With The onset of the Christmas Party Season getting ever closer, You should start looking now for ideas for your Christmas Party Dress, sometimes you just want a really special party dress for such occasions. Yeah sure, you could be safe and go for a little black dress, it is versatile, flattering and a classic choice, but sometimes just lacks that wow factor. An extra special party calls for something amazing that is luxurious, eye catching and elegant. It is also good to look unique and show that you have got style, individuality and a personality which can be reflected in your choice of dress.
The Autumn and winter collection at Rare Opulence contains a decadent selection of Rare party dresses which will set you apart from the crowd with their intricate details, interesting textures, luxurious fabrics and fashion forward styles. The dresses are just a little bit different to most of the Party Dresses that you will see on the high street and perfect for parties throughout the autumn and winter. With a glamorous colour scheme which includes black, gold and silver and extravagant finishes including ruching, ruffles, origami, draping and beading, there is the perfect dress for almost any party or evening occasion, there is even a glam one shoulder jumpsuit, sequin leotard with big shoulder pads and a variety of skirts for those that don’t like wearing dresses. The very stylish silhoettes range from one shouldered Grecian Goddess, to the simple body con dress, sixties babydoll style and ballet dress.
These dresses are feminine but not too girly, they exude grown up glamour and are incredibly seductive! Each one of the dresses makes a huge style statement and consequently needs very little in the way of accessories. Try adding some simple high heels and a clutch bag. For a touch of rock and roll throw on a leather biker jacket to get to and from your party.
For those desperate for a party dress to wear on the weekend, Rare also offers an amazing £1 Saturday delivery.
This Opulence corset ballet dress is a stunning and beautiful choice of party dress. The layers of ruffles, sophisticated corset top and combination of black and nude pink makes this dress right on trend for autumn and winter but also super stylish rather than over frothy.
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If you feel best wearing black to a party, then this Opulence sweetheart drape dressis a really on trend version of the LBD or little black dress. Flattering and slimming with elegant drapes and a black lace overlay, this dress offers a refreshing change to the classic LBD.
This Opulence layered circle off the shoulder dressuses layers of laser cut fabric to create volume and an interesting effect which moves as you move. The dress is based on a simple strapless body con dress but has an unusual twist.
This Opulence origami one shoulder dress is inspired by the Japanese folk art of paper folding. It is likely to make you the centre of attention at any party and is another Party Dress that will move with you as you walk or dance.
If you’re looking for the ideal dress for this years party season you can’t go to wrong with the lace dress. Certainly we’ve seen this trend grow over the year and we can only see it getting stronger during the run up to the Christmas Party season, and with the shops full of dresses featuring lace, and you’ve got your hands full with choosing the right one for you.
The thing that makes a lace dress so distinctive is its delicate fabric but with a sultry evocative undercurrent, lace is one of those rare fabrics that has a mystery about it, and can only be achieved with particular types of fabric such as leather and silk also, but one thing’s for sure, you cannot help but exude Uber sexiness when wearing lace, especially in black.
However, a black lace dress is not the only colour of lace that can look great; there’s a whole myriad of colours which are now available and which look equally as good using lace as the main dress fabric, take the the ivory lace dress for example, or the deep richness of a royal purple lace dress. It’s equally important to remember that the colour of the dress needs to suit you also, as not everyone can pull off a black dress, Remember girls its not necessarily the wrong outfit, but the wrong colour so dress for your skin tone to add that extra ooomph!
Of course while colour is important the style of dress is too, and the lace dress comes in every possible style imaginable, from prom dress, backless lace dress and shift dresses, so again as with your skin tone, be careful that the lace dress you choose will suit your body shape too.
Below we’ve chosen some great examples of lace dresses that are available currently, but such is the popularity of some of these, they may not be around for long.
This Love Label sequin lace back dress is such a head turner, and what makes this dress so special is that it combines the lace with sequins, which again like last Christmas, were such a popular choice with party dresses.
Imagine yourself catching the light on the dance floor in this dress, just think how great would you feel with everyone taking a look at you? with its lace back, it is sexy without been too revealing and therefore adds a certain decorum to your look. Obviously match with pair of heels and a nice sequinned black clutch and that’s you done!
This stunning Pixie Lotte Backless Lace Dress is one of the picks from the Pixie Party Collection at Lipsy and aparently one of Pixies personal favourites, and you can see why. If you’re feel a little daring and you want to show some curves and flesh well this is the way to go. This wax lace dress shows how with a contrasting lining to the lace, it displays a completely different personality to the black lace dress.
The nice feature of a tie around the neck with the tie string hanging centerally down you back adds that extra dose of sexiness, as if you need it.
As discussed, th elace dress does have to be black to have sex appeal, this wonderful Ivory puff sleeve lace dress is a beautifully detailed lace dress, with a vintage look to it which is a great look currently.
Apart from the puffed, this lace dress is best suited to those who want to be slightly different and don’t run with the pack, again an ideal party dress for thise with a pale complexion that may not suit light tones?
This Ivory Dress from Dorothy Perkins would work equally well with ivory or black heel, and perhaps subtle accessories.
A party Dress like the Lace Print Dress from Rare is a lace dress with a difference in so much as its a beautiful ivory cotton fitted bandeau dress with a lace embellished down the front which give the dress a uniqueness and would grace any special occasion and can be used as a perfect evening dress. Perfect with a Balero or shawl to keep the chill off with a cream clutch and that’s a classic look.
Coast christmas party dresses are probably the ultimate in stylishness for the party season ahead. They tick all of the boxes in terms of fashion, quality and luxury. There is also a huge range of styles and colours to suit just about everyone. So how do you go about picking the right party dress to suit your colouring? If you have plenty of money, you might employ the services of a personal stylist to pick out an amazing party dress to make you look stunning. For the rest of us mere mortals, there are a few insider tricks which you can use to work out which colours will look best on you and help you choose from the range of beautiful Coast Christmas party dresses.
You can start by identifying whether you skin has a warm or cool tone. Warm tones will have olive, brown and yellow undertones and will tend to look best in colours like red, brown, orange and yellow. Cool skin tones will have undetones of blue, purple and rose and will look best in pinks, purples and blues.
Next you can look at the amount of contrast between your hair, eye and skin colour. Generally speaking the more contrast, the brighter the colours that you should wear. For example if you have dark brown or black hair, brown eyes and pale skin, you will look best in bright colours. Those with less contrast will look better in muted and pastel colours.
Looking at the pupil of your eye is also a great way of identifying some of the colours that will look good on you. Any colours that you can see will generally work well for you.
Finally you can always utilise the skills of an expert. One way is by asking a hair colourist who should be skilled at picking out colours to suit. The other is by finding a celebrity with a similar colouring and looking at what colours they wear for their red carpet dress. They will probably have paid a stylist top wack to pick out their dress and you can benefit from this insight for free.
With that in mind we’ve gone to the Experts at Coast who know a thing or two about party and occasion dresses to pick six Coast party dresses to flatter you depending on what hair, skin and eye colour you have.
If you want to look your best this party season opt for bright orange, yellow or red dresses like this Jocasta One Shoulder Dress. Darker shades of neutral and bronzes will also lool good for a more subtle look.
Look for party dresses in pale pinks, blues and mauves. This Symphony Short Dress is ideal for parties and it also makes a great occasion dress. Depending on your exact colouring you may want to dress it up with black or neutral accessories.
Choose from a range of party dresses in punchy and bright shades of blue, purple and pink. This stunning Acapella Dip Dye Maxi Dress will make your complexion glow by having the brightest colour near to your face.
With the Burlesque movie opening in the UK on Friday and Burlesque scene exploding in the UK over the last few years, it is not surprising that there is such a big trend for Burlesque inspired party clothes. Burlesque is all about glamour and the polished lady like look making it the ideal look for a party especially for those who love to wear unique dresses and look a little different.
The Burlesque film, which stars Cher and Christina Aguliera is all about a small town girl who starts working in an LA Neo Burlesque club run by a former burlesque dancer. Watching the film would definitely be a good place to start getting some inspiration for your Burlesque inspired party clothes. You could also try visiting one of the many burlesque clubs that are all over the UK and ideal for spotting unique dresses with in a range of burlesque inspired styles.
Adapt your own style
Although some of the outfits worn by Burlesque dancers on stage may be a little risque, you do not need to go this far when choosing your party clothes. There really is no need to wear nipple tassles (unless of course you want to). The best way to wear burlesque inspired party clothes is to adapt and elaborate on your own personal style. Any sort of vintage inspired dress will look great, if you love pink, wear a pink dress and if you love purple wear a purple dress. If you are a little shy you can just wear some accessories think rhinestone, ribbons, tassels and glamour with a little black dress.
Party dresses or skirts
Skirts or party dresses are essential to get the burlesque look. It would be very difficult to work that lady like glamour when wearing trousers. You could try a shift dress or corset dress of which their are plenty of different choices available in the shops at the moment. A sequin dress would also make a great choice as it screams glamour. You could also wear a pencil skirt with a glamorous blouse or corset top, which are again widely available in high street stores.
High heels are an integral part of the burlesque style. Look for a pair in a vintage style. Seamed stockings are also a great way to get that vintage look to your party outfit without going too overboard. Apart from that just about anything goes when it comes to accessories including faux fur wraps, fascinators, glitzy statement jewellery and clutch bags. If you are wearing a sequin dress perhaps look for black accessories with feather, ribbons and bows to compliment the look.
Hair and Make Up
Again your hair and make up should be as elaborate as your sparkly sequin dress, this is not a time for understatement! You can find plenty of tutorials online for vintage hair styles. Make up should be immaculate and include dark eyeliner and bright red lipstick. It is also a good idea to paint your nails a bright red and even wear false eye lashes.
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Yes folks, it’s finally got beyond the point of ignoring it, but The ‘C’ word is now in full use and in open conversation, all the high street shops have been playing that damned Christmas music for the past couple of weeks now and you’ll get it right the way until the 26th December folks, so just to get you in the mood, all together now ITS CHRISTMAAAAAssss!.
Not to be outshone The online stores are now getting in on the act, making sure that you don’t miss out on the frivolity and fun, but also bursting with great resources to choose the best Party Dresses available for that all important Christmas Party Dress.
One such Famous High Street name is House of Fraser; they’ve opened an online store especially for all your Christmas Partywear requirements.
You’ll find invaluable advise about the type of Party Dresses available, the best Party Dresses for your body shape, together with a a massive selection of top brand names all available for delivery to your door, without having to contend with that afore mention seasonal song collections on auto repeat in every shop.
If you are a fan of horse racing, one of your biggest style challenges of the summer could be how to dress for the races. Horse racing has a huge following in the UK and around the world and race days are often a big event and the perfect opportunity to get dressed up in your best clothes. But as with any big event choosing how to dress for the races can present a bit of a dilemma. First of all you need to ensure that you follow the correct etiquette, secondly and obviously, you will want to look incredibly stylish and thirdly you will need to think about the practicalities of what you wear.
The etiquette and dress code for race day will depend on a number of factors including which race course and which race day you are attending and also which type of ticket you have. Some parts of the race course allow for much more casual dress, whilst others have a strict dress code. If you are attending ladies day or another special event the dress code will be more formal and require a smart ladies day dress and perhaps a hat or fascinator. Other meets may be much less formal. If you are unsure, you can usually find full details of the dress codes for the date and course that you are visiting on their website.
As ladies day is usually the biggest event in the racing calendar, it is a great time to make a bit of an effort with your outfit. Everyone usually gets dressed up in a ladies day dress or suit and you will see plenty of hats. At Ascot, it is particularly formal and ladies go out of their way to wear the biggest and most noticeable hats.
Tea length dresses look great for the races as they are elegant and stylish without revealing too much leg. A beautiful shift dress is also another great choice which is both flattering to most figures and very classic. If you are on a budget, a maxi dress on sale is the ideal way to look well dressed and stylish without spending too much money.
The final consideration when considering how to get dressed for the races is your comfort. Race courses can be windy and depending on your ticket you could well be standing up outside for some or part of the day. If it is a windy day, think carefully about hats, fascinators and long floaty skirts, which could become a hindrance. A shift dress is probably the easiest style of dress to wear in these conditions. Add a jacket or shrug to keep you warm. Depending on the race course and your ticket, you may also be stood on grass, so consider wearing a wedge heel rather than a stiletto that will sink into the ground.
Seventies disco party dresses are big news with the return of the Halston label and Studio 54 vibe in full swing. There is also an exciting collection of Studio 54 inspired party dresses, bodycon dresses and evening maxi dresses at Boohoo.com.
Studio 54 was all about flamboyance, hedonism and opulence with clothes that sparkled right across the dance floor. Studio 54 which was originally a theatre in New York, then a radio and television studio before being opened as a discotheque in 1977. It eventually closed in 1986 but not until it had seen many of the celebrities of the time strutting their stuff on the dance floor. Among the cool crowd that frequented Studio 54 were Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Mick and Bianca Jagger. It was also associated with some of the fashion names that are still very well known today including Calvin Klein and Halston.
In its heyday, the nightclub became famous as being the place to be seen with the “movers and shakers” you know you had arrived when you were invited to the nightclub and for that reason it became even more popular especially with the VIPs of the day. during its short life as a club it became arguably the best known nightclub in the the world in the late seventies and credited with being instrumental in the rise of disco music and the culture that surrounded it.
In terms of fashion and style Studio 54 was definitely the place to be in the late seventies and Studio 54 style has become synonymous with the sparkly maxi dresses and sequined outfits of the time. Apart from the eye catching party dresses, Studio 54 style included seriously big and fluffy hair and lots of makeup.
How to get the Studio 54 look
Sparkle, glitter, sequins and long flowing dresses are all reminiscent of Studio 54. Think bell sleeved mini dresses, asymmetric one shouldered party dresses and statement accessories. Jumpsuits and maxi dresses were also big news. Anything that means you can really shine on the dance floor and dance your socks off in should fit the bill.
This beautiful satin dress is available in black or natural and will definitely shimmer as you shimmy with an amazing pleated skirt that adds movement as you walk or move. It also has a very flattering and elegant tie neck.
This dress is a very simple design but what it lacks in shape and structure, it makes up for in sparkle. This dress oozes sex appeal and is great for those who want to show off their figures. It is available in both blue and charcoal.
Boohoo have definitely captured the disco vibe with this one shouldered dress which is made from a shimmering leopard print fabric. Wear with black tights, stiletto heels and a wide belts for cool disco diva outfit.
The summer is all about taking advantage of the weather and the daylight and warm evenings at home and abroad Partying and enjoying yourself from the full on parties in holiday resorts of Ibiza and Magaluf to the more relaxed garden parties in the UK. Regardless of what type of party it is though you just can’t go to a party without a killer party dress and this summer we’ve got such an amazing choice of gorgeous summer party dresses. Lipsy is a British brand with a huge range of stylish and on trend summer party dresses including their very popular Pixie Lott collection designed by the fashionista singer herself.
Lipsy party dresses are ideal for girls with attitude that want to look great and keep up with the latest fashions. The dresses take inspiration from catwalk looks and are made with attention to detail for a look that will grab everyone’s attention. Choose from flattering chiffon and draped dresses to skim over the hips and tummy or more daring body con dresses to cling to every curve show off a slim and feminine figure. Lipsy dresses are regularly featured in the top fashion magazines including Vogue, Heat, Look and Hello.
The Pixie backless baby doll dress is cute and feminine. It is a great versions of the summers trend for romanticism, frills and nude tones with cut out detail and a revealing back, a flattering empire line and delicate chiffon layers.
Asymmetrical party dresses are huge this year and you can’t go wrong with this one shoulder side chain dresswhich features an unusual and eye catching print. The one shoulder look is great for lengthening the body and gives any dress a Greek goddess look.
If you love Carries style in the Sex and the City 2 film, you will love this asymmetric jersey mini dresswhich has a striking resemblance to one of the dresses that she wore in the film. This dress is really simple but very sexy and maximises the draping potential of one of the summer’s favourite fabrics – jersey.
This body con dress combine the seasons trend for lace with the bandage style seen in so many Herve Leger dresses. A really on trend dress for the most fashion forward of girls, this dress is at its best when worn with a pair of killer heels.
Another stunning party dress from the Pixie Lott collection is this strapless dress with an oversized animal print. Animal prints have been huge this year but this dress works them with a contemporary twist. The neutral colour combination is stylish and sophisticated and looks great with blond, brown and dark hair colours.
The delicate lace edging on this strappy ruffle frill dress gives it a lingerie inspired feel which is so on trend this summer. This dress is a great combination of sexy and romantic.
This beaded one shoulder dress is just pure glamour. It has a definite vintage feel about it with its dramatic draped tulip skirt and bead embellished shoulder. The contrasting black belt defines the waist contributing to its feminine hour glass shape. This party dress certainly has the wow factor.
This tribal print bandeau dress is perfect for clubbing in Ibiza (or any other hot holiday destination). The bright tropical colours look great with a sun tan and the strapless mini style will keep you cool allowing you to dance the night away.