When I entered the Bohemian Traders give-away on IG I knew I would win.
I just had a feeling the Ahoy dress already had my name on it.
Does that ever happen to you?
Or am I just a clairvoyant in disguise? You can call me mystic Bev 😉
After seeing a few of my favourite bloggers already rocking this dress – I desperately wanted to give a go myself. Style it my way if you like.
Anyway, the Ahoy dress, is a dress that I would wear anyway, a dress I would part with my hard-earned cash for.
What’s not to love about a V-neck with stripes eh?
Ahoy dress $139.00 Bohemian Traders I’m wearing a large (could have gone medium) | Gladiators last year from Witchery | Sunnies – Ray Ban Wayfarers
So when I entered, I was already picturing myself wearing the dress tonnes of different ways.
Before I go on, if you are new around these parts, you need to know, I love my heels. When I’m imagining myself wearing anything for the first time, the picture that enters my head, is always with a heel.
Please tell me you love heels as much as me…they can be extremely comfy – I promise, but always flattering to the leg.
Now, as this dress is casual in design, fabric and colour, my beloved gladiator heels felt like the perfect choice.
Flats of course will always work fabulously too – think slides, lace up brogues. pumps and boots.
Do stripes make you as happy as they make me? I LOVE them – I truly do.
So anyway, when I contacted Emily (from Bohemian Traders) trying really hard not to gush and squeal with delight (I also didn’t want her to think I was a complete idiot – which I am of course).
The first question she asked was what colour I would prefer, I’m not sure why, but I opted for the red.
Red is completely outside of my comfort zone.
If I’m honest, red is probably my least favourite colour ever. I’ve always had an aversion to red for as long as I can remember –
I obviously get a major kick out of challenging myself!
Let’s face facts here. I know I’m conservative when it comes to colour, my wardrobe is predominately black and navy, so when I asked Emily for Red – even I was shocked!
I guess I was more relaxed on the colour because it was a gift – I don’t know. All I know is the second it arrived I instantly knew I’d made the right choice.
I LOVE the red…Note to self: throw caution to the wind more often.
Pretties, let’s just talk in more depth about this dress for a second or two shall we? Because I believe it’s the perfect shape for most body types.
As you already know I’m a curvy pear. All of my weight is on my rather large posterior and chunky thighs. Yes I have a bust too, but when I look in the mirror I am wider on the bottom half of my body.
But what I loved most about this dress, is how easy it glides on.
The Ahoy dress is not too fitted anywhere, which makes it a perfect throw on.
It’s also extremely lightweight – making it a perfect summer staple.
The stripes instantly give the frock the style factor too – perfection I say. Perfection.
Don’t be frightened by the deep v-neck either. The wider shoulder straps offer great balance to the dress, the v-neck also means it’s super-duper for wearing with a jacket too.
Oh and the best bit…POCKETS!
Oh yes, darling Emily, I have to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my life complete.
You see, I do love pockets that much. 😉
Have I convinced you to give it a try?
Did you catch Bohemian Traders Part One?
Last week I gushed with glee about the fabulous linen Shirtmaker dress – a must if you’re a frock lover that adores linen like moi!
Do you embrace the stripe? Or is your first though to run a mile from a horizontal stripe?
It’s my favourite day of the week again…Wardrobe Wednesday over at Kimba Likes place.