My admiration for Coco Chanel’s paranormal activities knows no bounds. There her and Tupac are, from the afterlife, pulling the strings of fashion and popular culture long after their deaths.
To this day, there seems to be a fresh bank of Coco quotes with a catchy or trend-led comment on current fashion or beauty happenings. It really is inspiring how ahead of the curve Coco was on any number of subjects; from fragrance to anti-ageing. It’s remarkable. That, or it’s amazing how comms have improved between here and the great beyond. Or maybe the marketing department just make them up? WHO CAN SAY.
Personally, I’m going with the Chanel/Tupac angle. I just hope they let Biggie Smalls have a look-in occasionally.
That said, she did have a point about over-accessorising. That’s something you won’t need to worry about with the 12 dresses in this gallery. Each is an accessory unto itself: with beading, embellishment, studding or a plethora of pattern, to add anything more would be overkill.
Ok, so she's wearing earrlngs. OK, I'll let you away with earrings, but only with this Starshine brocade dress, €188, from Anthropologie.
It me or is this Asos Black armour studded dress a bit on the loose side for the model? Less bodycon and more baggycon really. Still, I'm sure I'd be bet into it and that's all that matters. €242 of your cash for this.
This pretty piece is from Awear's Christmas collection and is a decently-priced €61. That lace and crystal bodice means you really don't need anything with it at all. Easy-peasy.
A detachable spike necklace on this Savida Jacquard neck chain dress, €55, from Dunnes Stores, makes it the easiest piece of the lot to wear. No styling required.
Buy using Harvey Nichols click and collect service and pay zero shipping on this Alice and Olivia Elliotte embellished silk chiffon dress.
Good old J.Crew can always be relied on for some on-fabric embellishment. This collection jewelled jacquard dress is a beauty. Loads of concentrated sparkle around the neckline and then scatters on the skirt help justify its €638 pricetag.
Simple, effective, job done: Find this feller at Marks and Spencer for €67.
Navy suede plus sweet stylised floral details made up from black beads, paillettes and mirrored embellishments make this Miu Miu dress really stand out. If you wore anything else with it you'd absolutely ruin the look of it. You'll ruin yourself financially too: it's an Outnet purchase with 62% off: it was €8,300; even so you'll still fork out €3,154 if you want it.
This cute embellished skater dress is by Virgos Lounge and can be bought online at Redlane.ie for €139, or in their Tramore location.
It's a sequin-fest on this River Island embellished mini, €107.
Also available in beige, this coral shade's pretty and the embellishments give the Daisy Jewel Dress, €88 from Warehouse, its name.
With that high Peter Pan collar and big buttons on the bodice, you absolutely get away without needing anything else at all with this navy velvet daisy dress by Orla Kiely dress, €455 at Arnotts.