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 : black jersey peplum dress
Dress 2 - black sequin striped chiffon dress
Dress 5 - black chiffon ruffled evening dress
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)