Stumbling upon this dress at H&M in Sandton City took me back to Becky Bloomwood’s meltdown in a scene from the movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic. If you’ve ever seen the movie you’ll totally relate to her mini freak out.
This dress was to me what that bottle green scarf was to Becky. I mean, it’s what dreams are made of.
If the colour and the feels you experience while wearing this dress aren’t enough to gain your affection, then hopefully the styling suggestions will win you over.
The classic look
The time now until the end of the year is lined up with weddings, graduations and a host of other celebratory events and this is the perfect dress for all kinds of festivities. Simply team it up with a striking pair of block heel sandals and a statement bag.
Pleated dress, H&M, R1499.
Hammered hoop earrings, Style Republic, R44.
Miriradia slingback heels, Call It Spring, R899.
Chain mail handbag, Zara, R540.
The off-duty outfit
Lots of commuting and walking to do? Layer your dress over a crisp white shirt and accessorise with glittering Converse sneakers. Add a metallic backpack to complete the look.
Wide cotton blouse, H&M, R529.
Chuck Taylor All Star Holiday Party Hi Sneakers, R899.
Octagon face watch, Spree, R99.
Dark grey backpack, Aldo, R699.
The dress-over-pants combination
Yes, frocks and trousers do go together. However, the name of this game is BALANCE and a classic pair of skinnies will do the trick for this duo.
The secret (or not so secret) trick to this look is an elevated heel and what better than a striking pair of burgundy sandals?
Straight regular jeans, H&M, R629.
Suede strappy sandals red, Mango, R1199.
FF Wow Bow & Cherries Xbody, Accessorize, R1599.