A (Rare) Trip to the Theatre

To be honest, I don't get a lot of opportunities to wear pretty, sparkly dresses. The majority of the time I opt for a night in with DVDs and wine over a night out on the town, and I definitely don't go to a lot of fancy parties. So when Rare London asked me to pick a dress from their party dress collection, I was at a bit of a loss of what to choose. As much as I love the look of body con dresses, they're just not very me (I definitely don't have the figure for anything that tight-fitting) so I went for this gorgeous prom dress in gold and black. It has an amazing layered tulle skirt and it's my first cut-out panel dress. My only mistake was not going down a size, as I am not blessed so much in the boobs department, and because of the cut-out parts I couldn't wear a bra. I think a size 8 would have been a better fit, but I am between sizes so I never really know, and always go for a 10 if I'm not sure. But if you are small-chested like me, go for a size down! Anyway, I wanted to pair this with my little cream fur jacket, but as I was going out straight from work it was a bit much, so I went for my old faithful leopard jacket and my new favourite ankle boots. Perfect for date night at the theatre.
dress- c/o Rare London
coat- Miss Selfridge
boots- c/o Clothing at Tesco
Now I don't mean to gush (as much as I want to!) but where I found a boyfriend who loves musicals I don't know! About a month ago I started seeing posters around Manchester for Sweeney Todd at the Royal Exchange Theatre. I absolutely love Sweeney Todd and was obsessed with the film version as a teenager, and I was desperate to go and see it. At that point, however, Phil and I had only been on a few dates but I knew he liked musicals, so I went out on a limb and asked if he wanted to go. He jumped at the chance! So last Friday we got all dressed up, had a non-classy (but quick!) dinner at Subway and headed to the theatre. The show was absolutely amazing (and if you're in Manchester, it's still on for another few weeks) and was perfectly cast, and the theatre is stunning. We had a great time! And I got an excuse to wear a pretty sparkly dress, which is always a plus!
I'm now on the hunt to see the stage production of Les Mis as I've always loved the songs and performed a few of them when I used to be part of a youth theatre. I would also love to see Hairspary on stage because it's one of my favourite films (not ashamed!). Plus theatre trips are an excuse to wear pretty dresses- I look pretty daft wearing them for lying on the sofa.
Hope you weekend has been lovely!

Charlotte x


  1. Ooh I love it Charlotte! I think it looks gorgeous on you, and it looks so glam against the leopard print

    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  2. This dress is so so pretty! I love the cutout and the flattering sweetheart neckline. It would be a perfect Christmas dress too! I really love that you paired a leopard jacket with it. You look gorgeous!

  3. Lovely post! Such a cute dress!

    Emma x


  4. Lovely!! I love having opportunities to dress up extra special! You look gorgeous!


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