Friday, 13 September 2013

I Want It! Hobbs Invitation Ashworth Dress

The time has come for me to start sorting out and packing my wardrobe for university! Though I already have a rather substantial supply of clothes, it's inescapable that I feel the need for at least a few new pieces. In particular, I know there are going to be a few formal occasions for which I would love to have a new dress.

This piece is perfect for re-using at various events I think, because its detailing adds interest while not tying it to a particular trend. It's also of course, in the classic black which will mean it can be dressed slightly differently - nude heels in the summer, black heels and tights in the winter, maybe even gold shoes and accessories for extra glam. It's also machine-washable.

At £179, it's just beyond my price range really. I would consider it more if I hadn't tried it on in store to find the hem and waist would need adjustments to fit me properly (though it still looked really good). I think I'm going to wait to see if it goes down in a sale and snap it up when there's a chance. Having said that, I think anyone buying something like this would be investing wisely as the cost-per-wear could quickly reduce after a couple of weddings, dinners and drinks.

What would you go for if you were buying just one formal piece for the new season?

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