The Carly Smallman Challenge

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Leah asked if some bloggers would like to style of of her friends the comedienne Carly Smallman. 

The brief was to come up with a couple of different outfits, Carly wants to feel womanly and sexy and she has always stuck with a similar style of dresses.    

I google searched and she isn't afraid of colour or pattern and I really liked the majority of the dresses I saw. 

Initially I was going to try and find an outfit using trousers but good trousers are hard to find and I decided to stick to dresses. 

I wasn't sure if we were styling for an occasion or everyday wear but I do think these could be worn day and evening with the right accessories. 

I decided to go with block colour as all the outfits I saw Carly wear had pattern on. 

Look 1:  ASOS Cami Pleated Midi Dress £42. This is a very feminine dress but the midi length makes it delicate rather than too sexy. I think it looks great as it is but if she wants her arms covered I think it would look great with this jacket from Elvi

Look 2: New Look Red Tile Print Tunic Dress £19.99. I went back to her love of pattern but went for a tunic style dress. I think the colours in this are great for autumn and I'd put it with some really thick black tights and cut out boots.
Wide Fit Black Triple Strap Cut Out Block Heel Boots £29.99

Look 3: ASOS Midi Skater Dress in Bonded Texture £80. This is a more expensive option again again I went back to a block colour but this one has a self pattern of floral which links back to a lot of the styles of dresses i've seen Carly wear. I think this would be a nice option for a wedding. 

I hope she likes my picks. I think I've gone out of her comfort zone but not too far I hope. 

My tips to her would be to try things on, try block colours in the style of dress she's used to / likes but don't be afraid to try things on. 

I personally like shopping alone. I could spend all day in a shopping centre but if you do go shopping with a friend take someone you trust, someone who's style you like and one who is patient.

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