It’s the return of the lady – yes, again. We’re talking prim but not too prim. Think flirty, floaty and draped dresses. As we roll into summer, I can’t help but look for the perfect dress that works from day to night. Add a clutch, metallic heels and voila! I can go from day to night and work to play. When it comes to frills, I usually flee but this season soft meets tough and this printed dress with its layered frilly detail is proof. While nothing beats a maxi, this one tops the rest as the beaded detail makes what could be a simple, elegant look that much more interesting thanks to the neckline.
FROM WORK TO PLAY
Who said a day dress won’t work for playtime too? This printed chiffon pretty took me from my meeting with the ELLE belles to after-work drinks. The metallic heels add a fun element to give it evening cool.
The maxi isn’t going anywhere this summer. Thank goodness, as I have a thing for maxidresses. Worn with flats, it’s easy, elegant and comfortable. Acessorise with a cocktail and an uninterrupted view of the beach if you can.
Just in case you’re after a great cocktail, here are a few of my fave cocktail spots:
When? Girls’ night out
When? Date night
When? If you have something to celebrate, or not. If you feel in need of a midnight snack, do order their truffle fries with aioli. They will change your life!
When: A special occasion. The views, the food, the vibe… 10 out of 10. Do make an effort and do wear heels.
Love the dresses? Well, you can find them in-store at Mango.
Photographs: Niquita Bento