Choosing eveningwear can be tricky – I never know if I should buy something basic that I will wear again and again or something that takes my breath away. In the end, it is always the heart stoppers that win my inner debate. Why? Because these pieces hold the power to make me feel something when I wear them; excited, beautiful, sexy, fun – something my basics will never do. In my mind evoking that feeling and attaching it to the outfit makes that garment something of a superhero suit – each time I put that particular dress on in the future (be it in five months or five years) I start feeling the same giddy excitement that gets me in the mood to shimmy.
Ochre is one of the standout colours of the season – this pleated silk dress is perfect with heels or flats, cinched in or loose. Tome dress and Aquazurra sandals.
A dress that has off the shoulder allure, sexy cut outs and shimmer going for it is certainly dance floor ready. Maticevski dress.
Let the enduring allure of camel dress up your dinner. This piece gets easy sensuality with its sweetheart neckline and demure pencil skirt length. Max Mara dress, Camilla and Marc jacket, Lack of Colours hat, Cartier bracelet and Tiffany & Co bracelet worn throughout.
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Photographed by Kasia Werstak