A few weeks ago, I published a photo of myself wearing a red evening gown. I received so many emails from people asking me: WHERE DID YOU GET IT??
It is a Sweetheart Shaped Dress is by US based fashion house, FashionJunkee, who ship internationally of course.
That red dress is one of my favourite dresses, because –
1) It’s a simple tube dress.
2) It’s figure hugging and flattering. And looks great on.
3) It has lots of rouching so you can pull it up or down (to suit your height) and it disguises any bumps and lumps.
4) The fabric is robust, yet soft and slinky. It might need a little swipe with an iron along the bottom of the dress, but other than that, you can roll it up and bundle it into a suitcase. I love dresses like that.
5) It’s really affordable ($48!!)
The dress comes in lots of different colous: black, white, red, cobalt blue, dusty pink, purple and leopard print!
You can even get them in a short version, in black, white, red and blue.
The team at FashionJunkee sent me a few colour variations (that I chose) and a few other items for me to try out!
This is me showing off the purple evening gown. I was going to style it with a neon accessories – a yellow belt, big neon statement necklace and shoes… which would have looked fab!
But I chose to go with the dark, vamp look, with black jewelled accessories. I loved it! My husband really liked it too :)
And this is the Dusty Pink version of the dress. It’s such a lovely pastel colour. I could have gone crazy with white gold bling, but I went with a simpler choice of accessories – with my woven pearl necklace and fur coat.
The website suggests that this style of dress (in long and short) is a great choice for bridesmaids looking for a more affordable alternative.
For sizing, I’m a size UK6, and I’m wearing a listed size SMALL. It’s a really good fit on me and a bit tight so it stays in place!
And check out this new dress! I chose it from the site because it just looked so CRAZY YELLOW and sexy at the same time (I didn’t fancy looking big and frumpy like Big Bird).
As I took it out of the box, I thought, WAYHEY – THAT is pretty damn yellow! Even I felt a bit shy… thinking… am I really brave enough to wear this in public??? It’s backless too, so you need a stick-on bra, or to go bra-less.
My verdict? It is a very cool dress and I felt fantastic in it!! Yes I would wear it… but it’s a tiny bit big under the arms for me. I’m wearing the listed size SMALL, but I feel it would fit a size 8 person better.
I think I’ll take it to my tailor to get it taken in a little bit – so I can wear it :)
There are other colours of this dress too: white, red, blue or leopard print (if yellow doesn’t agree with you).
For my shoes, I’m wearing the Orange Suede Heels, which are pretty comfortable for platform heels.
And I’m holding the Quilted Purse in Blue-Green – LOVE the colour and the cross body strap. You can also get it in burgundy, mustard, grey and black.
Hope you find something you like! Happy shopping!
Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.