Post by CM
By now we all know that navy is often much more flattering than black, particularly on pale, blue tinged skin, the like of which a certain rural mouse sports all year round. So it’s out with the LBD and in with the Nifty Navy Number (NNN)! Some of our red carpet favourites have already been sporting the look – here’s how to do navy in 2015.
Demure Dakota was recently spotted in this bang on-trend number – the suede navy dress is a great shape and length on her, the silver shoes, natural hair and makeup and minimal accessories keep the look really fresh and modern. The shade is just perfect on her very fair skin and the neckline is really flattering.
Model Leigh Lezark steps the trend up a notch with the cute floral overlay detail on her dress, and I love the summery shoes she’s paired it with – most definitely an outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in a bar, outside on a sunny terrace or even at a wedding.
Although I’m usually a Carey Mulligan style fan, I have to say this look left me shivering cold, despite its presence on Best Dressed Lists this week. Navy – check; simple accessories – check; unfussy hair and make-up – check. It’s just a pity that the actual dress looks like a shapeless sack. Gorgeous colour and material, but much more suited to someone a bit older who might be more inclined to go for a straight-up-and-down cover all.
Not long ago I picked this dress up in Penneys, and have got so much wear out of it since! The neckline, like Dakota’s and Leigh’s, is seriously flattering, cutting the arms at a narrow point giving the illusion of more sculpted arms (really!) and the hemline is layered and graduated – pretty much perfect. I’m pretty sure it’s still there, and it’s under €20- get it while it’s hot!
Behold your humble Country Mouse in her bathroom selfie! I too kept my jewellery simple – in fact the chain comes with the dress, something I usually avoid but it really works with this. I love navy and orange, so matched my lippy and cropped jumper to it. It’s a dress that can be styled in loads of different ways…
Here I’ve put together two similar navy dresses to create four looks that I’ve tried out with mine. Black and navy used to be the biggest faux pas but these days it’s a bold and chic choice, and I love toughening up the look with black ankle boots and sheer black tights. Don’t be afraid to get your tights out with this season’s platform sandal; have as much fun as you like in mixing and matching!