a few weeks ago, french connection offered to let me play dress up with some of their new collection. dresses on the high street are kind of ubiquitous, and the quality can often be pretty poor, but french connection is kind of in a class of its own. the stuff they sent me was beautifully made: we're talking fine pleats and TONNES of embellishment, as well as fitting really well. i think why i like french connection is that they definitely take inspiration from the catwalk, but their stuff isn't disposable. it's not trend-led, so to speak: they manage to make classic items using contemporary inspiration.
this dress is the perfect pleat belted dress.
they also sent me an out-and-out PARTY dress. it's an online exclusive, so you wouldn't see it in stores, but it's so pretty! i wore this to susie's sequin themed leaving do, which you should read all about and get REALLY EMOTIONAL like me. we'll miss you, beautiful!