One of my favourite online shops Frockaholics have received a whole new shipment of hot dresses for the new season. They asked me to pick a few out to feature on my site, and it has come at a good time because recently I’ve been thinking… “Omg it’s the start of the new season, I have a couple of events to go to, what do I wear?? I think I need a new dress?!?”
Anyway, I’m so excited to share my picks with you.
Now I’m also going to do something a bit different… I’m trying to be a clever chicken here and combine my two passions (ie. obsessions): Fashion and Fitness.
First up – who would have thought that I’d look good in a… one-piece, peplum playsuit?!
I chose this Romper by Cameo because it was a bit risky. The halter neckline and the thin shoulder straps are a very trendy and current design at the moment. I would only recommend this style for women with small shoulders and a small chest/bust. It really focuses on the top half of your body, making your shoulders look extra broad.
The shorts of the playsuit were baggy and balloony like a skirt. The peplum made it extra bulky, like I was wearing a nappy?!
But it was actually awesome to wear. The peplum gave me a striking hourglass silhouette. The length of the skirt/shorts was short enough to make my legs look longer than they are. It was a very comfortable, fun, party dress and I had no fear that I was going to embarrass myself with the skirt flying up on a windy day.
Speaking about embarrassing myself.
OK I said I was going to TRY to combine some of my workouts in this post. I realised that doing a “lunge” in high heels is very, very tricky. And not at all advisable. It’s like trying to do it on tippy toes! Hello muscle strain!
The dress withstood the test just fine. Not that I’d go to the gym in a leopard print playsuit. But maybe it’s your kind of thing.
I love colourful dresses, especially floral inspired designs in psychedelic digital prints!
This Lilac Bloom dress by Talulah, with its high neckline and modest ruffled hemline is modest and cute from the front. But it has a statement, criss-cross back, which makes it standout, on-trend and a bit sexy.
Perfect to wear to a wedding, garden party, and cocktails with the girls.
I don’t even know what this yoga position is called. I just copy the girl in front of me in class and I can hardly hear what my instructor says because I’m concentrating on my pose. Your body is supposed to be horizontal and parallel with the ground? With one arm and one leg extended?
Again, close to impossible with high heels. Not to mention I’m trying to stay absolutely still to take a photo. Don’t try this at home!
Lastly, if you’re looking for a simple but striking, glam evening dress – you can’t go past gold sequins!
It has a sexy, low back with some criss-cross straps (you can’t wear a bra with it) so you have to rely on some adhesive bra pads.
The rest of the dress falls and sits like a simple shift dress, so you don’t feel constricted or suffocated. And the fabric is forgiving enough so it doesn’t show your tummy if say, you pig out on ice cream later in the evening. Which is what I always do after my workouts. Don’t you?
As for my workout position, it’s a deltoid/tricep stretch with a leg lift… but as you might be able to tell from my understretch, I’m not really into it anymore. Working out in high heels is only for trained stunt women. There goes my dream for a new fashion meets workout channel on YouTube. Just kidding people.
Hope you’re inspired to check out the new styles at Frockaholics!
Here’s a shortcut to the dress section, where you’re bound to find something for the new season.
(And if you were wondering… I didn’t get to keep these dresses. I had to return these “product samples” to the marketing department where they will be professionally steam cleaned for other marketing uses… and I did not sweat in them at all! I swear!)
Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.