My wardrobe used to be stuffed full of party dresses. When my social life consisted of Friday nights on the tiles, sparkly mini-dresses were the order of the day. Now, things are much more sedate and you're much more likely to find me in a pair of jeans on a night out. Also, I live in the North now and it's cold - bare legs are not advisable on a regular basis.
However, when Christmas time rolls around, a new party dress is very much on the cards. My style now is a bit more classic and my taste a bit more expensive - so this French Connection number was entirely perfect for this party season. One dress to fit all occasions. Plus, I'm hoping that with boots and tights, it will easily work its way into my everyday wardrobe once January rolls around. I think that's what they mean when they say 'investment piece'.