When I was approached by Ax Paris to select a dress from their collection to review, I was worried I'd find their dresses too short. What I wasn't expecting was on trend dresses to be sold out in my size 22 - chosen because they seemed to all have bust details which meant I would need the extra space!
Surprised at how quickly their stock was selling, I was excited when I found their New In section, and fell for this dress in navy:
This dress is still available in a range of sizes, from 16 - 26 HERE.
This dress made me rather happy: it was sleeveless - hello proud arm baring in the summer; it was floaty and girly; the leather collar just yelled at me to try it!
When it arrived I was in the process of The Move, which is why this is a good week or so after I wore it! I was planning on letting you know how it washed etc, but as my washing machine is currently being fixed by my Dad, it may be a while before that happens!
So, the dress!
Being sleeveless and in the middle of a cool spell, I wanted something which offered a little arm coverage. Cue my first instagram picture in my bedroom:
So, we can see the 22 was still not really roomy enough for my 36H bust, but with a black cami top underneath, and my Tatty Devine flower, with Excite Clothing Shrug, I was set! Oh yes, and tights :)
I chose the purple shrug as I felt the colour really complimented the navy, and brought out the hint of lilac in the tulip print:
This dress felt pretty good on - it was floaty and romantic to swish around the office, with the leather detail adding the right about of toughness - like I said, a great combination that I'm sure I'll be wearing to DEATH this summer!
Close up of the face and necklace. It is the first time I've worn this necklace as I found the length just too long. I took matters into my own hands though, and tied a loop knot in it so I could shorten it to a more appropriate length!
There you go Miss Takes! A brand I've not tried before as I thought they would be too short for me, and it turns out they're an okay length!
Shame about the bust on this dress, but it's manageable, and I'm sure that I'll be able to get into a 22 in a more giving material.
Much love my lovelies,