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Sometimes you see a dress and you know that it needs to be in your wardrobe – NOW!

This is how I felt about the Bohemian Traders Striped Maxi Dress – as soon as it came out I wanted it and badly.

Every winter I always add to my wardrobe three basic pieces – a new pair of jeans, a new jacket (this year its a black blazer from Witchery) and a striped dress.

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I tried to resist and it actually worked for a couple of months that was until the weather started to cool and then I couldn’t resist any longer.

Now just let me say up front this dress was not gifted or is this post sponsored in any way – I just love it and want to share the love.

Here are a couple of reasons why I love this dress so much

  • its stripes – I have a weakness for anything with stripes and to me they are a wardrobe neutral. I love the large horizontal blue and brown stripes, I know they say horizontal stripes make you look larger but I think this is a bit of a falsity. The larger stripes I think the opposite effect.
  • made from a lovely soft cotton with just the right amount of stretch, also heavy enough fabric that it doesn’t cling.
  • maxi length A-line with long sleeves a flattering shape for most body shapes.
  • it has POCKETS – I could have just started and ended on this one fact and that would have been enough for me.

I decided that this dress was perfect for a 3 LOOKS post – I have so many different ways to wear this dress going around in my head below are just 3 of them.

You will notice that on the model this ends mid calf for me (I’m 161.5 cm) it finishes closer to my ankles but still short enough to be able to wear flats without the dress touching the ground, I’m wearing the medium.

WEEKEND/TRAVEL – Frankie 4 NAT sneakers $229.95 * (white currently out of stock but cream available) Frankie 4 are currently having a sale with select styles reduced to $99.95 – shop link here | Denim Jacket (similar style here) | Uberkate Love Lines large *

SHOPPING/ DATE NIGHT – kept it really simple let the dress be the statement and just added a pair of Gold Boots from Asos, these are no longer available but check out other styles here

WORKWitchery Blazer black $279.95 | Matisse Caty Boots (a prize from a recent Instagram competition) | Jord Frankie Watch $189.00 (USD) *

Items marked with a * were gifted to me.

L~ F
  • I just knew this dress would look amazing on you – so glad you got it! I’m with you where pockets are concerned – they are the deciding factor 9/10 times for me STAT.
    So can I choose a favourite look? Nope. Love them all! And can I just mention your hair again FABULOUS xxx

    • I knew I would love it too – I was impressed with my self control but it did fail me in the end. I’m white partial to the gold boots look but will wear all of them multiple times

  • I think you’re already bored of this dress and want to give it to me… I mean the baby… 😉 1000% Babe as usual x

    • Haha this would be the perfect pregnancy dress – as there is room around the bump. If I ever get sick of it I’ll send it your way 😜

  • Dana Paxton

    Love this dress on you – stripes all the way. And the styling is so gooood. Thanks for some morning insp xx

  • Sharon Coutman

    Love this dress on you, would it suit a true apple shape? As in my waist is the widest part of my body by far.