Friday, 7 March 2014

Dress In Denim



I had my eye on the M&S denim dress the whole way through Frugal February and managed to resist, but as soon as we hit March and Marks and Spencer had a 20% off dresses promotion, it had to be mine.  Out of stock in my size, luckily one of my daughters was going to Bluewater and managed to pick it up for me, so my first spring purchase has been made!



There are lots of denim dresses around at the moment in various styles but this one caught my eye because it's shape is so similar to a Gap denim dress I had for years and is perfect for us apple shapes or skimming over anyone's tummy area.  



It fits well over the shoulders and bust and as the material is quite stiff at the moment (it will soften with a few washes) it balances out my hips perfectly so I look more in proportion.



The only thing I don't like on me is the length.  Being such a shortie the hemline is on a wider part of my calf, so it might look better if I take it up an inch but I probably won't bother, I seem to be allergic to needle and thread!



Overall an easy piece that will take the hard work out of summer daytime dressing worn above with middle daughters Peter Pilotto for Target pumps (good job I have one daughter who is the same shoe size!). I'm sure I could wear it now with tights and ankle boots, it would have saved you all the sight of  my white legs, honestly I've seen skimmed milk darker in colour, time for a Fake Bake me thinks!

Denim Pure Cotton Pleated Front A-Line Dress
M&S denim dress £39.50, looks like the promotion has ended but still a great price compared to what else is around, take a look at my favourites below.............


Denim shirt dress
Linea Weekend Shirt Dress £70

Joules Chambray Dress £69.95


Adrianna Shirt Dress
Baukjen Adrianna Chambray Shirt Dress £109

Buy Jigsaw Tencel Dress, Blue Online at johnlewis.com
Jigsaw Tencel Dress £75
Buy Mango Denim Shirt Dress, Medium Blue Online at johnlewis.com
Mango Shirt Dress £44

Will a denim dress be part of your spring and summer wardrobe?


25 comments:

  1. You look fabulous in it! What a good selection of other denim dresses too - LOVE them all!

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  2. I absolutely love that - you look bloody brilliant in this, and now the sheep that I am, I want a denim dress - it's probably the only sort of dress I don't have!

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  3. You look great. I really want a mid-blue denim shirt dress (with long sleeves - it's cold up here in the North!)but can't find quite the right one. The hunt continues!

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  4. The dress looks gorgeous on you Sharron & with 20% off a fab steal too!!
    Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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  5. How funny, just did a post on denim too! I was trying to find a good longer sleeved dress to feature, and couldn't find any? Now you have shown all these.......How did I miss them! Really love the M&S one....simply perfect! xx

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  6. Looks great on you, about time you steeled something of your daughters instead of it being the other way around! I spied the Topshop shop one, hoping to get into Liverpool Shopping next week so may have to try that one on. Love denim dresses for spring/summer. x

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  7. It's a great dress Sharron. Hadn't clocked that one before now. You did good girl. I bet you wear it lots throughout the summer too x

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  8. Love it Sharron, and the other links - particularly like the look of the Jigsaw one. Such a useful dress to have. xx

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  9. Well done, it looks perfect on you! I even like the length and I hear you about being on the short side but it would ride up a bit when you sit down, reach up etc so the extra couple of inches are fine in reality. I got my denim dress end of last Summer already so didn't get to wear it much and will try to make the most of it from now. xx

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  10. And very nice it is too. I like the detailing on it and the fold up sleeves. Denim dresses are such classics.

    X x

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  11. A denim dress is an essential wardrobe piece for the spring. Love this one. May have to go and look online myself! Great spot Sharron!

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  12. it looks great on you and the M & S one is the pick of the bunch, the detailing is lovely

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  13. Yes love it. There's 20% friends and family off this weekend if you know someone who has the vouchers.

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  14. Hi my dear! Loving this dress, the detailing is great and I love the cut of the dress too, very stylish and oh so versatile! I want and need a denim dress now!! xx

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  15. Great purchase! I love denim dresses. Those pumps are gorgeous too. x

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  16. You are going to live in that dress - it's got everything going for it. Not too heavy, just loose enough, pockets for hand jamming and arm coverage. Everything I look for in a dress actually. I've got two denim dresses now - I forbid myself to buy anymore but you have picked out a nice selection here (reluctantly puts credit card back in purse).

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  17. You look super cute in your dress, but apart from jeans and a white jean jacket, I never wear anything else denim. I just never feel dressed in denim (I don't know why). Maybe I should get out more ;-) xx

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  18. Love the dress, those tucks on the bodice add interest. On me, it would be well above my knees in length so I'd wear it with black leggings.

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  19. It looks great on you Sharron - like the detail on the bodice. I'm after a denim dress this summer - must do it this year! Like the Jigsaw dress with the little belt xx

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  20. I love denim dresses. Can't wait to wear the one I bought last year in the sales. Hurry up warm weather.

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  21. Great dress Sharron....it certainly paid off to wait and end up getting it with discount....yay!
    I have a little denim number (thanks to Sue!) from DP and I can't wait to wear with bare legs and skater shoes too! You look fab xx

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  22. im sure it will fits you and your style. I love denims too and Italian linens of course.

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  23. Yay! You got it! I've got on on order as you know & can't wait for it to arrive! Bring on Spring! I'm ready! Ax

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  24. Love the shape of this shirt dress, looks great with the shoes. M & S clothes are fab!

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  25. Looking lovely in that dress Sharon, I bet you get loads of wear out of it, a really versatile item x

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