March 26, 2014

Dressing Down That Dress







Whether they were samples from shoots, or the result of misguided shopping trips, I’m ashamed to say there are dresses in my wardrobe that have never seen the light of day.

Too short, too tight or too dressy, there are plenty of reasons for a dress to go unworn. However, in many cases, that difficult dress can be reworked and reborn – N.B. put down the prom dress, that can stay where it is.

Here’s how I’m dressing down my midi dress from Milly:

For a daytime appropriate look, I dropped the inches on my heels and went with my favourite pair of low-er heeled sandals, which win big on both comfort and style.* I threw on a super casual denim jacket and chose my aquatic-inspired clutch. To finish, I kept the jewellery light and added a pair of metallic shades.

*Flats may have finally arrived at Vogue, but I’m not ready to lose my extra inches just yet.


Denim jacket by TOPSHOP;
Honeycomb-mesh dress by MILLY;
Shark lock textured-leather sandals by GIVENCHY;
Fish appliquéd leather pouch by KENZO;
Silver frame Clubmasters with mirrored lenses by RAY BAN;
Triangle-shaped ring by EDDIE BORGO;
Berbère link ring by REPOSSI.

Get in touch via the comments below and let me know how you would dress down that dress!

xo Emma

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