Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Maria's party essentials: the print dress...

This dress should really have it's own category here on the blog as it has been featured before but then that is what my party essentials are all about! I always think that people assume a print dress is less versatile because it is more distinctive than a little black dress but as with anything, it is all about how you style it. For me, this dress has always been that perfect mix of demure and flirty and has been my go-to outfit for many a party...


Paired with black tights it is perfect for family meals at a local pub and with heels and bare legs, perfect for a date or a trip to a bar!



Patent black court shoes and a classic quilted bag (if only mine was real Chanel!) keep the look classic and leave the focus on the dress. 



I love the contrast of the dreamy pastels of the dress with the rather garish bright pink of my blusher and slick of black eyeliner. I think this would also look great paired with a smokey eye and lots of mascara for a more dramatic night-time look... 



Outtake of the day: courtesy of a sharp gust of wind and a mouthful of hair... it's all glamour here!


Do you have a favourite printed dress?  Is it more versatile than an L.B.D? 
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11 comments

Celia said...

I love the dress, very pretty :)
My favourite printed dress is blue polka dots and I must admit I do wear it more than my LBD [mostly confined to work wear & fat days!] :)

Funny Little Frog said...

Lovely dress, I have a patterend one in a very similar style which I love xxx

Angela said...

This dress is so pretty! I have a playsuit in a similar print, think I'll be digging it out after reading this! xx

Sherin said...

That's such a gorgeous dress. I love the print on it.

Caroline said...

I love the colours in your dress, I agree that print dresses can be really versatile. I have a floral one and a polka dot one which are always coming in handy when I don't know what to wear and can be styled for day or night! x

Gem said...

your blog looks all different! aargh change!
Looovely dress, I used to wear pattern all the time but now I prefer block colours and jazz it up with loads of prints on my shoes or a scarf. I'm really in to leopard print at the moment though which is quite hard to pair with things x

Gillian said...

That dress is lovely, it really suits you!
Sometimes I think printed dresses can be a lot more versatile than LBDs. With a black dress, I tend to stick with black tights, gold jewellery and my favourite pair of black heels. But with a printed dress, my accessories are usually much more bright and colourful!

Gillian x
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Lucy said...

although the dress is lovely - i just wanted to comment upon how lovely your hair and makeup looks too! Ever so pretty! xx

Kat said...

Ahhh I need more print dresses in my life :) Loving the new look on the blog by the way!!

xx

A Certain Vintage said...

you look gorgeous, the courts make it so elegant. I love the new blog layout, did you do it yourself? I am dying for a new blog look and am hopeless at graphicy things!

xox

p.s having a natural skincare giveaway if you want to check it out :) closes next week

Anonymous said...

i would pop my hard one into you if you were wearing this mmmmmmm x x x x

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