One of my favourite things about blogging is being able to work with some amazing brands from all over the world, and learning about new brands that I hadn’t come across before. This was the case with this post, and the next couple of posts that will be up on my blog throughout the week. I was recently contacted by TOBI, and asked if I’d like to collaborate with them on a few posts. Now, I get quite a few of these emails from various different brands, and I turn most of them down for not fitting with the theme of my blog, or if I simply just don’t want to associate myself with them. However, even though I hadn’t heard of TOBI before, I was instantly hooked on their website, and their gorgeous clothes – especially their dresses!
This first dress that I chose initially caught my eye because of the beautiful rose colour, and the figure-flattering bodycon style. It fits me really well, and the sizing, I found, is very true to size. As they are an American brand, based in LA (not jealous at all), I was a little unsure on how the sizing of their dresses would fit me, but I was pleasantly surprised. They do have a size guide on their website, which is what I used to determine which size I would need. I found this to be really useful – especially as they have a detailed size chart with a UK equivalent, and I have to say that it’s pretty accurate. I was impressed!
One of the main things I love about this dress is the design at the back, with the lace-up back and thin, adjustable straps. The halterneck design enables you to adjust the straps to fit you and your body, allowing the dress to fit you in the most flattering way. It was a little tricky at first to thread the elasticated straps through the little holes in the back of the dress, but I was able to do this by looking at the photo on the website, and from there it was quite easy to do. I also only had to thread them once, and I was able to put the dress on over my head, and pull it down to fit. I then pulled the small zip up, and I was able (just about) to tie the straps up at the back, but you could, of course, get someone to help you if you’re not able to do it yourself.
When it came to styling this dress with a pair of shoes, I had quite a few different options. This bodycon dress could easily be worn with a pair of strappy heels, but I chose to style it with a pair of peep-toe baby pink heels, with a stylish cut-out design, and suedette finish. I think the colours of the dress and heels look great alongside each other, as they’re slightly different in colour – the dress is more of a rose pink colour, and the heels are more of a baby pink/nude, but they look great together, as the two different colours don’t take too much away from the detailing in either part of the outfit.
This is the first of three posts in collaboration with TOBI, so stay tuned to my blog this week to see the other two gorgeous dresses. The next post will be up on Wednesday, and the final post will be up on Friday. See you then!
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