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. Siobhan Hunt Reply

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

  3. Claire | French for Cupcake Reply

    LOVE that dress Avril! You look amazing!

  4. Iva Grbesic Reply

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

  5. 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.

  6. Anonymous Reply

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

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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!!

  9. Life, Loves...... Reply

    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.

  10. Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella Reply

    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

  11. Missy Neveradullmoment Reply

    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

  12. Style me curvy Reply

    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! :)


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

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