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Wearing Gold and Feeling Like Oscar

11 September 2013

Once again the gorgeous team at ClubCouture asked me to pick out two dresses to test out for the new season.

I selected both dresses from their Premium Range and I am so impressed with the cut, style, material and overall quality of each piece.

Club Couture Dress

Wayhey! Check it out, this is the Gold Banded Bodycon Dress… and it’s GOLD!

On the website photo, it looked pale gold and almost beige. But nope it’s more of a bright yellow gold in real life. When I took it out of the box, I was a bit shocked and I wasn’t sure if I would actually wear something SO GOLD. It looked a bit garish and gaudy, a bit like an all-over sequin dress. One of those bold textures you just have to COMMIT TO! :)

But of course, after wearing it, I seriously feel like a million bucks :P

I absolutely loved it. (Yes, it also made me feel like the golden “Oscar” statue!)

The material is strong, firm and stretchy. It feels like I am wearing a corset, hugging and tucking in all the right places.

I reviewed a similar dress a few months ago (the Patterned Banded Bodycon Dress – which is still available in the shop) … and I said a similar thing about that dress too (you can read the post here).

I’m wearing the UK6 – and it was a little tight for me to zip up – I had to “suck it in” a bit. If I had bigger boobs, I’d probably want to to go a size up!

Anyway, once the dress was on, it felt perfect. That shoulder strap is really comfortable.

Club Couture Dress

I took a few close up snaps of the dress so you can get a better idea of the texture and colour. The base material is a light brown, which has been “painted” over with gold fabric paint, which is metallic, stretchy and flexible. It doesn’t look homemade or tacky. it just looks like a cool splatter pattern!

But where would I wear it? Probably to a fancy cocktail party. I’d wear it with strappy heels and minimal accessories.

Club Couture Dress

The second dress I chose is this beautiful Elise white lace dress, with a good lining and a matching belt.

The lace is a soft cotton and it not scratchy or stiff at all. The cap sleeves and the key-hole neckline is delicate, pretty and modest.

I was a little afraid that it would look and feel like a wedding dress, and that I wouldn’t want to wear it out. But nope, the pencil skirt and the belt makes it a bit more like a stylish regular dress!

I’d wear it to a garden party, afternoon tea party, an award ceremony, a formal dinner, maybe even a cocktail party – but not to someone’s wedding!

I’m wearing a size UK6 which fits perfectly. I’m also wearing nude coloured underwear and strapless bra… which are not visible.

Anyway, I hope you manage to have a bit of a browse of the store and hopefully you’ll find something you like?

Happy shopping!


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