Despite being a complete diva, it's not everyday that I am completely infatuated with a dress enough to consider doing an outfit change mid event. However, with much restraint, I resisted this beautiful Scarlett & Jo Navy Embellished Velvet Dress*, as I knew our time will come and soon I would be able to wear it for an event. After first seeing a tiny little snippet on the press release for the new collection, I just knew that it was the dress for me. As the days rolled on, and through intensive Twitter research, I found out that the dress would be a maxi style. A huge tick in my book. Not only that, but the dress would also be slit to just above my knee, making a different but beautiful change to my usual attire.
During an impromptu shopping trip with the wonderful Lucy, we headed into Evans to see what the latest offerings were and I was ecstatic to see that the dress was finally available. So much so, that I don't actually remember looking at anything else. I ran over to the dress (Evans only have the black version in store), grabbed a size 22 and ran to the changing room. I don't think I've ever been so excited to get my kit off and try a dress on. I was soon in the most elegant dress I have ever tried on.
It wasn't until trying on this dress that I realised how much I actually love my shape. My hips looked curvier than ever, my waist looked smaller than ever, and my tummy was cleverly disguised. I looked at myself in the mirror for a little longer whilst adjusting before walking out like a gleaming cheshire cat. The dress is beautiful and I felt absolutely amazing in it. Lucy kindly took some photos for me, but the lighting just wasn't capturing how curvy I actually looked, so, I took to the trusted mirror selfie.