If you follow me on Instagram (where I post regular daily outfit pics using the #everydaystyle hashtag), you’ll know that my daily “uniform” often involves a ponytail and flats.
I love a fab hair day and heels as much as the next girl, but the reality is, I often have no time to do my hair (and only wash it twice a week) and heels aren’t the most practical option for traipsing around the neighbourhood when you’re running around after 3 busy boys.
I literally spend most of my life on that well worn path between school, kinder and the local cafe and comfort is usually King.
So when I find a dress that looks the goods with minimum effort, I’m a happy camper indeed. Case in point – the Olivia dress from Lazybones, which I bought from Birdsnest.
This dress is perfect for a Christmas lunch, school concert, family get together or even Christmas day and can easily be worn with either flats, as I’ve done, or with a heel.
Well, this Australian label knows how to cut a dress that flatters women both with and without curves and caters for a broad range of sizes. Typically, their clothing is available in sizes XS through to XXL.
Lazybones also love a vintage print, colour and the detailing like embroidery, retro buttons and belts.
And this gorgeous, flattering and retro style dress I’m wearing above is a great example of Lazybones’ signature style.
The boat neck, V neck at the back and simple waisted belt are such striking and flattering details.
The belt cinches in at the narrowest point of my waist, creating a great shape while the full skirt falls at just the right place.
In terms of sizing, I usually find Lazybones on the generous side size wise (I have two of their current season smocks in a S/M which are roomy) but in this style, I’m definitely a Medium.
As you can see, it’s a snug but flattering fit. The right sizing is important too as there is no stretch in the cotton.
I love that this dress also comes in sizes XS through to XXL so it’s a dress that could work for a lot of us.
I’ve paired mine with a spotty pair of pointed slingbacks from Boden, bought a couple of years ago.
I actually bought this frock several months ago – sadly but not surprisingly it’s only available in XS on Birdsnest in the navy now – but fear not, because since then, it’s proven so popular that it’s now available in a shorter sleeved style in a range of gorgeous prints and colours for summer, some of which are pictured below.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Olivia dress in Sky, $145 from Birdsnest; Olivia Short Sleeved dress in Peony, $145 from Lazybones; Olivia Dress in Berry, $145 from Birdsnest; Olivia dress in Adeline, $145 from Lazybones.
I’m rather partial to the pink and the prints but really, it’s hard to go wrong with such a beautiful dress.
You can check out the full short sleeved range here at Lazybones.
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Are there any easy wearing frocks in your wardrobe that work with minimum effort? Which style/colour of this dress is your pick?