The Shoot: Leigh-on-Sea

Silk slip dresses, the dress to wear for evening-wear has been given a daytime make-over. Wear with a clean white tee for the perfect outfit on a warm autumn day. 

Silk slip dresses are all over the high street and on the catwalks for autumn/winter. they come in a variety of cuts, hem lengths, colours and styles and now they also come in a perfect way to wear them during the day. Just stick a t-shirt underneath. This trend was first spotted on the runway for Chanel and Wanda Nylon and it has exploded in popularity on the high street as a result. It’s the perfect accompaniment for evening-wear and those conscious of their arms, chest or shoulders. This trend really was a no-brainer for me to cover on the blog; it’s a lot more functional than others and I had this idea of shooting it on a beach for quite a few months now.

For this shoot I chose this amazing grey Topshop silk dress because it’s at that perfect midi length and it has thicker straps than you usually find for slip dresses, which is especially good for people like me who are self-conscious of their upper arms and shoulders. It also had the added advantage of having thick straps at the back, which added a bit of detail to the dress. I paired it with an ancient white tee from H&M that is actually cropped and gets used a lot for outfits for shoots because it’s so versatile. The outfit was finished off with my New Look black ankle boots and my new Chanel Le Boy mini. The outfit really didn’t need any other accessories or jewellery; when your bag is a Chanel and your dress is a shiny metallic silk what more do you need?

This shoot was actually shot all the way back in middle July. It was originally meant to be used for August, but because it highlighted a big trend for autumn/winter I decided to push it back to September. Thankfully the dress is still in stock, so at least I’m not covering outfits you can’t buy anymore. It was shot in Essex, which funnily enough is the first time I’d ever been to Essex, after 5 years of living in London. Really once you move to this city, you really do find every reason not to go outside it! I hope you like this slightly more nautical shoot outside the confines of London. It is a pretty one.

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Grey slip dress: Topshop, found here – Leather ankle boots: New Look, found here – White tee – H&M – Leather bag: Chanel Le Boy, chevron stitching with antique silver detailing

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