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LOL sorry, worst blog post title ever, but I have literally had that in my head since I picked up this little Zara number.

I’ve loved the other dresses I shared with you recently, but to be honest, I”m not too pleased with this one… It’s meant to be off the shoulder, but I think I’m a weird shape for Bardot dresses… They never seem to quite “work” on me…

I always size up in Zara, as I find their clothes run SUPER tight… but this one I should have stuck on the smaller side… Unfortunately it only looks good when it’s gathered slightly, and the rest of the time it looks like Im wearing anΒ actual sack…

I’m going to try and figure out a way to pin it or stitch it so that it wraps around like this – I’d wholly welcome any sewing tips as it’s been ages since I customised any clothes!

It’s such a shame as I love the print and the sleeves are so cute, but they just don’t look right on me at all…!

Kate x


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  • Reply Hels

    I LOVE the title. Had to be done! I love the print and you look absolutely stunning, it would be cool if you can customise it in a way that you feel good in it – I hate finding the perfect dress that just doesn’t look quite right, I honestly think you look lovely in it, but if you don’t feel quite right in it then definitely go down the customising route! Gorgeous photos πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
    Hels xxx

    July 27, 2017 at 19:38
    • Reply Kate

      Haha I knew I could count on you to back me on my bad punning Hels πŸ˜‰ . I know, I’m so in love with Bardot cuts at the moment, but it just seems none of them sit right on me. I can’t tell if I’m just buying the wrong quality and sizes or if the shape itself just doesn’t suit me πŸ™

      Fingers crossed I can figure out some way to pin it!

      Kate x

      July 28, 2017 at 19:01

    OHMYGOD KATE – the bestttttt title ever!! Also I love the print of that dress! Unfortunately for me sometimes, some of Zara’s tops and dresses don’t look quite right on me either which is a shame because I’d absolutely love the style and the print! You do look gorgeoussss though! x


    July 28, 2017 at 11:05
    • Reply Kate

      Haha yay I’m so glad you love it! I know so many people who find their sizing awkward, I wish they could just get it together!

      Thank you for your lovely comment

      Kate x

      July 28, 2017 at 19:07
  • Reply Llinos

    I love the title haha! The print of the dress is lovely, but I’m like you, bardot dresses don’t feel very comfortable on me.

    July 28, 2017 at 20:52
    • Reply Kate

      I know, it’s such a shame, they almost seem to be bit of a niche fit, don’t they?!
      Kate x

      July 30, 2017 at 11:07
  • Reply abbeylouisarose

    Aw Kate, you look just lovely in this dress! The post title did make me giggle as well, I can see why you couldn’t resist it hehe! I actually really like the cut of the dress, it’s very floaty and summery! I also have to size up in Zara, otherwise there’s no way I’d be able to sit down in anything haha! You are killing it in all the photos as always, if you do end up customizing this dress then I’d love for you to write a post on it, as I’m hopeless with a needle and thread!

    Abbey 🌻

    July 29, 2017 at 11:37
    • Reply Kate

      Yay! I’m glad it made you laugh!

      Hahah I know – the amount of things I’ve tried on and thought all it would take was a slight twist in the wrong direction and I’d end up indecently exposing myself!

      I remember you saying your Mum was a bit of a whizz when it comes to seamstressing (not sure that’s a word!) I’ll have to figure something out because I love the sleeves!

      Kate x

      July 30, 2017 at 11:09
  • Reply Jessica & James

    Your photos photos are adorable and that title made me giggle! Would love to know what you do with the dress, it is such a lovely print!

    Jessica & James | /

    July 30, 2017 at 07:33
    • Reply Kate

      Aw thank you my lovelies!
      Kate x

      July 30, 2017 at 11:10
  • Reply corinne & kirsty

    Such a cute dress! I love the print! So original! I have been obsessed with bardot tops and dresses lately! xx corinne

    July 30, 2017 at 20:26
    • Reply Kate

      Aw thank you, I’m totally in love with the print too!
      Kate x

      July 30, 2017 at 21:26
  • Reply A Love Affair with Beauty

    The title was a definite must!
    Personally I think this dress looks really lovely on you and the print is so nice! Cute but not cutesy if you know what I mean. xx

    July 30, 2017 at 20:38
    • Reply Kate

      Yes! I thought the same thing!
      Kate x

      July 30, 2017 at 21:26
  • Reply Alisha Valerie

    You are so stunningly beautiful babe, and that playsuit looks so gorgeous on you! πŸŒΈπŸ’—βœ¨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x |

    August 1, 2017 at 14:35
    • Reply Kate

      Awww you’re sooo sweet! Thank you your comment has just made my day
      Kate x

      August 1, 2017 at 21:58
  • Reply Hayley

    Haha I absolutely love the title! It’s a shame that this doesn’t fit you as you would like, it looks amazing on you! You look so happy and beautiful in all of these photos! Lovely post X
    Hayley X

    August 1, 2017 at 17:37
    • Reply Kate

      Thank you so much Hayley! Your comment really brightened an otherwise shitty day!
      Kate x

      August 1, 2017 at 22:01
  • Reply Kate

    I love the post title!! The colours are great and I love the frilly sleeves!

    August 11, 2017 at 22:59
    • Reply Kate

      Haha yay I’m glad you’re also a fan of bad puns πŸ™ˆ
      Kate x

      August 12, 2017 at 13:59

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