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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Belfast Fashion Week - Show Report & What I Wore!

Knowing I was going to be attending the Belfast Fashion Week High Street show on Friday night, I was keeping an eye out for a great dress to wear, so when I spotted this one in the M&S sale, I snapped it up!
And all was fine until I tried it on the night before BFW…but found the length quite frumpy on a my 5'6" frame. So I cut off the black piece on the bottom and this is how it looked on me. Thanks to Stephen Potter for taking this photo on the night!
I had a great night at the show (and afterwards!). It featured lots of affordable stylish pieces from The Outlet at Banbridge, Benetton, Debenhams, French Connection, Marks & Spencer and George at Asda to name just a few. I'll be featuring some of them on the blog in coming weeks as I think they will be perfect for styling up the school run over the winter. Here's a selection of pictures from the night also supplied by Stephen Potter: 
LK Bennett at The Outlets @ Banbridge 
Outfit from M&S, Armani, Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Daniel Footwear at The Outlet @ Banbridge
LK Bennett at The Outlet @ Banbridge
Dorothy Perkins Purple Dress
It was another fantastic show - thank you and well done to Cathy Martin and the team at CMPR who have earned themselves a few days off to recover!
We're talking coats on the blog tomorrow - by request is back again…see you then :)


  1. Looked like a great night Avril and you look fabulous dahling!

  2. Loved d dress, good idea to shorten d length, u look fab

  3. You did the right thing by hemming it. You look beautiful.

  4. Excellent idea to shorten the dress - it's the difference between sassy and frump! Look forward to the talk on coats - I love love love coats. I feel the cold a lot.

  5. You look stunning! What a figure! Really enjoyed my night with you, thanks so much! Love the photos ;) Gina x

  6. Wow this dress looks stunning on you,I like it better how you cut the bottom piece off.I have never attended a fashion show I bet it was a brilliant night :)

  7. Dress looks fab - you are rocking it! I love the outfit with the cap and tie - that skirt is fabulous. I need a trip back to the UK just for the shops!!

  8. Love the dress, It's lovely and you were right to shorten it!
    I have just spotted another dress by M&S in a mag this morning.

  9. Hey Avril! Which shows did you attend? Must have missed you, I was at the sat night and the style sunday! You look great! Didn't know you were form Naas! You def must visit the Osprey, its beautiful x

  10. WOW That dress looks amazing on you!! in fact better than on the model and cooler without that black strip too, love it. Glad you had a great night hunni xox

  11. The dress is gorg, you look amazing ! Good idea cutting off the trim on the end . I tried to get this dress but it was totally sold out. Great post! :)


  12. Lovely dress Avril:) sounds like you had a great evening!
    ~Anne xx


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