I don’t know if anyone else had a double take at the lovely Kate Winslet’s curves when she wore this amazing optical illusion dress, but I did and as a skinny old minnie, I was dying to get one for myself! Let’s face it, she looks stunning.
Now. If you have a spare £885 to buy this Stella McCartney beauty, then…well, marry me essentially.
But in seriousness, I doubt that anyone in the real world actually has that money to spare on a dress even as killer as this. It was just a matter of time before the high street heard the word on the grapevine, and thank the lord!
For a mere £19.99, you can set lasers to stun in this pinkie number from New Look.
There’s also this very similar version by Love at Topshop in Coral. Still fairly bargainous at £28.
If you’re feeling a little more flush (and don’t like pink!) then this gorgeous emerald green version is for you – at Runway Route for £46. An awesome dress for a date. Hello boys.
Finally, for just a widdle bit more you can nail two trends in one with this tropical print lovely from Lipsy at Freemans – at £65 its still not bad.
All I need to do is saw the padlock off my purse and find myself a hot date, and I’ll be snapping up one of these before you can say “Jack, I’m flying”.
So, I don’t know why but this week I was reminded of a fab outfit of Keira Knightley’s from last year that I was dying dying dying for.
I searched high and low last year for a beautiful yellow skirt like Keira’s but to no avail. Hers was from Whistles and was an eye-watering £110. Now much as I loves a summery frock, I’m also aware that the colour and fabric of said skirt is not exactly what you’d call trans-seasonal, and Britain is hardly a tropical paradise, so I thought it wasn’t really an investment.
But now, it having entered my consciousness for the second time, I have set myself the challenge of replicating Keira’s look, but finding the whole outfit for the price of the Whistles skirt. Remember fash-maths from earlier posts? Well, it’s back baby.
I decided that I’d leave out the belt, as if you’re like me, through the course of the last year you’ve accumulated more ‘free’ tan belts with items of clothing than you could shake a stick at. And I think I could shake a stick at quite a few.
So, here’s my first attempt.
Skirt – 19.99 New Look; Shirt £16.99 New Look; Sandals £60 Aldo
Fash-maths total: £96.98. Hurrah! This is good, yes, but I think I can do better…
Skirt £45 Oasis; Shirt (tie at the waist) £7.99 H&M; Sandals £19 Dorothy Perkins.
Fash-maths total: £71.99
Aside from me actually salivating at those sandals (errrrr, WANT) that leaves a delightful £38.01 to go and buy yourself a cocktail or two and attempt to attract a bloke like Keira’s.
Sorry, Whistles you just can’t beat fash-maths.