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Thursday 14 March 2024

Styling a wrap dress from Izabel - #Chicandstylish #Linkup

Hello and welcome to the blog today. 
How’s your week been?

The rain has been awful here over the past few days, either rain or dreary days have played havoc with taking photos!  I did pop out when there was a little window when the rain stopped and managed to grab these shots and I have to say I’m chuffed with them!

It’s still a little early for me to put a dress on as it’s quite chilly, but this classic wrap will be playing an important part when the season finally arrives - it’s got a lot of scope because there’s so many shoes, jackets and cardigans I’m going to wear it with, I do hope you don’t tire of it! 😚

I’m sure you’re going to like my black and white dress* do let me know what you think of the red accents. ❤️

Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however these are 100% my own honest comments. 

I’m so often drawn to neutral colours - so black & white dresses are plentiful in my wardrobe. They’re just so versatile and can be worn with all the plain shades like black, white, nude and tan for a very classic & sophisticated feel. However add in a coloured jacket or bright pair of shoes and you’ve got a whole new look - a fun, outfit that will not only brighten your mood but make you stand out too!

I was pleased to have been gifted this stylish dress from the big choice Izabel London have on their website. I had a good look though and found umpteen dresses that caught my eye.  Are you a fan of dresses or do you prefer separates?

Let me talk you through my favourite bits. For starters it’s a midi length which, as you know is perfect for me. I find this style the most flattering and always makes me feel very chic. It’s also got 3/4 sleeves which is what a Spring dress needs, as I still feel the cold until the humid temperatures of a hot Summer ensues. 
A wrap dress isn’t always the best style for me as the bust can be a bit too big, but the ratio of this one fits me nicely. With a sturdy tie belt on the outside and a smaller but firm one on the inside, this dress isn’t going to move in any way shape or form. It’s got plenty of fabric to cover up my legs too, nothing worse than a dress with insufficient fabric which could flash more skin than desired!

With a deep gypsy style frill on the hem and a big bold pattern this midi is going to get lots of brownie points and flattering comments, you’re going to be thrilled with this purchase (linked above ⬆️).

I just had to show off this jacket, it was one of my Mother’s Day presents (my hints didn’t fall on deaf ears yay). I saw it in River Island and fell hook line and sinker for it - I knew immediately it would be super on and would completely transform so many styles! What a stunner it is. 
The deep crimson is so dramatic and it stands out brilliantly against my black and white beauty, you could say a match made in heaven. 🖤🤍❤️

Obviously bag choice my square LK Bennett bag, again it’s just like the jacket and jumps right out at you. Things to note, it’s got two handles, one long and two shorter for a formal look, an inside pocket and contrasting leather and suede mix. 

Time to party? It’s Chicandstylish Linkup time. 

Well done to Di - I Wish I Was Back in Style as you are favourite blogger from last week. Adore this photo and love the styling of the faux skirt. 

Now let's start linking up.
Here are some guidelines.
Please follow your host on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Link up your fashion and beauty posts, other topics allowed.
We all like to get compliments, so please leave a nice comment when visiting a blog or two.
Please link back to Mummabstylish blog post.
You can also share the love on social media.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
Great to have you, do let me know what you’d pair black and white with. 
See you on Monday when I’m sharing a more casual look featuring pink trousers and a graphic Tee!
Cheerio for now. X



  1. I really love a wrap dress, always flattering. And that jacket is very cool! And what a beautiful shade of red!

  2. I love the print on your dress and the lines are so pretty! Adding a contrasting color makes for a striking beautiful look!

  3. Great look on you, Jacqui! Black white and red-one of my favorite color combinations. I love the way you styled this great graphic print dress with red. Thanks so much for the favorite mention from last week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing and the link up party!

    1. Many thanks for stopping by, good to have you here. x

  4. Oh, this dress is spectacular, Jacqui! I love the red accents, too! It looks like the perfect wrap dress. I've had some that just don't stay embarrassing! Thanks for the link up. I hope you'll join me later tonight or tomorrow!

    1. Thanks very much Marsha, you are too kind. x

  5. Beautiful dress, Jacqui. Love a wrap dress. Thanks for hosting. I am loving the dress with red too. My favourite colour.

    1. Thanks so much Claire, I do too and am sharing another tomorrow. x

  6. The red pieces really pop against the black and white - love it!

  7. I love the style of the dress, it looks fab on you! The jacket is a stunner, I can see why you love it so much!

    Emma xxx

  8. The crimson jacket is a stunner, fabulous with black and white x

  9. What a fun print! The wrap style is so flattering! Love the pops of red!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  10. Loving the combo of this great printed dress with this super bold jacket! Gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. You are very stylish and I love the combinations. So pretty!


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