The Denim Pencil Dress Edit

My CR work wardrobe (before I made amends and re-pledged my allegiance to the cause) did not consist of any knee length dresses…

I can hear all you pretties out there reading this and gasping in frustration “Bev, are you serious?”

You’re right of course, I do have tonnes of frocks screaming to be worn on a daily basis – but none that are from the current CR season.

Reaching for the same old pants and shirts every morning (*cue violins* woe is me) has made me crave a new frock to wear for work.

One that makes me feel feminine but at the same time, still has a casual feel to it.

Drum roll please……

Say Hello to my new love.

The Denim Pencil Dress Edit

Indigo Denim Pencil Dress $149.00 (I’m wearing a size 12) Sussan Scarf mentioned in this post and the Juliette Heel $179.00

I’ve added the scarf to disguise how thoroughly pale I am.

Now I know, I fall in love every few days… just humour me or call me fickle or both – I can take it 😉

But the combination was far to tempting to pass by:

  • Dark Denim – tick.
  • Stretch – tick.
  • Below the knee – tick.

I’ll embrace any item of clothing that ticks all the boxes and is devoted to making me look and feel my best.

The Denim Pencil Dress Edit

Secretly, this dress is a nod to my corporate past-life with an injection of coastal casualness thrown in for good measure.

Now, before I go any further with why this dress is so god damn glorious, I need to address the nitty-gritty stuff…

The figure-hugging bit.

Ideally, as with any dress that ‘fits where it touches’  my first thought is always to wear a Spanx.

In the UK, I was a loyal supporter of the Spanx Slim Cognito range (seamless and perfect under figure-hugging frocks). I swear by control underwear, especially for an injection of self-confidence BUT they can be pretty restrictive and a tad on the warm side – which is not ideal when the humidity around these parts kicks in!

To fix this dilemma, I dashed off to Myer to add to my existing ‘nanny pant’ collection by purchasing the new lightweight range recently launched by Spanx.

Frustratingly the whole range hadn’t arrived in store and being the impatient devil that I am, desperation kicked in within 3 seconds – before I knew it, I was handing over $135 of my hard-earned cash on another well-known brand.

Let’s just say it went back yesterday for a full refund!

Goodness me, I felt like a contortionist just trying to get it on – so I quickly worked out the $135 would be better spent on something that gives me pleasure  – like another  a new pair of shoes!

Therefore my darlings, apologies for the lumps and bumps – but they are me…

I’ve heard curves are the new black anyway 😉

So instead of feeling trussed up like a turkey, I will rely on my trusted heels to give me the confidence I need to enjoy this new frock.

The Denim Pencil Dress Edit

Because no matter how figure hugging it is – I just love this dress.

It reminds me of something the gorgeous Donna might wear on Suits.

Please tell me you watch Suits? If not, why not?

It’s about a bunch of snazzy dressing, kick-ass lawyers based in New York.

Harvey Spector (the main man) is a honey. Louis Litt is well, he’s just Louis Litt – and Donna (Harvey’s right arm and PA) – well how drop dead gorgeous is she?

Donna has the sass and brains to make everyone (male or female) drool in her wake. She wears a figure hugging frock like no other.

So until someone invents a time-machine that will allow me to re-train as a very successful actress and afford me the body of a goddess, I intend to live vicariously through my girl Ms. May –  the lawyer in the making because she is the closest I’m ever gonna get to working in a New York law firm 😉


Are you a frock girl? Would I find ‘Nanna Pants’ if I mooched through your knicker drawer?


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  • I can’t see any lumps or bumps. You look stunning. I’m a HUGE fan of that dress on you!

    Claire x

    • Oh Claire thank-you so much, you’re very kind xx Righto, off to plan its next outing after all of these lovely compliments! xx

  • Uggbootdiva

    You do look great as all the comments show. Yes definitely some “industrial strength” underwear in my drawers. I may be a size 12, but only cause it’s all soft and squishy muffin top! and yes, the heat is a prob when wearing the stuff.

    • Thanks so much! In the UK I loved added my Spanx underneath a tight fitting frock – just for the extra warmth. But here I just can’t stand the extra layer of heat they produce – totally suffocating! xx

  • shannon @howcaniwearthat

    Perfect, from head to toe. I love the way you have styled the dress with your scarf. Great heels too. I can’t get enough of your fab style Bev. Shannon x

    • Thank you so much Shannon for the lovely compliment – you’re too kind gorgeous girl xx
      Must admit I added the scarf a bit of a lump and bump disguiser – but ended up loving the look! xx

  • You look great, Bev! I think I will be ducking into my local CR for a trying on session. Your blog looks fantastic x

    • Oh Sarah thats so kind of you to say. I’m loving the CR Spring/Edit so much – let me know what you get! xx

  • This is not an easy dress to wear (I tried it on and did me no favours) but man oh man, it looks the biz on you lady. No need to Spanx either! Gorgeous Bev. x

    • Oh Vanessa you are a darling. Thanks so much…it definitely fits where it touches – that’s for sure!
      I’ve also realised that if I focus on dropping a few winter kilo’s – it should be even easier to wear! xx Hope you’re having a blast at Palm Cove

  • Norlin Mustapha

    Can you look any more hotter Bev! LOVE the dress! I mean I love denim as it is but this style is HOT!

    • Why thank you gorgeous! I did consider not photographing it because of my lumps and bumps – but from now on I shall wear it with pride! Thanks so much for the massive confidence boost! xx

  • Two words – CLASSIC and STUNNING. You look amazing and have sold that dress so well!! I have heard Suits is a fabulous show so I must get onboard now that Game of Thrones and House of Cards are finished their current seasons…

    • Goodness me you’ve made me feel fabulous – thank-you so much xxx
      I loved House of Cards – total brilliance. The Newsroom is also good (not filming anymore but a fabulous watch). Suits – please start at season one – you will devour them. Last but not least, Graceland is another favourite of ours! xxx

  • Holy smokin’ hotness, lady! Love the dress so much more on you. x

    • I might just be blushing and smiling – thank you so much gorgeous girl – you’ve made my day xxx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    You look so damn Hot in this dress Bev you have no need for spanx or any other sort of control underwear,I think you have a gorgeous figure,so flaunt it hon!
    You may find a few pairs of bonds contain tail full briefs in my drawer and one pair of control knickers brand new with the tags on ,which I might add I have had for several years I don’t like my stomach to be squashed it’s uncomfortable,I should toss them away,shouldn’t I Xx

    • Awwww thanks Petal. I was a tad self-conscious and unsure if I should blog about it or not – in the end I thought ‘sod it’ – I’ve always been a curvy girl, so I doubt it’s going to change now!
      Toss those knickers away darling girl – you have an amazing figure and certainly no need for uncomfortable undies! Mwah xxx

  • Sophisticated Mumma

    Oh I love the dress, just my kind of thing! You don’t need to worry about the Spanx for sure! I do have Nanna knickers but I just never use them, so uncomfortable and so damn hot! However, I do use a light stretch slip sometimes to smooth things out a little. Beautiful pics! x

    • I thought you’d might like this one lovely girl. It has plenty of stretch (it’s a bit like wearing a stretch slip really) so would easily go from day to night!
      Thanks for the lovely compliments xx

  • Love the dress (much better on you, looks drab on the model) and Love Suits too. Donna is a great character, but I prefer Rachel’s wardrobe. So glad to hear someone else is watching it : )

    • Why thank you gorgeous girl!
      How good is Suits? I’ve read this morning that Suits is definitely coming back for another season Yay! Rachel’s wears fabulous outfits too…come to think of it, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at Jessica’s either! xxx

  • Petra

    What a fab dress on you Bev – seriously, don’t bother with the Spanx – it looks very Marilyn Monroe’ish – which is always gorgeous! I love to wear dresses out of everything, because it’s easy to mix and match the shoes/bag, so dresses always get a thumbs up from me!

    • Thanks so much Petra! -Anything that conjures up thoughts of gorgeous Marilyn Monroe makes me love it even more. I must admit it was yet another ‘love at first sight’ moment when I laid eyes the dress! xxx

  • That dress is divine! All the photos are so beautiful and you have absolutely no use for the Spanx.

    • Oh Kirralee thank you – that’s very kind of you to say xxx
      P.s. It’s staying a Spanx-free zone around here at the moment!

  • Barbe Dolan

    I am in love with this dress! you look beautiful

    • Thanks so much Barbe – I love it too (even if I do have to focus on breathing in constantly!) xxx

  • You look amazing Bev. Love the dress on you, you gorgeous lady. V x

    • You are so kind Vicki…I was hesitating about whether or not I was brave enough to photograph myself in it, but I’m so glad I did now! xx

  • StyledbyBec

    What lumps and bumps? I can’t stand suck em in knickers. I know they do the job but honestly, the moment I get home I sigh with relief when I take them off. I really like this dress and it looks very versatile which is a big thing for me at the moment. CR produce some fantastic pieces don’t they?

    • Bec it sounds like we all feel the same about suck em in knickers…taking them off is THE best feeling ever!
      CR have some fabulous pieces at the moment…expect to see this dress on high rotation! xx

  • Love this and didn’t notice any lumps and bumps. I had an incident with shapewear 20 minutes before I was due to hit the red carpet. It almost needed to be surgically removed and I repopped my only just fixed dislocated shoulder. I’v decided to embrace my lumps and bumps or find clothing that hides them well because I need a break from the shapewear.

    • Owch! that sounds extremely painful Raychael – and definitely not worth putting yourself through that. I still swear by the Spanx brand but for now I’m just going to embrace my curves and throw caution to the wind!