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What I Wore | The Red Stripe Dress


I had been eyeing this dress up for a while but with a price tag of £50 it was a bit too expensive for me to justify. Then when I saw the gorgeous Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn wearing it, I wanted it even more!

I then discovered that the petite version of the dress was reduced down to £35 in the sale! Now at 5’8″ I am definitely not petite! But as this dress is a midi length dress I figured I could probably get away with wearing petite and it just being a little bit shorter on me. I’m so glad I went for petite as I really love the length of the dress.

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I wore the dress out for a meal at the weekend with my husband for my birthday. I felt really comfortable in it as the shape of it helped to hide my bloated post three course meal tummy!

I think my £3 Primark bargain sandals work really well with the dress. I’m sure heels would look just as lovely but I’m not really once for wearing heels, especially as I’m taller than my husband when I wear them!

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At the time of writing this post on Monday evening, the dress is still available from ASOS in a size 12 in the standard sizing here and in a few petite sizes here.

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What do you think to my new dress?

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  1. August 30, 2016 / 8:48 am

    This is gorgeous! I just followed the link to Asos but they are out of most sizes now! It looks stunning on you though and I love how quirky it is and the detailing at the back – what a fab buy! x #TwinklyTuesday

    • Emma
      August 31, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      I think there was more of the petite ones available, only size 12 in the normal sizing. Thanks for reading 🙂 x

  2. August 30, 2016 / 10:39 am

    I love it emma and it really suits you. Im off to see if I can bag one this would be a great buy for my cruise suitcase for next year xxx

    • Emma
      August 31, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  3. August 30, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Very nice, looks great on you Emma 🙂

    • Emma
      August 31, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks Lynne x

  4. August 30, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    The dress is lovely on you, i really like the unusual cut to the dress which is refreshing to see different styles X #twinklyTuesday

    • Emma
      August 31, 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Ah thank you and thanks for reading x

  5. August 30, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Love the dress. Esspecially the back detail. #twinklytuesday

    • Emma
      August 31, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you xx

  6. August 31, 2016 / 6:32 am

    It’s absolutely gorgeous and you can’t even tell that it’s short. It looks the perfect length. And now I really want it 🙂

    • Emma
      August 31, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      Thank you x x

  7. September 4, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    That’s such a pretty dress and it suits you so well. I love the back too and could imagine wearing this for a garden party. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam x