The Primark Tartan Dress

Tartan Dress

Hey everyone! I hope you're all well and have had a lovely weekend! I've been off work for the past week and have had such a lovely time relaxing so its safe to say I'm not looking forward to going back to the grind tomorrow I'm also not feeling very well today which is a rubbish way to end my holiday. Hopefully a nice hot bubble bath, my fleecy pj's and a cup of tea will help though - that's my plan after writing this post. As I'm not feeling great and my head is pounding - I decided it'd be best to quickly share an outfit post instead of writing up an in depth beauty review - I'll save that for when I'm feeling a bit perkier and can string a sentence together properly.

Anyway, enough complaining from me and back to the outfit. If you read my tartan lust list post here you'll probably know I'm currently loving the whole tartan trend and have embraced it with open arms. If someone told me I'd be buying tartan print clothing this time last year I'd have probably laughed and told them not to be so silly - its just one of those prints I've ever considered 'fashionable'. However, times change and so do trends and tartan is now considered the 'in thing' to be wearing this season.

I'm definitely no fashionista but after seeing some of my favourite fashion bloggers wearing tartan prints, I decided I needed in on the trend ASAP and headed straight to Primark to see what they had to offer. Primark is always a great place to turn to if you want to try a trend without spending a fortune in the likes of Topshop or Zara. As I expected, Primark didn't disappoint and there was tartan prints scattered all around the store. This cute little dress caught my eye straight away and I figured it would be a good piece to wear in the daytime or evening so I popped it in my basket and headed to the checkout.

I must admit, since trying it on at home, I'm still unsure about it. I popped it on in the photos above before going out for dinner with a friend but soon got changed as I'm not sure the shape of this dress is the most flattering I've ever worn. Its fitted around the bust area and then hangs loose - like a smock dress I suppose? I really love the print and the cute collar with black bow but I feel like it hides any shape I have instead of emphasising my best bits. After looking at these photos I think I'd be more likely to wear this dress during the day with thick tights, ankle boots, a scarf and a leather jacket as I think baggy styles are more forgiving during the day when I want to look casual. For evenings out though, I think I'll stick to more flattering shapes!

What do you think of this dress? Do you think it'd work better as a casual look?

Lots of Love,

59 comments

  1. I love this dress, you look fab in it and the shape really flatters you! :) I have an appalling track record in Primark as I never seem to be able to find anything good in there. It all seems to fall apart or is see-through! D:

    Where are your shoes from? They are gorgeous as well!

    ~Hannah xx

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  2. such a beautiful dress kayleigh :)

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  3. This dress is beautiful and you look stunning in it hun. Hope you feel better soon.

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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  4. This dress is amazing! Hope you feel better soon lovely xx
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

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  5. Primark? Its really nice...looks more expensive...which is the name of the game I guess when you buy things! ;)

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk Jess. x

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  6. such a lovely dress, definitely would look great for a casual look - either way it looks stunning on you! x

    harlean rose

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  7. I love this dress! Would also look wicked with biker boots, a leather jacket and a chunky knitted scarf <3 xo

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  8. I've been wanting that dress for so long. Time to go to Primark! It looks lovely on you ♥
    xoxo

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  9. I like your dress, it's very festive and suits you perfectly! :)

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  10. This dress looks lovely on you, I'm definitely heading off to Primark to pick myself one of these up at the weekend! x

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. It looks so great on you! Your hair is so prettyyyy, I think I'll save some money for hair extensions as well.

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  12. The dress looks so beautiful on you! I feel like I need a tartan dress in my life for Christmas..
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    x

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  13. The dress looks beautiful on you I really must get myself to primark they seem to have some great things in at the mo...

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  14. This dress looks gorgeous on you and you are so pretty! Love this dress as well, also I love your blog it is definitely my all time favourite!.

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  15. I spotted this in Primark the other day and only just managed to leave without it. It looks amazing on you!!

    Jess xo

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  16. What a gorgeous dress, suits you so much :)

    Ila x

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  17. Aww I think this looks great on you! I'd agree though and say it's definitely more of a daytime dress! I wish I could pull the tartan trend off. xx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

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  18. You look really cute in that dress
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  19. You look lovely! So christmasy!
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  20. What a gorgeous dress it looks lovely on you :-) Tartan is one of my favourites at the moment! You are so stunning and your blog is amazing!! xxx

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  21. I love the dress! I see what you mean that it kind of hangs loose but it looks nice!

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  22. I think you did the dress justice by styling it that way but it didn't do you justice by hiding your best bits.

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  23. I tried this on at primark the other day, as I'd seen so many people wearing it.... Alas, I am a little too curvy to pull off such a cut, but I still love it, and you look great in it :)
    Tania xxx

    taniaxkoi.blogspot.com

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  24. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the great work ♡

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  25. tartan is one of those trends that just keeps coming back! love this dress its so pretty, hope you feel better soon xxx

    SparklySJ
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  26. That dress is so cute; Primark has done really good. Aww sorry you're ill and have to go work.
    You can do it hun. Would love it f could check my blog and follow.
    Afeeyah xo

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  27. Love the dress! Hope you're feeling better soon hun! xx

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  28. You look awesome!!! Your dress is very interesting.

    Regards,
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  29. Absolutely stunning, love the tartan!

    Mandy

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  30. Hi guyz,This is my 1st comment On Black Boot Dressing so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your posts. Thanks a lot!

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  31. I loveeeeee that tartan is back! You look gorgeous doll :-)

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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  32. Such a cute dress and I love that colour red!

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  33. I have seen so many people loving this dress! I love the tartan trend!xo
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  34. This looks beautiful on you, I wish I could pull off that cut!

    Charlotte - blotandreapply.com x

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  35. Dress is lovely!

    www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk

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  36. I love this dress. I wish primark was in North America. The ASOS collection just doesn't have enough :(

    xox
    http://followinmyfabulousness.blogspot.ca

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  37. I think that there are two versions of this dress as the one that I have is more fitted, this one looks lovely too though! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  38. I think it looks gorgeous and your lipstick goes so well with it! Amber xx

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  39. Cute!

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  40. I know what you mean about having clothes that fit you right, I don't tend to favour anything baggy around my waist as it just makes me look larger than I am. The print and colours look lovely on you! x

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

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  41. I love this! Tartan is a must this season and Im loving it!

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  42. The dress is absoluetly amazing !
    I wish I can find something like this in Canada, there's no Primark here !

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  43. This is such a cute dress and it does really suit you! I am gonna buy myself a tartan playsuit i think :)

    P.xx

    GreyWalls

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  44. The dress looks lovely! I think you could make it more casual but it also looks very good as youve styled it already. :-)
    D x

    www.daisydaisyxxo.blogspot.com

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  45. I love this dress, I really wanted to get it, but they were completely sold out of my size in my Primark :( Looks lovely on you though, I think it fits you very nicely :)

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  46. Why didn't I buy this when I saw it?! You look lush xo

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  47. Hope your first day back at work went okay, I know the feeling! haha. Love the dress :) Xx

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  48. Always a bit weary of tartan but really want to embrace it this season! This dress could be my first venture into it...

    Em xx

    Pretty Peach - beauty. fashion. lifestyle. musings.

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  49. I have this dress too and feel exactly the same! I wore it on a night out and looked frumpy in all the pics because it isn't figure hugging! I do enjoy wearing it in the day though with tights, boots and coat xxx

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