February is one of the most beautiful months of the year. It’s the month of love with Valentine’s Day. It’s the month of bidding farewell to the harsh winters and welcoming those cosy days when weather is neither too cold nor hot. And red seems to be the colour of the month as I am getting requests to curate styles for red dresses a lot. A lovely reader asked for a dress with romantic aesthetics – something that is chic in style and sophistication with its humble elegance. She was looking for something in lace but not over the top formal look for a date with her bae in Valentine’s week. I am more than happy to share that she fell in love with this dress when I showed her its pictures after rejecting approximately 12 dresses. I totally understand choosing an outfit for a date is like winning half battle. I am really happy that she chose this one as it suits her bubbly personality a lot. Do let me know what you think of this outfit.
She wanted to give this dress a bit of an edge so I chose to pair it with ankle boots and cross-body bag while keeping the jewellery minimum to highlight the ruffled neckline. It could be paired with a sleek pair of sandals for a soft look or suede pumps to give it more lady like touch.
This red dress from Jonathan Simkhai’s Resort 2019 collection reflects the designer’s passion for romantic styles. It’s crafted from semi-sheer lace panelled with silk chiffon ruffles through the slim-fitting silhouette, then finished with a tiered scallop-edged hem.
Oscar de la Renta Pearly Link-Drop Earrings $250. Polished yellow golden pewter hardware. Two circle links with coin-shaped drop. Swarovski crystal pearls at center. Post backs for pierced ears.
Love Moschino Quilted Mini Cross-body Bag $139 – Must-have crossbody bag with allover quilted design and contrasting logo detail, Magnetic button flap closure
Maison Margiela Tabi Split-toe Glitter-heel Sock Ankle Boots $698 in the form of these beige ankle boots, a new design that incorporates the season’s sock fit and a gold glitter-covered block heel. They’re crafted in Italy from stretch jersey and have an internal elasticated strap over the arch to hold the foot in place as you walk.
Few budget friendly options for this look