Stripe Dress OOTD - Rachel Oates - Affordably Fashionable
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OOTD: Blue Stripy Dress

I’ve had this dress for a little while and it’s still one of my absolute favourites! It’s a strapless mini dress from Pretty Little Thing, with blue and white vertical strips and wide navy blue bands at the top and waist.

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My only criticism of this dress is that because of the slight pleating around the waist-band, it can sometimes make it puff out a little at the tummy and make you look a little bigger than you are. That said, it doesn’t do that all the time and the usually, it does a really good job of highlighting the slimness of your waist and giving you a nice hourglass figure from straight-on.

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It is starting to feel a lot like summer now but it’s still a little chilly here in London, so I decided to wear this dress with black tights and a long grey cardigan, mostly just because it’s cosy! 🙂

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And of course I just had to wear my over-the-knee Zara boots because, even after 3 months, I am still obsessed with them!

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The Makeup

I left my hair really natural with this look – it was just left to air-dry after washing and had a brush run through it, that’s all. The makeup was a lot more work though… I used quite a few new products for the first time which was a little daunting but I’m really happy with how it turned out!

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For my skin I started with Barry M’s Colour Correcting Kit to reduce the colour of the dark circles under my eyes, red patches on and around my nose and some slightly yellow-ish tones around my lips.

Then I applied a thin layer of my new foundation, L’Oreal Paris 24 Hours Infallible Foundation in Natural Rose. I really like this because it gives such a light, smooth coverage!

Then I used a little of the Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in Light and Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit in Light to Medium.

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For the brows I stuck with my favourite Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette Kit Deep Brown and used my current-favourite mascara; Rimmel’s Volume Colourist Mascara.

For the eyes I tried something a little new. I used Maybelline’s Master Smoky Eyeliner Pencil in Smoky Black, which is an old favourite, along my waterline. Then on my lids and under my eyes I combined 2 new Barry M products: the Bold Gold Waterproof Eyeliner in the inner corners, blending into the Bronze Eyeshadow Pencil in the outer edges.

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I’m really happy with this makeup look, it’s a little more makeup than I’d normally wear but for something a bit special, I like it 🙂

What do you think of this complete look? Let me know down in the comments! 🙂

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