Self Portrait Dresses

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I just LOVE dresses.

You probably already know this by now if you have been following this blog for a while. Quite simply, dresses make dressing easy.

Just pick one piece from your wardrobe, add a pair of shoes and voila, you are done!

Self Portrait Dress

Another of my own guiding principles for style, is to wear anything I choose day or night. I dress to suit my mood and how I want to feel, and I am as comfortable wearing night pieces during the day as I am in the evening.

Self Portrait Dress

A dress like this can work for either day or night. During the day in the UK, I pair it with navy or black tights, and knee high boots. In the evening it’s bare legs and heels. These nude heels are from Gianvito Rossi and I wrote about them in last week’s style post here.

Self Portrait Dress

The dress is by Self Portrait. An East London label set up by young designer Han Chong in 2013, it filled a gap in the market for affordable tailored evening wear and especially decorative feminine dresses.

These dresses are perfect date dresses, wedding guest wear and cocktail or party dresses. Of course I wear mine during the day too!

Much copied now, the originals are worth the investment (around £280-400 on average), because of the quality of cut and fabric. Miraculously for me, this dress has not been altered at all and fit like a glove straight on. Amazing!

Self Portrait Dress

Self Portrait Dresses feel beautiful and special to wear and each season there are new shapes and colours. Without exception, every woman I have seen wearing one looks fabulous!  (I have done quite a few photoshoots with these dresses now and they always look amazing!).

Self Portrait Dress

Because the dress itself is so decorative and intricate, I have paired it with simple crystal drop stud earrings. You really don’t want anything to be competing with a dress like this, so simple studs work well. These earrings are the Crystal Dot Earrings from Karen Millen.

Self Portrait Dress

Do you have a piece of Self Portrait in YOUR wardrobe?

If not do you have one on your wishlist? 

Share your favourite feel-good dress below!

{Photography by Maria Simon; Hair and Make up by Lauren Buckley}

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