What to say about dress number 2 except I'M KEEPING IT!
..... from the side? Not so much. This is the first peplum dress I've tried (I have a couple of peplum tops from ASOS to wear with my patterned trousers but it's a different feel) and for me it just doesn't work. A dress this fitted accentuates my belly (which is fine) but the addition of a peplum just makes my middle stick out even more, so from the front it's foxy, from the side a bit frumpy. Probably good that I don't like this one because my boyfriend just doesn't understand peplums! On the plus side the fabric is thick and lovely (almost a ponte feel) and the neckline is perfect. I got this in the 'tall' version and it was knee length on me - the regular one would have been way too short. Shoes from Crocs (honestly, Crocs - leather court shoes with a small heel!)
Betty Bee came to my rescue with her review and said that it was quite generous and a soft jersey fabric.
There you have it. I've gone from having 0 Simply be dresses to having 2, with a possible 3rd in the pipeline if I can size up (or if I can afford it?!). Not bad really. I'm warming to them!