The Perfect Little Pink Dress

Every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe, according to old style wisdom. A dress that flatters, makes her feel good whenever she puts it on. A dress perfect for pretty much any occasion.

Well, I’ve finally found my little black dress – except it’s pink!

My perfect little pink dress is this beautiful number from Kaliko. I love colour, and the Crepe Dress caught my eye on the website. The dress did not disappoint in real life – the fuschia pink colour is stunning.


The cut is perfect for my curvy figure, hugging the parts I like to accentuate and floating over the bits I am less confident about. The dress felt like it was made just for me.


DSC_5674I’m 5’4”, and the hem reached my knees which is the perfect length for me.

Being blessed with a large bust, shopping for dresses can often be a trial because of having to find a neckline that is a flattering shape, but doesn’t show too much cleavage. I didn’t have to worry about that at all with this dress: the deep ‘V’ neckline with fabric underneath shows off my assets but the cut helps preserve my modesty!


DSC_5683The fabric feels incredibly luxurious – it flows beautifully as I walked. The pleat detailing at the front floats along in a slightly dreamy fashion. I thought the sheer straps were a pretty, modern touch to this classic dress.


The simplicity of the dress means it is appropriate for nearly any occasion. I’m going to be wearing it to BritMums Live! next month with this statement necklace from Joules, and my Clarks sandals – they are metallic silver with gold studs, which makes them a little bit special (flat shoes at that event are a must!) with a cardi over the top.

I could also see myself wearing the dress to a wedding or garden party – this purple shrug (from Jacques Vert, which I already had in my wardrobe) helps set off the dress perfectly and turns it in to a very elegant outfit.


DSC_5633DSC_5643There are so many ways the dress could be accessorised to suit the occasion: with a statement necklace or more understated traditional jewellery; with a cardigan, shrug, or jacket; with flats or heels.

Such versatility is the beauty of this dress, and I would be as happy wearing it to a posh do as I would on a night out somewhere special with my other half, or with friends. Added to that the timeless, classic cut and colour the £129 price tag makes this dress a wise investment for any woman’s wardrobe.


Disclosure: I was kindly gifted this dress; all words and images are my own.

Images courtesy of Martin Parker.


25 Comments on The Perfect Little Pink Dress

  1. Morgan Prince
    June 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, that dress really suits you! Gorgeous colour too. I think investing in dresses like this is always a good call, regardless of the price tag. 🙂

  2. mummyshambles
    May 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I am in awe of your magnificent chest! 😉
    The dress is beautiful and looks fabulous on you!
    You look gorgeous! 🙂 X

  3. Amy
    May 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh Leigh, I know we have similar taste dress wise but this is so completely stunning, I love it! You look beautiful. That colour on you is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see you in it in real life! Not long now xxx

    • Leigh Kendall
      May 26, 2015 at 8:17 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Amy! I am so pleased with it, it’s one of those dresses you put on and just feel amazing in it. So looking forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks xxx

  4. Le Coin de Mel
    May 25, 2015 at 9:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Leigh, you look gorgeous in that dress! I recently got a dress from Kaliko and didn’t spot this lovely number. I absolutely love it! xx

    • Leigh Kendall
      May 26, 2015 at 8:17 am (5 years ago)

      Aw thank you Mel! I’m so pleased with it xxx

  5. Kim Carberry
    May 25, 2015 at 6:04 pm (5 years ago)

    What a gorgeous dress….You look fabulous!! I love the colour x

  6. Mummy Writes
    May 25, 2015 at 11:42 am (5 years ago)

    Beautiful Leigh! Black is so gloomy I find. Pink is definitely you, and the shape is perfect! I liked the sandles you wore too. x

    • Leigh Kendall
      May 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Kelly. I think this proves that cut and colour can be just as, if not more slimming and flattering as black xx

  7. Dean B
    May 25, 2015 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

    You look lovely! And the colour suits you 🙂 x

  8. Katy (What Katy Said)
    May 25, 2015 at 11:03 am (5 years ago)

    Love this! Goes really well with the purple too and I adore that last photo, looking lovely Leigh. xx

    • Leigh Kendall
      May 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Katy. Striking a pose out in public was a bit strange, so I’m glad the photos have turned out ok! xxx

  9. Katie / To Dream Of Dresses
    May 25, 2015 at 10:22 am (5 years ago)

    Well aren’t you a lovely sight to behold?! 🙂 Totally gorgeous Leigh, the dress is fabulous on you – the colour, the shape everything! I totally love a LBD but I agree, nothing makes more of a statement than a dress which is bold in colour and beautiful. You can tell it makes you feel so special! Love this and your new found style confidence. More style posts please?


    • Leigh Kendall
      May 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm (5 years ago)

      Aw thank you so much lovely Katie! You’re right, the dress really does make me feel special – it’s one of those dresses that can change the way you feel as soon as you put it on. More style posts will follow! xxx

  10. Ali
    May 25, 2015 at 10:13 am (5 years ago)

    Ah it’s gorgeous Leigh. I love the flow of it and it’s my absolute colour of choice. It’s very flattering and I adore it teamed with your purple cardi. You look beautiful x

    • Leigh Kendall
      May 25, 2015 at 2:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much Ali. I love the dress – the colour and cut are just perfect! xxx


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