At this time of year the magazines love their party dress features – but, I don’t know about you, most of the dresses are following the latest trends and flatter only about 1% of the population (the 16-18 year olds who can fit into size 6 in Topshop). I’m also always on the hunt for a dress that I can wear again one day in the future – which means it can’t be so faddy you’d look like an idiot for it.
Nothing says winter party dress like velvet! Here’s my pick of some classic styles in the shops at the moment. Stay tuned to see which one I went for at the end 😉
Prices in ascending order…
Motel Rocks Debbie Dress
|Motel Debbie Dress, £38 (but they always have discount codes) dark green, navy or dark red|
ASOS Structured Velvet Dress
|ASOS Structured Dress in Velvet, £52.50 SALE PRICE, purple|
Paisie Velvet Sweetheart Dress
|Paisie (on Oasis) Velvet Sweetheart Dress, £60|
Collectif Delilah Dress
|Collectif Delilah Dress, £65, dark green or burgundy options|
Tara Starlet Velvet Cheongsam Dress
|Tara Starlet Velvet Cheongsam Dress, £95, green, red, navy, black options|
And I chose…
The Motel dress! Because I’m poor after buying all those presents and I really wanted an emerald green dress. So Christmassy!
In case anyone wonders, the skirt is from Warehouse last year, but is just a stretchy tube skirt.