We’ve all been told, time and again, if you’re a woman of a certain age you must never, ever, wear a mini. Do you remember the last time you wore a mini? At the height of my mini wearing days, The Cars album played on the turntable as I doused myself in Jovan Musk, strapped on my Maud Frizon heels and headed over to Studio 54 to dance the night away.
Yes Darlings, it was that long ago.
While shopping for dresses on Net-a-Porter recently a few fabulous mini dresses caught my eye. If only they were midi-length or longer, then I might consider them, but there was just no way. The fashion gods have spoken and the mini is forbidden for me.
Did you happen to see the fashions on the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes? There she was, Julia Roberts, looking as gorgeous as ever, wearing a Stella McCartney one-shouldered dress over a pair of black pants. The “pants with a dress” trend is something I’ve seen a lot lately on style bloggers and Instagram fashionistas.
Then it hit me! Why not a mini over pants? I went back to Net-a-Porter to consider the possibilities.
I began looking for a mini dress that could go from a casual look with jeans, to a chic dressy look with black pants, strappy heels and sparkly earrings. I adore the 80’s inspired drama of this pink jacquard dress by the new cult favorite brand Rotate. The voluminous puffed sleeves, gorgeous texture and covered buttons at the seams make this dress a standout.
A special dress needs a special bag and this elongated shimmery mesh bag by Whiting & Davis fits the bill. With its crystal fringe and bracelet handle, this bag adds flash and fun to any ensemble.
I’ve been wanting a pair of white ankle boots ever since I saw the ultra stylish, silver-haired, Linda Rodin sporting a pair on endless fashion blogs. They make any ensemble hip and fresh. These Beha pointy toe boots by Rag & Bone feature a slim heel and have that modern edge I was looking for.
Well my fashionable friends, remember, we are never too old for a fabulous mini reimagined into a fashion forward look. Happy shopping, Darlings!