I deliberated over my choice of hem length. Maxi screams formal and glamour but it isn't a length I can carry off and can end up looking frumpy. Go too short and you run the risk of looking like you're off down the local disco instead so I plumped for my current hem length of choice, the midi. The midi is having it's moment this season and I have finally got my head round it and made it work for me. I opted for this gorgeous pink brocade dress from asos. The fabric is so, so nice - a hot pink print with a softer pink background that shimmers in the light. It looks far more expensive than it's £85 price tag. I went with silver for the shoes, I love how they work with the dress and make sure the outfit stays on trend - silver shoes are everywhere right now. The pointed toes and cross over strap detailing adds glamour whilst the midi heel ensure I can dance the night away. I finished the outfit with a silver cardigan, a pastel pink statement necklace and a slick of hot pink lipstick.
I chose pink heart tipped nails this time round and may have to keep them for a while, I love the colour and they are giving me a summery vibe. A good manicure adds the finishing gloss to an outfit and I like to play on my cutesy side even for a formal occasion so would opt for the hearts over a block colour every time.
Dress: asos - £85
Shoes: asos - £25
Cardigan: BHS - £20
Necklace: eBay - £5