A gold medal dress for an Olympics closing party

I’m now completely lost to the London Olympics. I can’t think about anything else. I spend my days constantly trying to get more tickets. I spend my nights humming the BBC’s Olympic Games theme tune. I’m crying on an hourly basis.

And I’m dreading the end. What will we all do with ourselves? It has been such a massive occasion and even if we don’t win another gold (we will) our athletes have played a blinder. The only thing that can possibly ease the pain is a closing ceremony party – and what else would one wear but a gold dress? Having spent all my money on the Games, in one way or another, I’m looking for something affordable and totally bling. The American Apparel dress at ASOS (above) might be pushing it a bit far (if only I had the physique of Jessica Ennis) but here are a few more styles to wet your medal-winning whistle…

Topshop, £80
Miss Selfridge, £49
Phase Eight @ John Lewis, £30 (sale price)
Pilot, £39.99
Untold @ House of Fraser, £75 (sale price)
Phase Eight @ John Lewis, £49 (sale price)
Lowie @ ASOS, £88 (sale price)
TFNC @ House of Fraser, £60
Dorothy Perkins, £25 (sale price)

Product images as credited

Written by Johanna Payton