Pretty Little Thing is a brand that is generally linked with young women in their late teens and early twenties. When they contacted me and asked if I would like to choose three dresses from their site to style up I jumped at the chance. I’ve never bought from Pretty Little Thing before so this is my first experience. Would someone in their early thirties find something suitable to wear? Could I find anything that suits my style?
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I took to the dress section of their website and was overwhelmed with the sheer volume of options. At the time of writing this there are 2794 styles to choose from. These range from everyday to going out, mini to maxi, and everything in between.
As I scrolled through there were dresses that would leave me feeling very exposed but there were actually more options for me than I was expecting. I narrowed my choice down and went for a day option, evening option and one that I could wear for either.
The dresses arrived the next day. I have to say I was a bit worried, the dresses are very affordable so would the price be reflected in their quality?
The first dress I went for was the Raina Navy Floral Frill Wrap Mini Dress which retails at £25. I chose it because it is a similar style to my blue/ grey floral dress and I’ve been looking for one to wear that’s slightly more autumnal. I decided to go a size bigger in all of the dresses as I like a bit more of a drape and for the dresses to be a little longer. If I had gone for my normal size they still would have fitted perfectly.
While I realise this is a wrap dress I hadn’t actually thought about the fact that you can undo it completely. Sensible underwear/ shorts may be required on windy days but I’m very happy with my choice. I decided to style it with over knee boots that I have had a good eight years. I love this for an everyday look!
The second dress is Kamini Dusty Pink Lace Frill Wrap Over Shift Dress which retails at £28 down from £35. As this dress is mainly lace I was a bit concerned that it would feel cheap. It is actually surprisingly heavy with a nude lining to the front and from the waist down. The back is completely lace. One thing I will say is that the dress is a much deep, duskier pink than in the image on the website, however, I think I prefer that.
The dress is quite a pretty choice for me so of course I had to try and make it edgier. I paired it with my Office Lucky Charm Boots which are Chloe Susanna dupes, and my black leather ASOS jacket.
The third dress I went for is the Clariya Black Frill Neck Ruffle Layer Lace Bodycon Dress which retails for £30. This dress is actually my favourite. As I sized up it isn’t too bodycon and I find it skims in a more flattering way. Again the lace doesn’t feel cheap and it is lined to preserve your modesty. I’ve styled it as if I were wearing it to an event. I went for my Jimmy Choo Addison Heels and this statement bag from ASOS.
Overall I’m pleased with the dresses I went for. They all felt good quality and I didn’t feel like mutton dressed as lamb! More dresses have been added to the site since I chose these three and there are a few more that I would happily add to my wardrobe.
Have you shopped from Pretty Little Thing? What did you think?