Ruby shines this party season

By Zoe Walker

What better excuse than the party season to pull out something shiny, from shimmering dresses to iridescent makeup?

Ruby Resort metallic dress $249. Photo / Mara Sommer
Ruby Resort metallic dress $249. Photo / Mara Sommer

Ruby's latest Resort range, arriving in store on Saturday, gets reflective with metallic tweed shift dresses (pictured, $249), bustier tops and mini skirts, as well as pink embroidered playsuits, a ruffle dress made for moving, and a cute baby doll dress in a standout night sky star print. All perfect for parties, of course - something the brand does effortlessly.

Ruby designer Deanna Didovich shares her top tips for a modern party look:

1. Read the dress code. There's nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable because you're over- or under-dressed.

2. Amazing shoes are great, but to be comfortable in them is so important. It's never a good look to take your shoes off during the night.

3. Less is more. Pair a mini skirt with a loose long-sleeved shirt or, if the hemline on your mini dress is super short, make sure it's not too low-cut.

4. Don't wear too much makeup, especially in summer. I love opting for a mineral powder rather than a liquid foundation, with a great lipstick colour and some mascara - nothing more.

5. The first outfit that you try on is generally the one that you end up wearing (even after a million different try-ons). Follow your first instinct.


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