When it comes to attending a wedding, I always like to make an effort. Many years ago, we were invited to a friends wedding and I didn’t have a clue what to wear. Back then, I wasn’t very confident with my figure and ended up covering up wearing trousers with a top but spent the whole day feeling uncomfortable. I vowed from that day forward to never wear trousers again to a wedding and to this day, I’ve stuck to my word always choosing a pretty dress to wear instead.
This summer, we were guests at our friends wedding with the reception being held at a local golf club. I wanted to wear something pretty and flattering, although my weight has crept up recently, I wanted to wear a dress that would fit me well and the occasion.
I chose this beautiful Studio 8 Jolene maxi dress and went up a size and I was so pleased with it. It has a beautiful cross over V-neckline which plunges down but not distastefully. I really liked the neckline and showing off a little skin.
The dress is a patterned mix of black, blues, purples, white and red flashes that flows in vertical stripes which I found to be really flattering. I love how the dress rested on the top of my shoulders and the length was perfect for me.
I wore the dress with my new red saltwater sandals purely because I didn’t have any other colour shoes to wear with the dress. I didn’t want to wear heels so teaming the dress with my flats worked well. It also meant I could keep after Olly when he was outside exploring the venue.
I was really pleased with my outfit for the day and had lots of lovely comments from friends who commented on my outfit choice. I did feel lovely in it and I think that showed on the day.
The maxi dress is available to buy from JD Williams and is in the sale for £77. It’s delicate wash only and I can’t wait to wear it again.
Disclosure: I was sent the above dress for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own.