Vlog: One dress, three ways!

by Jemma on July 5, 2012

in Fashion, Vlog

In my previous job there wasn’t really a traditional uniform as all that was stipulated was that we had to black, but we could accessorise with colour. Now in my latest job we have to wear business dress with no colour restrictions what so ever.

For me business dress is all about beautiful tailored lines and well-structured clothes, which for good quality clothing which can be on the more expensive side of things. It can also be hard with tailoring to gauge what actually suits your shape as some things will look really good on a curvy figure and not on a slighter frame, and vice versa.

Over the last few months I have discovered that business wear and tailored items can be affordable and in post I wanted to share my thoughts and ideas which I discuss in my vlog below.


Formal and ready for business:  

look no 1



Skinny waist belt (came with dress): Mango, blazer with elbow pads: Zara, 60 denier tights: House of Fraser, black courts: Pied et Terre, necklace: Swaroski, pearl stud earrings: Forever 21.

Middle of the road:





Waist belt: as before, 60 denier tights: as before, beige cardigan: Zara, red shoe boots: office, earrings: Forever 21.

Chilled and casual:

look no 3




Waist belt: H&M, leggings: H&M, floral scarf: H&M, satin ballet pumps: Mimco, pearl stud earrings: Forever 21, PEACE bracelet: Topshop, beaded bracelet: Lola Rose.

So just to recap my top tips for shopping for business wear and tailoring are:

1. Shop the sales

2. Know your body shape and buy staple pieces


I hope you enjoyed this vlog and found it helpful.  It is difficult shopping for business wear but I think once you know what suits your shape it is pretty much plane sailing from there and you can get so many different looks from your staple pieces just by experimenting with accessories.

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Which look best suits your style? Are you a big fan of accessorising your outfits?

Are you good at picking clothes that suit you body shape?

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Nicole Marie Story

Look two with gold tights and pointy black sky high heels with a strap that covers the front portion of the foot.


Nicole Marie Story

PS: I cannot wait to read Jessica’s reply to this. Very curious!!! :D


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I think that would look fab, love your style!



I love that dress! I love to accessories when i remember! I don’t really have a style I just go with the flow on how I am feeling that day x x


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I think that is probaly the best way to dress!



So cute! I need you to come teach me how to do this – I am terribly un-creative.


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thanks Laura! I’m sure you are doing just great! :D



I have to be half-smart for my job too but it’s usually a V-neck jumper and smart trousers :-)
You look lovely in these pictures; I like the way you use the bits of colour to make three such different outfits- love the blazer and the gorgeous red shoes!


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Thanks Eleanor! :D



Love this! Great tips! And all the ways you changed the outfit are adorable. Can I please borrow your great sense of fashion?? ;)


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Haha! Bless you! Glad you liked the post :D


Tessa@AmazingAsset (@Tessa8m)

Gahh I need fashion help, so I love this Jemma! Thank you for the great ideas and some how-tos :)


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