The pink puff sleeve midi dress I’m wearing this summer

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What’s not to love about a gingham puff sleeve midi dress with a low V neckline?

This one is from Neon Rose, and was a lockdown gift from Jake to cheer me up.

On their site, it comes in at £38, but we bagged it on Nasty Gal for £19 in the sale. It’s currently available on ASOS  and Nasty Gal in very limited sizes for £30.

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It’s quite a long midi, so perhaps not the best for petite gals. I’m 5’5”, and I wouldn’t have liked I to be any longer than it is. The Neon Rose site actually called the length ‘midaxi’, and modelled it on a 5’7” model. The material is also quite structured, with a tiered skirt so it’s still floaty enough for summer.

There is a concealed zip at the back, along with a belt to cinch in the waist. The deep plunging V neckline is risqué, but still classy. I do tape it in place with body tape to avoid an unfortunate nip slip, though.

The edges of the neckline and sleeves have a little crochet edge for added girliness. With the puff sleeve, they’re not too dramatic – the neckline is statement enough – but they do have volume. This is brought back to the bicep with a band of fabric, adding to the more structured feel.

I wore this with white ankle socks with a gingham frill with Paradox London* pearl and diamante trainers. To accessorise, I’m wearing my Ivy&Ginger x beffshuff pink and old tiger print earrings*. All I was missing was a little gingham scrunchie to make me feel like I was back at primary school.

To be dressed up, it could be worn with white boots and gold accessories too add height and glitz.

The puff sleeve midi is 100% cotton, which is more breathable for the warm weather, making it more comfortable to wear all day.

9 Comments

  1. July 21, 2020 / 6:44 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of dresses but this is gorgeous! Love those trainers too x

  2. July 21, 2020 / 7:08 pm

    You look lovely, I really like this dress but definitely couldn’t get away with it with my chest ><

  3. July 22, 2020 / 11:49 am

    I loooove this!! I’ve missed getting dressed up into pretty clothes and going out! This dress is gorgeous on you!
    Rosie

  4. Evie
    July 22, 2020 / 1:44 pm

    Loveeee this dress! You look gorgeous girly! X

  5. July 24, 2020 / 3:29 pm

    I LOVE trainers with dresses. I haven’t worn jeans or leggings for months so I’m constantly in dresses paired with my converse! Caitylis x x

  6. July 25, 2020 / 3:57 pm

    You look so stylish, I really love that dress! I’m too short for anything like it though cause I’m 4’11 lol 🙁 always jealous when girls like you can pull these types of clothes off!

  7. August 6, 2020 / 8:45 am

    Wow this dress is so pretty yet so casual! A perfect summer dress!

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