I'm a firm advocate of dressing up properly (even if i don't do it often enough) and a staunch opposer to going out for an evening wrapped in a small amount of lycra and/or mesh. When I first started going out (to underage discos) it was the time of the most awful fashion crime otherwise known as the trouser-skirt - a pair of bootleg trousers with a matching miniskirt attached to the top (I'm not willing to bring this blog down with it's image). Anyway, it's no surprise that nowadays I love the opportunity to wear a proper, lovely dress.
Here in New Zealand girls are forgetting what it's like to really dress up and a casual dress code has become acceptable anytime and anywhere. It's a terrible shame and I hope current trends and shows like Mad Men can bring dressing up back. Wearing a pretty dress with simple hair & makeup and flats in the daytime looks just as great as a full evening get up.
Here are some of my favourite 'proper' dresses and shoes of the moment. Aren't they pretty?
1. Eliza J belted cotton party dress $193.28 2. ASOS peep toe perspex heel £65 3. Karen Walker Patio dress $250NZ 4. Miss KG Eve platform shoe £75 5. Warehouse embellished yoke prom dress £85 6. Topshop Scarlett Blue suede platforms £68