accessible to all -  They give advice on how to look good with they guides to styling.

La Redoute - Orange Lace Dress


Orange is one of my favourite colours, and because my natural colourings are based on Autumn, my skin tone easily accepts this fabulous colour.  Once the dress arrived, I was very excited about the colour, and I love the detailing of the lace.  The slip is a great match and the fabric mixes perfectly with the top fabric, so it does feel like one dress.

Detailed lace


Now 75% of my dresses are a size 14, so when they asked me what size, 14 is what I requested.  The slip of the dress fits perfectly however the top dress is too big.  I think for a mail order company, sizing is really important, as it's a hassle having to return garments.  I feel the top dress is easily a size 16 - so I'm disappointed that it didn't fit me.

The fit

So if I want to wear it straight away, I'm left with no option but to style it with a belt.  Gold is a favourite of mine to pair up with orange.  As this is very much a day dress I felt it needed flats - ideal for lunching with a girlfriend or two!

The day look
By having the belt on, this lifts the length of the dress up quite a bit, I would much prefer to wear this without, so with that in mind, I'm going to look to have the top dress taken in so that it matches my body line.  

A summer dress like this is so versatile and an essential part of every summer wardrobe.  You can style this up for shopping, brunching and day trips out or dress it down for visiting friends or even a great cover up for lunch once you been on the beach!

The price of this dress was originally £35, which I think is good value as the dress is made well - what's even better is that if you love this review and you still have your summer holiday coming up, then this dress has been reduced to £14, that's a 60% saving!!

So I love the colour, I love the fabric and I think the price is fair.  I'm disappointed that it didn't fit right, so for that I will give it 7.5 out of 10!  Simply click here to buy.

I checked out their site for what you could accessorise this with, and I"m loving the following…

Nestas Multi-Coloured Leather Sandals
£39

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Bucket Bag, Fashion Accessory
£45

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