Stripe It Lucky - Curves Black Stripe Toggle Waist Shirt Dress from New Look Curves

I'm all about dresses which are stylish, timeless and effortless and this lovely Black Stripe Toggle Waist Shirt Dress from New Look Curves gets top marks on all three counts. Anything which you can just throw on and feel fabulous in with very little fuss is the sartorial dream, and as we tentatively step into spring, I can tell already this is going to be one of my main go to styles.

I'm normally a little bit wary of button down dresses as having a large bust, it frequently leads to gaping or me having to do a hatchet sewing job along the button holes. I've found that New Look Curves tend to be cut quite generously along the bust line, so ordered my usual size with my fingers crossed and was happily surprised when it fitted really well. I love the colours in the pinstripe set against the black. It put me in mind of a stylish take on the primary school summer dresses, and had to resist to shoot this with ankle socks and black shoes!  I also really liked the toggle design on each side if the waist, and whilst they were meant to be drawn together like a drawstring, I decided instead to pull and tie like a belt to create a more fitted shape.

Now I just need some warmer weather so I can actually leave the house in this combo! What are you looking forward to wearing when we finally get some spring sunshine? Don't forget to tell me in the comments below.

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

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  1. Oh I love that fabric. So different to anything that is out there at the moment and it goes great with those shoes! good choice x

  2. That looks so comfy and easy to wear. I’m not that much of a fan of shirt style dresses but looks great on you love x


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