Just before Christmas vouchercodes.co.uk contacted me and asked if I wanted to be part of a the Party Dress Test. Vouchercodes had done a bit of research and found that most people spend an average of £119 on an outfit for Christmas/New Year. It also discovered that this purchase is likely to sit unworn in the wardrobe for a year or more after the festive season is over.
Vouchercodes challenged me to buy a dress plus accessories for £80 or less and style it three ways. I have heaps of accessories and shoes so I decided to spend my money wisely on items I would use time and time again – so this is what I bought:
Total = £84.50
The total was a little over but I had £5 worth of birthday voucher left so it cost me £79.50 in total. I decided to go for the leather dress because I’ve been dribbling over it for ages – even more so when Amanda wore it to Plus London . It could potentially be a dress which rarely gets worn so it was a great challenge for me to make it workable. I also choose the bomber jacket because its been in my saved items for months. I have discovered the reason I don’t wear my denim jacket very often is because I feel very bulky in it. I have a black cotton bomber jacket which I wear to death during the warmer months so I thought a denim bomber would kill two birds.
I debated styling the dress three different ways for going out but in the end went for work, rest and play outfits. Here’s what I came up with:
Blazer – New Look
Shoes – New Look (sold out)
Bird necklace – custom made by Blackheart Creatives
Tights (yes, I am wear them!) – Evans
Dress and Jacket – as above
Leggings – Evans
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins
Kimono – New Look
Boots – New Look (similar)
Necklace – Forever21
So there you have it – three looks for one dress. Which one is your favourite?