While Jenna Dewan has always been sensational, her emergence as a single (surname un-hyphentated) woman lately has been nothing less than inspiring. Stepping out in NYC for a television appearance on Monday, the actress, dancer and former Mrs Channing Tatum appeared graceful, happy and smoking hot…exactly how we imagine our single selves once the ice-cream phase has ended. But how to get there?
The first thing to remember when beginning your fashion breakover is: this is for you. Not him. Any jealousy/pining/regret that incurs because of your new-found fire is purely an added bonus.
Secondly, remind yourself that this is a new beginning. Yes, it may only feel like an ending right now but you know deep down this is the start of something better. It’s as though you’re meeting a new version of yourself…so dress up for her! She deserves it.
Thirdly, it may seem cliché, trivial even, that retail therapy can be a total mood booster, but it’s true. Evidence: once upon a time when my sister broke up with a guy, I was desperate to cheer her up. On my way home from work that day I stopped in at Peter Alexander and bought her a pair of leopard print pyjama pants (not sure why, I think it was a micro trend at the time. Blame Avril Lavigne). Anyway, she was so chuffed with her new fleecies she pretty much stopped being sad immediately. At least, that’s how I remember it.
So while your heart might not be so easily fixed, a few new items that don’t jog your emotional memory can be quite the welcome Band-Aid.
Start by shopping for a brand new little party dress, then book in drinks with the girls.
New life, who dis?
Amanda Uprichard ‘Kimmie’ dress, $277 from Revolve SHOP NOW
Zara sequin dress, $99 SHOP NOW
Realisation Par ‘Alexandra’ dress, $195 SHOP NOW
Bec & Bridge ‘Wild Things’ dress, $260 SHOP NOW
Topshop polka dot dress, $89 SHOP NOW
Rachel Zoe ‘Alaya’ dress, $528 from Revolve SHOP NOW
Saint Laurent dress, US$1900 from Yoox SHOP NOW
Stevie May ‘Assemblance’ dress, $180 from The Iconic SHOP NOW
Bec & Bridge ‘Kaia’ dress, $300 SHOP NOW
While you’re strutting in…
Senso ‘Ophelia 1’ heels, $220 SHOP NOW
While you’re blinging In…
Amber Sceats ‘Vega’ earrings, $219 from The Iconic SHOP NOW
After you’ve chilled out in…
NOSTALGIA BRA, $59.95, TOMMY HILFIGER UNDERWEAR, SHOP NOW
Before you sleep in… (Winnie The Pooh is the 2018 leopard print!)
Peter Alexander ‘Winnie The Pooh’ pj pants, $79.95 SHOP NOW