There's nothing like a wedding to give Miss Magpie an excuse to go shopping! Having just booked tickets to Beirut (Lebanese mega-bling party capital) for lovely Reema's wedding celebrations in May, I have been informed that one of the events is a black-tie, floor-length gown affair. Well, as you might have guessed, Miss Magpie's wardrobe doesn't include many hemlines that reach below mid-thigh and those longer than that, certainly don't reach the floor.
This means just one thing: it's time to go shopping!
I've been trawling the internet and here are my top 3 picks:
This Stella McCartney gold sequin number simply oozes old school glamour and appeals heavily to my magpie senses. Just throw a fur stole around my shoulders and i'm good to go. Shame about the £4,295 pricetag hey!
A little less in-your-face, this Halston layered gown is delicate, feminine and oh-so pretty. I reckon it would be perfect for the Lebanese heat, but perhaps is a bit too bridal? Alas, at £3,160 it is a long way off my budget. Boo!
On second thoughts, I don't think that floor sweeping dresses are very me (though i'm sure if Elie Saab called me up, offering a gorge red-carpet worthy gown, i'd be more than willing!).
Now, this is more like it! Floor sweeping and mid-thigh all in one. Utter genius! Well done Roksanda Ilincic, you've filled my brief entirely. A bit of jewellery to add some va-va-voom and a better pair of heels than those pictured here - i'm set. I wonder if the bank manager will allow me the £1,568 needed to make this beauty mine?!
I do have a sequin Christopher Kane mini dress sitting unworn in my wardrobe...I have my heart set on it...can I get away with it? All suggestions welcome!