Posted: June 1, 2014 10:00am

I find it so hard to find dresses that I like, they are either too ‘mumsy’, girly or work like. I have this image of  me gliding through my school run like  a fabulous Notting Hill yummy mummy. Now that I have had a spray tan I feel it is time to invest in some new dresses.

Dublin is the place to shop for dresses as Irish ladies really do  invest in this area of their wardrobe. Also dresses are easier to assesorize and comfortable.

So my first stop is Costume, the super knowledgeable Anne Tucker stocks the best range of dresses  for all occasions. By the way she is rocking a fantastic long bob which gave me a case of hair envy.

Anne has a lovely way of steering me to try on things I would dismiss, this Antonio Berardi dress is perfect,  structured (ie holds me in) is a great length and makes me feel super stylish. I also fell in love with this gorgeous white dress, by Caractere the heavy material and pockets set it apart.  The sleeve and length attracted me to this Thakoon Addition dress. All these dresses are forgiving, age appropriate and can be worn day or night.

Antonio Berardi dress from Costume Dublin
Antonio Berardi dress from Costume Dublin
Antonio Berardi dress from Costume Dublin
Antonio Berardi dress from Costume Dublin
White dress from Caractere at costume Dublin
White dress from Caractere at costume Dublin
Thakoon Addition dress from Costume
Thakoon Addition dress from Costume

Another Mecca of the dress is  Havana Nikki walks the walk and she knows how to rock a dress and this really helps to envision how to wear the clothes. I want the Simone Rocca dress it is divine, get your hands on it if you can.

Take a  look at Instagram inspiration for more fabulous dresses

Simone Rocha at havana
Simone Rocha at Havana Dublin
Simone Rocha
Simone Rocha

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