Oh guys... you know how I feel about velvet at this time of year. It is just the most Festive thing in the world! When I say Velvet, technically I mean velour which is the much more wearable modern equivalent, but it's still luxurious and always makes me feel fancy!
When JD Williams offered me a Christmas dress to review, I knew instantly which one I would plump (ahem!) for and then I just had to choose the colour.....
It just HAD to be Green! As tempted as I was by the blue, I always think red and green are Christmas colours, and as I have a red velour dress (Some of my readers will remember that I wore it on Christmas day last year!) I thought Green was the best option.
And what a dress it is! I knew I would love this, it has all the things that I love in a dress - it's fitted, it's stretchy, there's ruching and it has a fabulous bodice for a large bust! This is a size 24 and it's the perfect size for me. I could have fit into the 22 but I like a bit of room to breath, if you want extra va-va-voom then the smaller size would be the right choice!
When it comes to Christmas dresses I want 4 things...
It's all very well looking fantastic, but if like me your parties involve a fair bit of yummy food then comfort is key!
This dress fits all of my criteria. It's got the perfect amount of stretch to make it comfy and body-hugging, but it's thick enough to not cling to every lump and bump the way that some fabrics do.
I always think that velour is a rather forgiving and flattering fabric. There is something about the matte sheen that looks fantastic on all body shapes.
I'm so happy in this that I've created my own rainbow!
The ruching on the bodice is lovely, and more importantly if you have a large bust it will certainly stretch with your shape rather than crush or flatten your assets!
I'm just wearing a regular bra and tights with this dress - no shapewear at all, so you can see how flattering it is....
When I first tried this on (when it arrived and I had no makeup on, and my hair in a librarian bun!) my boyfriend was very excited, and as he doesn't take much notice of clothes I'd say that's a good sign that this is a sexy dress. I feel sexy in it, and you just can't beat that feeling! I think it's a perfect dress for a party!
I went for a classic and lady like look for these pictures, but I am already imagining this dress styled in other ways - I'm thinking a loose glittery jacket and some knee high boots for a more casual look, or green smokey eyes, pale lips, a little belt and some higher-heels for a flat out sex-kitten look!
I haven't decided whether this will be a) my works Christmas party dress (in which case I'll be smoky eyes all the way) or b) my real Christmas dress (in which case I'll take a more casual approach!) but either way, I can't WAIT to wear this out for real!
As I said, the 'Together Velour dress' is also available in Burgundy....
..... or midnight blue, and I think it's pretty much the perfect Festive season party dress! Get it here!