So according to research conducted by UK Retailer Dorothy Perkins, Belfast ladies prefer the pencil dress above all other dress styles. I knew us Belfast girls were a tasteful bunch! The pencil dress is a classic style designed to highlight the womanly figure – cut to accentuate the waist and give a sophisticated hourglass figure. I have a good few pencil dresses in my wardrobe and they’re often my go-to pieces when I don’t know what to wear to an event. You’ll never be too under dressed or over dressed when you’ve got your fave pencil dress on.
When Dorothy Perkins asked me to take part in #DPDressesTheNation, a fun experiment to discover the nations favourite dresses, how could I say no? I’ve been a firm dress lover for years and the chance to wear a lovely pencil dress sounded good to me. I choose a statement red pencil dress and paired if with a DP denim jacket and white t-bar sandals. I love this look! I’ve such a casual style these days and rarely go out partying anymore so being able to dress up and feel super feminine was a treat. And I felt very comfortable as the dress is stretchy and the shoes aren’t skyscraper high. I like that the denim jacket and minimalist silver jewellery gives a relaxed glam look.
To set off my new dress, I got photos taken in one of my favourite Belfast city centre locations – The Titanic Quarter. I work in this wonderful area and I love that it is once again a thriving place after so long being dormant. Now there is the majestic Titanic Building where tourists flock to everyday, there’s Belfast Metropolitan College, the Odyssey Arena and the Titanic Studios where alot of the Game of Thrones magic happens! The Titanic Quarter is of course the place where the RMS Titanic was built and were the famous Harland and Wolff yellow cranes reside.
However, due to it’s location by Belfast Harbour, the Titanic Quarter is a wind tunnel. My poor hair was whipped every which way when I was getting the outfit photos. Glossy lip gloss probably wasn’t the smartest beauty decision considering most of it ended up in my hair!
If you live in the UK you can find out what sort of dress your city prefers and let me know if you agree or disagree. And don’t miss out on the #DPDressesTheNation competition to win a year’s supply of dresses! To enter simply post a pic of you in your fave DP dress and share it to any of your social media accounts using #DPDressesTheNation.