Polka Dot Dress from TopShop

Dress Topshop / Jewellery T:S / Jacket ASOS / Hat Monki

I bought this dress on a whim but I wish I returned it. Anyway, I went out to dinner a few days ago and I wore this dress for the occasion so it’s too late to take it back now. I have convinced myself that I’ll probably wear it a lot more when the weather is warmer! It creases really easily and I only realised when I took these photos that not only the skirt was creased (front and back), there are also creases on the top front which are less than flattering! God knows how scruffy I’ll look after a full day in this dress. That’s not a big issue, lots of clothes do that regardless of the price. Nothing the iron couldn’t fix! However, the sleeves are not great; every time I lift my arms up I feel the sleeves are going to split! It sounds like such a tedious thing to complain about, I know, but I have such gripe with Topshop clothes when they’re not comfortable (Topshop in particular due to their increasing prices – I’m just being petty, really!). I should have worn the dress around the house for a few minutes before removing the tag. A heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing this, it would be best to try it on in the changing rooms – the sleeves thing really annoys me as it’s kind of restricting on movement!

Last week, I posted a photo on Instagram of an Audrey Hepburn book and mentioned that I have one copy to give away. Tomorrow I will be blogging about it so if you’re an Audrey fan, be sure to come back and check it out! I’m just about to write it up and get images sorted out for the post ready for tomorrow. The giveaway (courtesy of Aurum Press / @AurumPress ) will commence the on following day, Thursday, with hopefully another outfit post to follow depending on the lighting and whether I can get any decent photos taken. The photos above were taken in the evening so had to increase the ISO setting to the highest which makes the images a little fuzzy but never mind! Probably better that the clarity of the image is slightly hindered or you might see those pesky little creases in all it’s glory. (scruffy!!)



  1. 27th November 2012 / 2:29 pm

    I hate it when things fit awkwardly. Topshop is getting dreadful, the prices go up while the quality goes down!

  2. 27th November 2012 / 2:29 pm

    Ah shame about the creasing, but if it helps I think it looks lovey on you 🙂

    Sam xx

  3. 27th November 2012 / 2:35 pm

    the dress looks really cute on you though! I like it a lot with your jacket:)

  4. 27th November 2012 / 2:37 pm

    I have seen so many people on blogs with this dress! It is so pretty. I love the collar 🙂

  5. 27th November 2012 / 2:37 pm

    It is super pretty

    -Maisy x


  6. 27th November 2012 / 2:41 pm

    Its such a beautiful dress! You look amazing in it! Your whole outfit is great! xxx

  7. 27th November 2012 / 3:17 pm

    I took my dress of this back, the 10 was far to big for me and the 8 was too small, but I kept the 8 even though I was pretty much breaking out of it and then after one wear the fabric went very bobbely! It's happened to my other version of this dress to!
    I do love the colour and pattern however, and I love the look of it with a collar underneath!

    lucy x

  8. 27th November 2012 / 3:28 pm

    Another beautiful outfit from you. The jacket looks great with it too!

  9. 27th November 2012 / 3:32 pm

    I really like your outfit ! That dress is so pretty and it really suits you 🙂

  10. 27th November 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, that dress is so pretty, I'm sure you'll get loads of wear out of it next year, and it's still great for winter as long as you layer it up!

  11. 27th November 2012 / 5:14 pm

    I for one am glad you kept the dress, you look lovely xo

  12. 27th November 2012 / 6:23 pm

    I'm glad you didn't return it – I think it's pretty and didn't even notice the creases! I do grudge Topshop prices though! x

  13. 27th November 2012 / 7:18 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous and I love the little blue stone xx
    Love from Ella @ Belle Vintage

  14. 27th November 2012 / 7:55 pm

    I love that dress, I've been debating purchasing it for a while. Seeing how gorgeous you look in it makes me want it bad but after what you've said about the arms I'll def try it on first! I've had that issue with a couple of Topshop tea dress :s
    Can't wait for the Audrey giveaway – she's my ultimate icon!
    Sarah xx

  15. 27th November 2012 / 9:42 pm

    You always look so well put together .Ah this is such a cute preppy look! The dress is gorgeous and I love how you've styled the outfit by mixing the burgundy shade of the dress with turquoise #love. xx

  16. 27th November 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Shame about the creasing and less-than-comfortable sleeves 🙁 But rest assured you do look lovely in this! The collar is too cute.


  17. 27th November 2012 / 11:32 pm

    WOW! I tried on this dress in Topshop, I thought it was sooo cute but it didn't quite suit me. You look sensational and I love the white tee. Styled beautifully.

    http://www.addressbookblog.com – I'd love if you stopped by!

  18. 28th November 2012 / 1:13 am

    I love that dress, been wanting it for a while and now it's sold out in my size 🙁 But maybe that's a good thing if the sleeves are tight- I hate that too!
    Daniella x


  19. 28th November 2012 / 10:49 am

    This outfit is lovely!

  20. 28th November 2012 / 1:29 pm

    I love this dress on you but the sleeves thing would annoy me!

    Maria xxx

  21. 28th November 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Aw I hate when sleeves are uncomfortable too. I usually just try to deal with it though, sadly. At least the dress is super cute! The color and polka dots are perfect.

  22. 29th November 2012 / 4:37 pm

    I have this dress too and while i adore it also find the sleeve thing really off putting. I love how you have styled it however, looking lovely! xxx

  23. 29th November 2012 / 8:52 pm

    LOVE this dress! Looks super cute on you doll! <3

    Hayley xx


  24. 29th November 2012 / 11:34 pm

    That is the perfect dress for autumn with the maroon colour, polka dots and the peter pan collar – shame it's not well made 🙁 Cute outfit nevertheless! x

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