I don’t often wear black. Not on its own if you know what I mean, especially in summer. I have black trousers, tops and accessories, but it’s rare that I wear only black. There’s no particular reason for this, other than I love colour, so I’m generally drawn to bright rather than sombre clothes. However, this stunning black sun dress by Iconique changed my mind. (You might remember that I mentioned it in the post I wrote about some neutral additions to my holiday wardrobe. Despite my love of colour, I do try to take neutral accessories on holiday to avoid excess luggage ;)) I had my eye on it last year and it wasn’t available in my size. When I was looking for a few new things to take with me to Porto Santo this year, I checked back and to my delight, it was in stock.
Flamboyant Black Sun Dress
I love everything about the dress: the sheer lace panel, the full skirt, the fluted statement sleeves. I wore mine for lunch and also over my bikini for a stroll along the beautiful beach.
You can see from the photographs that it was really quite overcast. It was like that for the majority of the time actually as well as being rather breezy. And you can see from my hair that on some days, it was downright windy. It was still warm enough to sunbathe, but nothing quite beats a bright blue sky and wall-to-wall sunshine does it?
This black sun dress is dressy enough for dinner too. A pair of wedge espadrilles and a clutch and it’s good to go.
The large hoop drop earrings are equally flamboyant and are from the aptly-named LBD dress range at Toolally. They make a fabulous statement and I wore mine with several of my holiday outfits throughout the week. They’re made from acetate, (with gold-plated fixings), so although they’re large, they are very lightweight. Not only that, they don’t get hot like some metal jewellery does in the sun and any salty-sea splashes are very easily removed!
Silver Angel Wing Pendant
I wore this silver angel wing pendant over and over too, (I layered it with another necklace with my tie-dye maxi dress). It sits at just the right place to draw the eye to the beautiful detail on the dress’s neckline.
I took several bikinis with me but we only photographed this one from F&F clothing. It’s out of stock now, but for future reference, it is excellent quality and fitted very well indeed. I wouldn’t hesitate to but more swimwear from there in future. And just so you know, it wasn’t a gift. It was an impulse buy from Tesco when I was doing the food shopping!