Ah November. Is your social calendar filling with invites to birthday soirees, holiday parties, and BFF dinners? My favourite after-dark attire is ‘Cocktail,’ not only because it alludes to the consumption of alcoholic beverages but because in my books it’s the most fun look to pull together.
The ‘Cocktail’ hour bridges the truly formal (black tie) and ready-to-wear (skinny jeans). In your wardrobe, ‘Cocktail’ is the life of the party. She’s ready to get down with a few rounds of champie, dancing shoes and she’s not ready to come home until the break of dawn. You like her already.
This party season, I am throwing my support behind Tulle. Tulle everything – in dresses, in skirts, in your hair! Voluminous tulle in a fine gauze or larger open weave adds a flirty and youthful playfulness to any outfit. All of a sudden, Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ sounds off in the background. It’s the rustle of a petticoat, the use of your hem as a dance prop, the way a tutu makes you galavant carelessly in the street. Tulle is the absinthe of fabrics, a party aphrodisiac. Let’s get drunk, shall we?