With the sun trying to peek through the grey clouds and the thought of Spring in the air, I’ve been more than ready to update my wardrobe and pack away those winter warmers. Although it seems like winter has dragged on for so many months, I am so ready for fresher weather, and swapping my black and white colour palette to my nude, neutral selection. I’ve been looking at party dresses recently as I have several events coming up and I’ve been particularly impressed with the party dress from Monsoon. In fact, whenever I do have a special event coming up, one of the first places I head to is Monsoon due to the exceptional quality and the girly, yet grown up pieces they have to offer. The Monsoon Ella Dress was love at first sight; ethereal in design and nude in colour. What more could I ask for?
In most dresses that I wear, I prefer to take the length short on the leg and cover up on the top as I feel that it accentuates my best features. The Monsoon Ella Dress is an Artisan piece and features the most beautiful hand crafted pearl and crystal embellishment upon the high lace neckline. The cap sleeves are great for covering up larger upper arms, a feature that I tend to look out for on most dresses that I choose. What I love most about the dress is the shape. As a larger busted lady, it’s often difficult to find dresses that don’t make me look too busty. I wish I had the confidence to pull of a cinched in waist and let the cleavage run free, but I am very set in my ways. A loose floaty dress is definitely my style, and one that doesn’t cling and hold onto lumps and bumps. The satin lining of the dress is slightly restricting on me, but if I went a size bigger, the dress itself was way too big.
The floatiness of the dress and the trapeze cut style make the Monsoon Ella Dress make me feel like a princess, whilst the dip of the side skirt gives the dress and classic feel and also adds some length to the shortness of the skirt. What struck me most about the Ella dress was just how beautifully crafted the lace was. I didn’t even realise the dress had buttons on the reverse until I tried it on.
I have teamed my Ella dress with a pair of killer heels from Kurt Geiger. The Glisten Heels in Pink were last season, but Kurt Geiger do have some pretty alternatives including the Native sandals.