Pink, polka dot, puff sleeves – could this Sugar and Spice dress from Lula Boutique tick any more boxes?
You might remember this dress from my Lula Boutique personal shopping experience a few weeks ago. It was the first item from the rail that I tried on, and I fell in love. It was the first dress in my suitcase, and the first out to wear on my Cornish staycation.
The smock style sheer sugar and spice dress is shorter than I’d usually wear – but I’ve worn nothing but midi dresses for four years. It’s fully lined, with a tiered skirt, which has about two inches of sheer fabric at the bottom to show a little leg. The whole dress is embroidered with polka dots which add texture – as does the vintage-style ruffle neck. Puffed sleeves and elastic at the cuff make it really comfortable to wear, as I can’t stand a dress that restricts your arms.
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Also from Lula were my chunky black boots. They have a thick sole and a slight heel which adds height and comfort. The vinyl mock croc pattern is so on-trend, and matched my black Missguided bag. My favourite part of the boots is the fact they zip up on the inner side, which makes them so much faster to get on and off. They’re very Dr Marten inspired, without the heavy price tag or blisters from breaking them in.
Dress – Lula – £28
Boots – Lula – £20
Belt – Lula – £10
Bag – Missguided
The rivet belt is also from Lula and it’s such a great idea. Particularly when I wear belts on my waist, I have to get my dad to punch extra holes into it. The fact the rivets are the belt holes make it a much more inclusive belt, whilst looking super chic. I wore the belt around my waist, tying it into a knot that hangs down. The material is quite flexible so it bends easily without cracking the leather-look material.
To accessorise, I wore my Vivienne Westwood pearl choker necklace. I had attempted to style the dress with a layered necklace, but it wasn’t quite right. But the Vivienne Westwood choker matches the vintage style of the neckline, and sits nicely on the ruffle. I paired it with my Vivienne Westwood earrings and a pearl hairclip I ordered as part of a set on Amazon.
I love this look as, from the waist up, it’s super girly, but from the belt down, it’s certainly got a more alternative vibe. It looks equally as fab with chunky white trainers for a day look, or with some sassy black heels for a night out.