The Gingham Maxi Dress of Dreams

I try to keep things high and low on FFG. Things you can buy now without thinking twice, balanced with things that are a bit more expensive, but also you will keep in your wardrobes forever and wear time and time again. I have mentioned the brand Norma Kamali a few times on FFG. I’ve talked endlessly about Norma Kamali’s elephant pants and probably will do until I’m dead or they stop making them. They are still the chicest and most comfortable trousers I own and I’ll buy them in every colour way I can. But, this week I decided to extend my Norma Kamali obsession and sidetrack into maxi dresses. Let me tell you, I couldn’t recommend them more.

I’ll fess up and say yes, I am wearing Spanx, because this is a stretchy material that is easy to wear but does cling to the body, so a little smoothing is needed. But, the weight of the material is such that it is incredibly flattering, hangs like a dress that should be worth £1000 and it is truly the most body loving shape. I am in love. Pure and simple. Plus, it’s Gingham. Now, in the UK, this dress is available on Net-a-Porter for £182.94 and in the USA it’s $173. Hey, I don’t make the price rules, but I will be the first to hold my hand up and say it’s clearly a better deal to buy this in the USA, if you can.

And while you are looking, may I encourage you to just search all the Norma Kamali pieces available on Net. They have the best edit of her pieces and I, hand on heart, swear that I have never regretted a purchase from this designer. Check her out! Your price per wear on these pieces over the years will get down to pennies. That is a promise.


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