The Topshop Fluoro Piping Skater Dress

This is a great summer dress from Topshop.

I actually spied it on someone in Abu Dhabi about 6 weeks ago and fell in love with it for the following reasons:

a) Fabric: I love the fabric - a textured jacquard finish in a bright white
b) Neon piping - this just adds a unique edge. I refuse to utter the words "bang on trend" for fear of inducing a global cringe but you get the score.
c) Shape:  Very girly but nicely balanced by a quite hard, structural shape in the back.

It was a nice surprise to learn that it was from Topshop - that place has been so underwhelming this season.

I picked this up when I was back in the UK and have been waiting for the right opportunity to wear it. Yesterday's brunch seemed like a valid enough excuse :)

Excuse the freckles - I am a very freckly person.







Dress: Topshop - Link!  
Bag: Celine
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses: Prada

I really enjoyed wearing this and would recommend picking it up - it's currently in the sale! - but a couple of things to note.

a) It is sized big - I got this in my standard dress size but it's definitely roomy. I could have probably gone for a size down.

b) That sizing issue is especially true because it's quite gappy in the bust area. This is probably more of a statement on my woeful lack of boobage than anything else but it's something to make you aware of anyway.

NB: Wearing a bra is also impossible so expect potentially awkwardness in air-conditioned environments. Are nipples "in"?

Hope you all had a good week :) I have some busy work weeks ahead but then it's time for my holiday and....VEGAS!!!! So excited and nearer the time I will be demanding recommendations of places to eat, drink and of course, shop! :)

86 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Hands up for nipples in!!
    Excuse the joke.
    I seriously love freckles, honey, they are pretty.
    Love this dress on you, makes you so slim and tanned!
    Vegas?!?!? Seriously, I envy you...

    Have a wonderful Saturday, babe!
    Catanya

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    1. thanks girl :) and yesss Vegas! Can't wait to just NOT work and relax for 2 weeks :)

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  2. this looks amazing on you, i'm so ridiculously pale i can't wear white dresses!

    so it's ok to wear dresses without a bra? i recently got a zara dress that looks okay with a bra but i think it would look better without... having a 34B has some advantages after all lol

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    1. I say yes but then you must face the nipple reality :)

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  3. "Are nipples in?" I love you Laura!! I think this dress looks fantastic, especially with your skin tone. Might not be as flattering on fair skin.
    Did you watch any Real Housewives of Vancouver?

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. of course! I go from hating Jody to loving Jody. I also really want Ronnie's hair :)

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    2. i've finally decided that she is the perfect villain... so i can justify loving her for that! :P

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    1. definitely! i think it's all about the back - to me, that sort of makes it!

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  5. You look stunning!
    With regards to the bra issue, I recommend possibly trying a racerback bra - I got mine in Gilly Hicks and it works a dream on some awkwardly cut dresses!
    There's some on their website and there's currently a sale! X

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    1. yes i definitely need to try something like this - thanks! i will keep this in mind when i am next out bra shopping :)

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  6. That dress makes you look 19, It's stunning!
    book/insanity update please! I taken up insanity the minute you blogged about it. Just by doing that and upping my water to 8 cups a day, I've lost 13 lbs! Thank you so much for the inspiration, have a blast in Vegas!

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    1. wow that's amazing! congratulations! i have been doing it irregularly so not really following the plan. I need to step it up!

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  7. Oh God, that looks seriously gorgeous on you, & goes hand in hand with your tanned skin :)x

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    1. thanks so much :) I think the contrast of white works to bring out a tan as I am not that brown really :)

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  8. Great dress! I love the piping detail.

    I went to Vegas a couple of months ago - be sure to watch the fountains outside the Bellagio hotel at least once. They're spectacular at night time especially.

    Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in the Paris hotel is fabulous. Great food. And if you get the table right you can watch the Bellagio fountains while you eat.

    Other than that go do some serious shopping inside Caeser's Palace :) I spent a large portion of time inside Victoria's Secret, Juicy and the huge MAC shop. Ooh and Cheesecake Factory is in Caeser's Palace too with about a million different varieties if cheesecake floats your boat.

    xxx

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    1. Cheesecake Factory is one of my favourite restaurants ever. No joke :) I might have to hit you up for more recommendations - there is seriously so much to do there that it's a bit overwhelming. I still haven't worked out where to stay! :) So looking forward to it!

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    2. Laura - I went to Vegas a couple of weeks ago!! it was A-MAZING!!!! We stayed at the Wynn....best hotel everrrrr!! Highly recc!! You MUST have brunch at the Bellagio!! (Oceans Eleven was filmed there). If you like shopping in outlet malls, there are 2 great ones there. The fashion show mall is right next to the Wynn as are Topshop and Forever 21 (it's huuuuge!!). There is a lovely Italian restaurant in the Venitian. Also go to Tao (in the Venitian) both restaurant and club...it's beaut!! There is just SOOO much to do there....we crammed a lot in a week but still felt like we missed out on a lot! Deffo going back! If I remember anymore I'll let you know! Have fun chick xx

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    3. Hello Laura, yeah just tweet me if you want any more recommendations :)

      We stayed at the Bellagio and it was stunning. A truly amazing place! xx

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  9. Looks gorgeous on you!

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  10. Gorgeous dress, you look so lovely in it! :) xx

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  11. This dress is amazing, if only I'd spotted it on the website before it sold out in my size. Very jealous of how good it looks on you!

    And as with the nipple issue, trusty plasters usually do the trick!

    Rozi xo

    http://the-blonde-rose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ...next time I will get the plasters out :)

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  12. Nipples are so in AC paradise like Dubai and Vegas. You go girl:-)

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    1. haha exactly! world get ready :)

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  13. I love the neon on this dress!

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  14. This looks amazing on you! Have you tried a multi way wonder bra? You can have the back really low on the waist and make it a halter- I love mine!

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    1. no i really need to try these different bras out...i could do with some help in that area :) haha

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  15. LOVE your dress-it's perfect! Xx

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  16. I love it! I checked the web but my size is sold out :( such a pity!! xx

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    1. boo! maybe they have it in store though - hope you find it! x

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  17. I LOVE this dress on you, and you're totally right about the girly shape but the cool structure in the back makes it a little more interesting. The neon piping also makes it a little less typical, which is really fun!

    So jealous you're going to VEGAS! Ah! You will have a blast there! :) I haven't been in a few years and desperately need to go back! Have a great Saturday :)

    do
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. Thanks Alyson - am in Seattle for a couple of days too so will message you :)

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    2. Can't wait! :) we will have so much fun!

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  18. Very cute - I bought the grey and neon pink version. Love it! xx

    South Molton St Style

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    1. Didn't even know they did it in that colour way - sounds gorgeous!

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  19. I love this dress, don't think I could pull it off way too pale myself.

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    1. Anna - commenter above - says they do it in another colour way in case you're interested :)

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  20. Ooh this is such a gorgeous dress, definatly going to check it out in Topshop and have fun in Vegas! xo

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    1. Thanks Rachel! One month to go :)

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  21. the back on this is amazing! but the no bra thing is way too scary for me

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  22. chan ching!!! its only £30, bargain considering all that beautiful detailing!

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  23. I love the back of this dress! It's very pretty and light for summer.
    -Amber
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  24. Been to Vegas 3 times in as many years, so do shout if you need any recommendations x

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  25. i have never seen you wear a dress that doesn't suit you!
    im going shopping tomorrow, maaaayybbeee i will look for this, perfect for summer!

    theaestheticallypleasing.blogspot.com xx

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  26. This looks great on you, Laura! I really love the bright piping.

    xo, alison*elle

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  27. Loving the little neon detail on this dress, it looks great on you. Vegas is amazing and yep, the fountains are a must see! Can't wait to see your blog posts from there :)

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  28. I love this dress! It is so pretty.

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  29. This dress fits you beautifully! When will you be in Vegas?? You should have a "cocktail" meetup! I will be there on holiday in August!

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  30. Did you do anything to the soles of your louboutins to keep them from getting terribly scuffed from outside walking?

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  31. You look stunning in that dress! The nipple comment made me laugh, I hate when that happens. Makes me feel so uncomfortable, haha. Have a great Sunday Laura! xx Kayin

    http://www.logomania.nl

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  32. so beautifull look!


    http://eva-style.blogspot.com/

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  33. Your blog is always the one I check for updates on first - always so beautiful and "put together". Gorgeous dress.

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  34. Great dress Laura! It really suits you! The neon piping really makes all the difference doesn't it? :) xx

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  35. love this dress!
    neon are the best!
    check my blog if you want!
    http://xouxounitsa.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  36. Love the dress...It looks more like a Zara design :-)

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  37. How have I not spotted this dress before?! Just the right amount of fluro for me and such a flattering shape!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm so glad its not just me thinking topshops having a crap season, but this dress deserves a trip into town tomorrow :) Laura x

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  39. Hi! I've been following your blog since January and I am finally getting involved enough to comment on your posts. Love your business-chic style and I'm a little embarrassed to say that I've purchased a number of the products you've reviewed. My numero uno wish is to get a Celine Luggage bag. I work in an office and those bags are perfect for carrying files and for dinners aferward. Thanks for introducing me. :)

    ...I love how you read and reply to comments on your posts. Keep it up, you've got it going on. :)

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  40. this is stunning, keep seeing it around - i need it!

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  41. This dress is gorgeous!! I love it and it looks really good with a tan. I would try maybe one of those stick on bras or a bandeau haha I cannot go bra less I feel so naked!
    xx

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  42. Such a lovely dress! Love the pop of color!

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  43. That's so pretty, love pieces with a bit of a different back. Think it's because I can't wear them - I just like to live vicariously through others!
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  44. ah i love this dress! the neon piping just makes the whole dress!

    Have fun in Vegas!!!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  45. Love this dress, it's something I would definitely wear. It kinda looks mint green in some of the pictures.

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  46. You are always stunning! Gorgeous <3
    Xoxoxo from Italy

    Carolina

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  47. Thanks for the nipple heads up. Ive found that most of Topshop dresses I have not had room to wear a bra.

    Enter my sunglasses giveawy

    petitesideofstyle.com

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  48. The dress looks beautiful on you Laura. I'm the opposite, too busty, so I can't pull off dresses like this. So be happy with your lack of boobage, you have more dress selections that way ;)

    I just got from Vegas this past weekend and it was awesome as usual

    Musts
    Bellagio's Jasmine for brunch, it has the best views of the fountains, better views than mon ami gabi...although I really like that place for dinner too. Yummy French food.
    Any of the Wolfgang puck restaurants (Spago, pizzerias, bar and grills, Postrio at varioius hotels) are a great choice for dinner.
    Holsteins Burger and Shakes at the Cosmopolitan is great for lunch. Try the fun-gi burger with gruyere cheese and truffle oil.
    For a splurge, try Mastro's Ocean Club at Crystals for dinner, best steaks you'll ever have.

    Donts
    Don't waste your time with buffets unless you're at Bellagio or Wynn

    Have fun!!

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  49. I just order this dress, as you remind me about it. Looks so pretty and when I saw it's on sale I just bought it. x

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  50. I love your dress & your hair!

    chris

    http://chris-ed.blogspot.de/

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  51. love this dress! i loved it so much i went to topshop and picked it up :) luckily they had my size!

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  52. Wow I love this dress so much, it's so flattering on you! Your blog is amazing I love it (:

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  53. That dress is beautiful I love the detail and you wear it well! Embrace your freckles girl they look beautiful on you! Trust me I know all about them because I have a million, lol :)

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