I’ve been invited to a posh evening party, but I don’t have a lot of clothes here in Muscat. I do own a black cocktail dress, which I love, but I’ve worn it before to another event. Can I give it a second outing? I know black is a bit boring, but it works well with my auburn hair. — Marie, Muscat.
A little black dress is a trusty classic that every woman should have in her wardrobe. And if it fits you like a glove and makes you feel amazing, then you should definitely wear it. Few things make a woman dazzle in a crowd like comfort and confidence. You can always inject some extra oomph to your evening ensemble with a pair of beautiful earrings in a semi-precious stone that suits your colouring. Green amethyst or lapis would both work. Monica Vinader and Astley Clarke are both favourites with the fashion crowds, but you can find stunning statement pieces at the souq or one of Muscat’s many jewellery shops without spending too much.