I Have The Power: Preen Black Dress

Hello again, Blog Reader.  I’m back in Manhattan after a fabulous weekend away in Charleston South Carolina – a beautiful city that I would recommend to anyone looking for lots of Southern charm and character.  I had some great recommendations for dining in Charleston so if you want any then drop me an email using the ‘ask me anything’ email (top right).  I have a review of the wonderful Hampden Clothing boutique coming up soon, a  must-visit on a shopping trip in the city.

Back in Gotham I’m still trying to capture the romance of Charleston but combine it with a little New York attitude.  I’ve posted this dress before and I will likely feature it again I love it so much – the power dress by Preen, perfectly sharp but still feminine for a cutting edge little black dress:

Photos: Lydia Hudgens.

The strap detailing on this dress is my idea of perfection.  I love the structure, the hard and the soft (the different fabrics used) and the beautiful folds around the neckline.  A dress with powerful impact it most certainly is.  Apologies to those of you who read about the dress before but just to mention again I bought it from Liberty London department store back in the UK during a sale a good few years ago now* for a great price.  Liberty sales are amazing!  It was when I started to really buy quality over quantity and invest in pieces that would last, a philosophy that has stuck with me today.

I will certainly be watching what Preen bring us this season at the forthcoming London Fashion Week.

So, who is feeling powerful? What do you wear when you need a little power-pick-me-up?

P.S. I just noticed I got a little ‘black’ themed again Blog Reader.

Wearing: Dress by Preen; sandals from Mango; clutch from Debenhams, UK.

*Liberty no longer appear to stock Preen but you can browse styles here on Black White Denim, on Net a Porter, My Wardrobe and at discount sites such as The Outnet.