Broderie Lace TopShop Dress

Dress TopShop / Jewellery T:S / Nails Rimmel

This is one of my favourite dresses ever! I know so many other girls who have it too, it’s one of those dresses where I just had to have it! it was quite pricy for a high street dress, but you know what Topshop are like! I’ve made sure that I’ve worn it a lot to justify the cost. The front bodice of the dress is layered with tiers of pretty broderie anglaise lace and the back is v-shaped with a heavy exposed zip which I think is quite a nice contrast.

Recently, I have developed a love-hate relationship with Topshop because it is becoming out of my price range. I don’t mind paying extra if the quality is good… but sometimes the quality is just not there with Topshop garments and I find it hard to part with my money! However, I do find it so reliable in terms of fit and length for short petite girls like myself (under 5ft3) and I admit that it is the first shop I go to when I want to buy new clothes just for the sake of knowing that I’ll be able to quickly find something in there that fits me properly. (“Liiiike a glove” as Ace Ventura would say)

Talking of Topshop! I have written my 3rd article for Modern Girl’s Guide, and it’s about S/S Trend Under The Sea. You can click here or the image below if you’d like to check it out. I struggle to come up with blog posts for MGG last month but I think I’m going to stick to writing what I know best; fashion!



  1. 15th April 2012 / 7:05 pm

    ohh loveee this dress. Stunning! Can imagine its the type of dress you can wear to all occassions, perfect buy. Love the glasses to ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. 15th April 2012 / 7:05 pm

    That dress is sooooooo pretty! Im obsessed with white dresses at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  3. 15th April 2012 / 7:09 pm

    aahhh….taht dress its beautiful!!
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  4. 15th April 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Did you follow meยฟ?cause I want to recover all my followers!!!!

  5. 15th April 2012 / 7:14 pm

    that dress is wonderful! i love the lace detailing. I agree with you about Topshop, it's just got ridiculous prices for the quality! It's got worse I think xx

  6. 15th April 2012 / 7:15 pm

    ohh this dress is so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 15th April 2012 / 7:20 pm

    love your hair so much! also, your dress is so pretty xx

  8. Anonymous
    15th April 2012 / 7:27 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous and you look stunning as always x

  9. 15th April 2012 / 7:28 pm

    I love this dress, so much love for white clothing at the moment! The back of it is lovely.

  10. 15th April 2012 / 7:33 pm

    The dress is lovely! Looks beautiful on you!

  11. 15th April 2012 / 7:34 pm

    Such a pretty dress! White dresses are perfect coming into summer =)

    Love the Under the Sea feature xx

  12. 15th April 2012 / 7:43 pm

    you look so lovely in that dress! it's a beautiful dress too ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 15th April 2012 / 7:43 pm

    That dress is lovely! I love the lace detail on the front. Definitely a great investment ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  14. 15th April 2012 / 7:44 pm

    You're super cute Sarah!! And the dress is gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  15. 15th April 2012 / 7:44 pm

    You're super cute Sarah! And the Topshop dress is gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  16. 15th April 2012 / 7:46 pm

    the dress is beautiful i love ur style! and ur right about topshop for petites im 5ft and its the only place i can get proper fitting jeans x

  17. 15th April 2012 / 7:48 pm

    stunning! i love the back almost as much as the front ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  18. 15th April 2012 / 7:59 pm

    This dress is gorgeous Sarah, you look lovely! Totally agree with the Topshop prices. They seem to have gone sky-high recently!
    Ashleigh x

  19. Anonymous
    15th April 2012 / 8:01 pm

    Cute dress!^^

  20. 15th April 2012 / 8:01 pm

    I have that dress and haven't worn it yet..eep, still with price tags and everything! Is yours a petite version? Mine feels really long on me :S xx

  21. 15th April 2012 / 8:04 pm

    You look so cute!! It really is a lovely dress and well-worth having (I always love anything with lace). But I do know what I mean about the TopShop's quality vs prices.. it's such a great store in terms of finding cute things, but I often find the prices to be on the steeper side and that can really be a turn-off, especially since it doesn't always reflect the quality. x

  22. 15th April 2012 / 8:15 pm

    Beautiful dress!! You have such lovely clothes!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. 15th April 2012 / 8:19 pm

    The dress is lovely =) and as always you look amazing !

    xxx Vee

  24. 15th April 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Such a lovely dress, and you look stunning! x

  25. 15th April 2012 / 8:32 pm

    I'm the same with Topshop… because of the prices it is now probably the last shop I buy from. I love a browse,, but an item has to be pretty darn special for me to want to pay for it in there!

    This really suits you though ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dayner x my blog –

  26. 15th April 2012 / 8:34 pm

    I know what you mean about Topshop, I remember when it was as cheap as New Look ๐Ÿ™ (showing my age there) but your right about how the clothes are really good for us petite girls. I love Topshop for their jeans which I think are usually reasonably priced at around ยฃ40.00 but some of there dresses and tops are overpriced.

    I actually really like the visible zip detail, the dress is so perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ you look lovely.

    Josephine xx

  27. 15th April 2012 / 8:37 pm

    I adore anything with lace on it, and this dress is no exception. It looks so romantic and cute! And I like the combination of dark nails with a white dress. I'll check out your other post asap!
    Have a good day lovely!

  28. 15th April 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Gorgeous dress! I've been seeing lace dresses everywhere for spring this year! (:


  29. 15th April 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Love the dress! I like the layers on lace on the top half – unique ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  30. 15th April 2012 / 9:03 pm

    That dress is beautiful! You look lovely xx

  31. Anonymous
    15th April 2012 / 9:04 pm

    It is stuning and I absolutely love the last photo with the ponytail <3

  32. 15th April 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Such a pretty dress, you look beautiful! xo

  33. 15th April 2012 / 9:13 pm

    the dress is just beautiful Sarah and I love the pictures of you back turned.

    Know what you mean about Topshop, I begrudge some of their prices when the fabrics are often low grade and the quality of the whole garment is a bit suspect. But they are good for jeans for me and I seem to have gone down a dress size according to their sizing, so it makes me happy.

  34. 15th April 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Stunning outfit as usual, I love that you toughened it up a little with your jewellery and dark nails ๐Ÿ™‚ I really agree with you on Topshop, I love that they have the length that suits shorties like me but sometimes I feel like I'm paying a Topshop price for something that I could find in Primark for much less.


  35. 15th April 2012 / 10:00 pm

    I adore this dress! I talked myself out of buying it when it was in store and now I really regret it! I agree about Topshop's prices though- they are getting silly!

  36. 15th April 2012 / 10:11 pm

    Lovely dress, you look stunning. x

  37. 15th April 2012 / 10:27 pm

    I love this dress, it's beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  38. 15th April 2012 / 11:14 pm

    You always look gorgeous x

  39. 16th April 2012 / 12:19 am

    I agree topshop has become quite pricey but they do have real gems that can be worth it sometimes, like this dress! It looks gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  40. 16th April 2012 / 12:29 am

    Lovely dress and your hair is so lush! โ™ฅโ™ฅ

  41. 16th April 2012 / 1:36 am

    I didn't know you were petite either! Just like me haha. I think you look pretty and ethereal in this dressed. Paired with black nails, no less. An interesting choice. x

  42. 16th April 2012 / 2:33 am

    So so pretty! Nothing like a delicate white dress! Also, great rings pretty lady ๐Ÿ™‚


  43. 16th April 2012 / 2:37 am

    Such a pretty dress, you look lovely! I have a love/hate relationship with white/cream clothing, I love it but my makeup/tan/clumsiness hates it!

    joanne from

  44. 16th April 2012 / 3:31 am

    That dress is so so cute! I love the pretty lace detailing on it.

  45. 16th April 2012 / 5:41 am

    that dress is absolutely gorgeous, love the double turquoise rings too

  46. 16th April 2012 / 6:26 am

    Gorgeous dress! <3

  47. 16th April 2012 / 7:37 am

    i loveee ur dress ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  48. 16th April 2012 / 8:44 am

    That dress is so pretty, as are your lovely photographs!

  49. 16th April 2012 / 10:52 am

    Gorgeous dress! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. 16th April 2012 / 11:21 am

    That dress is so amazing, great lace detailing.
    It looks perfect on you, it wasn't a waste for you to get it!
    Loving the turquoise rings as well!

  51. 16th April 2012 / 11:52 am

    the dress is stunning and looks great on you. I have never been a Topshop fan to be honest, I find the shops very unwelcoming.

  52. 16th April 2012 / 11:54 am

    Totally agree with you about Topshop, I tend to avoid shopping their now as I definitely think it's overpriced!! That dress is really lovely though. xx

  53. 16th April 2012 / 11:59 am

    Love the dress and the last photo is very angelic! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  54. 16th April 2012 / 1:06 pm

    that dress really is beautiful. i love the contrast of your dark nails against it too ๐Ÿ™‚
    i feel the same about topshop, their Leigh jeans are the only ones that fit me properly and i love their make up, but everything else is just so over-priced! even if they have a bazillion fashion shows and loads of celebrities wear their clothes, i feel like topshop needs to remember it is still just a high street store! argh. x

  55. 16th April 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Oooh you look lovely! Mine got stained blue on a night out I was heartbroken!xx

  56. Anonymous
    16th April 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Your dress is beautiful, and looks amazing with the rings and nails! x

  57. 16th April 2012 / 5:16 pm

    I've never been a big fan of white dresses but this has definitely changed my mind, it's lovely!! Also I like your picks for Modern Girls' Guide ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  58. 16th April 2012 / 6:10 pm

    I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your style is just impeccable and your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too?

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

  59. 16th April 2012 / 6:43 pm

    That dress is so stunning on you, such a delicate and pretty piece! And I love the rings and how you unexpectedly paired the dress with the black polish.

    Alexandra xo

  60. Anonymous
    16th April 2012 / 7:43 pm

    This is lovely, I wish I wasn't as clumsy as I am – I can't seem to wear white without spilling something on it!
    I also agree about Topshop, sometimes you get what you pay for, and I am guaranteed to find something I love every time I go in, but on other occasions you can find something just as good in Primark or New Look…

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  61. 16th April 2012 / 7:59 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous it really suits you xx

  62. 16th April 2012 / 9:33 pm

    I love you. that is all.

  63. 17th April 2012 / 2:17 am

    This dress is just too pretty for words! I love the broderie anglaise detail on the front, and v-cut back is just dreamy, too ๐Ÿ™‚ And I know exactly what you mean about TopShop. They just opened in Canada and I nearly died when I saw the price point. I mean, it's TopShop! But they make such perfect sizes for us petite girls, it's hard to resist the appeal of a good fit, even if the quality isn't always there.

  64. 17th April 2012 / 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous dress! Looks great on you

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  65. 17th April 2012 / 9:25 pm

    this dress is absolutely beautiful and totally suits u! in love with ur hair btw! x

  66. 18th April 2012 / 11:19 am

    It's so delicate and pretty. I agree with you about Topshop and I think some other high st stores are going the same way. ยฃ45 seems to be the standard price for a dress these days, that's more than I spend on petrol for the month!!

  67. 18th April 2012 / 1:49 pm

    That dress is so gorgeous Sarah! Perfect for the Summer! I agree with Topshop, as much as I love it I can't really justify the prices anymore, some things are just far too overpriced!

  68. 18th April 2012 / 1:50 pm

    ps- thanks for adding me to your blog roll, you've been on mine for a little while now too ๐Ÿ˜€

  69. 18th April 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Sarah, this is beautiful! The pic that shows the back/nape of your neck is so hot! xoxo

  70. 19th April 2012 / 9:01 pm

    That Topshop dress is gorgeous! You look lovely x

  71. 23rd April 2012 / 1:10 am

    You look so gorgeous! I am in love with that dress as well. I agree that Topshop is a bit pricey. I still haven't bought anything from there yet. I guess I have never owned anything from there so I don't know anything about the quality, but that dress is totally worth whatever price you paid.

  72. 23rd April 2012 / 11:19 pm

    This dress is beautiful, you look gorgeous! You're totally right about Topshop prices xxx

  73. 3rd May 2012 / 7:36 pm

    That dress is stunning on you!


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