the red boohoo dress

Do you ever have one of those moments where you just completely fall in love with an item of clothing and all the potential it could have? That was me, way back in early December.

I was shooting with a friend of mine, Poppy, for a uni project of hers, and along with her, the camera and the lighting, she brought a huge suitcase of clothes – one of which, was this red dress. It was one of the first outfits I wore for the project, and though we spent the rest of the entire weekend shooting other outfits, this dress simply wouldn’t leave my mind.

Prior to taking the photos, Poppy had left the clothes at mine overnight and so, doing what any other fashion blogger would, I decided to try the dress on to see what other items I could pair it with. I immediately knew it would work incredibly well with my H&M fluffy coat – and boy did it… When the time came, I begged Poppy to let me wear the dress and coat for some photos, and the results were better than I could have imagined.

The Brooke Star Wrap Tea Dress is nothing short of amazing. If you follow me Twitter you’ll know that I’m fairly stubborn in my belief that pretty dresses aren’t comfortable, and comfortable dresses that aren’t pretty – this is the dress that has my mind changed.

The material is nothing short of pyjama-level comfiness, whilst the cut is one of the most flattering looks on my body type, giving this dress a high effort look with minimal effort given. I felt so incredible in it, much like the one I got from New Look it felt and looked like it fit my body perfectly.

But a dress is only as good as the items you pair it with, right? I decided to wear some of my nude heels, also from New Look, to give the look a little bit of elevation.

I’ve been really into faux fur coats recently, they’re incredibly warm and despite adding about 100lbs to you in photos the style they give is worth it. The dress was already extremely slimming, and so adding the visual weight of the fluffy coat added a whole new dimension to the outfit – giving it a slight Gatsby vibe, whilst still staying very simple in nature.


Light Brown StilettosBrooke Star Wrap Tea DressFrench Connection Marissa Shaggy Faux Fur Coat

The outfit was also a lot more colourful than most I normally wear, I mean you’ve only got to give a scroll of my blog to see that I’m very much into my muted colours. I’ve never been sure if I can fully pull off the bold look, but with how comfy the whole setup was, I was certainly going to give it a go, and I feel like it paid off.

Oh, and boohoo currently have 25% off Dresses, Tops & Tees if you use the code WEARIT!


Photos by Poppy Field – Twitter // Website // Instagram 

note: H&M no longer sell the coat I am wearing so I have linked a similar one


  1. January 20, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I’m not really a dress type of person, but that dress is stunning.

  2. January 20, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    This is just gorgeous! We have a similar hair colour too… and I would have looked at this dress thinking the colour would be too much for someone with reddish hair like me but you’ve inspired me! It looks amazing on you!

  3. January 21, 2018 / 9:15 am

    You look absolutely incredible in this dress, good on Poppy for letting you borrow it! The pyjama level of comfiness is definitely something that appeals to me, I need to pick up my own version of this dress ASAP!

    Abbey ❤️

  4. January 21, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I can see why you liked this dress so much – it’s adorable. I love the star print.

  5. January 21, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    pretty dress and at a great price point but a bit too cold for this weather – at least without knitwear, leggings, tights and boots. I’m always cold mind you.

  6. January 21, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    What a gorgeous dress and you look incredible, I do like comfortable but pretty dresses too and often go for colour rewarding ones than dull.

  7. January 24, 2018 / 4:28 am

    This is a really lovely dress and I like the style and cut. I have gotten a few lovely dresses from Boohoo.

  8. chichi
    January 24, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I have seen this dress a lot on Instagram, ah can’t wait to check it out, specially more now since you said pajama like material!

  9. January 24, 2018 / 9:41 am

    That dress is gorgeous, I love the print! It looks fantastic on you – I love Boohoo for clothing

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