Ticks all the right party season boxes
If you missed out on the M&S constellation dress all the bloggers were wearing, I feel you. With its galaxy print, pleated skirt and bell sleeves, it was the perfect mid-season dress. Now M&S are re-stocking it soon (early November though date tbc), but if you really can't wait, then I've got THE perfect dress to make you forget all about it.
Enter this Rixo beauty, freshly landed on NAP. If you haven't heard of London brand Rixo yet, you will soon. It was founded by Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, who hand draw every pattern on their vintage-inspired designs.
This particular dress is their super popular 'Camellia' dress (it was literally everywhere at London Fashion Week), which has been updated for party season with a midnight sky-inspired print that includes a crescent moon and stars.
We love the side split and nipped-in waist, which you can accentuate with a silk back belt.
You can accessorise it with heels, and in fact, I'd say it would go wonderfully with those M&S kitten heels that have divided everyone. I personally love them.
In terms of jewellery, keep things simple with a delicate gold necklace or statement earrings for the evening.
I reckon this one will sell out as fast as the M&S one, so you know what you have to do if you want it...
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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