Weddings — the perfect excuse to frock up. I've had a truckload of friends get hitched recently, with another one coming up in a few weeks. I've exhausted all my wardrobe options lately and am in need of a fun-but-appropriate new dress to rely on when the church bells ring, you know? The task hasn't been easy. I've been searching for the perfect mix of dress-code appropriate, flirty, and comfortable for a while now but everything has either been too heavy (as Australian stores gear up for Winter), too exxy (new Spring/Summer pieces online can equal a few month's rent), or just plain inappropriate (body-con, cut away mini? Thanks, but no thanks).
I was beginning to give up when I noticed this little beauty by DKNY on Net-a-Porter. Divine, no? The strapless shape and above-the-knee length suit a day to night wedding, and the sequined spots give just enough pizzaz without being too flashy. The midnight blue colour will work for any season, and I can easily add a capelet or shawl as the weather cools down. I think it's a winner!
DKNY dress, approx $628.