The 24/7 Dress Edit

The perfect dress, whatever the occasion

WHERE — New York, Lanzarote & London
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty

The dress edit, no matter the mood, occasion or season. A quick fire guide to the dresses every wardrobe needs, from that glam velvet number to the white linen button up that looks best with bare feet and a tan.

I’m not gunna lie, despite this generous gallery of my dress-clad self below, dresses aren’t my favourite thing to wear. I like the attitude of a great pair of trousers and a cool tee a whole lot more. Buuut, what dresses may lack in individual styling options they compensate for being deliciously easy. I mean you pull on a dress in one swift move, and voila, your outfit is complete. And who doesn’t like things to be easy?

So with that in mind, I’ve pulled together a quick edition of my go-to dresses, which should hopefully have you covered, regardless of the occasion.

The Fashion Dress

A little like the grown up version of delving into your dress up box as a kid, the fashion dress is all about having fun, making a bit of a statement, and not taking things to serious. Take your pick from puffy sleeves, pastel hues and voluminous shapes. Wall-flowers need not apply.

Wearing: Prada sunglasses, Ganni dress, Shrimps bag and Balenciaga trainers

The Linen Dress

A staple come summer. Best worn with a tan and bare feet, although that’s not to say it doesn’t look effortlessly cool with strappy sandals and a wicker bag.

Wearing: Ganni scrunchie, Sezane earrings, Pfeiffer dress, Wicker Wings bag and sandals

The Blazer Dress

Is it a blazer? Or a dress? While your mum may think you’ve left the house without your trousers, the blazer dress is a timeless look that’s 90% sexy, 10% business. Style with trainers but day and pointed pumps by night.

Wearing: Prada sunglasses, Tibi dress, Shrimps bag and Balenciaga trainers

The Velvet Dress

The fact that you wore velvet in the 90’s should tell you something; it’s timeless. The velvet dress isn’t something you’ll wear every day, but you should have it in your arsenal when you want to dress up and look straight up glam.

Wearing: Forte Forte dress and Eytys trainers

The Modest (But Cool) Dress

This dress has long sleeves, doesn’t show off to much cleavage and/or leg. It’s the perfect for any family occasion; the modest silhouette won’t alarm grandma, plus the relaxed fit is perfect for the over-feeding most family gatherings involve. Whether you want to go all out with a fun print or keep things understated is up to you.

Wearing: Tibi dress, Susan Alexandra bag and Manolo Blahnik heels

The Romantic Cream Dress

Consider this the daytime equivalent of the LBD, it’s versatile, monochrome and timeless. Pair with boots in the cooler months and nude strappy sandals come summer. Opt for a natural fabric that’s made to last as this is a timeless style you’ll put out year after year.

Wearing: Baum und Pferdgarten dress, Wicker Wings dress and Ganni boots

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