With an invite to a rather swanky doo sitting in my inbox, my arm has finally been twisted into peeling off my jeans and slipping on something slightly fancier. A dress. I know – shocker. Spotting me in a knee skimming number wouldn’t have been such a rare thing in my body-con loving Uni days (less was always more), but in recent years I can count the number of times I’ve worn such a piece on one hand. So I was a girl on a mission. Out to find a dress for non-dress lovers with an aversion to anything that results in flashing limbs. And I think I’ve found a mini number that fits the bill…

After a marathon browse on ASOS (their ridiculously large stock list is both an amazing and time-zapping thing), I stumbled across their V-Neck Black Mini Dress. In a shift shape, it covers and clings in all the right places, cuts a flattering silhouette on the arm and falls at just the right length above the knee. It sticks with the legs/boobs rule and you could fit a mega food baby under there and other guests would be none the wiser. Score.

It might not seem like the most exciting choice but here’s the thing; it’s one of those ‘be whatever you want it to be’ clothing items. Add tights, heeled boots and a pea coat and you can rock it during the daytime, go with bare legs and boots for a laid-back evening look or secure a belt round the middle and crack out the strappy stilettos for a real evening out. The best bit though aside from the whole food baby disguise thing? It’s a not-to-wallet-walloping £38 from ASOS. I think I’ve found my perfect LBD.

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  • Evelyn Morales

    Looks really nice on you, you should definitely try and wear some dresses more often.

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Anna Blush

    Lovely, very mature and chic x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Rachael McClenaghan

    I am a non-dress person. This looks fabulous! That was same for me, bodycons back a few few years ago and now your lucky getting me in to a dress!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  • http://loveaugustblog.blogspot.com/ Stephanie @ Love, August

    This isn’t my usual style but thinking about it, it actually does seem very versatile! I’d love to dress this up with heels and colorful statement jewelry, or with just really bright colored heels to add some color. Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

  • http://www.letitbecosy.com/ Rocio G.

    This is gorgeous Anna. Is the material nice and soft? Or does it feel very artificial? x

  • PeonyandPeach

    I’m definitely a dress person, but I love it too! great choice! All you need is a statement clutch!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • Oresiri teru

    This dress looks so good on you Anna

    http://cocotulips.blogspot.co.uk/

  • wonderful.you

    LOVE this Anna. x

  • GeorginaEdith

    It looks amazing!

  • vhema

    hey anna, you’ve inspired me to create my own blog and i would love if you guys would have a look at it. Thanks

    http://reviewingmake-up.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://jadeinthepalace.blogspot.com/ Cassandrapamela

    oh my.. this dress is lovely!!

  • sarazbeautytonic

    i love the flow of the dress and the best of all the colour!

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Sartorial Style

    I love the shape of this, it looks great on you x

    http://www.sartorialstyle.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Simple, easy to wear, and totally chic and flattering. Great choice :)

  • Emily Golding

    I love that! It’s so classy and simple, you could dress it down with a good pair of black jeans and booties during the day.

    Emily xx

    http://www.beautybyemily.co.uk

  • Rach Mac

    Absolutely ♡ this & it looks stunning on u!!!♡

  • Allie Cleve

    I want! This is definitely going on the neverending asos wishlist!

    http://www.livinglifeindocs.blogspot.com

  • http://www.sophs-choices.blogspot.co.uk/ SophsChoices

    This looks great, so my style! It’s a shame it’s a bit on the pricier side otherwise it’d be in my bag!

    I’ve recently written posts on drugstore staples and supplements for clear, glowing skin over on my blog:

    http://www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie x

  • JoySteib

    This is such a very lovely dress and you look beautiful in it!!!

  • Jamie-Lee

    keepin’ it classy :) )) love your style and watching how it has evolved, simply lovely darl.

  • http://tinyalis.blogspot.com/ Tiny Alis

    Looking beautiful :) you have great style :)

    Tiny Alis

  • Beth

    Looks lovely on you.

    Beth

    Beth Young Makeup

  • http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/ Cloud Esmé

    I am in love with your style! I adore shift dresses, they’re so flattering and this one looks lovely!

    Esmé
    http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com/ Shani

    This looks perfect on you. Sadly, I would look like I was wearing a sack. I envy people who can wear shifts!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    This looks like a perfect shape on you! So flattering! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Charlotte Copeland

    Love this simple dress, its looks very versatile x

    http://www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://artfarmblog.com/ Katie Brown // Art Farm

    Oh I love it! It moves beautiful in the runway video on ASOS! Nice, very chic find, Anna!

  • Harriet

    This looks so chic and is such a great price – always a bonus ;) x

    http://harriebeauty.wordpress.com

  • http://www.girlwearsgreen.blogspot.com/ Susan girlwearsGreen

    Love it! Sexy but not over done. very chic!

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Signe

    LOVE the dress!! Thank you for the tip!

    http://amillionmiless.blogspot.com

  • dannii ofe

    This looks AMAZING on you, definitely an anna dress!

    http://whaticallbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Jolien

    Very laidback for a dress indeed, I like it!

  • Khannablog

    Very very nice dress.

    http://khannablog.wordpress.com/

  • http://ashleedel.blogspot.co.uk/ Ashlee Adele Brame

    LOVE that dress, so simple and stylish!

    Ash xx

    ashleedel.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ryn

    Such a cute dress! It’s a keeper!

    http://www.styledbyryn.wordpress.com

  • Sylvia

    Are you kidding me? I looooove this. I may just have to place my first ASOS order.

    sylvialoveslipstick

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.com/ Kassandra Fairhall

    this dress looks great on you, fit you amazingly!

  • Ruta

    Anna, I admire your style, could you PLEASE DO THE CLOSET TOUR? :)

  • Janz

    This LBD looks fabulous on you! Kudos to your style choices – very chic! I hope you’ll do the Closet Confidential Tag on YouTube!

  • Lori Mac

    this is absoluely gorgeous! I haven’t found my perfect LBD yet. I am not a bodycon lover myself, too much clinging for my liking, this may be a purchase! xx

  • Becca Stansfield

    Oh my gosh. This is sooo similar to a beaut Boutique dress in Topshop at the moo, except that one is £90….

    xxx
    http://www.astorywithoutsoundtracks.blogspot.co.uk

  • Liesa V

    Ohh, very lovely dress! And this is coming from a non dress wearing gal! xx

  • Bella

    Looks reasonable on you, all tall and willowy, but I’m afraid it’ll turn me into a perfect square!!

  • Carla Cabrera

    withlovecarla.tumblr.com

  • Ciara Pollock

    this looks fab on you, love how versatile it is!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  • Emily Knott

    I dont think this dress would personally do me any favours! But once again you pull it off beautifully!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

  • http://lauraneuzeth.com/ Laura Neuzeth

    I wish I could wear shift dresses but unfortunately they make me look like I’m pregnant. lol It looks gorgeous on you though.

    Laura
    http://www.lauraneuzeth.com

  • http://ilovemakeupandotherthings.blogspot.com/ Shel

    I feel like I need this dress in my life, def would help to hide the bulge when you’ve been out for a meal. Just worry it’d make me look bigger than I am. You wear it like a pro though!

    Shel x
    http://jaybirdblogs.blogspot.co.uk

  • Isabel Benjamin

    lovely fashion sense!

    http://www.snxwflake.blogspot.com

  • http://teenbeautylover.blogspot.com/ Vicky M

    That looks so gorgeous on her! I couldn’t rock that much exposed arm because I’ve picked up a weight… never, though!
    teenbeautylover.blogspot.com

  • Jess

    The cut on this dress is lovely. Paired with gold jewellery I think this could be a winner!

  • http://titlesarescary.blogspot.co.uk/ Jennifer Kay

    Ooh it looks fab. I’m sorely tempted to get one myself! x

  • http://www.beautylover.co.uk/ Paula @ Beauty Lover

    Stunning dress! Love ASOS x

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

  • NKA

    What size are you sporting in this picture?