I admire fashion. I love art, and I hate shopping. But because it is tradition to buy new threads for Chinese New Year, I heeded Jon’s advice, and had Matches in my village, call in that Peter Pilotto dress I was curious about.
I requested the dress in two sizes, a UK 6 and 8, as I have never worn Peter Pilotto before, and was unsure about the cutting.
Verdict: Utterly on trend for Resort/Spring-Summer 2016 with the off- the- shoulders neckline. Love the sense of whimsy with the appliquéd waves.
What do you think? asked the SA kindly.
I think it looks great on you! Another SA enthused.
Whatever you try on, remember to trust your eye– my husband prompted earlier today.
What do I really think? A dress needs to express the occasion, who you are, offer solace, bolster confidence. I love the concept of this dress, but once I slipped into it, things got kind of lost in translation. Too many gathers and pleats for starters. Too many overt references to islands-in-the-sun.
It’s a cute dress, I tell the SA. But I have body issues. I’m so sorry; it doesn’t look right on me.
- Excellent service and Peter Pilotto can be found at Matches (Notting Hill, Wimbledon Village, Marylebone, Richmond)