Image courtesy of Evans
This dress is an adaptation of the Poppy 2 in 1 Prom Dress and the Black 2 in 1 Floral Prom Dress I have previously reviewed here on my blog. The difference this time is the top; it has a 'Bardot style' neckline and is less low cut than its predecessors.
As I had tried the previous dresses in a size 14 and found them to be a good fit, I went for a 14 again this time.
For reference, I am wearing my Ewa Michalak S Pieprzyk 32KK/70KK bra in these photos, along with some black high heeled shoes from Primark.
Initially I wasn't sure how to wear the shoulders and neckline of this dress. The top didn't quite sit on my shoulders in the normal way a top does, but after a bit of fiddling it settled on the edges of my shoulders and I simply moved my bra straps along a little so that they were not on show.
This dress is every bit as wonderful as its previous iterations. The length - mid calf on 5'4 me - is perfect and the skirt is made from a non-stretch fabric. There is an underskirt that adds volume and helps to create a super duper hourglassy look. The top is made from a stretchy jersey material, and there is a thick elasticated waistband that acts as a belt to cinch the waist beautifully. The dress is machine washable and I'm pleased to say that the fabrics wash and wear well and don't seem to crease too easily.
I really like the different neckline; it makes a change to have something other than a regular scoop or v-neck, and this one is really pretty. The Bardot style has a folded over edge and feels very fancy. It does take a bit of getting used to but once the top settles into place it feels very comfortable. I do think the extra coverage on the bust makes me look more booby than the other dresses do, but again it's good to have a selection of looks in one's wardrobe and as this one reveals little or no cleavage it would be suitable for wearing at work.
The three-quarter sleeves are the perfect choice for this dress and help pull the overall look together. I love that the dress can work for a formal occasion and also for everyday wear.
I absolutely adore the print of the skirt and the vibrant colours. The background colour looks rather red in these photos, but in fact it is a very deep pink/red hue. I am a sucker for blues so I was immediately taken with the blue poppies in the print and how they really stand out against the dark pink background.
So, this is another beautiful frock added to the rails of Scarlett & Jo. I can't wait to see what they bring out next!
A similar version of this dress, the Scarlett & Jo Black Multi 2 in 1 Floral Prom Dress, is also available on the Evans website here. Again, it is in the sale for just £31.50 and is available in limited sizes, so snap it up now if you like it as it's bound to sell out very soon!