Creating a 50’s Silhouette Figure – Oasis Lace Dress From John Lewis ♥

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at John Lewis, and they asked if I would like to be involved in their Autumn feature. I jumped at the chance when they said that the objective was to create a killer 50’s silhouette to accentuate curves! I was offered a dress of my choice, and also a piece from their shapewear range.
John Lewis stock lots of great brands such as Warehouse, Oasis, Mango, and FCUK. They also have a huge range of dresses, from 76 different brands. I chose this dark purple Oasis lace shirt dress, as I thought the flared skirt could help to create curves. This sleeveless lace dress has a concealed button down front and comes complete with a belt at the waist. It looks really lovely on, and the material is quite thick, perfect for autumn. I don’t own any lace dresses, so I picked this dress because I wanted to try something new. The colour is also gorgeous for this season, in a berry dark purple shade. Overall it’s a really gorgeous dress, and would be perfect for a Christmas party!
I was also sent a Flexees Easy Up Firm Control Waist Nipper from their shapewear range. You can wear the waist cincher under your outfit to help create the perfect waistline. It features a waist cinching stretch tube design and control panels with a high shine finish. It isn’t as unattractive as spanx or high waisted control pants! And the fit is really flattering, I think I might even say I look slim in these photos! It gave me a nice figure, as it pushed my fleshy bits up or down so that my waist looked much smaller. I also found it to be more comfortable than I was expecting, as there is no hard boning, just elastic panels. It can be a little but tricky to get on and off, but it’s well worth it, and it made me feel more confident in my shape.

What do you think? Can I pull of a killer 50’s silhouette with the aid of shapewear?
The gorgeous Oasis dress retails for £55, and waist nipper £23 from John Lewis.


  1. October 14, 2012 / 11:38 am

    that is such a cute fit on you hun very flattering and goes perfectly with the nude heels, love the lace material. The belt is beautiful i want it lol. I love john lewis iits one of my favorite stores

  2. October 14, 2012 / 11:40 am

    your dress is just beauitful (ps. i want your nails)

  3. October 14, 2012 / 11:50 am

    This is suuch a beautiful dress, you look amazing!

    Jo xo

  4. October 14, 2012 / 12:17 pm

    You look so lovely, and that dress is gorgeous.

    I tried some sucky-in-pants but I found that they just made me look worse! I guess all shape-wear is different though so I won't give up on it just yet.

    The purple of the dress really compliments your brown hair by the way 🙂

    Charlotte xo

  5. October 14, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    I love that dress and the colour, you look really amazing!

    Sophierosehearts x

  6. October 14, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    Beautiful dress, and I just love your new hair… It seems to be lasting really well? Whenever I've tried to go dark over blonde it's turned mouse within a few washes!!

    Sam Muses xx

  7. October 15, 2012 / 9:27 am

    Gosh I discovered your blog last night after seeing a retweet on Twitter and I'm totally inspired and in awe of your beautiful taste. Your bedroom is amazing, I absolutely adore the interior design and little touches you've given it, and you have the most adorable kitty cat in the whole world.
    I love the fact you enter competitions and hunt down freebies, and I love how you blog about it too.

    Wow totally inspired and amazed, just been reading about your Disney adventures, your such a girl after my own heart! xxx

  8. October 15, 2012 / 11:24 am

    You look lovley, that dress is luuuush! How do you get hair your hair in those gorgeous waves?!

    Been reading your blog for a few months now and I love it 🙂


  9. October 16, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    I love that dress and the shoes are gorgeous too x

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