With red velvet jacket. Code VJ01NM15. RRP £99. CCUK £79. Natural South Sea golden pearl necklace. Code GP16CC04. RRP £6,000. CCUK £2,957. See separate entries for full details.
The Red Revolution: the Luxurious Sibi Maxi Dress in Deep Red Velvet by Nancy Mac
Designers returned to opulence on the catwalks and velvet took centre stage. Jewel-toned dresses in particular were the leaders of many a collection, particularly ruby red: so ladylike at Prada, alluring at Dries Van Noten—and designer label Nancy Mac, reviewed here in their latest Autumn-Winter Collection.
The red dress is well-known for its anti-ageing and seductive powers, and here a length of cool-girl velvet just reached fever pitch. This is the shapely new long draped deep red velvet gown, perhaps the ultimate red dress for this season. Heartbreakingly glamorous, the deep red velvet dress is cut on the bias for shape and flattery, the Thirties-style panelled skirt offsetting the flattering soft v-neckline and gently ruched sleeves. Pulling out all the fashion stops with red has never been such a powerful move for a special occasion. Silk and natural viscose. Length 155cm. Sizes 8-18.
RRP £249. CCUK £169. Free UK mainland delivery.