Fashion Follows Her is Katie Gavaghanâ€™s little domain. She features everything fashionable and fabulous online. Although slightly obsessed with stationery she enjoys afternoon tea and Jaeger handbags. Katie talks us through her top 5 cocktail dresses to hire online.
1. Carven Voluminous Skirt Dress – Â£59
Carven fluttered on to my radar a couple of years ago and this is a perfect example of why I love their cocktail dresses. The full skirt has a flattering 50’s flare without being too dressy- perfect for lunch with the girls.
2. Erdem Garzoni Dress – Â£109
Dark and deadly florals feature heavily for A/W13 and I plan on adding a bouquet or two to my wardrobe. No one holds a candle to Erdem when it comes to floral cocktail dresses – utterly beautiful.
3. Helmut Lang Shale Draped Dress – Â£49
Any girl with curves knows draping is her friend. Helmut Lang weaved his magic and creates form flattering cocktail dresses in cool palettes of smoky grey and subtle greens. Love!
4. See by Chloe Shirt Blouse Dress – Â£69
Most days I have to be prised out of my pyjamas, so this ‘off to bed’ trend is a firm fave of mine. The See by Chloe silk cocktail dress has the same relaxed vibe.
5. Â Issa Zebra Knit Dress – Â£49
Animal print is a tricky beast to tame, you can go from classy to brassy quicker than I can say ‘Liz McDonald’ (can’t beat a spot of Corrie). Personally I stick with zebra print as it’s easier to wear and mix with other pieces in my wardrobe.
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