On & Around the Street

Revenge Dressing

This week, after more than 100 days of lockdown in London, Sloane Street’s boutiques are once again opening their doors to shoppers and the neighbourhood’s restaurants are ready to welcome guests for al fresco dining. 

In short: at last, we have a reason to dress up again. And dress up we shall. To the nines – and beyond. 

We have been through a year of uncertainty, isolation, travel bans, tragedy, inertia, banana bread, sourdough, restrictions and rules. Now, there is an end in sight and we’re ready to get our own back via the medium of fashion. 

The first rule of revenge dressing? Do away with the athleisure and stretch waistbands and just be extra

Now is the time for unapologetically dressing in all manner of frivolous textures. A time not for clothes but for ensembles and colour concepts. All pink? Why not. Yellow and crimson? You betcha. Feathers for the school run? Watch me.  

Whether it’s to dine al fresco, go for your vaccination, do a spot of absolutely unnecessary shopping for something inessential but utterly gorgeous, or just for the hell of it, embrace the concept of revenge dressing with a gleeful more-is-more approach.

For more details about the reopening of Sloane Street’s boutiques and restaurants, please click here.

Fendi lace shirt, £ 1,750
Bottega Veneta jacket, £1,755
Saint Laurent sunglasses, £315
Gucci sequinned dress, £7,900
Dolce & Gabbana sandals, £945
Victoria, Victoria Beckham blouse, £295 at Harvey Nichols
Rixo blouse, £155
Anya Hindmarch straw bag, £495
Salvatore Ferragamo dress, £1,245
Chloé blouse, £940
Valentino feather-trimmed T-shirt, £1,690
Anya Hindmarch straw bag, £495
Red Valentino taffeta dress, £515
Versace Medusa hair clip, £250
Missoni dress, £1,890
Emilia Wickstead trousers, £680
Gucci trousers, £700
Prada slingback pumps, £715
Anabela Chan Tropical Paradise earrings, £1,690
Bottega Veneta 'The Jodie' mini bag, £1,330
Bottega Veneta 'The Jodie' mini bag, £1,330
Stine Goya blouse, £210 at Harvey Nichols
Red Valentino dress, £1,100
Balenciaga bracelet, £395
Giorgio Armani jumpsuit, £3,700
Louis Vuitton sequinned trousers, £4,500
Prada leather skirt, £1,670
Emilio Pucci X Tomo Koizumi tulle and leather slides, £405
Saint Laurent shoes, £755
Tom Ford sunglasses, £235
Balenciaga dress, £5,650