Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Versatile yet Elegant

How many times have you looked into your closet and thought, “I have nothing to wear.” I think most of us ‘woman’ will say this every time we plan to go for a function or night outs. One of the top 10 essentials every woman should have in her closet is a gorgeous evening dress (apart from your black LBD)! I consider a wardrobe essential if I have the following attributes and I advocately use them as my personal rule of thumb:
1. It must be versatile. This is the most important quality of an essential piece of clothing when I choose my evening dress. One key factor in versatility is colour!

Monique Lhuillier blue evening dresses one shoulder oblique
Beautifully crafted Monique Lhuillier shades of purple, LOVE it!

Team up this evening dress with swanky pair of stilettos & you will be all set to sashay around in style. Contact us at diva@diva-darling.com, we can help to custom made your dress


2. It has to be of good, perhaps even exceptional, quality. A wardrobe essential makes a statement, and anyone looking should be able to tell that it’s top shelf. High quality also means that it wears well — very important for a garment that you’ll rely on again and again.

3. It should be in a classic style. You don’t want your wardrobe essentials to ever really go out of fashion.
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Nina Dobrev (left-my fave!) with black dress by J Mendel Fall 2012 & Livia Firth with Valentino red dress

If you love this dress, you will love your dress to be custom made. Just choose your favourite colour!

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 dresses

Black evening dress - versatile for any formal function

No doubt having a beautiful evening dress in order to steal the thunder of the evening is every woman's hidden fantasy. There are various occasions where we need to have at least one evening dress for an important event like an award ceremony, formal evening events etc. What is more important - a woman should dress up to create her personal style statement (not just people around you!).
Colours like red make you look fantastically edgy. You can try a red coloured ruche dress featuring a deep V neckline and side cut outs. Such a pattern would be absolutely apt for a grand shindig. The ruche texture looks amazingly unconventional and is sure to make you look like a million bucks.

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Red Hot: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012

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One of my favourite jersey silk dress from Issa London

Pronovias and Monique Lhuillier evening dresses

Are you a girl who likes to step out of your place in an outfit that makes the crowd gaze at you for hours? Then you surely need to go for this piece in evening gowns. Here are some styles in evening dresses, which will give you the aspired appeal when worn with the right accessories and pumps.
Classic and versatile evening dresses – one key factor in versatility is colour!

This one shoulder dress with stone studded and sequin embellishment perfect for wedding reception dress or formal evening dress

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Taylor Swift with Zuhair Murad gold embellished dress

If you are fond of subtle embellishments, you can opt for a dress with an aesthetic stone studded embellishment. A colour like ivory and nude pink sure to complement your graceful feminine persona to the hilt. Team it up with swanky pair of stilettos and you will be all set to sashay around in style. Even Grecian styled dresses have their own charm. They truly have struck a chord with fashion enthusiasts across the board. One shoulder dresses will look extremely chic on women who have a penchant for unconventional styles.

**For more info on custom-made evening dresses, please contact diva@diva-darling.com. We help our clients to achieve the looks they want and for those hijabi readers, we also provide custom-made dresses to suit your needs.