If you haven’t already checked out my other blog post about Shopaholic UK yet and their fantastic bandage dresses then make sure to have a read of my other post here. You will see that I am a huge fan of them and was absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to review for them again. Waiting for the items to arrive, I was like a little child at Christmas. I decided to choose two very different items from last time to show the range and choice of what they had to offer. It was a very difficult task trying to choose just two, I remember having about 5 people involved in the decision, including my Mr who was pretty useless (safe to say I chose the ones he didn’t pick, typical girl). I wanted two very different items that could be worn for various occasions I had coming up.
The first item I chose was the Monroe Black Lace Detail Choker Midi Dress which was very different to my last two choices and was not a bandage dress. The quality was still equally amazing and the dress still provided quite a bit of support similar to the bandage items. I loved the design and thought it was such an unusual and unique style. It definitely had the wow factor and fit me like a glove. The bust bit was slightly padded and meant that you didn’t need to wear a bra so you didn’t have any straps on show through the lace. The lace top was beautiful and really made my bust area look great! I felt the dress looked classy but also sexy and gave me a really nice shape (us mummies like to look and feel hot too!). I felt the dress didn’t need any accessories with it as the detail alone was lovely and would be nice with your hair up to fully appreciate the top bit. The fact that it was black meant it was very flattering and slimming and I didn’t feel like a whale in it which is always a good thing! This gorgeous dress was only £69.99 and for something so detailed and unique you would expect it to be designer and a lot more expensive.
The second Item I chose was Beatriz’ Teal Midi Skirt and White or Pink Crop Top, which was a two piece in the same heavy bandage material as the dresses I reviewed last time. I absolutely love the bandage material as it is thick and heavy and is like wearing Spanx (but more comfortable). I have never worn a two piece and was worried that my mummy tummy would hang out but decided to bite the bullet and give it a try as I loved it so much. This ended up being my favourite item so far and also the most comfortable one. It was surprisingly really flattering on my tummy and gave me a great shape. This was another one that really showed off the ‘girls’ and with the top also being padded it meant no ugly bra straps on show (and no see through bits). I loved that the pencil skirt really moulded to my body but with it being the stretchy bandage material I didn’t feel restricted at all. I loved the double straps and felt kind of like a mermaid with the marine coloured tail (the skirt) and the seashell bra (the cropped top). Again I couldn’t get over the quality, it was another item that you would expect to be in the £100+ mark but for the two pieces was £69.99!
Again, I can’t fault the customer service with this store and love that they always treat you like a friend rather than a customer when contacting them through their Facebook page. You can tell Shopaholic UK want every customer to love what they buy and they aren’t just about making money. They love to see customer photos and will regularly tell each customer how amazing they look in their items. I love the packaging that the clothing comes in too and always keep the bags to store my bandage dresses in when packing them in a case or bag. This is by far my favourite online store and I honestly haven’t seen better when it comes to clothing of a similar style and quality. I love the fact that they use the same model to show all of their items on a real person, so you can really see which dress shows off/enhances which part of the body. I think the best thing about the clothing is that they seem to be so flattering, which is important to me. Unfortunately I am at that point where I choose something flattering over something fashionable. Having a mummy tummy makes me self conscious and I love that the bandage dresses pull me in like wearing Spanx and give me a nice shape. I would definitely recommend one of these dresses for anyone who wants just a little bit more support! The clothing from Shopaholic UK makes me feel like a yummy mummy and gives me an amazing confidence boost, I cannot praise this store enough!
If I thought this store couldn’t do any better then I was wrong, as they have now started bringing out their own designs which have already caught my eye! I am so excited to see their exclusive designs making appearances on their site. You can see a couple of their brand new exclusive items below and I think you will agree they are stunning!
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