Party Season : The Little Black Dress Challenge

A  girlfriend asked me to help her find a "party dress"  - something that would work for several parties over the Christmas season.

Her request : a little black dress, knee length, classic/elegant in style.

Needs, if possible, to work for a daytime work function, for a night out on the town with girlfriends & for New Year's Eve.

For evening she wants to add a sparkly clutch & the dress will be worn with a new pair of killer black Jimmy Choos.

And....the cost of the dress should preferably under £50.

Quite some challenge....and actually, the first time I have shopped for a friend.

We headed for Debenhams since they have a great selection of well known designers who have produced very affordable "high street ranges" and they always have a huge choice of party dresses.

Below are the choices I came up with....all under £50 except Dress 4 which was just over budget.

In the end she chose two dresses : Dress 2 & Dress 4 from the Betty Jackson.Black range.

Dress 1 - £28
Dress 2 - £48
Dress 3 - £44
Dress 4 - £56
Dress 5 - £36
(All dresses are currently in the Debenhams sale and can be found online here)


  1. I adore dress 1. I love peplums and don't currently have one in my wardrobe. But they're all did a great job!

    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

  2. Hi Simone, I'm catching up on your blog, I've just come out of whirlwind few weeks which included a walk on a fashion stage and I relate to a post on little black dresses. It's always my safe choice, but I'm sort of proud of myself for venturing out of my comfort zone with a sapphire blue color instead. Funny how risky that felt.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  3. I think I would pick dress number four for myself, simple yet elegant! We go to a lot of holiday parties this time of year, but they tend to be pretty casual - so I often wear a nice pair of pants and a dressy top and jacket. xxoo


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