Think of this as the parachute trouser in dress form. Surprisingly comfortable, easy to wear and as understated as a good utility piece should be. The key to making this trend feel more ‘evening’ is the fabric of your dress. Chiffon, silk and metallic are all winners and will make you the cool girl at the party. It’s also an excellent option for those who have an aversion to all the overt prettiness around this season.
Chiffon is as classic a dress-up fabric as silk. It’s sumptuous, fun and floaty, not to mention very glam. A chiffon piece isn’t perhaps something you can pull out at every occasion, but it will make a statement when you need it to. You may not be the most understated person in the room, but you will be the one that everyone wants to look like. Note of warning: this is for the petite or willowy only.