I nearly always wear dresses. It’s just makes life so much easier. When I get up in the morning trying to pair together a top and a skirt or whatever is just too hard. And I don’t wear jeans. At all. But that’s another post.
But in the winter it’s not always easy to just stick with dresses. It’s freezing and I need warmth. Being cold deeply offends me. This is where the frankly genius combo of the jumper dress comes in to play. I do own a couple of jumper dresses already, but can expand the collection.
Femmeluxe.com got in touch with me to offer me some outfits to review. I had a look through the site and it’s full of party dresses that aren’t exactly what this 30-something was looking for. I basically go on about 5 nights out a year now, so something one-shouldered and slinky would languish in the back of my wardrobe.
But look! They have knitwear and it’s stuff I would wear. And better yet it’s perfect for work. Because all offices universally have their temperature settings to slightly too cold for comfort.
I received these just before Christmas so wore them in those weird days between Christmas and New Year.
I really loved the grey off-sholder style. I’ve never had knitwear like this before so jumped at the chance to try it. It’s quite versatile as you can have it as high or as low as you want on your shoulders. This ended up being my favourite of the four designs. It’s actually quite dressy too if you want it for more than just daywear. I think it would work well with heels too if you wanted something more dressy.
The black jumper dress is extra long, in a midi-dress length finishing below the knee. This is amazing. Things are never long length. Also wearing it makes you feel like a cat burglar. Or if you go full on red lip, winged eyeliner and my bob it is like being in a black and white French movie. Promise. Maybe draw on a little beauty spot as well.
The mustard dress is probably my favourite. It’s simple and the colour is amazing. I love that it has the deep ribbed detail on the skirt. Again, surprisingly dressy while also being warm. Excellent combo.
I loved this monotone dress. It’s really 60s in a mini dress style and makes you look like a Mod which is excellent. I wear hats all the time and with everything but this was made for a beret or a baker boy cap.
I’ll be honest, finding items that I liked and wanted to wear was the biggest surprise for me. If you’d talked to me about Femmeluxe before I would have said it was just clothes for people basically young enough to be my kid, and who live a reality-TV watching lifestyle. If you do fit in that demographic then yeah, there’s loads of you, go mental. But if you don’t, then it’s still worth looking on sites that you might not normally shop from. The ranges are often way bigger than the stuff you seen on ads or Tube posters.
And if you live and work in a world where everyone buys from the same shops (I see you, people in the postroom queue picking up your online shopping), having a diverse set of sites to browse might mean you get something that is different, and removes the risk of seeing someone in the canteen wearing the same outfit as you again.
To finish – a side note. My parcel was delivered by Royal Mail. Do you have any idea how happy that makes me? Buying online was always a nightmare for me before I changed jobs as my old company didn’t allow you to have deliveries sent to the company postroom (I know. Rude). Getting courier companies to deliver was impossible in my building as there was nowhere safe to leave the item and having someone to sign for it in the middle of the afternoon is hard as – surprise! – people go to work. Getting Royal Mail package means it’ll either be dropped off without a signature, or if you’re not in you can get it send to the post office or the sorting office instead. So much easier. And makes me so much more likely to shop from that site again in the future. Because I actually like getting the stuff I bought.
This post was a collaboration with Femmeluxe.com