This week’s The FiFi Report is a Christmas party dressing extravaganza. To be honest when I started shopping for party dressing I wanted to find the best pieces- not just dresses- for the holiday season. Yes, like fabulous tops, skirts, pants and shorts. I found some cool buys like these outrageous sequin pants at French Connection . But I started thinking do FiFi Report readers want to wear sequin pants? ( tell me if you do !). And let’s face it you all know how to wear a sequin top. Yee gads: you may even have learnt to wear sequins and lace in the day ( like this winner from Seed above). But the FiFi Report is all about real shopping solutions. And George Clooney. It’s not a fashion magazine. (Though some expensive pieces are as dreamy as George). So as I searched and shopped for party dressing I found that the best buys are actually ALL little black dresses. The chicest thing. Always totally appropriate. Ageless. Oh, but never boring! You can throw it on , grab totes amaze accessories and you’re out the door.
Stay tuned: Next week it’s all about shoes, bags and jewels…Oh yeh.
The embellished dress.
If you want a little black dress that is totes glamorous and hashtag#sparkle then I suggest you head straight to TOPSHOP for the Limited edition navy/black embellished Organza Shift Dress. It’s the cheap but chic find of the week:£160. Oh la la . Add silver heels and you are da bomb. For a seriously gorgeous embellished dress I stopped morte in my tracks at the Rebecca Taylor dress. It gets all the ticks: V Neck. A suck it in shape to the waist. Skim over hips. Not too short. Cute sleeves. Add ankle boots for a little edge. $1,195 for you from shopbop. For the best selection of LBD’s: embellished, simple, sculptural, with a frill or feather please head totes (!) suite to Scanlan & Theodore. Not available online. Boo.
The simple black dress.
Got to love Zara. They are so fast with what’s hot they get Givenchy in before Givenchy does. A big trend that they have been quick to do is the lace trim slip dress. Yes, so very 90’s. Loved it at Louis Vuitton . So run like a lunatic in Louboutins right now and grab the fabulous black lace shift dress for $170 ish. You want a simple toss it on and start-eating-as-many-canapé-as-you-want kind of dress? head to Country Road. Love this little black number for $179. It’s roomy but you don’t look like you are having triplets. It says I want to look decontracte. Which is French for relaxed so it must be chic. Wear with flats, ankle boots or red stilettos. For the most simple figure hugging dress click like a crazy woman in chloe to Neiman Marcus and buy this fabulous DKNY black leather trim dress now on sale $186. Shut up #chic.
The frou frou dress.
We’ve been talking sequins for years. Please someone buy this fabulous MICHAEL Michael Kors sequin Tee dress. I beg you. It’s says Christmas and Happy new Year at the same time. I think it’s probably already drunk. And you will be too when you see the price: $175 from Net a porter. Add heels, grab clutch and you are out the door.
Please note another trend; Sheer. I know: scary as Hairy Maclairy from Donald’s Dairy. But calmez vous : you don’t need to flash anything like Miley Cyrus. Just toss on this divine Helmut Lang dress $740 from Robbie Ingham. Love that easy shape: like you are not trying too hard. For the more adventurous I absolutely love this black feather strappy dress from ASOS. At $240 you could wear it once and you would get your cost per wear a meter on over drive. Just don’t stand too close to any candles.
The sculptured black dress.
You see the LBD is never boring. You’ve got feathers, sequins, leather and lace. Now here are three dresses for the modernistas among us, such as my good self. The Witchery ‘textured contast dress’ is a winner. Look at that oh so flattering neckline. It hugs but doesn’t cling. Like Bradley Cooper. $129. For a very Givenchy look you must buy the Camilla and Marc black flounce hem dress. Love the simplicity and drama of the white. for you $599. The thing with black (as I oft repeat here on The FiFi Report) is that you want texture, shine and embellishment. It makes black look NEW instead of yawnzzz. So please zip into this fabulous ‘Raffia Panel seam’ dress $795 from Willow. Perfect length, great cut ( that fitnflare will skim over the muffin hip). Divine. Then relax and start sipping on the Veuve..