When you are going to a special event, like a wedding or an anniversary party, it’s important to look your best. Sometimes that means pulling out all the stops and investing in something you can wear time and time again.
There are so many amazing options on the high street that you may wonder what the point in buying designer is. Why should you splurge out on a £300 dress when you can get 6 dresses (or more) on the high street for the same amount?
I could list the reasons ’till the cows come home but the most important one for me? Uniqueness. It’s also the reason I shop vintage. Everyone hate’s wearing the same thing as someone else and to turn up to a wedding or an engagement party wearing the same thing as another guest is the stuff nightmares are made of!
When choosing designer it’s easy to think that “classic” will be the best option as it will last forever and never go out of style. Whilst I agree with that to some degree, it’s not going to give you that much room to get a show stopping number, you could always use one of those dress hire services, but I’m not really a fan (I don’t know why I just don’t like the concept?). Looking for something edgy that has serious longevity in your wardrobe can be daunting that’s why it’s important to do a little research, pick some brands you like and get shopping.
Where to shop when buying that all important designer piece can be difficult, especially when you don’t exactly know what you are looking for. My go to place when I want a show stopping outfit is Harvey Nichols, it boasts a plethora of designers and one of my current favourites Pinko, they are a beautiful mix of classic & modern and they are stocked in most Harvey Nichols locations. This beautiful dress is from their SS16 collection & is currently on sale in store! I know for definite that the Edinburgh store has it in stock currently.
If you still can’t find what you are looking for you can book in with a personal stylist to help you find the perfect outfit. Whilst they rummage the store & stock rooms, you and whoever you’ve deemed helpful enough to judge the outfits can relax in the stylist suite with some champagne and a good dose of self indulgence.