Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A Black and Gold Embroidered Cocktail Dress...If Only I Had A Red-Carpet!

It's February and award season is in full swing and in common with many, I like looking at who wore what on the red carpet more than I actually like hearing who won the gongs. For clothes, accessory and jewellery designers, it's big business. Red carpet style is incredibly influential and the value added by having a celebrity wear one of their creations in front of a global audience of millions, is priceless. What we see on the red carpet will be interpreted and translated by high-street brands into their own, possibly more wearable and definitely more affordable collections.

I'm not going to be walking the red carpet any time soon, but I do have some occasions in the diary that require a cocktail dress. This black and gold embroidered dress from Kaleidoscope is an absolute beauty and it has hints of the 1920s, one of my favourite style eras.

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

The scalloped hem is both pretty and flattering, landing just below the knee and the embroidery stands out beautifully again the black gauzy mesh.

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

The sheer neckline cleverly manages to both reveal and conceal the decolletage, a whisper of sophisticated sensuality.

Black and gold floral embroidered cocktail dress

I teamed it with these divine blush and gold triple strap shoes to compliment the gold in the dress, (these will feature in a blog post of their own very soon), but I think it could be teamed with a black biker jacket, opaque tights and high-heeled ankle boots for a tougher, edgier take.

Roccamore comfortable high-heeled blush and gold shoes

It's beautifully made and is also available with silver embroidery and with 40% off and priced at just £69 (from £119), it is exceptional value for money...

...Your audience awaits.

Love Lizzy x

I'm wearing:
*Black and gold embroidered cocktail dress, £69, (was £119), Kaleidoscope
*Annastasia golden calf leather suede and nappa strappy shoes, £168, Roccamore
*"Good as Gold" pouch by Katie Loxton, £16.99 at Aspire Style

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Photographs: Poppy Johnston

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17 comments

  1. What an adorable dress and glorious with your lovely shoes. I am not sure the dress would work for me, but it's a perfect set of colours for you! Kx

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    1. Thank you so much. The shoes are divine aren't they? xxx

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  2. What a beautiful dress, I really do like this style. Roll out your own red carpet! xx

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    1. Ah, thank you. Yes, I can see how it would appeal to your vintage style. And yes...I really should roll out a red carpet of my own!! xxxx

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  3. Liz before I scrolled down I expected it to be midi or maxi length... I love it even more at this shorter length!! It's so utterly beautiful - bravo Kaleidoscope! Great shoes too, can't wait to read more about them 😊

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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    1. Thank you Catherine. It's a beauty isn't it. The embroidery is divine. The shoes will have their own spotlight very soon!! xxx

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  4. It sure is value for money. Very elegant and the shoes go perfect with the dress.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Yes, I thought they worked well together too. I'm looking forward to wearing them with lots of other things too xxx

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  5. Yes it is totally reminiscent of the 1920's style Liz! I was thinking that even before I read your words but then again it is an era that reminds me of your style. I love the sheer mesh in the design & the embroderie looks very well done, I can't believe the original price let alone the sale price! Gorgeous images as always xx

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle. Yes, the embroidery is exquisite and such a great price point. It is beautifully made xxxxx

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  6. I absolutely love this dress, Lizzie! I, too, am currently obsessed with all things 1920s (30s, 40s and 50s lol!) and this is just perfect. I do like the idea of a biker jacket and boots - that would look very cool too.
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. My favourite eras too Suzy. Yesterday I really struggle to like the 70s and 80s xxx

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  7. Awesome look ;)

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/everyone-can-be-a-star/

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  8. I guess this dress could be versatile ! You should write a post sometimes on how to wear differently that kind of classy dress ...

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    1. That's a good idea. I'd love to dress it down a little. I.will have a think about different ways of styling it- thank you xxxx

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  9. I love this dress! It looks really pretty on you! Those shoes are great too! Very red carpet ready!

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