Touch Me…Evening Wear – The Tactile Edit.

It’s that time of year again, that time where we all embark on the search for the perfect evening wear. Ok, we have the  obvious, Christmas Holiday around the corner, but before that we have obvious obligatory round of evening functions, work parties, family get togethers, date nights, whatever, this time of year, there’s a lot of reasons to look drop dead gorgeous.  Something about the dark and the cold, taking your coat off and making a dramatic impact from the sheer overall impression of what you’re wearing.  It’s time. When it’s cold, when it’s dark, we bring the drama in a way you just cannot do in the beautiful sunshine.  This is the season to really work your magic.

From earlier this year we already had the growing inclusion of lounge-wear, nightwear as outwear, pyjama fashion.   This hasn’t gone away it’s still a thing, in fact, very much so. Consider the dramatic impact of this season as just taking that whole concept a little further and translating the vibe, the feel, literally, into an actual evening outfit.

What you need to think about when it comes to your wardrobe this season is clothes that look good enough to touch.  It’s all about that comfort factor, but no, not in a slouchy jogging bottoms kind of way, but in the sensuous, slinky, comforting, pleasurable, warm, light feel of being enveloped in something that evokes a feeling of physical pleasure…think tactile.    these are the kind of clothes if you were walking through a store you would automatically reach out and feel, broke, rub between your fingers almost subconsciously, because in your mind, without thinking, you want to know more about how they feel, than just look.

Think Satin, Silk, Velvet.  In fact think so much about velvet for this winter because it is all of the adjectives used above as well as warm and comforting.  Your clothes feel so good, you want to keep stroking them yourself when you’re looking at them, when you’re wearing them, it’s truly about loving the clothes you’re in.

 

I know, you just want to see the clothes already I get it.  Bear in mind, in some of my recent posts I’ve looked at a couple of Celebrity lines, these included some great examples of clothes that just say, ‘Touch Me’, in my recent ‘Going In” features on Millie Mackintosh and Alesha Dixon for Little Black dress, bothe ranges in particular had some very sensuous looking (in terms of texture) wrap style dresses I just wanted to buy to feel them on.  They are simple in design, elegant and in very accentuating, not loud but subtle shades, that power is all in the texture of the material and the play with light and shade and shape.

 

We are very lucky in that the high street and it’s online counterparts present us with stylish evening wear choices high on fashion and quality and all price points, there is no excuse Cinderella, find a ball, get kitted out and go!

 

I’ll show you some of  the styles I’m talking about:

 

 Alesha Dixon Satin Knot Dress in Blush £69.00

Alesha Dixon Satin Knot Dress in Blush
£69.00

Millie-Mackintosh.com WRAP DRESS £70.00

Millie-Mackintosh.com
WRAP DRESS
£70.00

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ALESHA DIXON Alesha Dixon Velvet Tux Dress in Mink £79.00

lavishalice Wine Satin Cut Out Shoulder Double Split Midi Dress £68.00

lavishalice
Wine Satin Cut Out Shoulder Double Split Midi Dress
£68.00

lavishalice Grey Velvet High Neck Twist Front Midi Dress £58.00

lavishalice
Grey Velvet High Neck Twist Front Midi Dress
£58.00

 

lavishalice Grey Velvet Bandeau Cropped Tie Front Jumpsuit £58.00

lavishalice
Grey Velvet Bandeau Cropped Tie Front Jumpsuit
£58.00

lavishalice Mauve Pyjama Jumpsuit £88.00

lavishalice
Mauve Pyjama Jumpsuit
£88.00

 

FLANNELS VELVET DRESSES MINI £12.99 Was £133.33!

              FLANNELS
              VELVET DRESSES MINI
              £12.99
              Was £133.33!

 

FLANNELS PLEIN SUD MAINLINE SILK ASYMMETRIC GOWN £295.00 Was: £870.00!

FLANNELS
PLEIN SUD MAINLINE SILK ASYMMETRIC GOWN
£295.00
Was: £870.00!

 

REISS XENI VELVET DRESS GREY £150

REISS
XENI
VELVET DRESS GREY
£150

 

REISS BEAU VELVET VELVET CLUTCH BERRY £135

REISS
BEAU VELVET
VELVET CLUTCH BERRY
£135

REISS MONDA VELVET VELVET SANDALS BERRY £160

REISS
MONDA VELVET
VELVET SANDALS BERRY
£160

Topshop Satin Lace Wrap Midi Dress £56.00

Topshop
Satin Lace Wrap Midi Dress
£56.00

Topshop Two Strap Satin Midi Dress £60.00

Topshop
Two Strap Satin Midi Dress
£60.00

Topshop **Asymmetric Velvet Bardot Dress by Rare £45.00

Topshop
**Asymmetric Velvet Bardot Dress by Rare
£45.00

FLANNELS, GUCCI DOUBLE NET PRINT SATIN SHIRT DRESS £270.00 Was: £900.00!

FLANNELS,
GUCCI DOUBLE NET PRINT SATIN SHIRT DRESS
£270.00
Was: £900.00!

 

Topshop **Finn Dress by Motel £49.00

Tiptop
**Finn Dress by Motel
£49.00

Nasty Gal Cross Back at It Mini Dress - Blue Velvet £54.00

Nasty Gal Cross Back at It Mini Dress – Blue Velvet
£54.00

 

Nasty Gal Zhivago Madeleine Ashton Hooded Gown £413.00

Nasty Gal
Zhivago Madeleine Ashton Hooded Gown
£413.00

Karen Millen PEARL SATIN GOWN £250

Karen Millen
PEARL SATIN GOWN
£250

There are so many delectable offerings when it comes to evening wear to tempt you on the high street  and at your fingertips via the wonderful world of online shopping, these are just a few examples, more evening wear options shall be coming through my twitter feed in the lead up to Christmas daily.  The bottome line is you want to look good enough to touch. It’s all about the texture, it’s not about being tight and cumbersome, but being pure pleasure to wear, and looking drop dead stunning whilst doing it. You feel good, because you literally FEEL good, as a result you look stunning.  No Pressure.

 

Enjoy. x

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