I love to find dresses with the versatility to be worn for different occasions. For me, this dress with the floral top and chiffon sleeves screams sophistication.
I would break it up with a black patent belt for day, and perhaps to wear as a cocktail dress,try wearing an elasticated crystal bracelet on each cuff for some subtle sparkle , and mix with dramatic earrings and upswept hair. A pair of heels and you are all set for the Christmas party season in a black dress with impact.Tthe white pattern closer to the face , has a less draining (and less ageing) effect than plain black.
This Bea dress is again by Damsel in a Dress and is available from John Lewis. Price £149