Oh this dress. What a mission this dress was to even get my little chubby mitts on. I first ordered it at the beginning of March as a pre-order, only to find out 2 months later that it wasn't coming into stock. I was told it was an error, it had never been in stock and never would be. My dreams were dashed. Then I saw Lottie L'Amour post that she had it! What?! I messaged Simply Be who confirmed that the dress was now available after all, so order number 2 was placed and it finally arrived.
I'm kind of obsessed with pineapple print, so this was always meant to be mine. I never wear white, so it's a big change for me! I saved it for the last few days of our honeymoon to show off whatever tan I managed to accidentally get. I wore factor 50 and sat in the shade all day and still ended up super tan, for me at least.
There are two key things to mention about this dress. The first is that it is seriously short. I wore my favourite Chaffree shorts underneath to preserve my dignity because I would have absolutely ended up flashing when I was walking around without them. I am 5ft 11 and was rocking a whole lot of leg. The second thing is how sheer the dress is. You can't tell in this photo, but I was wearing a lime green bra underneath it and you could totally see it. You need skin coloured underwear for sure. I still wore it out anyway because whatever, I was on holiday!
It has a high neck and a little key hole cut out in the back in a triangular sort of shape. I'm really broad so I opted to size up as there is no stretch to this at all and I am glad I did. It's a little loose around the arm holes but I'd rather that than a snug fit over the bust. I now need to host all the summer barbecues so I can wear this a whole bunch. It's adorable.
While it was a real mission to get hold of this dress, it was worth it in the end. There are several different prints in this style dress and for only £20 I might not be able to resist!