This dress was an impulse buy, purchased in the Joanie Christmas sale. I love dogtooth/houndstooth print and it looked suitable for work, too, which is always a bonus.
And I wasn’t let down.
I ordered The Cece Dogtooth Dress for £9.00, reduced down from £30.00 which is a pretty impressive saving. Joanie did put on a good end of year sale!
Taken from Joanie’s website:
Believing that our look is for every body, Joanie’s pieces are always available in sizes 8-22. We are inclusive, not exclusive and celebrate individuals who know their own style; bringing them together as a united community where everyone is welcome.
As a brand, we’re inspired by decades past and life’s surprising details; whether it be an intricate print on a china tea set, pretty embroidery on a collar or the pastel washed houses lining sea front villages on the Italian Riviera.
And I do really like Joanie as a company. They feel personable, fun and genuine.
My order arrived just a few days after placing it and was packaged really well. I was so excited to open it and was not at all disappointed. I am usually a size 10 in most shops so opted for a size 10 in this dress and it fits well with room to spare. I adored it straight away and went off to work in it the next day, receiving many compliments.
But do you know what my favourite parts of the dress are? It’s not the print I’m so obsessed with… it’s the pockets! Yes, this dress has pockets! It’s stylish and practical! And what is even better, is the thick, heavy duty, winter material that so many other dresses just do not have. It’s going to be a staple for autumn/winter every year.
The dress is made from 72% polyester, 23% viscose and 5% elastane, which makes it a thick, stretchy material that is super comfortable. In terms of care and maintenance, it’s easy to look after. A cool wash in the machine and then line dry or an inside rack is all it needs. It doesn’t even need ironing. It’s been worn and washed loads of times now and still looks as good as new.
As you can see from these photos, I chose to wear the dress with black heeled boots, tights and coordinating jewellery, as I feel the dress is more a formal, work or meeting outfit than a casual one. It is much more of a winter dress and looks best with dark tights.
If you’re quick, you may still be able to catch this dress in Joanie’s clearance, ready for next autumn!
Overall, I’m really happy with this dress from Joanie and will no doubt be ordering from them again (I already have my eye on a few things!)
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