Black bodycon dress6

I’ve talked before about how I sometimes like to dress to hide a bloated tummy but on this occasion I found an alternative way of going about it: making a bold statement with a black bodycon dress. But not just any black bodycon dress, how about one that brings all the attention to another part of the body? Here I opted for the cleavage! With such a low-cut dress, I guessed that people’s eyes wouldn’t be looking at my tummy lol 😉

 

Black bodycon dress

Last week I enjoyed a spot of retail therapy and happened across this dress in Pull & Bear. At first I tried on their red bodycon dress option but didn’t feel quite right in it, so I continued looking. Hours later I found myself back in the shop and trying the black bodycon dress on. Instantly I knew. It was perfect. The black helped hide any bits I’m not so keen on, and the very low cut ‘drama’ of the bust would give something else to focus on.

Black bodycon dress

I was also on the look out for a new pair of evening shoes. Now I know I already own rather a lot of shoes but most of them are quite high. Last week, I wore a pair of heels that resulted in back ache for days afterwards so I wanted a slightly lower option.

Aldo platform heels

I was thrilled to discover this pair from Aldo (in the sale too woop woop!). Not only do they give me serious height with their platform soles, but they’ve also got this fun and funky black and cream pattern too. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Ted Baker clutchOne of my favourite clutches from Ted Baker finished the look off (the colours are perfect together), along with a cute pair of winged earrings and a couple of silver rings.

Winged earrings

Penina Hotel

All suited up and ready for an evening out to the gorgeous Penina hotel with friends. We had a wonderful time too. The Grill restaurant was so lovely and the food utterly divine that we’ll definitely be returning, perhaps for a special occasion? But don’t worry, I’ll take my camera next time!

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  • Karen

    You are stunning in this dress! And the jewelry, shoes and clutch are perfect with it. I’m sure your husband (and everyone else) couldn’t keep their eyes off you all night! Love it …

    • LOL you’re right, he couldn’t!! Thanks so much Karen, it’s very sweet of you to say so.
      Suzy xx

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Va va boom! Hot stuff, just love this dress and those wedges, pure gorgeousness in a shoe right there!! Bet hubby adored you in this!!! Smokin’ 😉

    • LOL! Thank you sweetie!
      (yes he did quite like it!)
      Suzy xxx

  • Anna Marcus

    You look fabulous in this dress, Suzy, you are right, it highlights the good parts and hides the ones that you don’t like. I personally think, you are too hard on yourself, you have a lovely body. I love the shoes, don’t feel guilty, it could never be enough 🙂 https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

    • Anna, you’re too sweet!! Thank you so much for your lovely kind comments 🙂
      Suzy xx

  • Anna Parkes

    I caught this on Instagram earlier and love the whole decoy effect! Yes, the eyes really don’t want to travel much further than the boobs, honey! Well played Suzy. Am inspired to bring out my black bodycon number too x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

  • Woot woo! Love bodycon dresses, and some of them are so comfortable 🙂 Hubby loves right! You look great and I love those wedge heels, a perfect compliment! I am a big fan of silver with black too, great earrings, very cool
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Awww thanks Jess! I hope you’ve had fab weekend!
      Suzy xx

  • This is gorgeous. So well put together with those sandals. Aldo is one of my fav brands.
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Thanks! I do love Aldo’s quality 😀
      Suzy xx