Baroque beauty

I was invited to a screening of Great Expectations this evening and after a day escorting my son’s class to Hampton Court I could have killed for the chance to watch Helena Bonham Carter get all Miss Havisham on our asses…

Tragically, t’was not to be (my other half couldn’t get out of work early – ironic given I’d just had this opinion piece published about shared parental leave for mothers and fathers) and so I’m sat in my PJs thinking about a style challenge I’ve got on the horizon that I need to shop for on Friday.

I’m styling one dress three ways as part of the money-saving project, so I’ll probably go for something versatile (read: plain) that I can transform with accessories – but with all the beautiful baroque dresses and separates around at the moment (I mean, just look at the sexy top above by Miss Selfridge) I’ll have to try hard not to get distracted…, £15

Dorothy Perkins, £25 (sale price)

Red Label New Look, £19.99

Rare @ Topshop, £10 (sale price)

Urban Outfitters, £28

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Written by Johanna Payton