Butterflies


I was recently contacted by Maria, who asked me if I would be willing to review this David Emanuel Butterfly Print Dress from Bonmarché. As those of you who follow fashion will already know, David Emanuel is the Welsh fashion designer who co-designed Princess Diana's Wedding Dress back in 1981.  He has had a long and varied career and his ready-to-wear line has been available at Bonmarché since 2007.

Bonmarché is the largest UK retailer that caters to mature women...not to be confused with the American department store Bon Marché, which I believe was absorbed by Macys years ago. Back in the day I did a brief stint at the latter as a seasonal hire for the men's fragrance department. As a result of that gig, I can name just about any men's fragrance circa 1997 with a mere sniff, and from a distance of no less than 10 feet. I actually consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject. My advice? If you or someone you love wears Joop for men, wear less. Seriously. Less.

But I digress. Back to the dress. When I opened the box, I didn't think it had a lot of hanger appeal, despite my love of all things printed and colourful. That said, jersey knits often don't have a lot of hanger appeal, and jersey is exactly what this dress is made of. My hanger appeal concerns were laid to rest once I put the dress on my body. The dress fit absolutely perfectly, and the fabric is of an excellent quality; heavy enough to not show lumps and bumps, yet soft and drapey enough to create a body conscious silhouette without being overly tight. This dress is supremely comfortable, and I would go so far as to say you could even wear this on a long-haul flight, be completely comfortable, and hit the ground looking chic and ready to go.




David Emanuel dress / Dune booties (old), similar

Comments

  1. This is such a beautiful flattering fit on you...lovely!

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  2. This lovely dress does indeed fit you perfectly! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look fab. xo

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  3. I think that dress looks great on you! The colors are great and I love that interesting print.

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  4. What a pretty dress. It's print is similar to one I wore recently. You're right that it fits you perfectly.

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  5. Beautiful dress with a perfect fit! Love the colors and the pattern. The boots are awesome!

    Dana

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  6. Stunning dress! love the colors and very flattering style too!
    New follower :)
    XO Ellen from Ask Away Blog
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Welcome Ellen! Can't wait to check out your blog as well!

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  7. I have a hard time finding prints that aren't too loud, but this one is very beautiful--the soft color, the roses and butterflies. Wow!

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  8. It looks good on you. I love the colour.

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  9. Love this dress! I think the fit is spot on, shows you figure in a lovely way, and I love the print combining 2 favs florals and teal
    from the link up, jess xx
    Please stop by,
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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  10. Not your usual style, but looks lovely on you. A very nice fit and colour. I would find such a dress really handy for work, but I'd worry about looking more matronly than necessary so I'd probably steer away. As an 'under 40' I have a slightly morbid fear of dressing like my mother (love her though I do).

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    1. To be honest, I will probably layer it up a lot more when I wear it out and about, but I needed people to be able to see it...lol!

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  11. Yes, please. Lovely dress and an unusual print. I'm a bird-butterfly-bug print kind of girl, but they can overwhelm .... the prints often lack any interesting design integrity ( so often there's a bunch of butterflies for the sake of print butterflies being hot for a season.) I like this print, and your long ,tall beauty works it like a stockbroker on Friday noon! You show it off, that's for sure.

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  12. Hi Kristin, I like this interesting mix of a romantic patterned dress with an edgy black bootie- Very modern!

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  13. Very pretty on you! Love it!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  14. I never would have given this dress a second glance, but after seeing it here, I had to have it. I style it much as you have here, plus a belted black cardigan. I work at a church, so conservative is the name of the game and this dress has gotten a ton of complements. Somehow, I always seem to have great luck with the "mature woman" brands (yet I'm not yet 40). Thank you for introducing me to another one!

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