It was about a month ago, as I was doing, my quick circumnavigate around the fashion aisle in our local supermarket (Sainsbury’s) prior to doing the food shop, that two dresses from the Tu’s Premium “Clothing Collection” caught my eye.
Like most of us, I rarely have time to loiter in the fashion department for long. I made a quick mental note to revisit these two little beauties when I had more time.
Roll forward one month (another big food shop waiting to be done) and, unbelievably, there they were – half price in the sale! Now, all I had to do was find my correct size which, as you know, can differ from brand to brand. I must also confess it’s not my favourite thing sifting through sale rails – everything is always jumbled up. This time all was quite orderly.
I’ll also mention that Tu meets the ethical and technical minimum requirements. They have a dedicated team in the UK as well as their offices in Asia, who have the responsibility for everyday management of ethical issues. They work with their suppliers by conducting site visits, advising on best practice and training to ensure sustainable clothing.
PREMIUM Mustard Yellow Palm Print Fit & Flare Dress – bought in the sale for £17.50
One of the things that attracted me to this dress was the “fit and flare” style, which has withstood the test of time. It’s a design that looks equally great on all shapes and sizes. If, like me, you have a rectangular kind of figure, then this dress should work for you – because it gives the illusion of curves. And, if you have a rounded tummy, the fit-and-flare silhouette snatches the waistline-in a lovely complimentary way. Something we all can appreciate.
I like the understated mustard yellow palm print. It gives the dress an interesting colour balance. It is a lovely light cotton and it’s lined with an invisible side zipper, and it’s true to size. To me, this dress looks a lot more expensive than it is.
It can go from day to evening, switching from sandals to heels, along with statement accessories. I also thought it would be a great dress for a wedding, matched with a fabulous hat or fascinator and heels, along with a fabulous statement handbag.
This dress is a great transitional piece for Autumn, worn with a great jacket, woollens and ankle boots as i’ve demonstrated in the photographs.
PREMIUM White Schiffli Lace Midi Dress – bought in the sale for £17.50
Nothing captures that balmy sunshine filled day more than a lovely white dress, but, like the perfect pair of jeans, it can be quite tricky to find the right one.
I really liked this wafty, white lace dress, at first sight. As I’m buying this dress late in the season, it will be mainly for next year, unless, of course, we have a balmy Indian summer. I have matched it here with a Zara brown jacket, Marks and Spencer’s brown suade ankle boots, along with an animal print leather bag from Next. As a transitional piece. There are no rules!!
This dress is light and airy. The material is crisp and lined in cotton. It is a great versatile piece that I will get a lot of wear out of.
It has a very flattering v neck and a lovely buttoned-down detail at the front. The length is midi with a subtle, tiered hem at the back. I thought it had a retro vibe to it. The material is 100% cotton. I was extremely pleased with the quality, design and perfect fit. Plus, of course, it’s excellent value for money.