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Can I pull off a dress?

January 19, 2017

With Piglet’s christening in a little over a month, I have started to think about what I’m going to wear. My wardrobe consists of jeans, treggings and a selection of stripy tops. Not exactly ideal for wearing to an occasion like a christening (especially when I need to be in the photos).

I’ve been looking for a new top to pair with a nice pair of trousers I couldn’t see anything that caught my eye. Whilst looking I drifted over to the dress section and pondered ‘can I pull off a dress?‘. It has been so long since I last wore a dress that I’m worried that I’ll just look ridiculous. I don’t want to look back at the photos and think ‘what was I wearing?‘.

Floral Dresses

I have found a couple of floral dresses that I like. Which if I paired with a smart jacket and thick tights I think would look OK and suitable for wearing to a christening. However, I can’t decide on which dress I like the best…

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Which is best?

Each of the four dresses has elements that I like but just not sure which one is me. The first dress offers the navy blue flowers which would tie-in with Mr. Boo and Tigger’s navy shirts. Although I’m sure how practical white would be when carrying a one-year-old around for most of the day. 

The second dress is fun and colourful, however, the mesh top makes me think that it looks more like a going out dress rather than a formal occasion. Whilst dress three is what I would class as a typical me choice, it is mainly black with a scattering of white behind the floral design. I just worry that it is a little boring, reserved and will make me look and feel a little frumpy.

The final dress is cute, and it was the hem that caught my eye as I was looking, I like the dipped hem finished with the mesh to add a little contrast. However, I’m not keen on the dropped shoulder straps even though it would be hidden behind a jacket.

I’m not just not sure…

Which dress do you like the best?

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post, however, I really value your opinion on which dress you think would suit me for Piglet’s christening.

  • Tania January 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I haven’t worn a dress for eons but am thinking that now I’ve lost so much weight and my wardrobe needs overhauling completely, I could do with a number or two for the odd night out. My preferences are numbers one and three. Have you decided which to go for?

    • Boo January 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      I can’t decide between one and three. Maybe I should treat myself to both!

  • Tania January 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Definitely. That’s the best idea. Just to be safe and all that… Hope the christening goes well!

  • Pauline January 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I love dress number three.

  • Carolin January 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I’m not really a dress person at all. They always make me feel like I’m naked. I love the third one, though. Very elegant and timeless. Gorgeous x

  • Sabina green January 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Firstly, yes of course you can pull off a dress. I really like the first one and could see you wearing it. It’s a flattering style and I love the way the hen lifts a little at the front to show a hint of leg.

  • Michelle twin mum January 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I love them all but dress three is the one and not frumpy at all. Isn’t it funny, if I picture you I think of you in a dress (at Butlins years back) and stripes? What about the polka dots? Mich x

  • RachelSwirl January 22, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Oh I love all of those dresses they are fab, you would rock any of them I’m sure!

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