Time for a Tea Dress

I've always been rather dismissive of Dorothy Perkins.  Their sizing has, in the past, been a little offish and their designs quite boring. 

Yet when I received a code for 30% off with free delivery I thought 'what the hell?' and set about trawling their site for something worth spending my money on.  

I was not disappointed! 



This seasons range is brimming with pretty fit and flare tea dresses in some amazing patterns so I was really spoilt for choice.  

I've always loved a tea dress - they have a relaxed elegance to them and are one of the most versatile dresses on the market:  Pair a tea dress with chunky boots and cardigan and it's great for a shopping spree with the girls; add a blazer and Mary Jane's and its perfect for the office; throw on some red lips and sky-high courts and your perfectly kitted out for cocktail hour.  You really can't go wrong with a tea dress - which is why I chose this amazing number:





I'm wearing an 18 in the tall version and it fits beautifully.  I could have gone smaller at the waist but I feel it would then have been tight across my shoulders and chest area. 

The length of the tall is perfect on my, sitting a modest couple of inches above my knee. 



I love the muted greys printed on top of the soft pink.  To me it screams of vintage tea parties and I quite feel like tucking into a pile of cucumber sandwiches when wearing it. 

It has a nice swing to the skirt when you walk and the cotton-elastine blend holds the soft folds that you can see in the pictures. 


I'm wearing the dress here with my faithful Phase Eight courts, bought many a moon ago.  Unfortunately, the lawn was more than a little soft and I spent most of my time trying not to sink ungracefully into it. 

The dress is priced at just £18 and, at such a teeny tiny price, I really cannot fault it. 



Have you check out Dotty P's any time lately?  Let me know any favourites you've found there! 

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7 comments:

  1. How nice it is to see you with your clothes on. ;) Just kidding! It's a lovely dress and quite retro! Looking grand. xx
    Just Me Leah

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    1. But wearing clothes is such hard work ...

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  2. Love Dps I could just buy everything in there. They have some great floral prints at the mo. Love the tea dress. It looks great on you.

    Cris
    Momentswithcris.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The really do have some great floral prints at the moment ... I'm trying desperately to stay away from their website before I spend all my money!

      C xx

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  3. Such a pretty dress, I have a couple of dresses from DP that I love x

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    1. They have so many that I want to get my grubby paws all over, right now!

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  4. This dress looks so pretty! Great outfit :) xxx

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