Wearing: Reko dress, Primark cardigan and brogues, Topshop tights, Stolen Thunder necklace, Matalan bag
On: Wednesday 22nd December
For: Anxiously watching the @HeathrowAirport Twitter feed for flight information (and working, I guess)
I call this my Christmas Dress. It’s by Reko and I bought it in Christmas 2008 from Lady Luck Rules OK. It’s the oldest thing in my wardrobe (which has the same level of turn over as a call centre) and I’ve only ever worn it at Christmas. It’s not a particularly Christmassy dress – it’s silky, strapless and leopard print. There’s no sparkle, it’s not red or green or velvet with gold buckles. But it is officially known as ‘The Christmas Dress’.
In 2010 I wore it with a chunky aran cardigan, thick tights and flat brogues. Here’s how I wore it in 2009:
Me and my bro on Christmas Day last year. I wore The Christmas Dress with a polo neck, thick tights and knee high socks. And in 2008?
What a ridiculous photo. I’m dancing to Sweet Child o’Mine in a cheesy bar in Leeds, a few days before Christmas. It was our girls’ Christmas night out and I wore the dress really simply, with black tights, heels and a chunky ring.
I find it really interesting to see how one piece can survive as style evolves – I dress completely differently now to how I did in 2008, and most of the clothes I loved back then have long since been sold on eBay or donated to charity/my sister’s wardrobe. But although my clothes have changed, the basic elements of my style remain. I still love dresses, layers and animal prints. I choose flats over heels. And chunky, quirky jewellery will always have a special place in my heart.
How has your style developed over the years?