Splurge: Evening dresses

In Fashion, Fashion Heat, Good Look, Shopping, splurge, style, Trend, Trend Report, Wish List on December 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm

So, it’s Christmas. You know what that means: New Year’s Eve is around the corner. You need that killer dress. That bada boom. And no, you won’t – as long as you read this – be wearing another black lace dress. So let’s do this; get it right. Try a trend you’ve never considered before. This is your last chance.

This Versace Patent-leather strapless dress is equivalent to about 3 mortgage payments ($6,667.50 USD), but it’s worth it. The colour, cut and look is what dreams are made of. An electric aquamarine dream. Available, exclusively, at Net-A-Porter.
Doesn’t this dress remind you of a certain Bajan singer? This one-shoulder number by Georgian-born, UK-based designer David Koma is the business. Yes, this dress (sold at Browns) is steep (2,205 GBP), but hey, this is about splurging right? And who doesn’t want to have at least one of those in their closets at least once?
White is the perfect statement colour. It represents purity, which can also mean a clean slate as you enter the new year. This dress by Preen gives the illusion of innocent, but your dramatic accessories (black booties being one), will show the real you. It’s not as hefty as the other two ($1,593.55 USD at Matches), and it’s also very minimal, which means you’ll probably throw on some tights and a cardigan for multi-usage.
Are you a Victorian Goth Queen? Well, so was the late Sir Alexander McQueen, and this dress, well, gold, was jacquard, is like a religion. Powerful, sombre yet majestic. This piece is a work of art (5,259 Euros at Farfetch), and is an item that will go down in history.

This dress by Balmain happens to be a personal favourite (it’s also on my distant wish list:13,475 Euros at Colette) , which is funny because I’ve never really been a Balmain type-of-girl. But despite the fringe and metal detail, there’s an understatement about it. As cliche as this sounds, an air of mystery. And not just because it’s black. But possibly the brocade and full neckline are what does it. You don’t particularly have to be brave to wear this dress. But then again, I like tight and short. The cost: one year of college education. The feeling when you where the dress:priceless.

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