Who doesn't love a great black dress? Jones and Jones' winter collection is full of stunning black numbers which are absolutely perfect for Christmas parties and more! Here I'm wearing the 'Belle' floral lace dress. I kept accessories to the absolute minimum - red lipstick (Kate Moss x Rimmel shade 01) and a red heart Vivienne Westwood pendant - because the dress is so stunning just by itself! I'm wearing black JC Lita style heels, but the dress would also look fab with a pair of patent or suede oxblood platforms and a matching lip, or perhaps something glittery.
I'm often asked about sizing and other technicalities when posting about Jones and Jones, so here are my tips for the Belle dress:
- If you're between sizes, buy a size up! I'm wearing a size 8 here and this dress is small fitting (definitely more of a 6-8 rather than an 8-10) and does not have much stretch in it, so if you are usually between dress sizes then go for the larger one in this dress. As always I'd recommend trying to get to a Jones and Jones stockist (such as larger Topshop stores) to try one on if possible.
- No bras allowed! Due to the daring deep V neckline with a mesh insert, this dress does not look good with any sort of bra (that I'm aware of at least!), so stick to tape. If you're not comfortable doing that, then definitely bear it in mind before purchasing the Belle, perhaps the equally stunning Laura dress would be better for you.
Labels: Belle, black dress, Christmas party, fashion, floral lace, Jones and Jones, lace, LBD, Lookbook, party, personal style, red lipstick