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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Outfit Post: Allium B Sundress

I love it when a plan comes together, and it did last weekend when Allium B sent me one of their sundresses to review, on the hottest weekend of the year so far!

For those of you who don't know the brand, Allium B was created just over two years ago by sisters Clare and Mary, who joined forces after years of working in the fashion industry to make a collection of beautiful, well cut dresses in flattering colours.

I chose one of their gorgeous Liberty print dresses - the Orla


It really is the perfect sundress - the crisp cotton fabric and ditsy print give the dress a cool, retro feel and the straps are wide enough to hide your bra! It's a timeless dress that could be worn year after year and never date. I also think I could wear this dress anywhere - to the beach worn with flip flops and a simple tote bag, with pumps and a denim jacket thrown over for the school run, or dressed up with a little cardi and elegant jewellery to go out for lunch.

As the weather was so fabulous at the weekend, I headed to West Bay beach, just a mile from where I live, to take some photos. The dramatic, towering cliffs are easily recognisable as the stunning setting for the BBC drama Broadchurch:




The sundress is perfect for wearing to the beach, it's not too long or too short:


Pair with a denim jacket if it starts to get to chilly:


Dress up with glamourous heels, a jacket or cardi and elegant jewellery to go out for lunch:


Sunglasses: Oakley SS14
Cardigan: Uniqlo SS14
Cross Body Bag: Nat & Nin at Yard
Watch: Olivia Burton at Yard
Amelie Sparkle Bracelet and Mallorca Pendant c/o Stella & Dot 
Rosario shoes - c/o Oliveira


I am already planning to wear this dress on holiday in August and to my Dad's 70th birthday lunch at the end of this month at a restaurant on this very beach!

Thank you so much to Clare and Mary for sending it to me! They are also offering an exclusive discount for all my readers - 20% off all dresses (excluding sale) until 30/7/14. Just go to www.alliumb.com and enter DORSET at the checkout.

To help you, here are some of my favourites:

This one is so pretty, in another gorgeous Liberty print:

Eliza Dress


And one that could easily take you from day to night, in a stunning inky midnight blue. I love the sheer sleeves and vintage style beaded collar:

Alexa Dress


And finally I adore the cobalt colour of this beautiful dress and the detailed statement neckline:

Catherine Dress


Coming up on the blog this week:

A review of a fabulous range shoes of shoes by Oliveira and a review of a stunning collection of jewellery by Stella & Dot.

Big thank you to my brother-in-law Ed for taking the photos, not sure he will be volunteering for that job again!

Thank you for reading.
Abbi x


18 comments:

  1. Such a pretty dress Abbi....just gorgoeus!! Those views of the beach are simply stunning too! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I do feel lucky living here when we have amazing weather. In the winter, not so much, I miss London!
      Abbi x

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  2. A really lovely useful dress Abbi, that colour really suits you and I like the way you styled it. Great photos.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Thanks Sue, I love the fact that you could just wear it anywhere!
      Abbi x

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  3. This looks beautiful on you Abbi, the colour is fab and of course loving the liberty print. I love the beach shots and West Bay! Hope you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine, we were down at Bowleaze Cove x

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    1. Thanks Keri! we are so lucky living in Dorset!
      Abbi x

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  4. That's a really pretty dress. And wow! Stunning scenery where you live!

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  5. It's very pretty, I love Liberty prints, just hope the sunshine lasts so I can wear it lots!
    Abbi x

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  6. Loving that red print, it's so cheery and perfect for a sundress! Looks like they have a good selection of others also, I'll have to check them out. x

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    1. I can definitely see you in some of the dresses!
      Abbi x

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  7. This is just gorgeous - love that print and the cut.

    http://fashion-mommy.com

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    1. The Liberty prints are so pretty!
      Abbi x

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  8. Stunning dress - I love the vibrant colours

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  9. Gorgeous print and you look beautiful Abbi xx

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  10. Fab dress Abbi such a gorgeous shade of red - just perfect for this lovely weather.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  11. Gorgeous dress Abbi and I love your plans for it, you can't beat a summer dress that is perfect for holidays but one you can also dress up xx

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  12. Lovely dress and well styled. Doesn't that beach look so fabulous in the sun ( Broadchurch did make it look very grim) H xx

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  13. What a beautiful summer dress! Liberty prints are just adorable aren't they?! The location shots are stunning! Ax

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