As I have mentioned before, it’s a party summer for us. A wedding, Ascot, Wimbledon and parties.
I don’t do occasion wear particularly well. I tend to feel trussed up and always have the overwhelming “I wish I’d worn something else” sick feeling.
Ascot makes me shudder. I have close friends who adore dressing for it. I do not. Luckily my friend AM keeps me on track for these things every year and I have a few things I mentioned yesterday to try that will arrive tomorrow and I’ll report back.
Parties I am a bit better at but still, apart from the Zara black hareem too-tight-on-the-calves jumpsuit (here), I’ve never found my holy grail party dress.
I mistakenly thought the whole dress was lace, it isn’t. It has a lace border at the top and bottom and the rest is a dull satin look material (actually viscose) My daughter asked if it was a nighty and it does nod to the bedroom wear as evening wear trend, but the weight of the fabric makes it so much more grown up than the negligées I wore to party in (and to college, blush) in the 90s.
I am wearing a 40. I couldn’t go smaller or it would be too tight on the bust and I like the fact it’s not overly fitted on the waist and bum.
I am planning to wear it with black light strappy black heels (that I don’t yet own) and maybe even my tuxedo jacket draped over my shoulders. Here it is (box fresh so a tad creased) with Christian Louboutin Pigalles which is the best I have in my shoe wardrobe. I told you, I don’t do occasion dressing that well and am missing some of the basics. Do let me know if you’ve spotted any strappy black heels. I don’t want to spend a fortune and they must be comfortable, unlike the Louboutins.
I am really pleased with the dress. I think I will wear it for my birthday meal in our villa in Italy in August with 20 of my closest family and friends too. No shoe worries there though, barefoot all the way!
Back tomorrow with a Warehouse report back.