There are a few colours I love ardently and without waning passion; navy blue, rich ruby red, and emerald green. For some reason you don’t see a lot of emerald green clothes, let alone dresses, so I was pretty taken with the Voodoo Vixen Joanne dress when I found it recently.
Featuring emerald green lace layered over a black underlay, a square cut neckline with wide cut straps and a gently flaring skirt, this dress is a simple and pretty piece that I knew would work well with my red hair and pale skin. Lucky me that Voodoo Vixen were happy to send one my way so I could review it for you.
Since this dress is both simple and eye catching at once, thanks to that lovely green, I decided to style it up as if I were wearing it for an evening out. Adding some jewellery and a fascinator would even make this a sweet, appropriate dress to wear as a wedding guest, perfect for the upcoming wedding season.
This dress could easily be worn very simply without the black and lace accents I’ve layered over it above. I can imagine effortlessly slipping this dress on with a pair of cute flats and a light cardigan to enjoy an evening socialising in the waning sunlight of a summer evening in the garden (or pub garden, as so many Brits enjoy) with friends. It’s pure comfort, with plenty of give to allow for a comfortable fit and no pinching or digging in after hours of wear. There’s a little extra room in the fit for me in the XL I’m wearing, made for a 33inch waist, so if you’re between sizes you could probably size down if you don’t want any looseness.
This dress is simple and sweet and lovely. I love the richness of the green and this has got to be one of the first times in recent memory that a dress without a full circle skirt hasn’t left me with a slight feeling of ‘oh but if only the skirt had been fuller it would have been perfect.’ I think the cut of this dress is flattering and slimming, two things I won’t turn my nose up at.
The Joanne dress costs £49.99 and is available direct from Voodoovixen.co.uk as well as global stockists who carry Voodoo Vixen.