It’s that tricky time of the season when you are fed up with the sale rails of 70% off but it’s too soon to start looking at the boots and coats that are already coming in to the shops. But the one item that is a good buy now is an investment dress. Often when the question is “what should I wear” the easy answer is a dress. They are the one item outfit, and if you invest in one that can be dressed up or down and worn with different coloured accessories they can be great for cost per wear and versatility.
My-Wardrobe has taken delivery of a whole batch of gorgeous dresses from casual Breton stripes to full on evening glamour. I’ve picked out a few that I think are great capsule wardrobe additions, shown as styled by My-Wardrobe and with styling tips for wearing them for work or special occasions.
Starting with this Sportmax dress in viscose jersey which is figure flattering and drapes beautifully. Wear with high heels and a statement necklace for evening. In a deep blue it’s more flattering for most colouring than black. Team with a grey blazer and accessories for the office or add a cashmere knit and neutral shoes to go from desk to dinner.
A great buy from Whistles this silk jersey dress with elbow length sleeves needs only a pair of strappy shoes for the evening. Add a navy jacket and accessories to make it office appropriate.
An elegant figure enhancing dress in an animal print fabric from Vivienne Westwood. This dress is one to turn heads. For evening keep it simple – it needs no extra adornment. Add bronze accessories and a gorgeous Maxmara coat for a formal Autumn occasion.
Another occasion dress, this time in burgundy lace from By Malene Birger. A stunning dress which would be perfect for an Autumn wedding accessorised with blush pink and again for parties at Christmas.
Do you have an investment dress or is your wardrobe in need of one?
Shopping info – Grey jacket Reiss, Grey court shoes L.K. Bennett, Navy jacket and Court shoes Hobbs, Camel coat Maxmara, Hat Nigel Rayment, Bag Love Moschino, Bronze shoes L.K. Bennett. Blush pink jacket and shoes Boden, Bag Ted Baker.