Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New Look - Dress review

I've always been a huge New Look fan. I used to spend hours in my tiny local branch on a Saturday trying all the 915 range on, saving up my pocket money to get a new t-shirt or a dress for the school disco. New Look also provided me with great dresses on a budget for nights out in uni and I now get all my wide fit shoes for work from there. I really have grown up with New Look and have always found that they make clothes that are a wearable interpretation of catwalk trends.

I was allowed to pick any dress from New Look to review and it took me a few weeks to decide, I'm so indecisive! I know I wont stop going on about her but I'm pretty obsessed with Marina and the Diamonds at the moment. I wanted a dress to wear when I see her in May so I eventually went with this Limited Edition Two Tone dress as I think it's very Electra Heart. I used the click and collect service which meant I ordered online and collected the item in store and avoided the delivery charge, great idea!

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I was going to wear the dress with flats and a cardigan but it is rather special so I paired it with some low heels, biker jacket to toughen it up and some pastel blue shades to compliments the other soft colours.

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I even put my hair up in a bun and I never wear my hair up.

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The dress looked lovely with a few buttons undone but I decided to wear it buttoned all the way up with a necklace that my nan gave me as a present. I kept the accessories simple to go with the simple dress, doesn't need to much added to it because it is such a statement dress.

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I love this dress, the material is lovely and it feels very special on. It does gape around the underarms slightly and is tight on the waist so you might want to size up but I am very pleased with my pick. This dress retails for £34.99 which I think is very reasonable, I'm sure Topshop would price something similar for about £60.

How would you style this dress? Are you a fan of New Look dresses?

Gemma
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45 comments:

  1. DAMN GIRL! You look absolutely smoking - no word of a lie.

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    1. aaw thanks Bee, something a bit different for me :)

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  2. that dress is amazing !! i have always loved newlook i would have had no idea what to choose ^_^

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  3. Aww Gem you look beautiful, you couldn't have picked a better dress <3

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    1. Aaaw thanks Rai, took me ages but got the right one in the end.

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  4. The dress looks gorgeous, I love the colours and the necklace is perfect with it!
    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  5. I really love that dress! The way you styled it gives it this retro kind of look. The necklace you paired with the shirt is so cute! Great outfit!

    -Violet

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  6. Ha I remember going mental in the little 915 section of my local Newlook trying on all the cropped tops with the polo collars!
    Love this dress, and you look smashing with your hair up!

    xx

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    1. oh man, rocked so many double denim looks in the 90s with cropped tshirts haha. Going to put my hair up more often :)

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  7. You look fab :)
    New Look is definitely one of my favourite shops, great clothes and still really affordable x

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  8. love the dress and the way you styled it. very cute!

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  9. That dress is cute! I would probably go the whole hog with the biker look and rock a pair of boots with it.
    You're hair looks really nice up in a bun like that too. You should wear it like that more often. :)

    Hannah. x

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    1. oooh good idea! I've got some black lace up wedge boots that I can wear with it x

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  10. You look amazing! And the dress is very cute - good choice! x

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  11. Gem you look stunning, your hair looks amazing like this! Def should wear it up more often. Not too happy with you though as I now feel the sudden urge to own this dress, my bank account no likey!
    Sophie
    x

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  12. You look stunning, love how you have made the dress really wearable for most occasions!!

    http://unique-sparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. OMG :) the dress is super cuteeee... I never go to New Look for some reason but def have to check out this dress. Love pastel :D

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  14. OOooh I love this dress!! I didn't see it when I was looking for one...also love Marina so I know where you are coming from. Also that necklace adds that little extra touch. Yey Topshop would be atleast double that :)

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  15. gem you look bloody fab! i wasn't sure about this dress just looking at it on the website but it looks amazing on you! i really really really want it now. ps. you should wear your hair like this more often, it really suits you xx

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    1. Aaaw thanks, got a donut from Primark for £1 and though I would try it out. It looks lovely in person, much lighter colours. Would look fab on you with your pink hair! xx

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  16. Oh wow you look fab!
    I am a big New Look fan too, their shoes are my favourite! I would probably not pick this dress up on the hanger, but it looks so beautiful on you! I love the colours and the collar. =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. This looks amazing on you! Love how you've styled it too. I've been umming and aahing over buying this and think I might have to now!
    x

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  18. I love this outfit so much it is totally something that I would wear. I love the collar and the jacket that you paired with it. You look stunning. :] xxx

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  19. Love the whole outfit! :) x

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  20. I lower how you've styled this, it looks amazing! Your hair looks gorgeous pinned up too xxx

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  21. That looks fantastic on you, great choice. I love New Look dresses, it's one of the places I go to first for dresses.

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  22. Lovely dress! It looks amazing on you. I'd probably style it as you have done and rocking it up a little bit. Your hair looks lovely up by the way x

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  23. You look SO cool, I love the pic with the sunglasses!! Love the outfit, very well styled :)

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Thanks! I totally forgot I had those glasses, they were only £2 in Primark a few years ago x

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  24. yes i love this look on you, and you shud wear your hair up more often, really suits you! xoxo

    www.lifethrutheeyesofacherry.blogspot.com

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  25. Wit f*ing Woo!! You look sexual Gem!! x

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  26. that dress is so freaking cute

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  27. So stylish and sassy. Gorgeous!

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  28. Gem you look amazing! I love this dress on you so much, it suits you perfectly and the colours are gorgeous. I was such a 915 girl too xxx

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  29. You look AMAZING, love love love this look on you!

    Maria xxx

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  30. Gem this dress is gorgeous, and you look SO BEAUTIFUL in it! You 60s chick you! :D I was eyeing it up aswell, love how you've toughened it up with leathers! ♥ Claire

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  31. This dress is so pretty! I have a similar one from ASOS last year which was black and white with a little satin bow! I think your one is prettier though =]

    xoxox

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  32. I love how you're wearing this dress, it REALLY suits you! I'd probably just end up toughening it up with some studs and blackness, haha!! xx

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  33. Oh i love this dresss and the necklace looks wonderful with the collar. You're looking so pretty Gem :) X

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  34. Hi hun,
    you look so cool in this dress! It's one of those items that I doubt would be me but the way you've styled it, is great!
    Our New Look is really mini I bet it won't have it ;)
    Also, thanks so much for the FYFO prize!! I've just managed to pick what I liked, it took ages because there was so much. I've gone for a mix of sensible and cute :)
    Axx

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  35. This dress looks amazing! Omg I want it!!! Love everything about this outfit and your hair looks so good up like that! xxx

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  36. just found your blog and I am loving your style! i really like new look, their prices are much more reasonable that other shops (topshop) and you can find authentic gems! happy to be your nrwest follower! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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