4 Classy Dresses To Shop This Autumn/Fall | Ad Gifted

Saturday, 17 October 2020

 Happy Saturday, friend

NEWSFLASH: Autumn is in full swing!! 

The cool air has started to creep in, and the changing of the seasons has got me feeling inspired. October is my birthday month, so today I've decided to share 4 of the most gorgeous (and affordable!) Autumn/Fall dresses from Femme Luxe Finery. Before we go any further, I just want to make it clear that this post has been created on an Ad Gifted basis, HOWEVER: 1. I selected the dresses featured in today's post and 2. as always, all opinions are my own. 

I would also like to thank the lovely team at Hayston Golf Club for letting me use their land for these photos! Lockdown has somewhat limited me in terms of photoshoot locations, so I'm incredibly grateful that I was able to shoot here.

Anyway, without further ado...

Here are my top 4 Dresses for Fall

Okay, so first up we have this lush white bardot cowl-neck ruched midi dress, which I wore in a size 10. Talk about figure-hugging... I felt sooo confident in this dress! As you can see in the pictures this dress shows off my curves in all the right places, and the ruching has such a lovely slimming effect which I just love. Ruched dresses are 100% on trend this season, and I'll tell you now- this bardot midi dress definitely isn't the only ruched dress featured in today's post. In fact, I think all of today's dresses have an element of ruching.

(for those of you who don't know, InStyle describes ruching as "a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip on a garment that's used for design purposes, but gives a slimming effect")

This white bardot cowl-neck dress is currently reduced from £33.98 to £18.99 on the Femme Luxe Finery website, so if you want to snap it up, you can do so by clicking here.

Next up we have this lovely wine red bodycon dress. If you couldn't tell already, this autumn I am falling for figure-hugging midi dresses. I've never really been one to show off my body before- in fact, if you've read this post, you'll know that I used to do quite the opposite. But with a slinky, ruched midi dress like this, I couldn't help but feel bold & powerful. 

However, in the nature of full disclosure, I have a confession to make. When I was selecting this dress with Femme Luxe Finery, I accidentally asked for it in a size 12 instead of a size 10, so when it came it was slightly too large around my waist. Thankfully the Femme Luxe team came straight to my rescue, and while the same dress was not available in a size 10, they sent me the same dress in black, which is featured next. Why am I telling you this? Because during the photoshoot, I was so adamant that I was going to show off this gorgeous wee number, that I clipped sections of the dress back to make it look less baggy around my waist. 

Just to make it clear, I only did this because when it came for the shoot I had already tried on the black dress, and knew that the smaller size actually looked good. 

This wine red knee-length midi dress is currently reduced from £33.98 to £14.99 on the Femme Luxe Finery website, so if you want to snap it up, you can do so by clicking here.

As promised, here we have the black version of Femme Luxe Finery's ruched midi bodycon dress! Would you believe me if I told you that all the photos in this post were taken on the same day? Honestly, the wonders that a little bit of good lighting & exposure can do for a gals skin tone. But I forget myself- you're not reading this post to hear me talk about lighting and exposure, that's for another post on another day. 

I've always been partial to a nice wee LBD (little black dress), but honestly guys when I tell you that I fell in love with this dress the moment I tried it on... I'm not lying. It's not often you find a dress that is this classy, sexy, and comfortable at the same time. Oh, and if you're taking notes, spaghetti straps definitely seem to be in this season. 

This black ruched midi dress is currently reduced from £33.98 to £14.99 on the Femme Luxe Finery website, so if you want to snap it up, you can do so by clicking here.

Last but certainly not least, we have this cheeky wee red number! I've seen a lot of square-necked dresses around over the last year, but never really had the confidence to get one for myself until now... and I'll tell you for free, I'm not regretting it! This red, ruched, bodycon mini-dress has been put together in such a way that it really compliments my figure, while also hiding all the imperfections that I am so, so insecure about.

Because to be honest? I'm all about body confidence, but I will never wear a dress that draws attention to my insecurities. I mean let's be real, who would?!

Unlike the other three mid-length dresses this dress wraps around mid-thigh for a really fun, bold look. Although it is a bit shorter than the others, I'd definitely say it's classy enough for a cocktail night or a wee birthday celebration (which is probably what I'm going to be wearing it for!)... and the great thing about this shade of red is that we can take it right up to Christmas!

This red square neck ruched bodycon dress is currently reduced from £33.98 to £14.99 on the Femme Luxe Finery website, so if you want to snap it up, you can do so by clicking here.


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Until next time...

Adios, Sara Louisa xo


  1. All 4 of these dresses look amazing on you! And all so autumnal too :)
    Amber |

    1. Thanks Amber! Gotta love an autumn style piece ;)

  2. Wow you looks gorgeous, the dresses are
    pretty elegant. I love the first, it better
    suits the autumn days with the long sleeves..

    1. Thank you so much! I definitely agree- I love a good long sleeved dress! That being said, the others did a better job of covering up my legs haha!

  3. Wow girl you look incredible! I wish I looked like you this Autumn! wowowow the red dresses are my fave for sure!


    1. Thats so kind of you to say- but don't belittle yourself so much! You're absolutely STUNNING yourself Rosie!

  4. absolutely stunning Sara x

    thank you for visiting my blog girl, greatly appreciated xx

    1. Thank you so much, that's so sweet of you!

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