Taking Shape-The Styling Session In Horsham

A few weeks ago my friend Marianne and I went to the Taking Shape shop in Horsham. It's really easy to go from Guildford to Horsham and since I had never been there before I decided to go there.

We found the shop easily and my first impression of the shop was that it was a lovely spacious shop with lots of lovely colourful clothes, but it wasn't like you see in some shops so crammed full that you can barely walk in.

We were welcomed by the lovely Angie who smiled very friendly to us and asked if she could help. I told her that I was the blogger that was there for a stylist session. She smiled even more and said she would get the store manager to come and see us.

Out came this smiling vivid lady, her name was Debs and she said that she had been looking forward to us coming as they didn't have many bloggers coming to visit them. She said that we could have a browse around the shop and see what we would like to try on. As we started picking out one dress after the other the lovely ladies helped us take it back to our fitting rooms.

Back to the clothes which was the main reason why we visited.

This is the first dress I tried on.

This lovely dress/top was the first one I tried on and I fell in love. I love sheer fabrics and this one looked so lovely on. I tried it with leggings and a white camisole. It has draping to the side. Normally I don't like asymmetrical hemline, but it works on this one. It's not really a summer piece(I guess it can be used on cooler days, but definitely too hot for days like today) , so I will be saving it for the autumn. 

Marianne in her lovely tunic top that can be found HERE

Marianne and I posing together. I tried my tunic dress with a black top under too. 

This dress is called the Dream World dress and I can understand why as I saw it as soon as I came into the shop and LOVED it. I couldn't wait to try it on, but I got so disappointed. Cause the dress, however lovely it was, didn't have enough room for my boobs so the line that is supposed to go under your boobs ended up cutting my boobs in two about 3/4 down on my boobs!! Not the look I was going for. This range of dresses, Eplisse, doesn't go higher up than to a size 24 which is rubbish since everything else go up to size 26. This dress however was a perfect fit for me everywhere else than the boobs, so even by sizing up it wouldn't be good on me. My friend tried it on too, but she felt it wasn't anything she would wear. I was gutted to not feel comfortable in this.

Me, Angie and Marianne posing in a photo Angie did NOT sleep in:) 

Marianne looked so beautiful in her maxi dress. I was lost for words when I saw her in this as it suited her so perfectly. She bought this dress and I think she was happy about it cause later while she was here she mentioned how comfortable it was to wear and what a lovely fabric. You can buy this dress HERE. 

I had been dying to try on this dress as I had fallen in love with it when I saw it on the website. I found it in size 24 and tried it on and it was almost perfect fit. I could have done with a little bit room in the boobie section as it has a line across it, but as oppose to the Dream World Dress the line goes downwards instead of cutting straight across so it doesn't matter that much. The dress looks really flattering on and I love the bright colours in the skirt and the lovely embellishments around the neckline. Of course this dress came with me home. You can still buy it HERE at a bargain price of £29. 

I normally don't like florals much, but have started looking more and more at them lately. This Rose Etching Tunic caught my eye with its lovely colours and pearl trims around the neckline and the sleeves. I tried it on and I did like it, but not as much as other pieces I had already tried on so I left it behind. It's payday soon so I might get it then as it is in the sales still. It's a really comfortable tunic which I would probably wear as a dress as it reached me to my knees.

Stunning print and lovely soft and stretchy fabric.  Also trying on shoes from Taking Shape that you can find here. These are the Flora Edge. The shoes were a bit tight on my foot in my normal size 6(39), so I would size up if you have a broad foot.

This lovely wonderful Olivia dress was my favourite out of the lot I brought home. I will do a proper review on this dress very soon as it deserves more than just a little paragraph in this post. It's a winner for the summer with it's lightweight material, flowy fit, lovely bright pattern and POCKETS. You can buy it HERE.


A funny photo had to be done as we had so much fun!!! :)

We got treats!!! :) 

Lovely umbrellas that made the place so bright and fun.

I had such a great time in the shop with the lovely girls there that we missed our bus and had to wait another hour for one. We were chatting all the time and laughed a lot. I have never been met by nicer staff in a shop, so if you are in the area, then please make sure you stop by. The service is amazing.

Thank you so much for having us, I know I will be back!!! :)

Have you ordered anything from Taking Shape or been to one of their stores? If not go take a look as they have some gorgeous and great quality clothes.

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