September 13th, 2016
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Evening Solved

I’m not a big evening wear gal, so when I see a dress that I like, I buy it—regardless of whether I have an upcoming event or not. This dress suits me and would never go out of style. It works with any-and-all accessories and has just enough sleeve.

I’ve had my eye on the Jimmy Choo velvet pumps since July…

Dress, velvet pump, bags, sandal.

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VANESSA SEWARD

Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket

GIANVITO ROSSI

Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots

JOSEPH

Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress

MR & MRS ITALY

Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka

THEORY

Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants

HARRIS WHARF LONDON

Wool-felt coat

I LOVE MR MITTENS

The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan

A.P.C.

Milou roll-neck wool-blend sweater

VANESSA SEWARD

Erith leather midi skirt

VALENTINO

Suede over-the-knee boots

SAINT LAURENT

Contrast-trim shearling jacket

CHLOÉ

Perry patent leather pumps

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  • Buy it now . . . when you need it you will never find it. I never sell or part with fine evening pieces. I love a beautiful dress, but I have also collected fabulous evening separates – tops, skirts, pants, a dress cardigan, wraps . . . these pieces live on and on and grow better by the year. Asprey once did ready-to-wear, and I had the good fortune to pick up a short, full black tulle skirt with grosgrain waistband that could go into the next century.

    PaulaSeptember 13th, 2016  3:35 PM

     
  • Beautiful selection! I’ve had my eye on the green Marni bag this season. It’s such a gorgeous shade paired with the warm gold chain.

    Karima | A Note On StyleSeptember 13th, 2016  6:26 PM

     
  • That is a great dress. Buy the shoes! You must have them!!!!

    Paula BSeptember 13th, 2016  6:32 PM

     
  • That dress is even more beautiful on – I went to the link. All the accessories are gorgeous too and I think the dress is definitely timeless.

    KathySeptember 13th, 2016  7:43 PM

     
  • I love all your picks here. I agree with Kathy, seeing the dress on a model makes it look even more elegant. I don’t know how others feel, but I love seeing dresses with sleeves come back. I understand the appeal of sleeveless, but sleeves do more than cover up arms, they add style!

    AprilSeptember 15th, 2016  9:47 AM

     
  • Can we talk about underpinnings? I don’t see a way to wear a bra with that dress. Perhaps a strapless bustier style would work. maybe??

    nikSeptember 17th, 2016  12:29 AM

     

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