Clover cowl neck dress – £17*
A few weeks ago I was sent this lovely surprise package from La Redoute as part of their La Redoute R Essentiels Collection.
I’ve actually known about La Redoute for some time, I remember when I was younger my mum used to get the catalogue and she ordered me a few bits from there so I knew their clothes were good and really stylish.
I have to say I was very excited when I received this parcel. It came in a lovely little ‘La Redoute’ Canvas tote bag -which I shall be using for probably my gym kit and other things- then inside that wrapped in lovely purple tissue paper was a lovely purple dress.
As you can see from the picture the cowl neck dress is a sleeveless dress which comes about knee length on me and has a cowl neck. I have to say I’ve never owned anything with a cowl neck before but it is supposedly quite a flattering neckline.
And that’s where it all ends in the good points for me I’m afraid. It’s a lovely dress don’t get me wrong, but it does not suit me at all. I’m small with an ample bosom (can’t quite believe I just said that) and quite a curvy body so it’s not flattering on me at all. It clings to my stomach which is one of my problem areas, it takes all the shape of my figure and doesn’t pull in my waist so I look very shapeless and frankly fat. I’m not sure it would look better with a belt either because when I pull it in to make a waist it then clings to my thighs and stomach. I think possibly the dress probably would be more suited to someone who is taller and has a flat stomach, but not me.
Although I was slightly disappointed that the dress didn’t suit me I will still definitely be checking out some more of their items as I do really like what they have to offer.
You can check out more from their collection by going to La Redoute’s website
* This product was sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own