The Hope Clothing Cocoon Dress with Silver Sandals

Do you remember the reptile print leggings that I wore back in January? They were from Hope Fashion which is where today’s dress is from. Hope is a brand aimed towards the 40-plus woman and is the brainchild of Nayna Mackintosh, formerly of Marks and Spencer. The models on the website reflect this demographic and everything is designed to flatter and inspire confidence and the pieces work together to create a capsule wardrobe. 

The Cocoon Pocket Dress is made from a beautiful stretch jersey fabric which really does cocoon perfectly. It has large side pockets and the subtle diagonal detailing across the front is like intricately constructed fabric origami.

Hope black cocoon dress and silver sandals

It simply slips on and is one of those dresses that is just so easy to wear. It doesn’t crumple and because it drapes so beautifully it looks as pristine at the end of the day as it does at the start. It would be perfect for travelling.

I wore mine for a relaxed lunch date and teamed it with silver sandals.

It looks like I’m in an Indonesian hut but I’m not. We had lunch at Utopia on the Broughton Hall Estate in Skipton and this is actually the outdoor shelter they provide for their smoker employees. It’s beautiful and I can’t help thinking it does nothing to discourage the habit, but, it served as a lovely back drop for my photographs today.

Hope black cocoon dress and silver sandals

Hope black cocoon dress and silver sandals

Hope black cocoon dress and silver sandals

Hope black cocoon dress and silver sandals

I like my clothing to work hard for me and try whenever possible to choose dresses that are adaptable both for different occasions and at different times of the year. I’m looking forward to wearing this dress with heels for an evening occasion and with my reptile print leggings and ankle boots in winter.

Hope Cocoon dress, style three ways

I’m attending a 30/40 blogger meet on Monday at The Imperial in Chelsea which is sponsored by Hope. There will be a pop-up shop showcasing the current lines and Nayna Mackintosh is attending, so I’m very much looking forward to meeting her and to catching up with and meeting new fellow bloggers and perhaps trying on a few more pieces.

Love Liz x

Outfit details:
*The Cocoon Pocket Dress, Hope Fashion £120
Silver bangles by Danon at Lizzy O (sign up to my monthly newsletter in the right hand sidebar of my blog for exclusive subscriber discounts for Lizzy O).
*Tan and white watche, Uncle Jack £79
Silver sandals, Boden past season.

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Disclosure: This post was written in conjunstion with Hope Fashion. All opinions are 100% honest and all content is my own. Thank you very much for supporting the brands that support What Lizzy Loves. 



  1. Sheela Goh
    May 13, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I adore that dress, Lizzy, it's the sort of cut I love, in the type of fabric I'm very partial to 🙂 alright, I'll be honest, you had me at iron-free!!!

    I do hope you'll come share this dress on my Project Sister Act Link-up, it's live now, and I'd love for my readers to see how gorgeous a sleek black dress can be xoxo

    • Elizabeth Yeowart
      May 16, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Iron free is always a winner!!! Yes, it's a lovely cut and drapes perfectly.
      Thank you for hosting the link-up. I've added this post xxx

  2. Suzy Turner
    May 14, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    It's a gorgeous dress, and I must say I'm particularly taken with it because it has pockets! I LOVE pockets on dresses and wish more dresses had pockets. They're just so cool! I'd be inclined to also try this dress with jeans, I reckon it'd look lovely. As always, you look stunning!
    Suzy x

    • Elizabeth Yeowart
      May 16, 2016 / 8:54 am

      I know! Pockets always make a difference but I don't really know why! I'm the same. Love a picket!!! Thank you Suzy xxxx

  3. The Sequinist
    May 14, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Like Suzy, I love a dress with pockets! This looks like a really versatile piece; I'm looking forward to seeing all the ways you'll style it! Can't wait to see you tomorrow, love. xx

    • Elizabeth Yeowart
      May 16, 2016 / 8:55 am

      Thank you Lisa! It will be very versatile and I already have plans for wearing it with heels and a long sparkly necklace! xxx

  4. Michelle Lyndon-Dykes
    May 14, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    That's a great style on you Liz. The cut flatters your figure perfectly and I'm loving the idea of the pockets.
    Michelle xxx

    • Elizabeth Yeowart
      May 16, 2016 / 8:56 am

      Thank you Michelle. It's such a beautiful cut and the fabric is gorgeous! xxx

  5. May 18, 2016 / 10:16 am

    This dress is really the perfect dress, isn't it?! It looks fabulous. It looks super comfortable. It has pockets. And you literally could pair it with anything making it so versatile. I love the silver sandals!


  6. Angela Milnes
    May 18, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Thats a nice dress and a lovely pair of sandals. I'm a huge fan of sandals. Thanks for sharing. Angela from Daysinbed #BrilliantBlogPosts

  7. Mess and Merlot
    May 18, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Oooh I love this! It's what I call an 'All you can eat buffet' dress 😄 Oh and YES to pockets in dresses. Great investment piece x #brillblogpost

  8. Moderate Mum
    May 19, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I love this! I bought a dress in a similar shape recently but it doesn't have any give and I learned too late that it is dry clean only. I will definitely check this one out #brilliantblogposts

  9. High Latitude Style
    May 24, 2016 / 4:29 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Love this simple dress

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