Fashion and style: Dress rehearsal; Ollie Picton-Jones on dresses.
If you thought dresses were restricted to summer wardrobes, think again. They are currently enjoying a trans-seasonal revival, thanks to the latest "vintage-chic" trend. Teamed with a floppy, wide-brimmed hat and high-heeled boots, the dress hits all the right fashion notes while being versatile and highly wearable. Choose from satin empire-line styles, fitted, textured tweeds and frilly, feminine prints. Add a touch of individuality with bold jewellery, a colourful corsage, or throw on a fake fur jacket for added glamour. Whatever you pick, make sure you're the best dressed.
Pictures: SEAN KNOX
Hair & Make-up: CHARIS for CLINIQUE
Right: Plum georgette dress, pounds 40, Empire (ref: EQQ 298): 0800 220 230. Victoriana lace-up boots, Kurt Geiger: 020 7546 1888. Hat, pounds 9.99, H&M: 020 7323 2211. Flower in hat, pounds 10, Mikey: 020 7287 1232. Lace bag from a selection at Miss Selfridge.
Below: Floral dress, pounds 135, Coast: 020 713 1310. Shoes, pounds 179, Kurt Geiger. Lily, pounds 24.95, Johnny Loves Rosie: 020 7375 3574.
Above: Gold satin bias-cut dress, pounds 69, Paul & Joe for La Redoute: 0500 777 777. Brown felt hat, pounds 17, Zara: 020 7851 4300. Leather boots, pounds 140, Faith: 0800 289 297.
Main picture: Rose-print dress, pounds 25, Empire (ref EQQ 298): 0800 220 230. Cameo earrings, pounds 89 and matching bracelet, pounds 289, both Fenwicks: 020 7629 9161.
Below: Tweed dress, pounds 35, Top Shop: 0870 122 8008. Fake fur jacket, pounds 154, Miss Sixty: 0870 751 6040. Shoes, pounds 49.99, Faith, as before.
Photographed in the South of France with thanks to Go airline. Telephone: 0870 607 6543 for reservation details.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 6, 2001|
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