I couldn’t have been happier to see so much lilac gracing the S/S18 catwalk.  It has always been my absolute favourite colour and I am fully embracing it this season.  You’ll be so surprised at how versatile a shade it is.  Whether it’s a dress, knitwear, suit or pair of shoes, trust me, you need some lilac in your wardrobe stat!



When I spotted this beautiful dress on Elvi’s website I immediately knew it was a must-have.  Elvi is a brand that came onto my radar quite recently and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.  Not only do they have gorgeous clothes with a unique twist at VERY affordable prices, they also are an all-inclusive brand, covering sizes UK8-28.

If you want to know more, I wrote all about them in my blogpost for International Women’s Day which you can catch HERE.



I can’t get over all the gorgeous details on this dress.  I’m obsessed with the adorable buttons running down the sleeves.  The contrast between the billowing sleeves and fitted cuffs is also such a gorgeous touch.  This is exactly what I mean when I say Elvi designs clothing with a twist, it’s all about the details with them.



The dress is very smock-like which sometimes is exactly what we all need, especially when you know you’ll be going out for a big meal! However, if you prefer a more fitted look, then just add a belt to emphasise your waist.  I added my vintage Chanel chain belt and loved the overall look it gave.

They’ve also dropped this dress in the most beautiful red which is top of my wish list.  If you’re not sold on lilac yet (how could that possibly be?!) then you should definitely check out the red version HERE.



Although I love a girly touch, such as this dress, I tend to like my overall look to have a bit of an edge.  I think lilac looks best when it’s slightly toughed up.  Pair it with grey or black and unexpected textures if you want to stay away from that “girly girl” look.

As it’s still bloomin’ cold in London, I’ve added my trusty Charlotte Simone fuzzy bomber.  I’ve had this coat for at least 2 winters but this year I’ve worn it more than ever.  It’s so cosy, a perfect statement and never fails to raise a smile.  You can see it styled previously HERE, HERE and HERE.



Talking of things I can’t stop wearing, I’m in those pearl boots yet again!  I don’t think I have ever got such good value for money out of a pair of shoes before.  These were a major bargain at £45 and I must have worn them 50 times already, that’s less than £1 per wear.  My favourite way to style them is with a pretty dress, such as this one, as I love that contrast between delicate and chunky.

I’m so happy to say these boots are back in stock, you can shop them HERE.  If you’re tempted but in need of a bit more style inspo check out some of my previous posts featuring them HERE, HERE and HERE.


Outfit details: Dress – Elvi (find it HERE in lilac and HERE in red) | Coat – Charlotte Simone (find HERE & HERE or similar on the high street HERE & HERE) | Belt – Chanel (similar HERE & HERE) | Boots – Pretty Little Thing (find HERE) | Bag – Sadie Stone (find HERE – Use code THATNEWDRESS for 10% off)


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  1. Lyndi March 23, 2018 / 2:20 am

    AH yes, you are so right! Lilac is having such a moment. It’s a nice change from blush pink. This dress is gorgeous on you. I love how you’ve styled it with black boots and a chic coat. Perfectly paired together.


    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 2:27 am

      Totally agree, give me lilac over blush any day! Thanks for the lovely words sweetie xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 2:28 am

      Thank you Courtney xx

  2. carolina g.ticala March 23, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    Tu blog es estupendo,me encantaria que visites el mio y dejes tu opinion en mi ultimo post!!!
    Feliz fin de semana!!!💜💜💜

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 2:29 am

      🙂 🙂 : ) xx

  3. Vivian March 23, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Ohhh I love this dress Dom! This colour looks so chic on you. Love how you styled it with a grey coat! The faux fur sleeves are cute as well! 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Vivian x

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 2:30 am

      Thank you so much Vivian! This coat has been a winter staple this year, I’m obsessed with it! xx

  4. Noor (Clothes & Dreams) March 23, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Such a great outfit! I loved seeing lilac on the runways too, but I’m still on the lookout for the perfect piece in it. Can’t wait to find it tho, because the color looks so good on you!

    xo Noor

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 2:30 am

      I’m eyeing up a lilac suit next! I can’t get enough of the colour, haha xx

  5. Florentina March 23, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I have always liked this color, I find it very elegant, innocent and classy.
    Wish you a beautiful evening!

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:18 am

      I totally agree with you hun! xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Awww thanks doll xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Thank you, it’s definitely a favourite of mine xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:09 am

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:09 am

      Thank you Laura xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:09 am

      Thank you so much Cris, that’s so lovely of you xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:09 am

      That’s so great to hear, thank you hun! xx

  6. Isabel March 24, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Love your Style, its amazing!! Have a nice weekend.


    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:10 am

      That’s so sweet of you, thank you! Hope you have a great weekend too xx

  7. Elegant Duchess March 24, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Lilac is such a beautiful hue! I love your outfit, you look so elegant. I really need to go shopping and get some lilac pieces for the summer! 🙂

    |Elegant Duchess|

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:10 am

      Yassss definitely get some lilac in your closet hunny! xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:11 am

      This coat has been a winter favourite of mine, I’m obsessed with it xx

  8. Nikki Living Life March 24, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    OMGeee I am totally in love with lilac now 🙂 A color I have never considered before. It looks amazing of you. Your dress is super cute and I adore your fuzzy bomber. Those sleeves are everything.


    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:12 am

      Aren’t the sleeves fab?! I love all the details xx

  9. Biki March 25, 2018 / 9:07 am

    LIlac is gorge and so is your dress, it’s also ace that you balanced the candy shop sweetness with rock festival stomping boots!
    And yes, get it in red too!
    My spring palette of choice this spring is green. It’s a colour I’ve never focused on, but now I have an acid green and forest green dress and I loooove how they work with my skin tone.
    Have a lovely Sunday hon ( :

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:13 am

      Oooh you’re making me want more green in my wardrobe too now! xx

  10. Didier March 25, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    aah You look so cute in lilac! It’s always been one of my favourite colours but not a lot of brands make menswear in that colour unfortunately. Hopefully they will bring it out this upcoming spring!


    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Awwww no! More brands need to bring out lilac options! xx

  11. Carmen March 25, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Oh so so gorgeous dear! I love this dress so muuuch and you styled it perfectly!
    xx, Carmen –

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:14 am

      You’re a sweetie, thank you so much xx

  12. Vika March 25, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    As usual very interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing this post)

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Thank you Vika xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Do itttt! You should definitely have some lilac in your closet this summer! xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:15 am

      Thank you hun xx

  13. Mercy March 26, 2018 / 5:35 am

    Nothing beats this dress for a girly-girl look and I love it that way. Nicely paired with a pearl boots too, this would be a good winter shoe addition. Have a happy week ahead babe!

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:16 am

      Thank you hun! I hope it’s not too girly girl, I’m not sure I’m too good at being super girly! Haha xx

  14. Jessica March 26, 2018 / 8:22 am

    That’s such an adorable color dear, the dress, with its details and ruffles, definitely looks so pretty on you. Love that you paired it with fab faux fur jacket and gorgeous booties too. Such a gorgeous spring look!

    Jessica |

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:44 am

      You’re too lovely, thank you so much Jessica! xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:45 am

      Thank you so much, you’re so sweet xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:45 am

      Yessss, do it! It’s such a beautiful colour, you should definitely indulge in some lilac this summer! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:46 am

      Thank you hun! I tried to stay away from too much princess by toughening it up with boots and texture! xx

  15. Marisa Cavaleiro March 26, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    I love the color of the dress and the sleeves of the jacket are stunning, I loved it all !!!

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:47 am

      Thank you so much Marisa xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:47 am

      Awww thank you Hena xx

  16. Monica Sors March 26, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    omg , this dress is so pretty!! Love this color on you
    Mónica Sors

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:47 am

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you Moncica xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:48 am

      Haha you’re such a sweetie! Plus, the dress is a bargain too! xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:49 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Awww that’s such a lovely way of putting it! Thank you hun xx

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