Bernadett Penkov for Zalando Yellow Cocktail Dress

Bernadett Penkov for Zalando Yellow Dress

I was lucky enough to be offered a £30 voucher from the lovely people at – a young, new fashion boutique selling exclusively online.

They said I could buy something of my choice and wear to show you guys – I hope you love this yellow cocktail dress as much as I do!

I did cheat a little and actually bought something that was £50, but I absolutely fell in love with this dress – and to be honest I would have happily paid a lot more than £50 for it. To me it smacks of a designer label, and the unusual design with the loose back and high/lo hemline is stunning, and surprisingly flattering. As it’s now December, I can’t wait to wear this beauty to a Christmas party – it’s also going to be the perfect dress for a smart summer wedding.


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Zalando has only launched recently in the UK; they sell women’s clothes, shoes and accessories, plus sportswear, menswear, childrenswear and beauty. As someone who shops almost exclusively online, I think it’s the closest thing to ASOS I’ve found yet, and that’s probably the biggest endorsement I can give any online retailer.

Bernadett Penkov for Zalando Yellow Dress

Another thing I find really important when shopping online is to be able to sort by size, brand, colour and price, and Zalando allows you to refine your results by all those categories. And although there’s a lot of designer labels at prices to match, the range of reasonably-priced items is huge, so you wouldn’t have to worry about finding something if you’re on a tight budget.

The only thing I found a little disappointing was that delivery, although free, is 3-5 working days as standard, with no option for next day delivery. Not so good, then, if you decide you need a party dress on a Friday morning for the weekend – but overall they really impressed me, enough to go back and shop there when I need something specific. In fact, I placed another order just yesterday…!

So is Zalando my new ASOS? It’s pretty close!

Catherine x

Bernadett Penkov for Zalando Yellow Dress
Bernadett Penkov for Zalando Yellow Dress
Bernadett Penkov for Zalando Yellow Dress
Dress: courtesy of Zalando, Belt: ASOS, Heels: ASOS, Tights: Unknown, Earrings: New Look, Rings: ASOS, Bracelets: H&M

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  2. 9 December 2012 / 4:44 pm

    This outfit is absolutely stunning, the yellow looks amazing with your hair! Just found your blog through the fashion chat blog hop! 🙂 Love it xx

  3. 9 December 2012 / 12:49 am

    What a clever and elegant design, you are a total goddess!!!

  4. 8 December 2012 / 6:52 am

    yum it's gorgeous. They probably put the price up after they saw how good it looked on you!! Great taste and styling as always

  5. 6 December 2012 / 11:43 pm

    Gosh what an unusual and beautifully cut dress. The colour is great on you.

  6. 6 December 2012 / 1:38 pm

    I've been a huge Zalando fan for ages – their boots and shoes are wonderful and comfortable as well, particularly the Vagabond range. However, they still ship all their stuff from abroad, which is why you can have delays with postage.

    • 7 December 2012 / 12:05 am

      Aww thank you Hanna, and it's nice to meet you too! I'll pop over and check out your blog sweeetie x

  7. 5 December 2012 / 8:33 pm

    There is something so ancient empire about this dress! I love that the front with the structural belting is such an unexpected balance to the flowy back. And the color is just breathtaking with your gorgeous locks!!! I will be checking this shop out for sure… ~Sarah

  8. 5 December 2012 / 8:22 pm

    Zalando launched in The Netherlands a year ago I think. They offer such a lot of stuff. From cheap to very expensive. I just always get lost on their site. No matter how many filters they offer me. It is too much. They are quite good in paying your money back when you return something.

    And the yellow dress? Very nice, but also because you know how to style it with your shoes, jewellery and tights. Again a job well done.

  9. 5 December 2012 / 5:02 pm

    Precious. Beautiful dress. Wonderful outfit. Words fail me …

  10. 5 December 2012 / 3:45 pm

    This is a stunning color on you!

    Stopping by from the link up! Happy Wednesday!

    Understated Classics

  11. 5 December 2012 / 4:20 am

    You look stunning! I love it with your awesome shoes. 🙂

  12. 4 December 2012 / 11:59 pm

    That color is gorgeous on you!! And I love how the back almost looks like a long sheath attached to the dress. The proportions are very nice. <3


  13. 4 December 2012 / 10:08 pm

    i always admire those that can pull off the color yellow
    it is a color that i pretty much ban from my wardrobe
    it looks perfect with your coloring

  14. Gray Skies
    4 December 2012 / 5:41 pm

    Oh wow, this dress is a stunner! I love that the back kind of looks like a cape 🙂

    And those heels are fantastic, of course. If I owned them I would probably wear them every day for a week straight!

  15. 4 December 2012 / 5:25 pm

    That hi/lo dress looks really good and you rock it with that pair of heels! =D
    It's hard to come by a great online shopping site.

  16. 4 December 2012 / 3:39 pm

    You look amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a high-low hem pulled off so well.

    • 4 December 2012 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks Ambika – normally I don't like the idea of that hemline on me, but I loved it on this dress as soon as I saw it! C x

  17. 4 December 2012 / 2:45 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous color and silhouette..I love the way it hangs…so effortless!
    Nice pick Catherine!
    Sheree xxx

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