I’m wearing my new favourite dress again
Yes, this dress has quickly become a favourite. It’s everything I could hope for in a dress: comfortable, low-maintenance and flattering. The cut is perfect for my body type and matches my personal style to a tee.
Most importantly, this is an outfit that makes me feel good. Not least because what I see in the mirror is exactly what I want to look like when I get dressed in the morning. And trust me, there aren’t many outfits that make me feel like that.
What is it that I like about this outfit, then? The retro shape of the dress reminds me of the outfits my mother used to wear in the seventies: streamlined A-line skirts, timeless classics and simple sundresses. But the dress also reminds me of the 1950’s Grace Kelly films: simple, well-cut and chic clothes in neutral colours that would still look perfectly modern today. Of course, I would never be caught wearing neutrals (they’re just not very flattering on me), so blue is what passes for ‘neutral’ in my world.
Yes, this is how I want to see myself: casual and elegant, with a hint of retro yet thoroughly modern.
I said this dress was perfect, didn’t I?
All I had to do was was add a few accessories. I’ve kept the leopard print belt because, well, why mess with perfection? And in tune with my rekindled love affair with bright red, I thought red accessories would be the icing on the cake. And of course I had to try the dress with a striped jacket…. And you know what, I think I like this outfit perhaps even more than the one I showed you a few weeks ago.
dress: Phase Eight / belt: El Corte Ingles / shoes: Clarks / bag: Furla / jacket: Gerry Weber /
scarf: Carolina Herrera / Necklace: Hirst Antiques / sunglasses: Michael Kors
Have you found your “perfect dress” yet?
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