purple bardot dress

The 12 Days of Christmas Outfits: Day 5 – The Purple Bardot dress

ASOS purple jaquard prom dress

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purple bardot prom dress

Another day, another bardot-style dress/top. 

I wish I could tell you this would be the last you’d see of this style (in this series at least), but alas, I have ANOTHER bardot top planned for tomorrow: and, knowing me, THAT probably won’t be the last one, either. What can I say, I like a bare shoulder. I really hope that line doesn’t get me hits from shoulder fetishists or something. Let’s move on, shall we?

I bought this dress in an ASOS sale about three years ago, and I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never actually worn it – other than right now, I mean. In my defence, I have very few clothes that have never been worn: I’m not a believer in either dressing down, or in “keeping things for best”, because YOLO, but with this one, well, the opportunity just never presented itself. It’s very sad, I know. Because I rather suspected this would be the case when I first saw it, I bravely managed to resist buying it until the price had dropped to something ridiculous (I’m pretty sure it cost me around £25 or something…), which is how I managed to justify it to myself.

I firmly believe that clothes should be worn, and not just left to hang in the closet, like some kind of bizarre shopping trophy, but with that said, I ALSO believe that you find a bargain, and you REALLY love it, it doesn’t make much sense to leave it behind, just because you don’t have a reason to wear it rightthatverysecond. I mean, who knows when an occasion might present itself that’s just crying out for a purple bardot prom dress? My invitation to the ambassador’s ball might be in the post as I write this, for all I know! (Er, probably not, all things considered, but it’s good to be prepared, isn’t it?) And if all else fails, I haven’t decided what I’m wearing for New Year’s Eve yet, so there’s still hope…

All things considered, then, I think my only regret here is that I didn’t ALSO buy the yellow version they released. Or the pink. If anyone needs me, I’ll be over on eBay…

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  • Ah, this looks so lovely on you. I had this dress but like you hadn’t worn it, and got rid earlier in the year. Sort of regretting that now, though.

    December 17, 2015
  • Nicola


    Oh I LOVE this dress! I would be like you – Even looking at your pictures I would know that I had almost no reason to ever wear it, but I’d definitely buy it anyway!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

    December 17, 2015
  • Jeeez it’s just SO pretty!!
    I’ve yet to find a decent enough strapless bra so I could attempt a Bardot neckline haha.
    Sure we all have at least one dress hiding in the back of the closet though, yea?
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks.com

    December 17, 2015
  • This is the dress I wore to my work Christmas party last year – yay! I love a good bardot neckline too, although I find them a little more tricky to wear at this time of year because I inevitably have to layer up with a cardigan over the top and cover up the neckline or find it bunching up with normal sleeves – boo!

    December 17, 2015
  • That dress is gorgeous!!! I have a beaded 20s style dress that I got for an absolute bargain and that is currently waiting for the prefect occasion …

    December 17, 2015
  • I seem to be acquiring dresses that are waiting for their moment lately… But oh, they will all have them. I will make sure of that! This one is a stunner, you were definitely right to get it.

    December 17, 2015
  • I did think I hadn’t seen this dress before and I’ve been reading your blog for around 4 years now. However at £25 I’d be more than happy to buy something that will sit unworn for a long time until the right occassion presents itself. Especially if it’s purple – my favourite colour 🙂

    December 18, 2015
  • Myra


    This dress is perfect for Hogmaney – wear it 🙂

    December 18, 2015
  • Goodness me, this dress is absolutely stunning. You look amazing in it! Please excuse me whilst I dash over to eBay and try to find myself one…
    Poppy | http://poppyallanorma.com

    January 8, 2016