For the final post on my collaboration with Pinghe, I wanted to talk about the ultimate summer essential, the little black dress. There are a few key points that I look for in a little black dress: 1) sophistication 2) sex appeal and 3) timelessness. With so many variations of events going on during the summer, sophistication is key when adapting to a particular occasion. It’s easy to dress down a sophisticated look by wearing some fun accessories, but it’s quite a challenge to dress up something that just looks a little tacky. The winning dress has to combine sophistication and sex appeal. Let’s face it, a little black dress is a girl’s go to choice for dates and when she want to impress that special someone (hence the ‘little’ black dress). But, striking the right balance is very difficult. This is why I think the perfect little black dress must be timeless. Something that I know I will love and adore forever seems to be the winning formula when deciding whether the dress is sophisticated and sexy. And, a timeless piece should always be one of a kind so that it can stand the test of time.
I fell head over heels for the Pinghe Hilaire dress when I first saw it and I knew immediately that it was the ‘it’ dress for the summer. The Hilaire dress checks all three of my key points. The dress has a very unique bell shaped silhouette featuring revealed dropped embroidery pockets and hidden button which can be opened to reveal the embroidery back. Once opened, the dress sways beautifully giving it the perfect dose of drama. It’s effortlessly whimsical, sexy, unique and memorable all in one. As such a special dress, I know it’s a forever piece which I’ll be wearing to many summer night outs!
Photography by Cristiana Malcica.