|Polly Print Dress from Monsoon: £69|
This is a great dress. It's a size 14* which fits me brilliantly, despite the Monsoon size guide suggesting I need to measure 38/31/40 (Bust/Waist/Hips). I actually measure 37/34/40. But there is enough room in this dress for my larger waist.
It's not very obvious on this picture, but the material wraps over at the waist and gathers at the left hip. There is a fold of material that hangs, beautifully disguising my mummy belly!
The material is soft and silky to the touch, but is surprisingly 100% polyester, so it's washable, which is always a bonus! It's also fully lined.
I absolutely recommend this dress from Monsoon, but there is a caveat.
Don't wear it whilst out anywhere with children. If you have to lean forward, which you do often with young children as they are naturally at a lower height than you, you will find that the sleeves dig into your arm at the front.
I have had dresses before that do this. They are fine when stood or sat straight. The sleeves even look roomy. But somehow, the second you try and put your arms out in front of you, the sleeves dig in.