A Red Contrast Hem Dress And Shimmer Sandals For A Striking Summer Evening Look

When I first saw this striking red dress with its black and white striped contrast hem on Instagram a short while ago, I knew it would be perfect to wear on holiday. The dress gods must have been smiling on me, because the lovely people at Lagom contacted me and asked If I’d like to choose something from their website. Several styles caught my eye, but this was still my favourite.


The Lagom Allegra Contrast Hem Dress

This dress is named Allegra and years of piano lessons mean I know this is the term used to describe fast, happy music. The contrast hem with its black and white stripes is of course reminiscent of a keyboard too. It drapes and catches the breeze beautifully and I want to swish and swoosh and dance in it. Therefore, this happy, vibrant dress is perfectly named.


My shoes are from by Lotus, a brand that has a fabulous selection of footwear and handbags. I wear their footwear regularly so you might remember my leopard print boots, the houndstooth check ankle boots or the nude pumps with multi-coloured wedge that I wore earlier this year. I chose these black glimmer strappy sandals because they compliment the contrast hem on my dress beautifully. They have a very elegant mid-height heel which I know will make them a wardrobe staple. Not only that, they’re comfortable and versatile enough to wear with jeans or trousers too.



These photographs were taken on the Balcon de Europa which is where we stayed in Nerja. It’s a wonderful part of the town which comes alive at night with portrait painters and singers. Furthermore, it has breathtaking views which I don’t think I could ever tire of.


I think you’ll see why.


My red Allegra dress is a gift from Lagom (£75) and the Gabby black shimmer sandals, (£59.99), are a gift from Lotus. In addition, Lagom and Lotus co-sponsored this blog post. As always, everything I write is 100% honest and all content is my own. It’d be lovely if you’d support the brands that support me. I’ll be linking the post to I Will Wear What I Like,  Brilliant Blog Posts and The Saturday Share.



  1. August 8, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    It’s such an unusual dress. I love that the hem could be a piano keyboard. Ah the Balcon, I have a few more weeks to wait until I can walk on it! Xx

    • elizabeth
      August 8, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      It’s so unusual isn’t it and I absolutely love it. I can totally understand why you’re counting down to being on the fabulous Balcon again. I would love to go back for a third visit…xxx

  2. August 8, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    This look is too cute! I really love the scrappy sandals. They make anything just a little more girly. <3

    • elizabeth
      August 8, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Ah, thank you Lexie. The sandals are so pretty and dainty aren’t they (shimmery too) xxx

  3. August 8, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Such a unique dress which looks fabulous on you, Liz! Your sandals are a perfect match – so feminine.
    Beautiful photos and I can understand why it is your favourite holiday destination!

    I didn’t know you can play the piano – sadly I am completely lacking any musical talent…

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • elizabeth
      August 8, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      It is unique yes and so vibrant and fun. Nerja is so beautiful Annette and I honestly think I could go there Year after year and never tire of it. I had piano lessons for a long time, as did Poppy and Harry. We have a piano here but it’s sooo out of tune after being in storage during our house move. One day, one day, I’ll get a better one xxx

  4. August 8, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    You and that statement dress look fabulous x

    • elizabeth
      August 8, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you Vicki! Such a happy dress xxx

  5. August 8, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    What a different dress. Such a fun design and black white and red always seem to match perfectly.

    • elizabeth
      August 9, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Thank you Nancy. It’s so unusual isn’t it! It just makes me want to dance! xxx

  6. August 9, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Wonderful dress! I love the originality of the design and the stamping, with this beautiful combination of colors. The end of the dress is really gorgeous. You look really impressive with it.

    • elizabeth
      August 9, 2017 / 8:17 am

      Thank you so much Josep-Maria. It is so unusual and very striking. I really enjoyed wearing it and swishing it around! I hope you’re well? Have a happy day xxx

  7. Karen
    August 9, 2017 / 8:31 am

    You always look fabulous in red, and this dress is so different – quite a find! Kx

    • elizabeth
      August 9, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Thank you Karen. I love red and always enjoy wearing it. It’s so vibrant and uplifting. It can’t fail to make you feel happy! xxx

  8. August 9, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Now that is a GORGEOUS dress and stunning shoes! The perfect outfit for a night out on the town. LOVE LOVE LOVE it, Lizzy!
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner

    • elizabeth
      August 9, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thank you Suzy. It is definitely the perfect going out dress and I absolutely love it! Such a fun dress xxx

  9. mummy here and here
    August 16, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I love this dress and vivid colours with it. X #brilliantblogposts

    • elizabeth
      August 17, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you very much! It’s such a striking dress isn’t it xxx

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