We cannot tell you how many times we have looked in a woman’s wardrobe and found some incredibly expensive garment from ten years ago hanging – sad, alone and almost unworn. “It’s a classic” the distraught owner invariably wails as we try to wrestle the offending item from her desperate grasp. Ladies, a coat you never wear is a relic, not a classic!
Now, we are not against investment dressing but we always keep a firm eye on cost-per-wear. Obviously we are all going to get more mileage out of a pair of jeans than an evening gown but that doesn’t mean we should wear jeans to a red carpet event. Some clothes just do cost more than others. Those expensive coats and dresses are worth the money but it doesn’t hurt to bear in mind the possibility of wearing them in other ways so as to get maximum bang for our buck.
Here, Susannah dresses down a fabulous evening coat in a way that looks totally hip and cool. She can now get away with wearing it once a week, rather than once a year.
Are you ready to blow a bit of serious cash? Here are some more incredible evening coats that, dressed down or dressed up, will take you from ball game to ball room.