The Best Dressed List - July

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Every month I have the fabulous task of compiling a best dressed list. I attend some fabulous events, sort through hundreds of photos from the past month to find the best of the best. I do a roundup of events that played host to some of the most sartorially savvy, polished, eclectic, and stylish of dressers.

July saw some incredible events like Art Connect which explores the connection between the creative streams of fashion and art and kicked off Colombo Fashion Weeks Swim collections. It was naturally one of the most fashionable events of the month!

The people on my July list impressed with their style, their poise, their ability to pull a unique look together and were the most soigné of the soigné for the month. These style mavens know how to turn heads. There was no shortage of fashion hits from this most fashionable month and I look forward to seeing how our city’s sartorially savvy bring more stylish looks in August. 

Art Connect


The black wrap dress is all business but her beautiful Buddhi Batik clutch is a nod to her fashionable side. I also love how she added a slight twist to this classic black ensemble by adding fabulous cut-out stilettos.

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Now this is a great look, black and blue is always a great combination! The tea length and cornflower blue lace are incredibly ladylike and I like that Heidi has added edge with her strappy black tank and multi-hued Valentino rockstud shoes. 


Neutrals on neutrals always work! Her oversized clutch and gentle draping are bang on trend. The neutral colours are so sleek and we love that she added a warm lip colour and an arm full of gold bangles to soften the look.

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The 70’s vibe of her denim jumpsuit and accessories is incredibly cool, on trend and show she knows how to rock a look!

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150 years of Ceylon Tea with Spa Ceylon


Dolce and Gabbana’s banana leaf print was one of their most popular, embraced by a range of celebs - from Beyonce to supermodels like Lily Aldridge. Simone chose the print in a beautful Kaftan style which works for both dressy and casual occasions, it’s also perfect for balmy Colombo weather! 

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Jamming at Hangover Hotels


A striped two tiered maxi is just the thing to set the tone for summer style. I love how she’s kept it simple with minimal accessories and great hair!

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This dress strikes the perfect balance between interesting and subtle. The high neck with its subtle frill and volume sleeves that taper into cuffs make a bold statement, but the muted colour and demure length ensure that it doesn't skew too folksy.

Josephians 86


Her outfit, with the slight midriff bare, cropped top and high low leather-esque skirt  is sexy, without being overt. It’s all about balance which she manages cleverly. 

Colombo Toastmasters


Mannered, elegant, charming, considered and cool, this ensemble hits all the right notes!


Danu celebrates 15 years in media


True style is finding a look and making it your own. Ayesh knows this well and it is evident in this great Lovi sarong look! 


This gown is sophisticated, because of the off the shoulder with a plunge, voluminous skirt and colour. Strapless necklines and sleek, straight hair are also winning combination.


Qwest Destination - a night of Jazz

Black isn’t boring! Head-to-toe black can make for an eye-catching outfit, provided you go for pieces with interesting details, like her shoes.

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  1. Gamarala says:

    Are there no pretty girls in Sri Lanka ? Only a few pictured here are worthy of being in the papers, the others are like karola (dry fish), I dont mean to insult anyone. I see many pretty women all over the island. Why not put there pictures on your news paper?

  2. jo says:

    The writer seem to be publishing pictures of her own friends most of the time if not so she's being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There certainly are more elegantly dressed & classy looking people. Money dosen't make you look classy or beautiful. Pls get some new faces instead of the same boring face most of the time.

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