Event dressing: How to avoid a double up.

With the run up to Christmas invitations come thick and fast, this leads to the question on every woman’s lips, ‘What to wear?’

Within a small island like Jersey and with limited shopping opportunities this adds another dimension to the equation. Event dressing, one of the most dreaded scenarios is an outfit double up.

You arrive at the party, hopefully feeling good and pleased with your efforts and there across the room stands the same outfit … oops!!

You can turn tail and run, not cool, or you can approach the person and have a laugh about it. Better still, you could have avoided the whole awkward moment altogether with careful preplanning.

Create your own look by mix and matching, try combining separates together to create your own unique outfit. The added advantage is that by mixing and matching you get more for your money. I’ve picked a couple of items but you’ll get the idea … and there’s no danger of you appearing on ‘Who wore it better!’

Emilio Pucci Skirt

Wearing: Emilio Pucci Velvet maxi skirt and Altuzarra, silk chiffon blouse Balmain skirtKeep the blouse and pair with this Balmain, crystal embellished velvet mini skirt.

Haider Ackermann shirt

Another option is to keep the skirt and try this Pussy-bow silk satin shirt from Haider Ackemann.

Alice+Olivia skirt

This gorgeous Alice + Olivia, Evita pleated metallic skirt, shimmers as you move. Team it with a fluid top and neutral shoes.

Has this happened to you? We’d love to hear your stories!

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  • Reply
    December 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Love this article!! The Pucci maxi skirt and altuzarra blouse are so beautiful together! So glad velvet is here to stay, it means that last year’s impulse purchase is now an investment piece!!

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      December 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks Tara, I love velvet too but it has to be a good velvet that moves well. I’m looking for a navy velvet blazer for the Christmas season.

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