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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.
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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.