RED & BLACK | MIDI PENCIL WORK DRESS

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Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

If you read my blog on regular basis, you probably already know that I am a bit obsessed with elegant midi dresses and this fantastic dress is not an exception.

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag | Dune Quilt Leather gloves

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag | Dune Quilt Leather gloves

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Recently I had one of the most profound “Girl meets dress” moments in my shopping history. I just knew as soon as I saw this dress, that this was going to be a lasting relationship.

Perfect in every possible way, the winning combination of the oversized bow, high neck and ¾ puff sleeves. The detailing is beautiful!

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag | Dune Quilt Leather gloves

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

This dress, as pretty and dressy as it is, wears like a dream because it’s made from a lightweight fabric, so it’s easy and comfortable.

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

It’s professional enough for the office and meetings yet still casual enough to wear outside of the workplace! It’s simple, yet adds a fun and flirty vibe with the bow and puffs detailing. 

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Just in case you’re looking for more office and not only dress options

 

With the weather a bit cold in London, I kept warm and bundled up with a coat from Monsoon (old one), over-the-knee boots (old) and red quilt gloves from Dune. 

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag | Dune Quilt Leather gloves

The coat really helps anchor the feel of this outfit… comfy, and winter ready! I love a great coat, and especially, tailored oversized coats. They’re much easier to layer chunky sweaters under and they feel super cosy.

The shoulder bag by Very elevates any outfit with it’s full of rock chic cool studs and structured elegant design that makes it a lifelong investment.

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

My wardrobe mostly consists of neutral-toned bags, but this is a red I’ll never get sick of, that perfect shade of red that isn’t too dark or light.

A few shots from the fantastic The White Horse Pub that we had our lunch at.

Elegant Duchess Boutique Exaggerated Bow High Neck Dress | Dune over-the-knee boots | V by Very Quilt Bag

You can buy the dress here

 

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108 Comments

  • Reply
    Lukhi Diamond
    January 22, 2018 at 5:45 am

    hiiii ,..
    your post is very wonderful and so useful,i really like.
    thank you so much dear…..

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    Miss Gunner
    January 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    What a statement dress babe!! I love love this so much! so beautiful and timeless!!

    xxx

    Ashley

    http://www.missgunner.com

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    nikkilivinglife
    January 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Firstly, I love the color. You styled the dress perfectly with the leather dress. The sleeve and bow details are just darling. You look stunning.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

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    Missy May
    January 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I love the dramatic details on this dress. You look elegant and so gorgeous.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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    Marta
    January 19, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Very beautiful dress!!!
    Kisses
    Marta

    http://www.lagattarosablog.it

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    Lukhi Diamond
    January 19, 2018 at 5:38 am

    hey dear,
    your info is very useful,thank you so much for sharing.

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    Andrea
    January 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    That dress looks perfect!! Also love that bag, such a timeless piece!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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    mypowderpink
    January 18, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    love this dress, so beautiful
    http://www.mypowderpink.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      thank you hun! this dress is my office favourite xx

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    kerencuadras
    January 17, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Such a cute dress! Looking Gorgeous!
    xx Keren
    http://www.kerenwithane.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      thank you beautiful xx

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    violettedaily
    January 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    This pencil dress is so chic! I love the color and ruffles!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    Gil Zetbase
    January 17, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    You look gorgeous!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      thank you sweetie xx

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    Rosanna
    January 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    What a beautiful dress, I really like how you’ve styled it!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      thank you Rosanna. I’m glad you like the styling! xx

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    WhatWouldVWear
    January 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Love the midi skirt, so chic, love!
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      thank you Vanessa! kisses xx

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    shannon silver
    January 17, 2018 at 1:09 am

    This dress is stunning on you! Seriously, timeless – I LOVE the colour of it! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      thank you Shannon! xx

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    The Fashion Folks
    January 16, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    What a pretty red dress! Love the styling with the boots too, so fierce! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      thank you sweetie! xx

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    Jessi Malay
    January 16, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Red is definitely your color babe!! Loving power red for winter!!

    XO, Jessi
    https://jmalay.com/best-free-things-la/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 18, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      thank you Jessi! I love red hue, it’s such a powerful colour. Every time I wear it I feel empowered xx

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    Ashley
    January 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    This dress is perfect on you, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you Ashley! Xx

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    The Style Contour
    January 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    This has got to be one of the best midi and knee high boots combinations I’ve seen in a while! I absolutely love the fit, color, and details on the dress, which pairs so incredibly well with the black leather boots! Great styling, girlie, and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Ah thank you sweetie for such a nice feedback! I do love this dress, my favourite office attire at the moment xx

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    Dresscape
    January 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Beautiful dress! Red is a great colour choice.

    Nicolas from Dresscape
    http://www.dresscape.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you Nicolas

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    Sheena Sreekeessoon
    January 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    So chic!

    Sheena
    http://afashionstudentsdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Corinne
    January 16, 2018 at 10:39 am

    That dress is elegant! I love the gloves, too. I lovely touch.

    Corinne x

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you sweetie! Red gloves is a great statement. I love wearing them with all my coats. Xx

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      thank you! xx

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    Lisa Autumn
    January 16, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Oh girl you look absolutely stunning!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      thank you sweetie! xx

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    Marina W
    January 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

    absolutely gorgeous, this dress and the color make you look super expensive and elegant !

    – Marina

    https://waitmarinawho.blogspot.tw/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you Marina! Have a fantastic weekend xx

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    jane
    January 16, 2018 at 5:38 am

    You look so chic in red.
    I’m lovin’ it with that gloves.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you! Red is such a powerful colour. 😘 xx

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    Kathrin
    January 16, 2018 at 5:31 am

    I love the combination of red and black elements! This look is so striking and lovely!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      thank you beautiful, I’m so glad you love my styling! xx

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    Publicist in Pearls
    January 16, 2018 at 4:05 am

    You look so beautiful in that gorgeous red dress!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      thank you beautiful! this dress is a gem in my wardrobe xx

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    Len Dela Peña Parent
    January 16, 2018 at 3:28 am

    WOW your style is classy and feminine, girl. Love your smile and beautiful face! Keep shining!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      thank you Len! love seeing you back girl! xx

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    Margot
    January 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    This dress is so chic ! I love the red bright color.
    Xx
    Margot

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      thank you Margot! xx

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    hellohilloryrenkema
    January 15, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    This is such a cute dress!! Absolutely love the colour of it, the flared sleeves. And how cute is that bow detail in the front?!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      thank you girl! I know, right?! this dress if so beautiful. my fave in my wardrobe xx

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    nisthasaraf
    January 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Loving the dress details! You look fab!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/red-retro-ft-wooplr/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      thank you sweetie xx

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    Gemma
    January 15, 2018 at 9:55 am

    You look super stylish for work.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      thank you sweetie! xx

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    caroline
    January 15, 2018 at 9:33 am

    This dress is made for you !

    And I love your accessories !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      thank you Caroline! xx

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    Shannon Jenkins
    January 15, 2018 at 4:55 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the red dress and those boots!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      thank you sweetie. I’m obsessed with this dress, it’s such a cute option for the office but not only! xx

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    poseandrepeat
    January 14, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    You are so gorgeous babe! Red is def your colour!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      thank you and I do love this hue xx

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    Rena
    January 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Honestly, I can understand that hype around Megan Merkle because you are definitely my London fashion star! Wow, your dress is so wonderful elegant and I understand your feelings and thoughts when you saw this dress first. Love it how you have combined it and I really must say again you are a true beauty with an unbeatable taste.
    With love, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      ah thank you Rena, you are the sweetest. This comment has really made my day xx

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    Esther
    January 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Darling, the dress is absolutely stunning.
    I love red right now.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/teddy-coat/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      thank you Esther! this dress is a fantastic addition to my wardrobe xx

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    Style Appetite
    January 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    What a pretty dress!!
    I’m so obsessed with red lately and that color looks amazing on you dear ♥
    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      thank you Tina!! xx

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    Carmelatte
    January 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Oh! You look so chic in red <3 my fav colour!

    http://carmelatte.co/5-european-pink-places-visited-fallen-love/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      thank you sweetie xx

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    tori chu
    January 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    the dress really suit u well. so pretty ^^

    https://torichux3.blogspot.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      thank you hun! xx

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    bonjourchiara
    January 14, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The image of elegance! xx
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      thank you sweetie xx

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    Courtney Hardy
    January 14, 2018 at 2:55 am

    The dress is so cute. I love the ruffle sleeves.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      thank you sweetie xx

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    Radi
    January 14, 2018 at 1:05 am

    That’s one stunning dress! Love the cute details and those leather gloves.
    Have a wonderful day!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      thank you Radi! xx

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    Elle
    January 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful and elegant! I love the bow detail on this fabulous dress and the quilting on the bag and gloves!
    Fantastic!!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      thank you Elle for such a kind comment! Those gloves were actually a great purchase! xx

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    Alessa Bernal
    January 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Cool outfit you look incredible!
    Please visit my Blog!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/
    Alessa Bernal

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      thank you lovely xx

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    Comfy Cozy Up
    January 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    You look stunning in this dress. The boots and bag works perfectly with this dress.
    http://www.comfycozyup.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      thank you sweetie! Devil is in the detail and I just love these gloves, bag and boots!

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    Marisa Cavaleiro
    January 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Woww this look is beautiful, I like everything, gloves, bag, dress, all!
    xoxo

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      thank you sweetie! xx

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    Paola Lauretano
    January 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Beyond beautiful! This red midi dress is absolutely chic!
    Happy WE!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      thank you beautiful xx

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    Tamara Chloé
    January 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

    WOW this dress is spectacular! You are so right. The detaling is so perfect and it fits you like a glove. I love how you styled it with the OTK boots. You are such a gorgeous girl, and this dress compliments that even more.

    Enjoy an amazing weekend,

    xx Tamara Chloé

    http://www.TcStyleClues.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      ah thank you Tamara, this is such a sweet comment xx

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    Real Girl Talks
    January 13, 2018 at 6:31 am

    This dress has such a 80’s vibe to it! It’s perfect for coffee dates or office meets, total statement piece!
    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! 🙂
    xx
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      thank you sweetie! xx

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    Christine Kong
    January 13, 2018 at 5:48 am

    What a chic look! I love the red and black combo and that bow just adds that statement piece to the dress. I love the gloves too and you look majorly extra with the bag as well! Red is definitely your color! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      thank you Christine, I have to admit that I’m a tiny bit obsessed with that bow! xx

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    Joel Moore
    January 13, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Stunning in that dress girl!

    http://www.moorehisstyle.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      thanks!

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    ootdinstyle
    January 13, 2018 at 2:02 am

    This red midi is so sweet. The bow is super cute and so are those flared sleeves. I also love your gloves and want a pair, hehe!

    Have a great weekend, babe!
    Marieta
    http://www.ootdinstyle.wordpress.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      thank you Marieta! xx

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    jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    January 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I love the sleeves on this dress! It really makes it!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Elegant Duchess
      January 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      thank you Jennifer! xx

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    Steal4Style
    January 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    So elegant dress!! You look really stunning!
    Steal4Style.com

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    January 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Bonjour beautiful lady in red! Looking fabulous for a Friday! 💗👍🏼💗

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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    simplementlui
    January 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

    You … obsessed with elegance? Not possible 🙂 You’ve found a beautiful dress, a perfect fit on you and such a great match with accessories … bag and gloves …. fantastic finishing touch!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/over-the-knee-trend/

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    moda & style
    January 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Wowww!!! Absolutely stunning!!! That dress is so pretty!!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    http://www.tuestilo.eu/blog/23_Un-vestido-lapiz-lo-mas-sofisticado.html

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    MUNIR MODE
    January 12, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Very beautiful model 😘😘😘

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    Vanity And Me Style
    January 12, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Love the oversized bow on the front of the dress. Turns it into something really special x

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    Amy
    January 12, 2018 at 7:45 am

    You look fantastic in this dress! I love how versatile it is! Great for the office but also for a night out! (2 in 1!)

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    Christie
    January 12, 2018 at 7:44 am

    This dress has a WOW factor! I love everything about it, beautiful hue, the cute bow and those fabulous sleeves!! What girl wouldn’t want one of these! I certainly do! Getting it right now! Xo

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