Spring Affair - Ladder Detail High Neck dress from Simply Be

I do love a cute fluted sleeve, and when twinned with florals and lace I'll probably be swooning over it. That was how I felt when I spied this adorable Ladder Detail High Neck dress from Simply Be, and knew it'd be the perfect item as we slowly transition into spring.

With it's high neck, lace detailing and peek-a-boo cut outs, this is a dress which stands well with sandals or heels. I adore it's vintage inspired style, and love how the strong floral colours sit with the white accents against the black. It's so cheerful, with the underbust lace giving a belted waist effect.

When I purchased the dress, I sized up by one as I was worried about where the band would sit on my JJ chest. However I think if I hadn't been so lazy to return it, I should probably have sized up by two as the dress came up a little bit tight on my arms where my bust was hogging the fabric, and the lace band was frequently slipping upwards. Anyone with an average bust should be fine, but it's definitely worth sizing up if you have any concerns. I wish I had just switched them as I suspect I would wear it all the time otherwise, as it's such a pretty design! But it is what it is, and I'll just have to remind myself to occasionally tug the dress down so that my chest stops eating it! Who knew that boob wedgies were a thing?

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

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  1. I love the print on this dress. I really like high neck dresses like this, but I always feel uncomfortable in them:( I probably need to try more, the perfect fit must be out there.


    1. I know what you mean, I find the ones where they button up with an elastic loop to be a bit easier to wear as it doesn't feel so constricted. :)

  2. Really cute outfit here hun. Loving the little pops of colour.

  3. You’re such a little vintage cutie. The bag and shoes together with this makes it very Mad Men x


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