Last year I was really lucky to work with Yours Clothing on a couple of reviews including this one for the amazing Hell Bunny Leah Dress and I have had so much wear out of it.
I made contact with the lovely Rosie at Yours on a totally different matter (using up some vouchers I had been presented with for winning the StyleXL award)
We had a little miscommunication during which Rosie offered to send me something to review. Well I am never one to turn a dress down so I had a bit of a perusal and saw that Hell Bunny had released a new line including the beautiful Paige dress.
It looked totally like the Leah dress, but was plain red! As I love wearing red, it was the obvious choice.
Rosie sent it to me and it arrived a couple of days later. And it was spectacular!
I enlisted the help of the hubby to take some pictures in the park. It was a pity that the weather wasn’t too good as it would have looked fabulous in the sunlight.
The dress is true to size and I am wearing a size 26/28 and it is a perfect fit.
Hell Bunny dresses are well made and well priced. The Paige dress is £59.99 which is an average price for the vintage style dresses I normally buy.
It has a red slip style dress inside as the chiffon is very light and thin. The row of white buttons down the front are for decoration only, and it has a back zip to get on easily.
The cap sleeves are a cross over style giving room for movement and a little decorative touch. The pleating to the skirt is beautifully done and adds such fullness to the skirt. It flows and moves really well and gives a great shape and silhouette.
The dress itself is really beautifully made. The quality is fabulous and it fits and flatters a wide variety of body shapes.
What I really liked about this dress is that it is multi-purpose. it can be worn with a simple set of pearls for the perfect daytime dress. It can be smartened up with a fetching hat or floral accessory. Or it would look amazing with some vintage bling and a pair of heels. It really is an all rounder.
I decided to try and get photographs with different accessories so you could see how it could be styled. Sadly as previously mentioned, the weather didn’t want to play ball so the Chinese parasol didn’t make it out of the bag.
In the end I paired it up with my red lucite Lux De Ville bag and hair flowers and corsage from my friend Jane.
I had a bag filled with Splendette bangles… but forgot to put them on.
Lastly, due to the change in weather I put on my Elements Romantica raincoat and I was all set.
So in conclusion, I absolutely love this dress and I know it will get as much wear as the Leah floral dress!
It also causes a little dilemma. I am really “odd” when it comes to dressing. I can’t do clashing. Everything has to match down to the polish on my toenails. It is just one of those quirks I have.
This means that I do have a lot of accessories, but mainly in red and black like my hat. So, should I change the little white buttons for black? Knowing I have far more that would match this dress, meaning I would get even more wear out of it.
How would you style this dress? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Till next time,