Sunday, 15 June 2014

The Perfect Occasion Dress

I own very few occasion dresses, granted i have very few occasions to need special dresses but to have one dress that you can slip on and feel fabulous in is always a good thing. That way if i get any last minute invites i know i wouldn't have to panic and could just throw on my perfect occasion dress and heels and off i shall go to the ball. This Joe Browns beauty is just the dress i needed in my armoury. Colourful, fun and super flattering this is my new 'it' dress. It is made from that super scuba type fabric that is on trend right now,i actually find it helps sculpt your figure and leaves a very flattering line.
The cut of the dress is perfectly retro and feminine, with the beautiful sweetheart neckline and thick straps it is not just well thought out but practical too ( meaning it covers my bra straps, which is always nice).
Joe Browns have always carried such a great range of dresses, they never fail to impress me.

To finish off I added some neon heels, a raspberry clutch  and finally some pink earrings. I did try a necklace but i wanted to keep the sweetheart neckline clean and fuss free. There are so many great colours in this dress it gives lots of great options for accessories.
So there we have it, the perfect occasion dress.. I am super pleased!








Shoes & Sunglasses: F&F
Earrings: Yosa
Clutch: c/o Kaleidoscope

Do you have an 'it'dress that works for special occasions?

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42 comments

  1. You look amazing! The cut, the colors- it's all super flattering on you. I have a couple dresses for that "it" occasion, but the opportunities to wear them don't pop up too often :)

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  2. Wow you look absolutely stunning rachel! This dress looks like it was made for you!
    Sophie
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  3. Beautiful dress and I love the neon heels and play on neon here. I am now following you on bloglovin, can't wait to see what other posts you have. Rachel xo

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  4. Beautiful dress...you look stunning in it...my 22 year old son just looked over my shoulder and commented on how great you look in it! :)

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  5. That is a very pretty dress... I hope you can wear it a lot. And if there are no 'special occasions', you should wear it just for fun.

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  6. Super-pretty dress, Rachel and you wear it so well! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  7. We should all look so good in an occasion dress. Nicely worn.

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  8. You look amazing in this dress! AMAZING! Seriously. Wow.

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  9. That's a beautiful dress and it fits you so well, love the print and they way you accessorized it, looking great!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  10. SO pretty! Love that floral print dress.

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  11. This occasion dress is absolutely gorgeous. It fits you so beautifully Rachel. I love the styling you did. Gorgeous earrings.


    Happy Monday Friend!!

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  12. SUPER flattering on you Rachel, you look gorgeous! P x

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  13. Love the dress and it looks perfect with the shoes and bag.

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  14. It's always nice to have a dress that you know you can grab and feel good in. This looks amazing on you! So flattering.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  15. This dress is gorgeous on you and fits perfectly. The colours are especially lovely with your dark hair.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  16. What a beautiful floral, fits just perfectly!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  17. Gorgeous girl! Love the floral dress....I am actually rocking a floral frock over on the blog today as well....different silhouette, but florals in common:)
    You look stunning and those heels..well I think I told you on instagram and LOVE those heels!!!

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  18. Absolutely stunning dress!!
    Marta xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  19. Beautiful dress, you look stunning. I love florals.

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  20. Gorgeous! Love how you styled it with the shoes!

    Audrey
    www.audreysalutes.com

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  21. The dress looks like it was made for you and looks stunning! Love the way you styled it with the pink and yellow and your blue mani!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  22. SUCH a stunning dress! The colors in it are amazing, and your heels are fabulous too!

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  23. Love this look. I love that dress. Really love it.The styling with the shoes and clutch is just gorgeous.

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  24. This dress looks great on you! I love the yellow heels that you paired it. Unexpected, but they look great together!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  25. One . Word. Stunning! Ok, a few others. I love love the florals, I always did. This dress looks fabulous on you, and I love that your shoes are a yellow to add to the brightness of a sundress. I tried on some cat eye sunglasses the other day I loved, and yours are great with your faceshape as well. xo
    From the link up, jess
    Please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  26. This is such a lovely dress! I love it with the bold heels.

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  27. Oh Rachel, I am very super pleased, too! Amazing dress! Amazing dress on you! Amazing dress for your special occasions and anytime. You look so great in it!!!! (and i loved that you DIDN'T do a necklace) yay!

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  28. You look absolutely beautiful here, your figure is stunning!

    Maria xxx

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  29. wow, you look lovely and this dress sure packs a punch. Love the bold colours xx

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  30. You look striking in your figure hugging dress. I love how it skims you in the right places. the pattern and colours suit your colouring. My favourite part of your outfit are your shoes.

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11040855

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  31. Well I was feeling confident in my dress today but yours totally trumps mine! How gorgeous and figure flattering! Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  32. Love this dress! You look so pretty!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  33. Love this ladylike outfit, that dress is perfect and you look divine.

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  34. Thats such a lovely dress. I must admit Joe Browns has raised its game recently. It looks like a perfect fit.

    X x

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  35. loving the floral print with a pop of neon!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.NorthernLights-SouthernBelles.com

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  36. This dress strikes just the right balance between classy and fun, and looks stunning on you!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  37. Gotta say it lady - you look really fab in that dress, really suits you!

    Hope you, the hub and kidlets are well xx

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  38. Love this!!! Ah, yes ... I've had "happy dresses" in the past ...

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  39. Such a great dress & such a classic cut! It was made for you Rachel! I've had several over the years & I have an Oasis one that is about 15yrs old which still gets used these days! Ax

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  40. Love the floral dress and the key lime shoes - great look. Found you on Visible Monday. I look forward to following you! I recently started my own style blog and I'm loving it. Cherie at stylenudge.com

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  41. That's a beautiful floral dress. You look fabulous!!!

    xo,
    Janise

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