I was rummaging through the rails in my favourite shop when I spotted a black dress. I immediately knew it was The One. The One that would not get away.
It was perfect. On thin spaghetti straps (90’s alert!)(actually, it was the end of 90’s so…), looking positively underwear -like, yet very chic, I knew I had to have it. Later that day I got a phone call. It was from a girl who saw me wearing the dress. She knew who I was and found my landline number (hands up who’s got a landline nowadays :)) to ask me where I got it from. Reluctantly, I told her. Well, how you know, sisterhood and all that…
That was over a decade ago. The shop, which specialised in Italian clothes is not there any more but I still wear the dress. I love wearing black in the summer. I find it very easy. All you need is a simple dress and a few quality accessories and you are set. I don’t remember who (perhaps it was Hubert de Givenchy but I’m not 100% sure) said that to look chic, all a women needs is a black cardigan, a black skirt and an arm of a man- as long as everything is of good quality. And amen to that.
Dress- old, the label faded years ago
Pumps & bag- Chanel