The Most Feminine Dress In The World

Topshop pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress with leopard print espadrilles

My daughter Poppy and I have just come back from a long weekend in Brighton and it’s on the sea front there that these photographs were taken. My son is away on a foreign exchange trip and because Poppy has finished her GCSEs, we decided to grasp the opportunity to spend some time together and take a mini-break to somewhere had both been keen to visit. It was a wonderful few days, made even more special by the glorious weather and it was lovely to be able to wear this dress, bought just last week from Topshop when trying on outfits for York Races, where I’m going on Friday. I fell in love as soon as I saw it. The ruffles, the midi length, the halter-neck, the broderie anglaise and the divine shade of shell pink had me at hello and I was smitten. It isn’t quite right for race day, but is utterly perfect for our family holiday in Nerja, (which is now less than two weeks away now- can you tell I’m excited?), and for our autumn holiday in Lanzarote. I don’t often shop for myself in Topshop, it’s usually for Poppy, but I was surprised by just how many things caught my eye and how many I could and would wear without the fear of being accused of “borrowing” from my teenage daughter’s wardrobe. My shopping trip last week really opened my eyes.

pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress with leopard print espadrilles, Brighton

pink broderie anglaise ruffle midi dress with leopard print espadrilles

pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress over 40 fashion Topshop

Topshop pale pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress with leopard print espadrilles

The detail is exquisite. I can’t think of a prettier combination of texture, detail and colour- this has to be a contender for the most feminine dress in the world.

pink broderie anglaise ruffle detail on Topshop midi dress

Back view of pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress with leopard print espadrilles

Top half pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress

Topshop pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress with leopard print espadrilles and leopard print wrap bracelet

Leopard print wedge espadrilles

It’s so rare to be able to go out in the evening in this country without an extra layer of some description so we made the most and dined al-fresco. 

pink broderie anglaise ruffle halter neck midi dress. Poppy print top and shorts coords

Thank for the lovely comments and feedback on my Instagram Stories that I shared while we were there. I’ll put together a blog of edited highlights, (and there really are so many), because it’s a fabulous, vibrant place to visit and I’m still buzzing!

Love Lizzy x


I’m wearing:
Pink broderie halter neck midi dress, £65, Topshop
Leopard and diamante wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O (Sign up to my monthly newsletter here for exclusive subscriber discounts at Lizzy O).
Unisa two part leopard print wedge espadrilles, £80, John Lewis

Photographs: 
Poppy Johnston

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I Will Wear What I LikeBrilliant Blog Posts/The Saturday Share

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11 Comments

  1. Michelle Tyler July 11, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Oh wow yes it most certainly is! Would you mind if I copied you Liz? Heehee that's cheeky 😉
    I so love seeing you & poppy together in posts, I wonder if you'll do a joint blog one day? The mother/daughter blogs are rare but incredibly popular you know. You two would be a hit! xx

    • Elizabeth Yeowart July 11, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much and I'd be flattered if you copied! Aw, I love sharing photos of Poppy too, (with her consent of course). I'd love to do a joint blog post with her….xxxxx

  2. Porcelina July 12, 2017 / 7:00 am

    It's a super feminine dress indeed! Brighton's fab isn't it? And I'm so jealous you're returning to Nerja! X

    • Elizabeth Yeowart July 12, 2017 / 7:20 am

      It really is a feminine dress– I love it! Brighton is such a vibrant place. We enjoyed every moment and yes, we booked Nerja shortly after returning last time. It was perfect for what we want and need, so we're incredibly excited!! xxxx

  3. Emma T July 12, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    It is a girly dress, so pretty but not sickly sweet. Still quite elegant. #brilliantblogposts

  4. mummabstylish July 15, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Super dress, I could tell you were in Brighton by the railings and sea view – hope it was fun. x Jacqui
    mummabstylish

  5. Michelle Lyndon-Dykes July 16, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    That dress is so you Liz! it suits you perfectly and flatters you so much.
    Michelle xx

  6. Honest Mum July 17, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Wow, what a stunning dress. You look beautiful. I adore Topshop x

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