Melbourne Cup is done and dusted and that means that the party season has officially started.
I’ve previously shared my 11 tips for how style your way through the season to Christmas Day.
At the time I was heading into a very busy October. Now it’s November, the calendar looks socially similar, ie crazy fun.
I’ve got a theatre premiere, a Styling You Christmas party for my team, a long lunch with my girlfriends from school, a trip to Sydney for my agency’s Christmas party and a lunch to celebrate two years of #everydaystyle.
Yes, Outfit Planning Mode has been in overdrive and will continue to be well into December.
One frock that will definitely be folded into the mix is this one from Australian frock queen Leona Edmiston.
Consider this a little black dress with built in benefits.
The major benefit being a splash of bling.
The bower bird in me was very much drawn to the gold lurex highlighting on this dress. In real life it is more subdued than it appears on the model but it’s still a fabulous statement all the same.
This shift shape of Leona frock is one I’ve embraced many times before. It works better for my shape than Leona’s waisted designs like this one because I have a short waist. Anything sitting right on my waist just makes my hips look bigger than they already are.
This shift creates an illusion of shape through its cut but also the positioning of the gold lurex feature.
This length is just right for my height (166cm), coming to the top of my knees. I may be too short for your preference if you are taller.
Shorter? It will work and still look great sitting a little longer as it’s a streamlined design and doesn’t overwhelm.
The lycra quality is fabulous. No nana undies under there for me. Just the regular seamless variety.
This is a party wardrobe piece that will go the distance for you – this season and beyond.
It’s super comfortable to wear, requires very little adornment and doesn’t crush. You won’t be fidgeting and fussing when wearing it.
You’ll just feel confident. The way you should in a party or celebratory situation.
The shapes in the Ruby collection are similar. You’ll just find a slight difference in fabrics and a range of different prints.
* I’m 166cm and usually a size 14-16. This frock was gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.
Summer 2015 Styling You Shop