So, you’ve got your timeless pearl necklace, you just need a new dress to wear with them. We love nothing more than scouring the internet for the very latest designer fashions, so here’s our pick of the best dresses to wear with pearls, right now.
Title A is a brand new, and very highly anticipated collection from British supermodel Agyness Deyn. It’s so new, it’s currently only available at Net-A-Porter, but if you snap up one of these first, elegant pieces of tailoring, you’re never going to run into a dreaded case of matching someone else at a party. We love the simple cut and rich colors of the Jennifer dress, perfect with a multiple string of pearls.
Versace do it again with this two-tone asymmetric number from their A/W ’14 collection. The flash of coral-orange at the shoulder and hip make what could be a run-of-the-mill LBD into something infinitely more fabulous. Wear it with our multi-strand pearl bracelet and a glittering clutch bag!
No one was quite sure Victoria Beckham would make it as a serious fashion designer, but it is fair to say that she blew all the naysayers away with her collections, which go from strength to strength. Her autumn/winter ’14 effort contains lots of her trademark sleek, fitted designs, which are guaranteed to make any woman feel and look amazing. The simple necklines also work beautifully with pearls. We love this strapless number!
The Hervé Leger Bandage dress has been around since the late 80s, and shows no sign of disappearing from the rails of stores, of the bodies of celebrities! These body-con designs are famous for their figure-flattering cuts and incredibly study, shaping fabric to truly emphasise the wearer’s curves and create an amazingly sleek silhouette. Choose one with an un-fussy neckline like this red number from Harrods to show off your pearls to their maximum effect!
Is there anything more classic than tweed and pearls? Dolce and Gabbana bring this staple fabric into the 21st century with this beautifully cut tweed dress. Its elastic panelling and flared skirt are supremely flattering – perfect investment for autumn and finished off fabulously with a simple, single strand pearl necklace.
As th seasons change, light wool but in shorter styles can be the ideal choice. This Marni dress from Barneys in inky black, virgin wool crepe will see you through autumn with sheer tights; then in winter, change to opaques and boots for even more wear. We adore its 60s-style boxiness but the high-low hem adds interest and makes it modern. Wear with a long single strand of pearls, knotted for a modern flapper look!
Alexander McQueen may be sadly gone (too soon!), but his legacy lives on in the amazing creations his team designs. It’s never too early to look ahead to the festive party season and invest in a drop-dead fabulous gown, and this draped chiffon evening dress is just divine. The pale pink pure silk falls in a dreamy mermaid train at the back and, despite its floaty exterior, the internal corsetry will support all your curves. Wear it with a multicoloured single strand necklace, which will tone with and offset it perfectly.
Despite its name, Acne is most definitely a brand for those with their fingers firmly on the fashion pulse. Their Scuba dress has a simple shift, cut with an asymmetric neckline – avoid necklaces for this one and go for a coil of beautiful pearl bracelets instead, to finish off your outfit.
Who’s your favourite modern designer? Do you tend to stick with the tried-and-tested names or do you like to support up-and-coming newbies? Do share!