Getting My Lupita On with Scarlett & Jo

Celebrating their one year anniversairy at Evans, Scarlett & Jo have recently released their Sping Romance Collection, taking inspiration from their vintage archive which focuses on prints and shape. The collection features some gorgeous tea dresses, 1940s wrap dresses as well as prom dresses that flatter the shape.

I was kindly sent the Blue Embellished Strap Maxi Dress which is part of the collection. I’m a huge fan of recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and her colour block style, so this Cerulean blue number definitely worked a treat with me. I tend to stay away from empire lines, however the dress flows perfectly over the my body, slightly fitted at the waist and loose over the hips creating a slightly hourglassy shape. There strap panels of the dress are embellished with an intricate weaving of sequins, so much so that a simple necklace need only be required. 
A plunge bra is definitely needed for this as it’s a deep V-line cut. What I like most about this dress is the versatility. You could perhaps wear this to a wedding, a formal work do, a Christening or even a day out in the park. Even though this is a  maxi dress, I would have preferred it to be a tad longer as it sits at an awkward length on my legs, but maybe that’s just me as I generally have quite long legs anyway. I do love the dresses and I’m looking forward to purchasing some of the tea dresses as they are totally my style!

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