Well they say good things come to those who wait, I’m not sure I am 100% convinced. A while ago I won a £20 voucher for pop couture which was fab, so I decided to have a browse and purchase something that I wouldn’t normally buy (it seemed like a good idea at the time). And that is what I did,. To give a little context, firstly I never wear purple and secondly I hate the feel of velvet. So naturally I chose this purple velvet dess (again, it seemed like a good idea at the time). I had a bit of long wait for it to be delivered (they’d taken my payment but deleted my order, DOH), but anyway when it finally got delivered I was excited to see my dress in real life. Naturally disappointment swam over me when I realised it seriously was purple, and yes, I did hate the feel of velvet. Well duh! Anyway, I didn’t want to be quick to judge on appearance only so decided to try it on and give it a little outing.
. Pop Couture Purple Velvet Dess . Dune Wedges . Accessorize Belt . Sisters Sequin Jacket .
So here it is, and I must say despite my initial disappointment when opening my package, since trying it on and giving a little style overhaul – I took off the belt it came with and teamed with my own accessories, I actually don’t mind it so much after all. It’s definitely a dress I’d save for evenings out, as I fear if I attempted to dress it down I could look quite gothic, but that may just be because I need some ‘day time look’ inspiration.
Have you got any tips for dressing velvet skater dresses down? How would you wear this look? Also, have you ever bought from pop couture, how was your experience?
Leanne Marie says
I really like the colour of this dress, but like you it isnt a colour I would normally pick. It does look lovely on you though! xx
its really cute – ive got a black and red velvet dress the same, ive worn the black once and the red ones got the labels on – had to buy them tho ;)
I have a velvet skater dress from Topshop and i usually just wear it with a cardigan/long blazer with layered jewelry! I also have a post on my blog – rachelpan – featuring Pop Couture, i have a few items from them and they’re all so nice.
Love that dress! x
Ellie Burns says
i love the dress- awesome colour! xx
it looks gorgeous the way you put it together, otherwise i’m not a fan of velvet either :)
That dress is fabulous! xx
Steph0188: StephanieDreams says
This is just stunning ;)
You looks gorgeous, and the dress is just amazing xx
good lord that dress is perfect on you x
banana and mandarina says
great outfit :)i love the jacket!
ahhh pea it looks so good with my sequins ;) i tihnk we can definitily do some swapping and borrowing there?!? ;) haha. you look gorge, and love the ones of you spinning cant wait for you to be home, ive been shopping and need someone to take photos!!!
love youuuuu xx
jennifer june says
I’ve seen a few people with similar dresses and for day time looks they’ve added a little knitted jumper so it looks like a skirt, and then wear tights and boots! It really tones the velvet down a bit :) I think the purple suits you though with your blonde hair! Xxx
It looks gorgeous on you, honestly! I don’t have anything velvet in my wardrobe, maybe I need to! x
It looks fantastic on you! Love how you’ve accessorised too :)
It actually looks great on you! The dress is one of those unique pieces that not everyone has and/or can wear.
love love love love this dress!
Princess Naheeda says
I also do not wear purple and dislike the feel of velvet! But I must say you’ve worn it beautifully and subtly ( without looking at all gothic). Looks lovely xxx
Base Experience says
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I love this outfit, you look so lovely! I recently bought a black velvet skater dress actually, i love how soft they are! I really like how you’ve put this outfit together though, the purple is so sweet :) xo
Your dress and the colour is beautiful. A fab outfit hun. xx
love this outfit! the dress is sooo beautiful :))