That Wrap Red Dress

The French Connection Red Wrap Dress

For those of you who saw my trip to Clarks Village blog post, you will remember this Red Wrap Dress that I picked up from French Connection as it seemed to be the star piece of the day! Of course I decided to style it the day after as we were amidst a heat wave, so it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time – it was meant to be! Honestly, I couldn’t wait to wear the dress, and I was excited to see how I wanted to style it for the first outing. I went with my Jimmy Choo Melba Boots and my Gucci Marmont Velvet Mini Bag in Black, as I think red and black together are really striking. I also chose my Ray-Ban Round Double Bridge Mirrored Sunglasses, and a gold watch. I of course matched a bold red lip to the dress as well, as it wouldn’t be complete without that.

My favourite thing about this French Connection Red Dress is the colour and print of it. I’m always a fan of a wrap dress as I find them extremely flattering to an hourglass silhouette, and the bold, ruffle sleeves really help to hide your upper arms if your conscious about them. The deep neckline is really pretty, which coupled with the length of the dress is really modest. I cant fault it really! I’m usually a size UK 8 – 10 in my clothes, sometimes a 6, however I had to take a size UK 12 in this French Connection dress as it ran a bit smaller around the chest area and I didn’t want it to be tight fitting. The size 10 fitted, but it pulled and I know if I’m going to be wearing this in the heat, I wont want it tight at all. That’s something I have come to learn over the years, I always prefer tighter pieces for a better fit, but I usually don’t feel comfortable, so now I often size up so that I wear the clothes more than I would if I didn’t. Maybe that’s common with age?

Anyway, I’m going to keep this short about the dress as I think the photos really do the talking for themselves. The intense, warm and subtle pink shade of red that this dress has, with the white floral print is just stunning. I still have it hanging up on the front of my wardrobe as I can’t stop admiring its beauty. I’m so glad that I found it at Clarks Village! It’s probably still in stock there at the French Connection outlet, so if you love it too, it might be worth a trip down! Please do let me know what you think of this dress and how I styled it in the comments below! Lorna xx.

P.S. – I finally got my tattoo this weekend! The next blog post will be about it, so definitely check back on the 9th to find out all about it and see what I got! It’s exciting!

*AD – Part of my wonderful collaboration with Clarks Village featuring the French Connection dress. This post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running.

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52 Comments

  1. May 6, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    A lovely dress Lorna, looking fabulous! ❤️

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you so much, John!

  2. Gabrielle
    May 6, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    I’m not sure if my last comment got through babe as my comments glitched – oops! Anyway, this dress looks SO chic and flattering on you Lorna and I love the Gucci bag paired with it too!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you! No I didn’t get it, sorry about it glitching! I hate that! And thank you so much, so happy you love it!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 7, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
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      May 7, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
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      May 7, 2019 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you, Amy!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 7, 2019 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much!

  3. May 8, 2019 / 2:36 am

    Something about wrap dresses always seems to get my attention. Still not sure why. But this one does look great on you.

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 8, 2019 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you! I think it’s the way it draws the attention to the waist?

      • May 11, 2019 / 4:45 am

        I think you’re right: you’ve never been lacking in curvature, but this dress does call attention to it without exaggeration.

        • Lorna
          Author
          May 11, 2019 / 2:27 pm

          Ha ha, thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 8, 2019 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  4. May 9, 2019 / 7:56 am

    That is such a cute dress on you and I love the ankle boots with it! It’s so good you could give it a wear so soon after buying it 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 9, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. Jodie
    May 9, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous dress on you Lorna!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 9, 2019 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you, Jodie!

  6. alimackin2013
    May 9, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    Yes wrap dresses are very flattering I have been wanting a DVF wrap dress for the longest time. I like them as they are longer. This one is a gorgeous affordable alternative! It looks great on you.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 9, 2019 / 5:22 pm

      I do love wrap dresses so much! DVF makes amazing ones!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 9, 2019 / 5:23 pm

      So glad you like it!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 10, 2019 / 1:32 am

      Thank you!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 10, 2019 / 1:32 am

      Thank you so much, Kathrine!

  7. May 9, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    Yes, you’re so right about the red lip, the look wouldn’t have been completed without it. The red lip really completes this look and it looks beautiful on you. This red wrap dress is so perfect. I like how you styled it with those lovely boots and the Gucci bag.

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 10, 2019 / 1:33 am

      Thank you so much, Ivana! I’m really glad you like the red lip to complement it too!

  8. May 10, 2019 / 11:26 am

    Lovely red dress, and this Gucci bag is adorable ♥

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 10, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 15, 2019 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much!

  9. May 15, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    Beautiful Lorna, I love the red floral! Such a pretty spring dress on you. I love red too! The sunnies and bag look great with this look too.
    jess xx
    ww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 16, 2019 / 12:04 pm

      So glad you like it! Thank you!

  10. Bayharborbutcha
    May 22, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    Definitely between shots No.5 and No.6 for me!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 22, 2019 / 12:42 pm

      Glad you like those pics!

  11. May 22, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    You’re beautiful in that dress!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 23, 2019 / 12:23 am

      Thank you so much!

  12. luxha
    May 29, 2019 / 10:33 am

    Wow beautiful red dress!!!
    i like red ,i want to try this style!!
    thanks for your share!
    your hair is very beautiful!

    • Lorna
      Author
      May 30, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it!

    • Lorna
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 1:05 am

      I’m so happy you love it 🙂

    • Lorna
      Author
      June 3, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you!

  13. Steven Whaley
    June 24, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    It’s a very bold and beautiful dress – I like it very much. 😉 Whatever the vagaries of sizing it certainly looks like you’ve got the correct size anyway. 🙂 The boots are so cute with it! (Yes, I’m actually noticing footwear!). 😀 I’m also rather taken with your watch too… I love simple but elegant watches like that. 🙂

    • Lorna
      Author
      June 27, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you, Steven! I’m so glad you love it! I wasn’t sure if I even liked the boots with it in the end, so it’s good to know I made the right choice there. Really happy you like it!

      • Steven Whaley
        June 28, 2019 / 9:39 am

        Interesting that you were unsure of the boots. I think they’re certainly a bold choice but work so well. What alternative footwear were you considering for the outfit? 🙂

        • Lorna
          Author
          July 1, 2019 / 6:48 pm

          I was trying to figure out some type of wedges or something, lol 😀

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