This dress fits the bill perfectly.
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I love its slightly longer length because I'm far too old and chubby of knee to wear short skirts these days. The V neck and the defined waist work well with my hourglass size 14 figure. The delicate embroidery throughout is the perfect antidote to those steel toe capped boots.
I'd wear it with some blue tribal style chandelier earrings, which would really pop against the white, and strappy brown leather sandals. Ideal for lazy afternoons in the park or strolling along the South Bank.
And the best thing? It's on sale, £65 reduced from £130! Just leave me one in size 14.