Stand out dresses, leather skirts and statement jewels are all topics on Junior Fashion Editor, Alexandra’s agenda this week…

Q. I need a dress that stands out from the crowd but remains conservative for a family event. My cousins always manage to find something that is super-flashy, so I want to be able to compete this year. Please help.

A. It’s all about balance when it comes to conservative dressing. This House of Holland dress is the perfect example! The colour and material will make you stand out from the crowd, whilst the long sleeves and demure length mean it will be family-friendly no matter the occasion.

Fashion Q&A. House of Gucci

Dress Dhs1,977 House of Holland at net-a-porter.com


Q. I often have to go from work to events and need something that’s adaptable to running around. I don’t really wear trousers and have a wardrobe full of dresses, so I would love any other suggestions you have?

A. An A-line leather skirt could be exactly what you’re looking for. Luckily the market is full of them, so whatever your budget or taste, you’re sure to find something that suits you. It’s best to keep the colours neutral for longevity and versatility so this nude colour by Gucci and black number by Zara are bang on the mark.

Fashion Q&A, Zara, Gucci

L-R: Pink leather skirt Dhs8,478 Gucci, Olive leather skirt Dhs955 Zara


Q. I’m massively a jean and T-shirt girl but I’d like to look a little dressier at work. What would be the easiest way to do so without blowing my paycheque and still letting me keep my comfort dressing?

A. The statement necklace should be a staple in every girl’s wardrobe who favours classic pieces but wants to jazz up her ensemble. The high street is the place to go hunting this season with neck baubles in every shape and form!

Fashion Q&A, New Look, Aldo, ASOS

L-R: Gold necklace Dhs90 Aldo, Floral necklace Dhs130 asos.com, Diamanté necklace Dhs77 New Look

Main image: Gucci A/W14