The Almost Perfect Dress

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OOTD featuring a floral dress from Topshop and beaded bracelet from Lola Rose - 1

There is so much I love about this dress. The feminine, floral print, the floaty chiffon fabric, the high neck with the subtle ruffle. And I think we all know by now that I can't resist a bit of statement sleeve action. In fact, this is pretty much my dream dress, apart from one thing.

It's too bloody short.

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Now, I don't necessarily have a problem getting my legs out. But when you're clumsy like me, it's a bit of a pain trying to be extra careful not to drop anything. Because, naturally, if you drop something, you're going to have to bend down to pick it up, and you absolutely cannot bend down in this dress. Not unless you want to expose your entire butt to innocent passers-by, that is.

And I'm only 5'3! Goodness knows how it would work on anybody taller.

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Luckily, the high neck and dark background mean that you can team this little number with tights and boots as well as bare legs and sandals, which is a lot safer for all concerned. And, given that the weather here has been distinctly un-spring like of late (apparently snow is forecast for later in the week!) I have been able to get some wear out of it. Every cloud has a silver lining, as they say.

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One thing that really is perfect is this sweet little beaded bracelet that I was very kindly sent by Lola Rose. It's the Greenwich bracelet in pearl quartzite and rose gold, and it compliments the dress beautifully. The quality of this bracelet has really impressed me. It's very delicate, and the beads have a lovely lustre to them. Best of all, it's adjustable, so those with tiny wrists like me don't need to worry about whether it will fit. There's hundreds of variations on this bracelet, so I'd definitely recommend browsing the Lola Rose website if you like the look of this one.

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Dress, Sandals (similar), Bag (similar)  - Topshop, Bracelet* - Lola Rose 

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Have you ever owned an almost perfect dress?

Kate x


*Gifted item. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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35 comments

  1. It's such a shame that it's too short because its so pretty! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I know! Why couldn't they just add a couple more inches of fabric?! x

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  2. I know what you mean, I recently ordered a beautiful off the shoulder dress and it's too short on me but I will wear it with jeans as a long top or at the beach. It's so beautiful I don't want to put it aside.

    Yiota
    http://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/

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    1. That's exactly how I feel about this one - too pretty to take back! x

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  3. It's such a pretty dress but I don't think I'd be able to pull it off due to the length xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

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    1. I think a lot of people would feel this way about it. Goodness knows why they couldn't just make it a bit longer! x

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  4. Such a beautiful spring/summer dress. I can relate with the bending over..gotta keep my modesty lol!

    www.majeang.com

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    1. Ha, I know, if anything falls to the floor while I'm wearing this it's staying on the floor! x

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  5. Yes, I did, it was a graphic one in green and white. But it was too short as well, so I had to get rid of it eventually. I just don't do as short as I used to when I was 13, and it was definitely a summer piece and looked odd with tights.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Ah the curse of the too short dress! Happens to a lot of us. x

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  6. You styled the outfit perfectly. Love the combination of floral and fringe

    KATE KOUTURES

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  7. Ah this is such a beautiful dress and you look so gorgeous and feminine in it, I'm 5'6 though and I don't think it would cover much of my (rather large) bum haha.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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    1. I think you need to be about 4'2 to wear this comfortably! x

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  8. This dress is gorgeous, you look amazing in it!

    Zeynab
    The Beauty Load

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  9. loving the dress! fits you so well! <3

    marisa
    summer in march

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  10. The dress looks amazing on you and I love how you have styled it

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  11. I am only 5ft 4 so I think that would wear well on me! It's stunning on you though, Kate and you got some legs!

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  12. I think the dress looks beautiful! I love the floral print! :)

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

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  13. Girrrl I feel you! I'm 5ft 8 so I have this problem with so many dresses- this one would most certainly be a top on me :P Nontheless, it looks absolutely beautiful on you and i adore the floral print. I often wear a little pair of plain cotton shorts under shorter dresses, just in case that gust decides to make an appearance!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  14. This is such a pretty dress. Love the bag too.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  15. So cute! Love the sleeve detail :)

    Jessica

    the way to my Hart

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  16. Sucks it's too short! I rarely have this problem as I'm five feet and find that most dresses are way too long for me haha.

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. This one might work beautifully on you! I'm not exactly tall so it's unusual for me to have this problem! x

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  17. Gorgeous dress! Although to be honest, I have never had the problem of a dress being too short! I am only 5'0 which can explain why! Perhaps you can try stretching the dress...

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  18. You are right - this dress is perfection! I adore the floral print!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  19. Beautiful dress! I also have an almost perfect dress, and it is also a little too short.
    You look gorgeous! :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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