The PARTY DRESS That Just Won’t Quit
It’s got a longer lifespan than sequin frocks, so no wonder fashion’s A-list are snapping up this designer homage
Winter brings with it many sartorial struggles but none more testing than the hunt for the perfect party dress. In a tale as old as time (and yes, that is a direct quote from Mrs. Potts) we spend so many hours each year analysing this single purchase that, inevitably, our favourites end up selling out, leaving us feeling as if we’ve taken a punch to the gut. Not this year though. We’ve already tracked down our frock of choice, and it’s even got the blogger seal of approval. We first clocked this velvet dream on Fashion Me Now’s Lucy Williams and since that fateful day, we’ve not been able to think of anything else. Of course, there’s always the fear that influencer outfits could potentially cost you more than a new car but thankfully, this number’s from none other than Urban Outfitters – for just £59! Inspired by Valentino’s knockout catwalk frock, this crushed velvet, ruffled slip will not only see you through the festive (read: going out out) season but, as demonstrated by Lucy, it’ll provide you with endless daytime inspo too. Wear it over a chunky roll neck and finish with a cinched-in belt or try slipping it over a graphic tee and pairing with chunky boots for an offbeat vibe. After dark, it’ll look equally beaut layered over a lace shirt as it will worn sans top with statement earrings and metallic heels. Sure, you’ll always run the risk of someone turning up in same dress but, chances are, you’ll both wear it pretty differently anyway.
Dress, £59, Urban Outfitters