I seldom buy dresses, I always find it so hard to find good ones which are the right length and not tent like or too fitted.
I also have this fear of looking too dressed up I also like a dress to have a bit of an edge, with all those requirements I never seem to find anything I love.
So I tend not to bother it is so much easier to buy a coat or shoes!
There are certain situations where a dress just is the right thing to wear and when I see one of friends with a great dress, it reminds me that I should try a bit harder.
One brand which does great dresses is Goat. I have been wearing Goat dresses for years as they come in great colours and I love the heavy crepe material and the flattering cut.
Today I am wearing a red day dress from Goat with a pair of Chloe boots , I love the way these boots dress down the look so it does not look too office like . When the weather is colder I would wear discreet fishnet tights . Another great option to the chloe boots are these by Toga Pull, the leapard print ones below are gorgeous.
The bracelet is from Mihaela Christou, she makes beautiful bespoke pieces at really affordable prices .
I spent a rainy Monday checking for the best options out there and let me know if you find other great options! Click on the images and they are linked to the website.
I have used Farfetch, a great website the allows small boutiques to advertise and a great source of more quirky and interesting pieces.