It is no secret that I love to wear red and at this time of year it is a great way to boost our confidence, find some positivity and inject colour into the long, grey winter months! So for this blog post I am enthusing about the power of red dresses for the colder months, sharing the benefits of wearing red and to give you some style tips for (midaxi) maxi or midi dresses for the cold weather! A red dress is such a versatile piece and the one I am wearing here is new this season from Mint Velvet. It is a long sleeve maxi dress but on really cold days I will be adding an extra thermal layer with long sleeves and thermal tights to make sure I benefit from the extra warmth!
Did you know there is even a Wear Red Day, whilst researching my post, II found out that Friday 4th February 2022 is the 10th Anniversary of Wear Red Day in the UK which is an initiative set up by the Children's Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) to raise awareness of congenital heart disease and much needed funds for the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit.
People that wear red - as well as it being a very stylish look - rated themselves higher in attractiveness and sexual appeal than people wearing blue!
The colour red is known to represent confidence, passion, love, power and anger! I certainly agree that wearing red dress outfits gives me confidence and I think a red dress should be a staple of our winter wardrobe.
We have just had a wonderful fun day out with our friends at Ascot Racecourse for the horse racing! And I got to wear my new Felicity Dress from At Last ... I have never been to Ascot before, well not properly anyway, I did go to a corporate event for Royal Ascot about 25 years ago! Not sure I actually saw any horse racing that day! At Last kindly gifted me the Felicity Dress a few weeks ago so when the Ascot Racing Day invitation arrived, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to wear this amazingly flattering dress. It is such a versatile style, here I have dressed it up but equally it can be worn dressed down, and At Last have a vast selection of different colours, styles and patterns to choose from!
The Felicity Dress from At Last is one of their best selling shapes. It is designed to flatter and is made from a gorgeous light silky feel fabric (artificial silk or art silk) it feels so luxurious. The V neck with the frill all the way down the front is super feminine and the cut is designed to emphasise our feminine curves. It is a midi length with pretty 3/4 length bell sleeves and a concealed zip. The frill at the front combined with the frilled hem and sleeve detail really add to this fun and flattering style. I love how the frill can disguise a tummy!
I am wearing the Felicity Dress in the Mulberry Swirl fabric but it comes in a huge selection of different combinations. At Last make their dresses in sizes from an 8 to a 20 and I am wearing a 10, it is true to size and a perfect fit on me. I felt amazing in it, it is so soft, comfortable, flattering, easy to wear and glamorous! And it doesn't crease! I hate buying a dress, then when I get out of the car, realising I look completely crushed!
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Did you know that 80% of bra-wearers are wearing the wrong size bra? 80%?! Thats really high! But I suppose if we are always in a rush, grabbing a bra as we fly through the High Street or ordering online, we don't stop and think about it. Nudea is a beautiful new sustainable lingerie brand founded by two women with an aim to create amazing underwear that fits, and is stylish and comfortable. They wanted to design a bra for the modern woman with no compromises - and their underwear range looks great but feels great too.
With more and more of us buying online though, they set out to find a simple way we can measure ourselves whenever and wherever we want!
Using the Nudea Fit Tape to self-measure at home is easy but if you need additional help then Nudea also offer a virtual fitting service with their expert Fit Team or you can complete their Style Quiz!
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Getting outdoors more is good for us! But it is getting colder and with less daylight hours for a few months, it can be a bit more challenging. I don't get outside enough but when I do I feel the immediate benefits from lifting my mood to feeling more creative and inspired. However, getting muddy and cold isn't really my thing. A couple of years ago I started seeing advertisements for the Outdoor Skinny Trousers from ACAI a brand that was taking women's outdoor clothing and revolutionising it with improved style, fit and performance, designed by women for women. I ordered the Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers in Black in a Petite length (fantastic) and absolutely loved them!
So this year I was delighted when I had a chat to ACAI about sharing their fantastic range of stylish, sustainable outdoor clothing for women on my blog! ACAI sent me a pair of their MAX Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers in Graphite to try.
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