Pink coats are a definite trend this season. Everyone is doing them, from Primark and Marks & Spencer to Joseph and Vivienne Westwood. It’s not a trend I’m going to buy into for two reasons: pink coats will be EVERYWHERE and I don’t want to see twenty people on Grafton Street wearing the same coat as me, plus I reckon a pale pink overcoat will need a lot of dry-cleaning when you consider the rain and muck in this country.
However I have been thinking how much I would love a pink dress. I don’t often wear pink or very bright colours in general, but the approaching winter and the months of greyness we will have to endure means that I need something cheerful to add to my wardrobe.
I think that this obsession may have been kick started by the Acne ‘Baby’ dress that I never bought but fantasised about for months. I have been trawling the net to see what I can find and the four below are my best picks. (Click on the pictures to be taken to the item on the original site.)
Ralph Lauren has a pink suede dress which is stunning but highly impractical. (Any woman who buys a suede dress in Ireland would need to employ someone to follow her around with an huge umbrella 24/7.) Good news? It’s on sale! Bad news? It’s still over 600 quid.
Carven’s 2013 AW collection contains a candy pink taffeta dress that is timeless. This dress would make me happy every time I wore it. Plus it’s a similar shape to many dresses I already own so I know it’ll work on me.
Nina Ricci’s silk and velvet dress is the stuff of dreams, but given that it’s almost 4 grand my dreams are where it will stay! But I urge you, even though you probably don’t have the price of a small car to spend on a frock, to click the picture below and watch the video of the dress on Matches. It’s heavenly!
Finally, here’s an affordable one, just to prove I know what affordable is. This shocking pink crepe number from Topshop might be the one that ends up in my wardrobe. (I’m crossing my fingers for a mini-windfall so I can buy the Carven one though!)
And lastly, here’s the song that inspired the title of this post. Film trivia fans, take note: Miss Prescott from Funny Face was based on fashion legend, Diana Vreeland.