The Dress of Dreams

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The Dress of Dreams 1 - OOTD featuring Asos

The other weekend I went to the most amazing wedding. I knew it was going to be good. When a Greek Cypriot bride (my husband's cousin) and an Indian groom tie the knot in a fairytale English castle, you sort of know it's going to be a fun day, especially when they each bring their own team of professional dancers! They also wrote their own vows, which added a beautiful, emotional touch to the ceremony, and I must admit, a few tears were shed! The sun shone all day long, and the backdrop of Leeds Castle in Kent was the perfect setting. 

The Dress of Dreams 2 - Leeds Castle

The Dress of Dreams 3 - Wedding Flowers

The Dress of Dreams 4 - Leeds Castle

At the risk of sounding superficial, I always enjoy an event that much more if I'm happy in what I'm wearing, and I could not have been happier in the Asos dress I wore to this wedding. An off-the-shoulder, full-skirted jacquard dream, it was comfortable, elegant and really did make me feel like a princess. In fact, I may or may not have spent some considerable time prancing around the grounds of Leeds Castle, pretending it was all my very own.

The Dress of Dreams 5 - OOTD featuring Asos 
 Dress - Asos, Shoes (similar) - Aldo, Bag, Ring, Earrings - Accessorize

The Dress of Dreams 6 - Accessorize Clutch

The Dress of Dreams 7 - Accessorize jewels

The Dress of Dreams 8 - OOTD featuring Asos

The Dress of Dreams 9 - Leeds Castle

A definite contender for the prettiest dress I have ever worn, I love it for all sorts of reasons. To name just a few:
  1. It is beautifully made. It fits like a dream, and the off the shoulder part sits snugly exactly where it is supposed to - not once did I feel like I needed to straighten it out or adjust it.
  2. Although the sheen on the fabric makes it look rich and heavy, it isn't. In fact, the skirt is unlined, making it very light to wear, which was welcome given how hot it was on the day of the wedding.
  3. The longer length meant I didn't have to worry about fake tanning my legs. That's probably the least glamorous of reasons to love this dress, but it's a big one nonetheless!
  4. There's just something about the style of it. That fold over detail, the fitted waist and full skirt... it's just so elegant.
  5. It shimmers when you catch the light. Who doesn't want that?!
The Dress of Dreams 10 - OOTD featuring Asos
   The Dress of Dreams 11 - OOTD featuring Asos

I usually wouldn't dream of ordering a wedding guest dress online. In fact, it's normally the kind of thing I'd dedicate a whole day's shopping trip to, with multiple trying on sessions and a lot of umming and ahhing. But with time running out, I ended up turning to Asos and I'm so glad I did. In fact, if you're in the market for something to wear to a special occasion, I can't recommend their wedding guest page enough. It's packed full of more dreamy dresses and co-ords than you can shake a stick at, and the accessories are pretty drool-worthy as well.

Styling this was a breeze. I went for some delicate nude caged heels from Aldo - a sale bargain and apparently no longer available, sadly, although I have linked a similar pair above - a sparkly clutch and a little bit of costume jewellery. That was all I needed as the dress really did all the talking! Makeup-wise I kept things fairly neutral, glowy and fresh, and after much deliberation opted for Barry M Copper Mine on my nails.

The Dress of Dreams 12 - OOTD featuring Asos

The Dress of Dreams 13 - Wedding at Leeds Castle
 The Dress of Dreams 14 - Wedding at Leeds Castle

The Dress of Dreams 15 - OOTD featuring Asos

All I need now is someone else to get married so I can wear it all over again!

Have you been/are you going to any weddings this summer?

Kate x
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  1. Gorgeous pictures! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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  2. Oh wow, I just LOVE your dress and all of your pretty accessories! You look amazing x
    Sophie Cliff

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  3. What a beautiful day! And your dress is stunning :) I was at a wedding in June and wore a similar swishy style midi-dress and just felt like a princess all day in it haha!

    Erin | Little Bateaux

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    1. There's just something about them isn't there?! Glad you felt like a princess in yours too! x

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  4. Oh wow you look stunning Kate, that dress is gorgeous on you! I love that it's a longer length rather than at the knee, making is very chic and sophisticated. Congratulations to the happy couple, it sounds like a magical wedding :)

    Hanh | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks so much Hanh! It's ridiculous how much I love this dress! Yes the wedding was amazing, one of the best I've been to. x

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  5. Whoa you look like a princess! Such a beautiful dress. x

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I definitely felt like one. x

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  6. Such a beautiful and elegant dress. It matches the scenery perfectly!

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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    1. Thank you! I agree - a princess dress is perfect for a castle! x

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  7. This dress is so dreamy! Perfect for the setting, and I just love the details. I went to a wedding earlier this summer, and although it was a bit more informal than the one you went to, I had so much fun picking out a dress and styling it!
    Here's what I wore: http://www.bluebyangela.com/2016/07/blush-rose-dress-with-white-accessories.html

    Weddings are always so joyful!
    -Angela

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    1. I love a good wedding! Hopping over right now to see what you wore! x

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  8. Ahh what a gorgeous back drop and a gorgeous dress to match! It is so lovely and just perfect for a wedding!

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  9. The dress is stunning, it almost looks as if it was made just for you its just well fitted, the style is timeless, you look amazing and it sounds like a really lovely day x

    Dana // Fashion Dew

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    1. Thanks Dana - it really was a beautiful day. x

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  10. Gosh, you look absolutely stunning in that dress and the pair of heels paired with it so well, it's like they both made for each other!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen! I already had some similar, but chunkier, so I bought new as I really felt the dress needed delicate heels! x

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  11. Such a gorgeous dress! And you looked beautiful, Kate! Getting dressed for weddings is just the best! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Thanks so much Dagmara! I know, I love an excuse to get dressed up! x

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  12. You are looking absolutely gorgeous, the whole outfit looks amazing.
    GlamupGirls

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  13. What an insanely gorgeous dress, from the style to the color and to the subtle pattern! You look so dreamy! Xx

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  14. You truly do look so, so beautiful in this princess-esque dress; your figure looks amazing and the colour is so flattering on you! I visited Leeds Castle a couple of months ago and completely fell in love with the place, in fact I think I even mentioned in my blog post how lucky any bride would be to get married in their beautiful hall there!! To answer your question I've had just a couple of weddings to attend over the past couple of weekends - funnily enough, I've also been opting to wear pink each time :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Ah thanks so much Gabrielle. Leeds Castle really is gorgeous! x

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  15. An Indian and a Greek getting married? I bet their ceremony was beautiful! And you look like just you fit in. So so Stunning!!!!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It really was quite special. And thank you! x

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  16. You look like you could be getting married! Love the style of this dress!
    Summer xxx

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    1. Ah thank you! I really fell in love with the style of the dress. x

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  17. Wow what a beautiful dress!! It looks amazing on you! :)

    Girl About Town Blog

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  18. Oh wow that really is the most gorgeous dress. I love the colour so much xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  19. I can't believe the dress is from ASOS. It looks so chic & expensive, like a designer piece. :]

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    1. A lot of their occasion wear looks more expensive than it really is I think! x

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  20. Omg Kate this dress seriously is dreamy! What a stunning cut and colour, you look so beautiful <3

    Elle
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  21. Okay I don't usually like dresses on me at all but even I want to wear that dress, it looks absolutely stunning on you and the dress itself looks so well made and just..royal? You really do look like a princess.

    www.thesundaymode.com

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    1. Ah thank you, I certainly felt like one! Can quite understand this dress converting anyone! x

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  22. No weddings so far, I feel like I am at the point where everyone is getting a divorce right now. Or children. Or both. I do enjoy weddings much more...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha, I agree, weddings are much more festive! x

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  23. Kate, you look stunning! So classy and elegant, love this dress on you!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  24. This dress looks stunning on you.
    Nina
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  25. This is so dreamy! I love it all!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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  26. Your photos look like they came out of a fairytale! I loved your outfit
    Katerina xx
    http://p-s-kate.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Katerina! x

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  27. Oh hun - this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this dress and how beautiful you look! it's so elegant and absolutely stunning on you! Hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend :)

    Layla xx

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  28. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  29. I loove that dress, you looked incredible! You have a lovely blog and you seem so nice, let me know if you want to follow each other and keep in contact, I love making new blog friends! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say! I will definitely check out your blog. x

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  30. This dress is stunning! It's perfect for a castle wedding! I'm sure the event was incredible, and I think you made the perfect choice for an outfit! xo Bryn www.waketonroad.com

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  31. the dress is so gorgeous, you look great!!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  32. What gorgeous photos + beautiful outfit!
    -Kate // www.classyandkate.com

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  33. Love the outfit... very romantic and elegant
    Perfect match with the settings
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  34. Such a beautiful dress! It looks amazing on you! :)

    LifeOfArdor.com

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  35. Being a Transvestite is a wonderful mix of humiliation and desire by stepping over the boundry and exposing to the world what i wish i was....Your pictures make my jealousy so much stronger and confirm how much i love trying to copy your look.....Pure beauty

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  36. Such a gorgeous dress and lovely back drop as well!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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  37. Wow, such beautiful off the shoulder dress and wonderful location. I love all your pics. You look absolutely stunning in this dress.

    Roxcii Boutique
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  38. Absolutely beautiful!on point.

    Momentswithchelsea.blogspot.com

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  39. Very beautiful settings. Amazing pictures... and of course a very stylish a pretty dress. Love it. Everything matched perfectly!
    Also, love your accessories going with your dress. The flowery figures on the clutch matched perfectly with the stud earrings.

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