Dress to the 9s – Multifunctional dresses

Happy April everyone !

Only 7 days in and its been one insane month already! I have been so busy lately, that I have sincerely been enjoying wearing lots of practical dresses, especially ones with some exaggerated sleeves, and contrast boots. Easy-Peasy mac’n’cheesy !

A personal favourite for this transitional weather has always been a great figure hugging, A-line dress, but for this year things are looking a little different. I am steering more towards materials like thicker linen facbric and canvas . Not only are these materials back in the stores, and on the runway, they are also being used widely by designers as these materials are sustainable – which means these materials can not just be worn for a weekend brunch but also for your fortnightly drinks!

I have always been fond of dresses, but now its almost mandatory for me that they are also practical and multi-functional . That can take me from desk to dawn, from errands to events !

I have this C/MEO Collective dress in mind when I talk of a versatile, multifaceted piece of garment! The double breasted front opening makes a very trendy jacket as well – however for this look, I needed it to be one garment, one function- that is to get me from one place to another looking very much in control and look great in the process, ofcourse !

There are are only two major accessories to this whole look –

  • The Tony Bianco red leather pull-on ankle boot with a pointed toe front
  • The classic Chloe small Faye bag in Olive green. (Shop similar here)

“I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.” —Vera WangI

This dress could also look great with some white sneakers and a backpack or dress it up with some nude stilettos and an ruby encrusted clutch.


To tie up the this whole look I threw on some over-sized , gold rimmed dramatic glassess by Dolce and Gabbana. And some really long uneven, gold statement earrings by Lovisa.

I know I am lagging behind one blog for the 4th month, but I am working really hard to get you another post soon !! Means two posts this month ! And – heads-up I might dissapear for a while as I am working towards a brand new look for my website as well.

However, I hope you really liked this blogpost and let me know if you have any special requests going forward. I promise to see you soon !

Leah Tolley Photography

Until next time ❤️

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