Above: a proper evening gown, full-length and low-cut at the bodice; this dress is more appropriate for an evening with dinner and dancing than for cocktail parties. (See below.)
Below: “Your Editor”, Painter M-J de Mesterton wears a lacy, cotton-lined dress that can be worn at afternoon tea, or at cocktails/drinks parties year-round. Also, it is suitable for less formal dinners and nightclubs. Long sleeves that leave space for bracelets make this knee-length gown very elegant, and the round neckline accommodates big pearls. Amazon.com has similar dresses for as little as 39.00. Blue suede shoes with comfortable three-inch wedge-heels are by Clarks.
M-J de Mesterton wears a knee-length full skirt by George Davies, a T.M. Lewin blouse, a patent leather belt at the waist, shoes by Clarks, and a plaid made from her family tartan. Nude-coloured stockings are by National. The skirt is given body with an old-fashioned petticoat.
©M-J de Mesterton, Photo Copyright Jacques de Mesterton June 2011