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French Connection produce the perfect party frock... Almost.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010   |   6 comments


Himself's 30th birthday is coming up, and I was full sure that I had found the perfect party dress for the occassion.


This here is French Connection's "Samantha" frock. It's covered in sequins, which obviously thrills my magpie instincts, and its full back and long sleeves nicely offset the super short length, making it appropriate for dinner and drinks and dancing. They also mean that it's warmer than other sparkly offerings (ideal for wintertime bling), and can cover a multitude (pasty skin that I couldn't be arsed to tan, bingo wings that I can't be arsed to tone up).

Available in black or this midnight blue, I tried both colours on yesterday and the blue was only bleedin' gorgeous. If I do say so myself. 


However, those gorgeous sequins added inches and the draped wrap front of the dress was actually mega unflattering: even the most concave of stomach would look like they had a proper pot belly going on in this dress. You can kind of see in the picture below how the model's waist has been damn near completely oblitorated by the cut of the dress, and she's slinky out.


If I'm totally honest, it was way outside my budget anyway but that doesn't help much with the disappointment. Blub.


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6 Comments:

  • At 12:40 pm, December 01, 2010, Anonymous Himself said…

    maybe it'll be reduced in the January sale in time for your 29th.

     
  • At 12:45 pm, December 01, 2010, Blogger Lynnie said…

    Pfft, 29th schmentininth.

    At least *I* won't be THIRTY.

     
  • At 10:56 am, December 02, 2010, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    Check this out Lynnie - Nadine has the same dress the skinny rake!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1334901/Frugal-Nadine-Coyle-steps-EXACT-outfit-wore-month-perform-Jingle-Bell-Ball.html

     
  • At 11:14 am, December 02, 2010, Blogger Lynnie said…

    Anne-Marie - the *size* of the little legs on Nadine! Jeez. The dress does kind of fill even her out around the middle, doesn't it? She looks almost normal-sized from the hem up in that second pic.

    DM are hilarious, "Nadine in wearing same dress twice *shocker*!!!" Eh, good on her.

     
  • At 10:34 pm, December 04, 2010, Blogger Mandy said…

    Hey Lynnie....Konnie Huq wearing this dress on Xtra Factor tonight....looks well on her!

     
  • At 12:44 pm, December 06, 2010, Blogger Lynnie said…

    Mandy - it did alright! Has me totally (and predictably) loving it again.

     

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