Perfect Partywear at M&S

Recently Marks and Spencer got in touch with me asking if I’d like to collaborate on a partywear solutions feature involving real women and real shapes.
The idea was to choose a party dress and piece of lingerie or shapewear to suit your body type and requirements for a party outfit. I was so up for this and decided to use my height and lack of boobs to be the focus of the post.
Shoes: Matalan
Cat Ears: Topshop
Owl: Primark
The dress is actually part of the “drop a dress size” range which wasn’t really my intention. I did want a streamlined shape from the dress though so the supportive features helped. What I really liked was the length. As a tall girl it’s nice to be able to pull off something that sits on the knee without looking stumpy. Of course I could have gone for a maxi dress, but I’ve had one too many incidents of falling over the hem of those!
For the lingerie part of my outfit I chose this push up bra although it hasn’t given a dramatic effect because there wasn’t much there to start with. It has given a subtle lift to my assets though and stopped the neckline of the dress gaping.
Flat shoes were a no brainer for this outfit right now due to what’s going on with my body but if heels had been an option it would have been these sparklers from Sarenza just to finish the look off. Thankfully one of the benefits of height is that you can get away with party flats without it destroying the effect of the dress.
A huge thank you to M&S for the dress and bra. I may not be partying this season but the dress is a classic and one I envisage wearing time and time again, and I’m sure as I put on the remaining weight I want to gain the push up bra will come in to it’s own. It has the added benefit of being a multiway bra so will go under countless outfits.
This was a really fun project to take part in and I may not have gone for the most exciting of options but it certainly worked well for me as I felt confident and happy- that’s what matters most when going out right? Comfort and confidence. That’s the key to a good night!
What are your party staples? What styles suit your shape best?

14 comments for “Perfect Partywear at M&S

  1. I’m sure I’m going to need something like this once I’ve had this baby! You look amazing. Hope you’re feeling better x

  2. Aww the subtle shimmer in this is lovely.
    My party staples are pretty shoes and a statement necklace – I think they can turn an ordinary outfit into something delightfully festive x

  3. Good old M&S – I love their underwear. I love the 50s shape o a cinched in waist and big skirts but I don’t think that will go very well with the theme of Christmas jumpers – which all my festive gatherings seem to be this year!

  4. God I wish I has smaller boobs! That dress is very classy looking as its not too revealing. Very nice x

  5. Your Marks and Spencer Sequin Paneled Dress is very pretty and I love the Topshop Cat Ears!

  6. This dress looks lovely on you, can’t go wrong with a nice black dress! Love the subtle sparkles too. x

  7. awh, that dress is so lovely! i love it on you!

    lindsey louise

  8. great post! would you like to follow eachother

  9. Great choice! The dress looks so great on you. Its def classic and look comfy for partying all night. Love it!

  10. Such a lovely look! love ur hair colour btw <3

  11. You look stunning. I wish I was going somewhere to wear a nice dress, M&S bras are awesome though [and they actually sell my tiny size!]

  12. Anonymous

    Omg are you pregnant? Congratulations! 🙂