I probably wouldn’t wear this green sequin dress, but that doesn’t stop me wanting it

green sequin dress

green sequin dress, £85

Do you ever look at an item of clothing and feel like, if you owned it, your whole life would be different?

That’s how I feel about this green sequin dress.

I mean, it’s not really my usual style, is it? Oh, the colour is, sure. Well, it’s mint green: and when did you ever know me to turn my nose up at a mint green dress? Never, that’s when. I should probably shy away from this one, though, because like I said, it’s not my usual style. It’s short, for one thing – not super short, but short enough for someone who almost exclusively wears midi lengths to feel like she’s wearing someone else’s clothes by accident. It’s also kinda lose-fitting, which, on my pear-shaped self, normally just makes me look pregnant. Oh yeah, and it’s covered in sequins: which isn’t the MOST practical look for someone who works from home, in a small village in the countryside, is it?

None of that matters, though, because when I look at this dress, I imagine myself as someone totally different. I’d have long legs, for one thing (I don’t have long legs). And a tan (I never, ever tan). I’d also have one of those effortless, Alexa Chung hairdos, which is all kinda mussed-up and sexy looking, rather than just… well, mussed-up, which is what my hair usually looks like. Oh, and I live in St Tropez. On a yacht. And I sit on sunlit terraces sipping champagne, before dancing the night away at some glamorous party, in a house with an infinity pool. And I wear this dress, obviously: I mean, I could ALSO wear it while sitting at home typing out blog posts, but it wouldn’t be quiet the same, would it?

(In this fictional scenario, I also have a little miniature pony, which follows me around like a dog. His name is Ralph. This has nothing to do with the dress, by the way – I just thought I’d mention it…)

  • What a gorgeous dress! Love the colour. I’m a sucker for mint green too.

    July 7, 2015
  • I have been wanting to hone in on my personal style, which made me think of you, since you have such a specific look, and i wondered if you ever deviated from that look ever, and this answered my question! It is such a pretty, sparkly thing. I wouldnt buy it but it would probably sit in my internet cart forever. Living with cats i dont tend to buy shiny, snaggable items!

    July 7, 2015
  • I loved reading this post, I mean the dress is gorgeous but more importantly, your description of your imaginary life while wearing the dress made me laugh.

    July 7, 2015
  • I see that dress and think that would be a stunning New Years evening out dress. However I do not have evenings out and definitely not on New Years. New Years I spend at home in my pjs with cocoa and it’s my favorite way to start the new year. But it doesn’t stop me from wanting to buy sequin dresses to wear out on a night I’d never go out.

    Fashion and Happy Things

    July 7, 2015
  • Oh no – this dress haunted me when I was looking for a gatsby-esque-wedding-guest outfit, loved it for all the same reasons (can I be a mermaid please) but didn’t go full add-to-basket because of the shape…! If this was a two piece I would find a way to wear every day!

    x Síle

    July 7, 2015
  • Miss Kitty


    I had a dress in a similar style once. Like you, I imagined that I would look devastatingly sexy in it. In reality, I looked like a potato sack tied around the middle. I learned my lesson and leave this style of dress to those who are tall and gorgeous. But that doesn’t stop me wanting this dress.

    July 8, 2015
  • It is a beautiful dress, I would probably just buy it so I could look at it and never wear it!

    July 10, 2015
  • I read this post and then yesterday at the car boot sale I came across this very dress!!!! It was in perfect condition, obviously just been worn once, but it was several sizes too big so I left it there. If it had been a small size I would have tweeted you to ask if you wanted it, I think they were only asking a fiver.


    July 12, 2015