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The Perfect Dress?

I consider myself fairly well-placed to ponder the question of what constitutes the perfect dress. The lion's share of my wardrobe is divided between pretty white tops (a topic for another post) and dresses. If I don't know what to wear, a dress is my fallback. If I want to feel zhuzh-y, I'll put on a dress. As soon as it's warm enough, I wear a one every day (and pack a suitcase full of them when I go on holiday).…


Issa: The feel-good dress

Like Taylor Swift, I very rarely stay up too late*. But when I do, I like to dress for the occasion. Moreover, I am highly sympathetic with the ‘from work to night out’ sartorial conundrum. But now I think I’ve found the answer to the question ‘what do I wear?’ for pretty much any night out.…


5 great trans-seasonal dresses

It's hot! It's cold! It's muggy! It's chilly! It's early autumn, that's what it is. If you're finding dressing a bit err tricky at the moment, then we've got the perfect solution. The trans-seasonal dress....…


Best Dress

This dress has been my find of the (ironic laugh) summer. I was taking something back to Topshop (you know, one of those, “I’m actually making money” scenarios) when I saw it. It was love at first sight. The print, the length, the fluted sleeves, the chic of it. What you can’t see from this picture is that it laces up the sides, thus saving it from being overly prim. I am a big fan of the simplicity of a dress: throw on and be done. It’s also supremely on trend for AW( (just swap the sandals for shoes) – so it’s a canny investment. (See also the blue version – with a demure higher neckline). Autumn Floral Print Tie-Side Dress, £48, Topshop…


Oscar for the Outnet

  Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has just launched a 24-piece capsule collection for chic online store The Outnet. Including stunning pieces such as this Ikat cap sleeve dress modelled by Olivia Palermo, gorgeous wide-leg trousers and incredibly versatile silk shirts, it’s a must for anyone looking for super-smart pieces to update their wardrobe. Prices from £245 – £995. IMAGE: The Outnet…


Green shoots of spring

Okay, it’s freezing outside, but let’s pretend for a fleeting minute it’s not. Because this dress from ASOS is ringing all kinds of bells for me. I can see it with bare, brown legs and cute flat sandals. Perhaps a contrasting necklace (or just a simple gold chain or two)? Maybe it’s ever so slightly granny’s curtains? Eek. Tell me it’s not so, because I love the way it looks like spring AND like something my Mum would have worn when she was my age (and I really love that thought).   Dress, £40 at   …