Monday, 18 November 2013

How to Style: Tartan Dress from Primark

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Tartan dress from Primark

Dress Primark / Trench Coat Miss Selfridge / Shoes* Freed Of London / Bag Mulberry

Are we all sick of seeing Tartan yet? I think the tartan print has replaced my love for florals, and I find myself lusting after clothes and accessories that have a plaid on it. However, I am no way cool enough to pull off the grungy, edgy tartan look so I've stuck to my own style and wore the trend how I would wear anything else!

I think that's the thing when it comes to trends is that it's better to style it your own way rather than copying what's "trendy", even though I'm always admiring girls who can pull of the cool and edgy modern punk style! That's the thing I love about this dress! I've seen so many girls wearing it and each of them has styled it their way. 

As soon as I saw this new A/W Primark collection on an online style website, I knew I had to keep my eyes out for this dress. Originally, I wanted the red (which I featured in my Top Picks last month) but I had second thoughts because I'm not all that comfortable in that particular shade of red. I don't mind it but I don't think it suits my skin tone or the colour of my hair so if I have the choice, I'll go for another colour - which is what I did here.

I saved myself money too because for some reason, the red dress cost £17 and the green was £15, even though they're the same cut. I love it but the dress is quite tight around the bust and arm movement is quite restricting, I can only move my arms half way otherwise there's a risk it might rip!

I also had to sew up the hem to make it shorter in length, but that's something I have to do on most dresses! (Short girl problems!) I'm trying to get as much wear out of this as possible because come Spring, it will be way "out of fashion" by then :-(

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  1. Love this dress on you so so much!! The colour is perfect and we seriously need a Primark in Canada!

  2. You look lovely Sarah :) I wouldn't worry about the dress going back out of fashion, if you like it and enjoy wearing it then who cares if it's in fashion! I've had my tartan Primark dress for at least 5 years and I love it just as much as when I first bought it. I find the arm movement restricting on my Primark dress too (though I feel it may be because I've gained a little weight since 5 years ago more than anything else!!), maybe this is a common thing with Primark dresses. xxx

  3. Really want a tartan dress for the winter! This one is so classy, I love it :) ♥

  4. I love this dress on you! I nearly bought it a few weeks ago, and decided not too, totally regretting it now as don't live near a Primark :( I am loving the tartan trend, cannot get enough of it, hope it stays around for a while!!

    Caroline xx

  5. You look gorgeous here, so elegant!

    Maria xxx

  6. Omg :)
    i have the same dress primark >

    :D !!

  7. Love this dress. Can't believe it's Primark!!

  8. I love this dress so much (and the new colour), I just wish there was a way to make it longer! :( I'm not exactly tall but it's just too short on me. They need to get tall and petite ranges lol. <3

    Tara x

  9. i love your hairstyle! this dress is so pretty!x

  10. ohh the dress is super adorable, I love the tartan print, so fall and chic!

  11. Such a gorgeous dress which shows off your lovely figure perfectly. :D

  12. Have been eyeing this dress up for ages! I hope it's not sold out! :( xxx

  13. That dress is beyond amazing!!! Love, love, love it!

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  14. This is a gorgeous dress and you look perfect! Xxx

  15. This really is pretty you make it look so much more expensive just love how you styled it :) xx
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  16. nice dress, love the color :)

  17. That dress is so adorable! Love the collar and how cute it looks with the trench.


  18. I love this dress with the trench coat! I really like green tartan but it looks exactly like my old school uniform and I'm not sure if I should go back there just yet haha.

  19. I had been eagerly awaiting this dress coming to my local Primark for aaaages after seeing it online, then when it finally did.. it didn't suit me, at all! Was absolutely gutting but you look gorgeous as ever! And thank you for such sweet comments on my blog, hope you're well lovely! x

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  20. In still loving a bit of tartan :)
    I actually saw this dress in primark a few days ago and couldn't decide whether or not to get it but chocked out in the end .. Wish I had brought it now looks lovely :) x

  21. Taking a trend and making it your own is what makes you special, and I just love this combination! The trench coat is such a good match, and you pulled it off elegantly =)

    - Che

  22. I love this dress, it's so cute.

    Claudia xxx

  23. This is such a lovely dress, really looks beautiful on you <3

    Jennie xo |

  24. love the dress, beautiful!

  25. That dress ;____; so pretty!
    You always look so classy and chic! True perfection!
    Please take care, have a nice day :3

  26. You look amazing, Sarah :)
    Ruth x

  27. This dress suits your style down to a tee! You look so cute

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  28. Hey Sarah, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment. That's very much appreciated. Glad you found something to fill the time on your break. How did you find us? I haven't had chance to read through many of your posts yet but it certainly seems you have a thing for tartan!

    Buckets & Spades

  29. Sarah there's the gorgeous dress I was lusting after on IG!! So perfect - seriously, I think someone designed this style just for you. If not - they should have done ;)) And the blue/green was the right choice I think!!

    Catherine x

  30. I love this "chic librarian" look, and how you matched your lip color to the flower on your coat (was that on purpose?) Your topknot is immaculate---mine's never comes out without a few flyaways!


  31. You look pretty as always. I especially like the colour palette, the collar detail and your bag.

    I agree with you on the notion of trends. Sometimes people look so uncomfortable trying to dress in popular styles they see, but you can always tell when something is forced. Rather adapt certain ideas to suit your own taste.


  32. I like this dress a lot... Nice to see, very thanks for sharing this fashion trends.

  33. I want that dress so badly! It suits you perfectly :) I plan on going to Primark soon. Hopefully they'll still have the dress by then.


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