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Five Dresses That Almost Made Me Cry

Oh, Chi Chi London: how COULD you? 

Chi Chi London floral chiffon dress

Seriously, how could you taunt me with this dress? I mean, you know I can’t afford it, right? Well, actually, you DON’T: because you don’t even know me. You’re probably really confused right now, in fact. Sorry about that. But you know now: I can’t afford to buy this dress, OR, indeed justify the purchase of yet another one of your dresses… and yet still you insist on tempting me with the promise that if I just buy it anyway, my life will be transformed, and I’ll be JUST LIKE THIS MODEL, smugly looking down at the floor, safe in the knowledge that SHE’S the one wearing That Dress. God, I hate her right now.

And as if that wasn’t enough, you then have to add insult to injury by following it up with THIS:

Chi Chi London dress with floral embroidery at the waist

It has just a touch of old-fashioned glamour to it, don’t you think? If I had THIS dress, I’d ALSO have a touch of old-fashioned glamour to me: and I’d magically know how to do Heidi braids, like this girl. No amount of You Tube tutorials have managed to teach me the magical art of braids – but this dress would. I just know it.

I could continue showing you Chi Chi London dresses until you yelled at me to stop, but it’s only fair to give someone else an opportunity to make me cry, too. Like ASOS, for instance. And this dress:

ASOS jacquard dress

I’m showing you the side view of this one, because I really don’t think the photo they’ve used of the front does it justice – mostly because it looks like the model is wearing her older sister’s dress by mistake. In the right size, though, I think this has the potential to be a real stunner: not that I’ll ever find out, though, because HEAVY SIGH.

Miss Selfridge are also in on the act, with this little number:

Miss Selfridge prom dress

Finally, my old friends Lindybop thought it wouldn’t be at all cruel to do THIS:

Lindybop 'Jekyll' green jacquard wiggle dress

Which, honestly, would be SO perfect for New Year’s Eve that I can hardly stand it. It’s called ‘Jeckyl’ by the way: possibly because it has the power to turn innocent shoppers into Hyde? I think so.

  • The last dress is stunning, so elegant. D. x

    December 5, 2015
  • They’re all gorgeous! I’ve been crying over Chi Chi dresses too today. Christmas can be such a cruel time of year, having to spend all your money on pretty things for OTHER PEOPLE!!

    December 5, 2015
  • Some beauties! I was eyeing the green Lindybop one, but then gave up on the idea because I remembered how badly 90% of Lindybop dresses fit on me, and then saw some photos of customers in the dress and it looked like it creases really badly. The Asos one is really interesting, I think it does have more potential than in the photograph. x

    December 5, 2015
  • Great dresses!::)

    December 7, 2015
  • You could totally work that grey ASOS one into your everyday life Amber! I can see it now… (or I dunno, in a couple of weeks time when you snag it on sale?! Ha!) I personally really love that Miss Selfridge one but have an old Anthro brocade dress in the same colours so will merely admire from afar.

    December 7, 2015
  • Cripes, that first one is a dream. And Lindy Bop are really knocking it out of the park lately with their dresses.

    December 8, 2015
  • Jinx


    Just incase you have missed it, Jeckyl in green is currently in the Lindybop sale – in red too – i know cos i bought it – and it is beautiful – looks and feels great on!! 🙂

    July 19, 2016