Thursday, July 7, 2011

Online Boutique: Introducing Club Couture

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I love maxi dresses for summer. However, shopping for the right maxi dress can become a real challenge, especially for petite woman. I love my H&M maxi dress but always feel a bit too dressy wearing it. I’ve been on the lookout for something a bit more casual. I had my eyes on this purple halter maxi when Club Couture was kindly offered a $100.00 for me to shop. This dress was one of the items I have picked out.

There were some discussions among the petite blogging community regarding what should be the perfect length for maxi dresses? The answer is “I don’t know”. It all depends on your personal preference. Some like floor-length and some prefer ankle-length. For me, I like the length to hit right at my ankles (approximately 2 inches off the ground). As for reference, I am 5’3 and the length of this dress is perfect for me. Maxi dresses tend to look better with flats. I made a mistake pairing my H&M dress with a pair of wedges. A few fellow bloggers were kindly pointed out to me. That's what I love about my fellow bloggers. They help me to dress better :)

What I love about this dress is the gorgeous eggplant color. I don’t have a lot of purple pieces in my closet. Hence, I am excited to have this new addition. One thing I want to mention is that the straps can be worn 2 ways. You can tie them around the back of your neck for a halter style or crisscross across your back for a racer-back style.

What I am wearing:
Dress: Club Couture Purple Halter Maxi Dress - size S (buy here)
Sandals: Steve Madden (buy similar here - available in small sizes)
Straw hat: Ann Taylor Factory (buy similar here)
Necklace: Lia Sophia Fancy That Necklace (buy here)

Club Couture is a Singapore-based company. They offer a wide range of casual styles and the prices/quality are, in my opinion, in the same range as Forever 21 . I got my package 7 days after I ordered it. It wasn’t bad at all. Overall, my shopping experience with Club Couture was great. If you plan to pick up this maxi dress, please use code “CCBLOG15” for additional 15% off your entire purchase.

Disclosure: I bought this dress with a $100 store credit courtesy of Club Couture. As always, my reviews are my personal opinion. I will not be compensated for posting this review on my blog.


Really Petite

OMG look absolutely amazing and GORGEOUS in this dress! I see you are doing depth of field in your pics and it looks awesome!!! The purple color is so pretty on you!!!!


@Really Petite Hi Annie, I am glad you've noticed. I love the blurred background but the pictures weren't as sharp. I am still learning all the complicated settings.

lovely pettit_mom

purple dress is really look pretty on you.... and length just about right your size.....yup is girly dress but perfect for summer...

DSK Steph



The colour is so pretty! You look great in this dress and I don't think the length is overwhelming on you at all! I am going to have to check out this site!


Very pretty...I really love this color on you! Your sandals are so cute as well!


I like this rich eggplant color, looks luxurious and its design is truly lovely.


you look great! i love the hat and necklace too!

yes, maxi dresses are SO HARD to find! they are ALL TOO LONG! i'm so glad i found some at forever 21 that were only $12, but i'm going to check out the places you got yours from!


Pretty color! However, the bust looks poofy and too big on you.


You look amazing in this color!! I love the accessories you chose to pair with it...especially the necklace!


this dress is beautiful! i love the eggplant color and the length is perfect on you!

cute & little


Lovely color and the shape and fit flatters you!


i love this dress and THAT color. I love how you add the necklace to it. I agree with no wedges on maxi dresses too. I'm 5'4 so i love wearing flats with them.


the dress looks really good on you and i love the color. can you provide the measurement?


Oh Sydney, this is so incredibly pretty on you! The color is perfect for your skin tone!

And eek, I am ALWAYS guilty of wearing some sort of heel with my maxi dresses - I'll have to see what they look like with flats :P


@Anonymous Hi there, the total length of this dress is 48 inches from bust to hem.


i so love your long dress and you look pretty!

Pocketful of Apples

I love the eggplant color of the dress!


Andee Layne

that color is fabulous on you!! xo

Kehkshan MAnzoor
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Kehkshan MAnzoor

You introduced a lot of good stuff, but the neck-less suits on you more. I Like it.
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