In my wardrobe I have quite a few dresses. I've a great selection, including vintage 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s dresses, 90s dresses, summer dresses and modern dresses.
Its obvious that I have a love of dresses, both vintage and modern, but they are my 'repeat buy'-Old habits die hard-'thanks Kate!' and thats why I do have a cull of them every now and then.
Having a 'dress up' session recently, something I very rarely do-I generally just put an outfit on and hope for the best, LOL!- I swiftly discovered that the majority of my dresses DO NOT go with virtually any of my smart jackets.
Now, if I'm aiming for a casual look, then a denim jacket, leather cropped jacket, woollen shrug or a cardigan is an ideal partner for a dress.
However, going for a more smarter, formal look left me flummoxed.
So, feeling rather dejected and thinking I must be going wrong in the style stakes, I decided to google 'What jacket goes with a dress?'
I was very pleased to see that 7,210,000 people prior to me had enquired the very same thing, so this made me feel a lot better.
The best answer I could see was via this link on the purse forum, general opinion being that long line jackets and summer coats or trenches are a great pairing for a dress for a smart or formal look.
Another fabulous alternative is a dressy shrug and Thanks to the lovely Kate, I now have an adorable sequinned one which will go with a lot of my dresses now, including the gorgeous silk and beaded dress she so kindly gave to me as well!
I don't currently own a summer coat or trench, but I do have a long line jacket and I will also try wearing pashminas sometimes too.
Have any of you had this dilemma?