How To Style: A Red Stripy Dress

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I have worn this stripy dress in a few outfit posts before but I love it. It’s from Topshop, I bought this one in the sales and I have it in the blue stripe as well. I’ve accessorised with a black ribbon and a white peter pan collar top underneath.
I think I’ve finally found a space inside the house to take photos! It is a tiny space so quite restricting but going to see how it goes. Being indoors and not having enough light, I’ve had to use the flash on the camera which I really dislike as I am a fan of natural lighting and using the flash can give the photos a “harsh” artificial look. I hate getting bogged down by technical things like that. I’m just going to go with the flow this time!
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  1. 26th February 2012 / 3:20 pm

    adorable dress and cute cardigan too

  2. 26th February 2012 / 3:21 pm

    You look lovely in this dress, as if you could look pregnant in it! Will have to check out hello cotton πŸ™‚ xx

  3. 26th February 2012 / 3:27 pm

    The dress is gorgeous, looks so nice on you! I forgot the oscars was on tonight, thanks for reminding me πŸ™‚ Definitely going to be joining ASOS fashion finder! x

  4. 26th February 2012 / 3:31 pm

    lovely dress, I love the colour πŸ™‚ I have that first blouse from asos! I got it in the post on friday and it's so lovely x

  5. 26th February 2012 / 3:33 pm

    ohh i love the striped pattern, such a cute dress πŸ™‚ x

  6. Anonymous
    26th February 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Love your dress!! You don't look pregnant! You're right about flash. I hate it! I have to use flash on all of my pictures and they often look artificial lol. Good luck staying up for the Oscars! I find them to be dreadfully boring, aside from the red carpet.

    Mabel Time

  7. 26th February 2012 / 3:37 pm

    This is such a cute outfit you look lovely (: xx

  8. 26th February 2012 / 3:44 pm

    Love the stripey dress, also loving the inside photos πŸ˜‰ I really struggle with lightening in my house too and I hate using the flash but I think your outfit pics came out really nice πŸ™‚ xox

  9. 26th February 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Ooo this dress is cute! I have a navy stripe dress which I actually have the same 'looking pregnant' problems in, damn those stripes and high waist line! I only joined Hello Cotton the other day too, I then proceeded to spend the majority of the day browsing blogs πŸ˜› Off to check out asos fashion finder now!

    L x

  10. 26th February 2012 / 3:50 pm

    such a cute dress πŸ™‚

  11. 26th February 2012 / 3:52 pm

    I love this dress – anything slightly nautical-y is a winner for me. Was it the wedding fayre in London? Was supposed to help out there for work but didn't in the end. If your sister doesn't already, you should get her into wedding inspiration blogs – my favourite is!!

  12. 26th February 2012 / 3:56 pm

    Lovely outfit! I love the two blouses from ASOS, especially the pleated red bow one! xo

  13. 26th February 2012 / 4:06 pm

    I think the dress looks lovely on you! πŸ™‚ You can't beat stripes! Hope you had fun at the wedding fayre!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  14. 26th February 2012 / 4:12 pm

    Such a cute dress! I do exactly the same thing, when good things are planned I just want to fastforward to them straight away! xx

  15. Anonymous
    26th February 2012 / 4:18 pm

    That dress is so cute! Horizontal stripes are my favourite πŸ™‚ xxx

  16. 26th February 2012 / 4:20 pm

    Such a pretty dress, devastated that you bought it in the sale though – I can't go and nab myself one now! x

  17. 26th February 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Love this dress, it looks great with the grey cardigan too!

  18. Anonymous
    26th February 2012 / 4:30 pm

    cute outfit!^^

  19. 26th February 2012 / 4:35 pm

    I have that dress as well in the blue stripe. I bought mine second hand from Ebay. Do you find that it seems really short? maybe the previous owner of mine shrunk it in the wash or something haha x x

  20. 26th February 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Such a lovely dress, it really suits you! And you could never look pregnant! The collar is also lovely!

    Pip x

  21. 26th February 2012 / 5:08 pm

    adorable dress!! you look so cute and I love the peter pan collar πŸ™‚


  22. 26th February 2012 / 5:14 pm

    Your photographs have turned out great! That's a really cute nautical dress, looks comfy. I need more comfy dresses like this actually but it's hard when your trying to save!

    Asos Fashion Finder and Hello Cotton looks really interesting, thanks for the link!

    Jade x

  23. 26th February 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Love this look you look great πŸ˜€ x

  24. 26th February 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Love the dress, the peter pan collar finishes it off perfectly.

    Lovely blog,


  25. 26th February 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Love this dress, it looks great! x

  26. 26th February 2012 / 5:41 pm

    That dress is really lovely πŸ™‚ Hope you've had fun at the wedding fayre! xxx

  27. 26th February 2012 / 6:18 pm

    I love both those blouses, so pretty , especially the double collar. I have banned myself from buying any more white blouses or shirts though, need some other colours in my wardrobe too:p xx

  28. 26th February 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Cute outfit, I need to get a collar like that, it's lovely πŸ™‚ x

  29. 26th February 2012 / 6:49 pm

    you're really cute as usual! love the dress!
    by the way I LOVE the cute jewelry you make I bought 2 rings last week cant wait to receive them !!

  30. 26th February 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Ooo this is such a lovely simple outfit, perfect for a Sunday!

  31. 26th February 2012 / 6:56 pm

    I just joined Hellocotton aswell and I'm following you =) !

    The dress is very nice, perfect for a trip to the seaside I'd say !!

    xxx Vee

  32. 26th February 2012 / 6:59 pm

    I love this outfit! Stripes are so classic and stylish but on trend at the same time. I like how you've added the collar to it for a different look. x

  33. 26th February 2012 / 7:01 pm

    I really love your dress. And yay for finding somewhere to take pictures, I'm having that issue in my poky little flat. The living room has bare walls but I'd feel quite awkward posing when my housemates are sat watching telly! x

  34. 26th February 2012 / 7:04 pm

    so pretty! this dress looks lovely on you x

  35. 26th February 2012 / 7:12 pm

    ohhh its so sweet!! I hadn't realized until you have said it makes you look pregnant! hahaha
    I love waking up early too!! but i haven't gone out today! I should have done it…


  36. 26th February 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Hahaaa i can honestly say luvvie you look anything BUT pregnant, trust me, it's a gorgeous dress. love the colours, very spring like and flattering πŸ™‚
    I have a huge crush on your blusher πŸ™‚ it's so pretty!

  37. 26th February 2012 / 7:15 pm

    You look beautiful! Love the dress and your hair :)xx

  38. 26th February 2012 / 7:28 pm

    Awww such a cute dress, you look adorable as always πŸ™‚


  39. 26th February 2012 / 7:31 pm

    Such a cute dress, the collar definitely makes it. I could never get away with it though because I'm too curvy….the way it is cut with the high waistline just wouldn't work with my chest πŸ™

    Laura x

  40. 26th February 2012 / 7:37 pm

    Even though you used the flash and you're indoors, you still look beautiful as always Sarah! I love stripey clothes, but I just never wear them.. I find them hard to pull off, but you pull it off well!
    Hope you have a lovely night watching the oscars!xx

  41. 26th February 2012 / 7:48 pm

    ooh that is such a cute dress! xo

  42. 26th February 2012 / 7:57 pm

    You look beautiful! I love that dress, you definitely don't look pregnant! I also have my eye on that ASOS cream and black blouse after reading this post! Blogging will be the death of my bank account!


  43. 26th February 2012 / 9:01 pm

    This is so cute! I love the collar, it's lovely.

  44. 26th February 2012 / 9:11 pm

    this is a gorgeous dress. i think your new 'picture place' looks great, definitely not artificial looking.x

  45. 26th February 2012 / 9:18 pm

    This dress is gorgeous, I love the collar with the bow!xx

  46. 26th February 2012 / 9:39 pm

    Very creative and chic. Your style is great.

  47. 26th February 2012 / 9:49 pm

    It doesn't make you look pregnant at all haha but I know what you mean, I'm sure I own dresses/tops which make me feel like that too. Your hair is also looking gorgeous Sarah, so longg…

  48. 26th February 2012 / 11:40 pm

    You look so cute, love the dress! Such a beaut

    Marie x

  49. 27th February 2012 / 2:29 am

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Following you.
    Beautiful photos.

  50. 27th February 2012 / 2:51 am

    I love the dress. It's such a sweet look!

  51. 27th February 2012 / 3:05 am

    It looks sooo sweet on you! Pregnant? what are you talking about haha!
    OMG BTW. That anecdote you told me about Lewis Carroll is soooo soo awesome! Where is this?? I cannot WAIT to see that post! be sure to tell me when its up hun! <3


  52. 27th February 2012 / 4:04 am

    Peter pan collars are my favorite! I love your mushroom sheer tank in the post below too :). What a sweet blog!!

  53. 27th February 2012 / 5:06 am

    You look divine- kinda a mix of nautical and Alice in Wonderful looks πŸ™‚ Great dress!
    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  54. 27th February 2012 / 6:32 am

    Your dress is so pretty! I love the whole look:) Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog:) XX

  55. 27th February 2012 / 2:36 pm

    This dress is gorgeous, so in love with it πŸ˜› x

  56. 27th February 2012 / 4:00 pm

    How good is Fashionfinder? I can spend ages playing on that site haha. I am an A+ timewaster. I love your dress, you look amazing! I've been looking for a dress like that for ages but can never find one, boohoo!

  57. 27th February 2012 / 5:22 pm

    Oooooh I love this dress, love the simplicity of the shape and the gorgeous stripes, you look fabulous, just like you always do.

    I've joined Hello Cotton too, but I think I need to spend some time getting to grips with it as I don't think I've realised its full potential yet.

  58. 27th February 2012 / 6:09 pm

    hey sweetie!! i hope youre having a good start to your week and most importantly, sleeping in πŸ™‚ congrats to your sissy on her engagement! how exciting πŸ™‚ i loveee weddings and i think in my past life i was a wedding planner, haha πŸ™‚ lovee this dress.. its so cute!! hope you are doing well sweetie!
    <3 jamie

  59. 27th February 2012 / 6:41 pm

    You look so nice! And it's great you've finally found place inside, so you don't have to freeze! πŸ™‚ X

  60. 27th February 2012 / 9:49 pm

    hi dear, just find you blog, im loving it!
    what a beautiful photos, make me hungry πŸ˜€


    feel free to pass by my blog

  61. 28th February 2012 / 6:43 am

    this dress is so cute, the collar on it is amazing & such a good match for it. xxx

  62. 28th February 2012 / 11:00 am

    oooh pretty dress!x

  63. 28th February 2012 / 12:34 pm

    The grey cardigan goes really nicely with the dress! I'm going to see if I have any tops that have nice collars to match with my dresses πŸ™‚ What a great idea! x

  64. 28th February 2012 / 3:21 pm

    stripes and red,my favorites! Taking pictures indoors sometimes quite fun though πŸ™‚

  65. 28th February 2012 / 6:06 pm

    Omgg that dress is so so so beautiful on you!
    may i just say OMG how awesome is it that Lewis Carroll was where you studied!! THAT IS SO SO COOL! i can't wait to see a post on that (if you do it, please be sure to tell me!) It must be so amazing to know that you were in the same place he was! He was such a fabulous writer. I loveee you blog btw hun! You're fab! πŸ™‚


  66. 2nd March 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Love these colours on you!

    Also, check out the ClucbCouture giveaway on my blog Miss Tangerine, maybe you'll be the lucky one!

  67. 5th March 2012 / 9:54 am

    Really cute look, love the black bow round the neck too.

    You're lucky you can pull this style off, this would make me look so young hehe. Love your blog too πŸ™‚ x

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