SS18: Styling 1 Dress In 3 ways With Boohoo!

18th May 2018

Hey everyone!

Man am I EXCITED to upload this post. If only I could go back and tell the 13 year old Alice that thought she was the most ugly, fat and repulsive girl in her year that she was going to be collaborating with an international fashion brand in her early twenties. I don’t say it enough but I’M SO PROUD OF ME. Now that I’ve got that out the way… I recently had a glorious meltdown when Boohoo got in contact and asked me to take part in their transitional campaign! I got to choose a complimentary dress to style for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons and I thought what’s better than one you can dress up or down for pretty much anything?

I decided to go for the gorgeous Clary Star Embroidered Tie Strap Shift Dress in “Paprika”. It’s lined well, made with sturdy material and the detail in the embroidery is so gorgeous, especially for the bargain price of £22! Aside from being a stunning dress, it’s also extremely comfy, cool and comes up just above the knee for 5ft 3 me – perfect!

Although I’d happily wear it in all of the three colours it’s available in, it’s a huge taboo to wear white to a wedding and you’d probably end up overheating in black on a sunny day so red seemed like the ideal choice for getting the most wear out of it. I thought I’d choose three different occasions to style this dress for to make this post hopefully relatable for everyone. I know the last one isn’t the most common for a lot of people but hey, what would this post be without some authentic Alice style thrown in? Hope you enjoy!

Date Night In A Boohoo Dress

We all love date night. I’d class this look as perfect for anything from a fancy meal with your fella, cocktails with the girls or your uni summer ball. For accessorising this style, I’ve gone for some simple rose gold jewellery. Paired with a fabulous furry cardigan and some gorgeous black and red heels, you’re good to go! Oh, and don’t forget a little over-the-shoulder bag or clutch to complete the whole look (because I did in these photos).

Photo & Outfit Details:
Photos taken by Becky Elen
Hair styled by Rush Hair
Rose gold heart necklace: Ineffabless
Red and black heels: Ruby Shoo

White fluffy cardigan: Next

Summer Picnic/BBQ In A Boohoo Dress

I’m sure if you’re an outdoorsy or sociable person, you’ll be attending at least one picnic or BBQ this Summer! What better than wearing your staple summer dress? For something as casual as this you don’t always need to majorly accessorise but I decided to pop on some boho-styled wooden earrings. Although hopefully it won’t be needed, you may want to take along a light shawl or cardigan to keep your shoulders warm or covered from the rays! As it is Summer, I decided to match the sun and choose a yellow one. Along with some adorable little red sandals with a small bow on top. For a style like this, I’d just take along your average tote bag to keep your phone, keys, some change for the ice cream van and a sandwich or two in.

Photo & Outfit Details:
Photos taken by Becky Elen
Hair styled by Rush Hair
Wooden earrings: Unknown
Yellow cardigan: Cath Kidston

Red bow sandals: Primark

Rock Gig In A Boohoo Dress

Well this is obviously going to be my favourite look of the bunch! Just to say as a highly experienced rock gig goer, this outfit would only be suitable if you’re seated or stood RIGHT at the back not engaging in the crowd or the pit. If you’re going to be brave and wear a dress to a standing rock gig and are going to get in the crowd/pit, WEAR SOME SHORTS UNDERNEATH. Fishnets are inevitable really, they add a bit of an edge to any outfit and keep you cool in a busy venue without baring all. They always look fabulous paired with black chunky boots and leather is guaranteed to make anyone look a bit more badass.

Photo & Outfit Details:
Photos taken by Becky Elen
Hair styled by Rush Hair
Skeleton necklace: Oh So Cherished
Black boots: UNIF

Leather jacket: Nasty Gal

So, which of the looks were your favourite? Have you found your staple dress for this Spring/Summer yet? If not, why not head on over to the Boohoo site as they’re sure to have something for everyone whether it be big floral prints, plain jane style or sequins galore!

Also a huge thank you to Rush Hair for making me feel super pretty and styling my hair for this shoot! They currently have 50% off when you book in as a new client so head on over to their website here and find your closest salon for a pamper. And of course another huge thank you to my all time favourite photographer and blogger bestie Becky for taking the photos!

’Til Next Time,

65 responses to “SS18: Styling 1 Dress In 3 ways With Boohoo!”

  1. bethan shuff says:

    that dress is you all over! I love how you styled it three different ways, but the last outfit is definitely more you! (and me! haha) Your hair looks FABULOUS as well girl!

  2. Liz says:

    Congrats on the collab girl, you deserve it!! That dress is beaut, I love Boohoo for summer dresses as they wash and wear well! Love the middle outfit.
    Liz xx

  3. Miranda says:

    You look so lovely xx

  4. Lily says:

    This dress is beautiful! I love every single way you have styled it and would defo buy myself one of these! Would you say its an okay thickness to wear on a summers day as I do not want to be sweating anywhere hahah xx

    Lily | The Wellbeing Edit

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you Lily ? definitely feeling like I made the right choice! Yes I definitely would, despite the material being sturdy it’s actually surprisingly cool and doesn’t cling to you at all! Xx

  5. Francesca says:

    This dress is stunning, the outfit with the leather jacket and fishnets has to be my favourite but you look amazing in all of them! Congrats on this fantastic collab!x

    Francesca | Francesca Alice ?

  6. What a great post! I love looking at how one dress can be worn for many different occasions! You look great in each outfit.

    Carly xx //

  7. Melanie says:

    Firstly you look fabulous, and the dress is perfect for you. I love all of he looks but the gig look comes out on top for me,! I love finding a great dress that is so versatile and can be casual and dressy too by adding different accessories. And this one certainly fits the bill.
    Great post ?
    Melanie |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you so much ? most people have said the same haha! Isn’t it the best, makes you feel like you’ve got your moneys worth for sure! X

  8. Carly says:

    Omg this dress is gorgeous! The colour looks amazing on you too x

  9. i’m seriously in love with that dress and love all of the way its been styled x

  10. Jade says:

    I love these photos so much! You look so confident and the dress looks stunning on you ? I’ve also got serious tattoo envy going on right now!

    Also congratulations on the collaboration girl, I can relate so much to what you said about being proud of how far you’ve come and you definitely should be proud- your blog is amazing and easily one of my favourites ? xx

    Jade |

  11. Trace says:

    That rich red color really suits you and the dress is cute and fits you well!

    -Trace x |

  12. These photos are gorgeous! What a fab collab, and I love how you styled the dress in a casual and fancy way x

    Rachel //

  13. Paige says:

    This dress is beautiful, and it looks great on you! Love all the different ways you styled it!

  14. Bexa says:

    What a fantastic red dress Alice! ? I love the stars on it too, they are awesome! You look amazing in all these different styles, my fave is the rock gig look with the fishnets. Ha ha, good tip about wearing shorts underneath if going into the pit though ??. Loving your hair too, it’s gorgeous! ? xx

    Bexa |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Isn’t it gorgeous!? I’m so glad I chose it! Thank you so much for your lovely comments ? hah definitely! Thank you ? Xx

  15. Bryony says:

    I’m so proud of you collaboration with boohoo that’s an amazing achievement! also, you look gorgeous in the red dress x

  16. Loved the second outfit with the pop of yellow! Congrats on this collaboration, you definitely deserve it!

    Florence |

  17. Hanna Mai says:

    Great post! You look lovely, I love this dress and I need to find those sandals haha they’re so pretty x

  18. Kayla says:

    You could seriously dress for any/all occasions and look GORGEOUS! seriously, girl you are radiating confidence and I love that about your style. If I had to pick a favorite look, either the yellow one or rock one! Great post, keep em coming!

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      This is honestly one of my favourite comments I’ve ever received, it’s so lovely thank you so much!! I am loving doing fashion posts recently so there’ll definitely be more ? x

  19. Aaliyah says:

    This is such a lovely post l! Really love all of your photos you look lovely! Really love the dress as well the styling is also great! X

  20. Katie Lauren says:

    This is incredible and the dress looks stunning on you! Congrats for the collab girl x

  21. Clementine says:

    Love this post.
    Your dress is so beautiful and you look gorgeous. Love the photos. Congrats on the collab ??
    Clem xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww thank you so much! ? I really adore the dress and I’m still pinching myself about the collab!! Xx

  22. Louisa says:

    I cannot choose between the looks, they’re all AMAZING!
    The dress looks so good on you and seems to be able to go with anything.
    I particularly love the fluffy cardigan though. It’s such a soft look.

    Louisa |

  23. Nancy says:

    YES! I am happy that you broke out of that shell and became a big hit since your early 20’s. You’ve hustled and earned it! I really like how the dress’ color is called “paprika”. It looks rich and spicy! Haha. For that price, you got a steal! You look gorgeous with the dress. It’s easy to style in different occasions and love the stars pattern.

    Nancy ♥

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Haha! I am still in my early 20s, I’m 22 in a few days! It is a funky name I agree, it is a bargain dress and the material is so nice! X

  24. Oh, you incredibly gorgeous girl – I was so excited to read this as soon as I saw you post it.. ? I love how you’ve styled it first of all, the matching shoes are also super cute – red is such a stunning colour on you! The second look is so casual and comfy, I love how you’ve paired it with red sandals! I never would have thought of pairing it with a yellow cardigan, but the two are super cute together.. ? The last look is definitely my favourite – and I knew as soon as I read the title of the look it was going to be yours as well! I’m still obsessed with that jacket, it suits you so well and I love how you’ve styled it with this dress although I don’t quite think I’d be confident enough to wear a dress to a gig for fear of showing the crowd a little more than they were expecting to see.. ???‍♀️ Congratulations on such a dreamy collaboration, and here’s to many more in the future! ?

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aaah thank you Andi, your comments are always so kind and I appreciate them so much ❤️ I love the leather jacket so much, it actually may be my favourite that I’ve ever owned! Haha I feel you there although shorts are always a good idea! Thank you thank you thank you ? x

  25. Gabrielle says:

    This dress is gorgeous and the last look has GOT to be my favourite of them all – definitely a very “you” outfit! And congrats on the collab – so bloody exciting and a great post! ❤️❤️

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww yay thank you Gaby that means a lot coming from you ya fashionista ❤️ It is very me isn’t it?! Thanks girl, huge congrats to you too! Xx

  26. Meg says:

    Yes gal! Slaying! so proud of you, what a great collab! xxx

  27. Alice says:

    I’m actually obsessed with the photo where you’re putting your lipstick on, you look bloody incredible. I love how you’ve styled this dress in so many different and gorgeous ways! I really love your hair like this as well, it’s super pretty. I can’t wait to keep reading all of your fashion posts, they’re always bloody brilliant and you’re absolutely killing it. I’m so proud of you! x

    Alice |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      You’re SUCH a cutie, thank you so much ? I really wanted it to be relatable for everyone so I thought styling it a few ways would be the best way to do that! That honestly means the world as I’ve been working so hard on them, love you ❤️ x

  28. Oh wow congrats on the huge collab!! I’m sure 13 year old Alice would be very proud of you! This dress looks so good on you too. Loving the fashion content recently x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much ? I’m sure she would be too hehe. That means a lot as I’ve really enjoyed creating it all! x

  29. Sophie says:

    Congratulations on such an exciting collaboration! The dress you chose is absolutely gorgeous, I love all of your looks but I think the Summer Picnic look is my favourite, just because I love dressing down lovely clothing and making it more ‘every day friendly’- x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww thank you so much Sophie ? it is helpful to have a few statement wardrobe pieces to be able to do that with! X

  30. Sophie says:

    I’m loving all these looks, especially the last one!

    Sophie |

  31. Radi says:

    This dress is so beautiful! I’m loving the date night look, so glam.

  32. Ronnie says:

    I am so proud of you for working with Boohoo, thats massive! Love all the ways you styled the dress.. but no. 3 is bar far my fave!!



  33. Literally so proud of you and super duper happy for you! What an awesome collaboration – I absolutely LOVE a bit of Boohoo and this dress is gorgeous! I adore the red and all three ways you’ve styled it. You go girl!xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww Char thank you ❤️❤️ I worked so hard on this post and appreciate your kind words so much! X

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