This week we saw seasons change, not only meteorologically but also from a fashion stand point too, and such is the ying and yang of life, that whilst one may feel a cold shiver at the impending prospect of yet another dreary Autumn, this is completely offset by the warm glow of excitement and anticipation that such a change can only mean that a new AW11 season of spectacular fashion has arrived for us girls!
Believe me when I say that this AW11 season is truly something become excited about too, as it seems that over the past year or so the general interest in vintage clothing has taken a foothold in the fashion conciousness of the nation, but this is the season it goes totally main stream… with the likes of Burberry, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Lanvin and Marc Jacobs all featuring glamorous vintage inspired collections inspired by the mid 20th century.
A Vintage performance For Boohoo
Boohoo of course are no slouches when it comes to reflecting the catwalks trends of the season, and as usual have completely nailed AW11 key vintage clothing looks complete with their own spin in their newly launch collection. At their recent press launch they allowed the fashion journalists and bloggers (including yours truly) loose on the collection before it hit the online store and we were all suitably impressed with the stunning collections all with their genesis firmly routed in the eras common to the vintage clothing influence of 1940’s 50’s 60’s and 70’s.
Classic Styling With A Twist
So what of the Boohoo vintage clothing collections? Below we’ve highlight three of the collections that we predict to be the biggest hits for boohoo this season. In these themes, Boohoo draws inspiration from three distinct eras, but add their own modern twist to make them uniquely Boohoo.
The 60’s pop collection draws on the time when twiggy was at the height of her (1st) modelling career, everything was mini, including the skirts, dresses and at the car of course, sloping shoulders, bracelet sleeves and beehive hair doos were all the fashion, and will be again this season.
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70’s country is a an eclectic mix of California hippy influenced casual meets hedonistic Studio 54, with maybe a little glam thrown in, mixed with a smidgin of Purdy and the quintessential 70’s pussy bow blouse (Remember The New Avengers anyone?).
Finally, for Vintage Emporium think Fur Stoles, pencil skirts and cinching waist belts thinner than your index finger. These were the days of 1940’s and despite rationing and shortages the fashion was exuberant, outgoing and ever so slightly outrageous, and will surely turn some heads on the high street on a Saturday afternoon!
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As Always with Boohoo, there’s a terrific range of clothes and accessories to choose from especially party dresses for those holding on for the sales to get a last minute deal, plus some really amazing bargains like this gorgeous Clemmie Taffeta Halter Dress reduced by 75% to a mere £6.25! So you really can dress for less at BooHoo!
Free Delivery Codes for Christmas and the New Year!
To make it even better for all those last minute shoppers and those who love a bargain, We’ve also got 2 terrific discount codes for you to enjoy Free Delivery on all orders at BooHoo over Christmas and the New Year :
Free delivery from 24th to 28th December when you use discount code DEL228
Free delivery from 31st December to 1st January when you use discount code DEL248
Boohoo Christmas Delivery
Don’t forget you’ve still got time to get a baragin and wear it on Christams day or get that last minute gift, as the last order date for Christmas delivery is before 4pm on 23rd December with BooHoo’s next day delivery service – next day delivery costs £4.99 per order, regardless of size and value of order!
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We steal the style of Kristen Stewart with Lipsy to celebrate the Newly released film Twilight of which Kristen is the star. She’s abandoned her usual grunge look to get totally glammed up for the red carpet events which inevitably comes with the release of a blockbuster film such as this and the make over Kristen has undertaken is astonishing, we like what we see!
And if you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years or you haven’t got a teenage daughter, and wondering what all the fuss is about, TWILIGHT is based on the acclaimed novel by Stephenie Meyer. It is the story of the ultimate forbidden love affair between a vampire and mortal. The much anticipated sequel “Twilight: new moon” has recently hit cinema screens across the globe and is causing quite a
We see Kristen below at some of the red carpet events recently, and you can see what Lipsy items we’ve chosen to steal Kristen’s Style so you can look as wonderful and glamorous as she does. With the Party Season in full swing, it may give you a little inspiration for what to wear to this years Christmas Party.
Jersey Mesh Back Dress- £40
Mesh and Satin Panel Body Con Dress – £60
Mesh Peep Toe Shoe Boots – £40
Jewelled Plunge Neck Dress – £60
Grecian Drape Dress – £65
Lipsy Heart Bracelet – £12
Monochrome Shift Dress- £48
Waterfall Collar Coat- £80
Patent Padlock Shoulder Bag- £30
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This autumn’s hottest colours are grey, camel and brown tones, wearing them as block colours is all very well, but our advice is to break up with well chosen pieces that help the whole look become spectacular, especially if you’re looking for Party Dresses with a little WOW! factor for the festive season.
One way to be bang on trend but use the key colours of the season are through the use of animal prints, this look is just so HOT at the moment and will be very popular in the run up to Christmas for sure. Long gone are the days when animal print was the preserve of the likes of Bet Lynch from Coronation Street or Pat Butcher from EastEnders and before now had built up a cheap image and trashy reputation.
With the likes of DKNY, Jaeger, Moschino and Biba all deriving influences from the Animal Print during this season, the animal print revolution is upon us and over Christmas the animal print party Dress will be the season’s super cool, trendy look with out a doubt.
And If you’re hunting for ideas on this key look in the run up to Christmas, well look no further than Fashion Union, there’s little need to go to the premium brands and pay huge amounts when you can get the same look for a fraction of the cost, we’ve found a selection of great Christmas Party Dresses right here.
Check out our selection of animal print dresses below, these stunning head turning party dresses are just fabulous, they’re up to date, on trend and at great prices to boot. To make it even more attractive for you, those nice Fashion Union people have even thrown in a 15% discount off your first order, plus free UK delivery and free UK returns – just use the code FA10WF1 at the basket!
Happy shopping ladies!
Get ready to cause a stir in the AX Paris Animal Shift Dress (£25). The beautiful neckline and gorgeous shape will have you feeling like the queen of the pack!
AX Paris Tie Dye Dress (£25) makes use of this season’s most ‘in’ colours, stunning print and stunning draped detail. Bedazzle with your favourite accessories for a more dressed up look or add thick black tights for a more laid back style.
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Skater Dresses Aren’t The only New Trend this AW11 with Rise Fashion!
OK, so maybe the summer has been a little bit of a wash out for some of us and maybe we haven’t had the full use of all those bargains we bagged for the summer season, but if you took our advise and made smart decisions, those purchases will surely last for a couple of season, remember girls quality never goes out of fashion!
One the best things about the Autumn though is the fashions it brings with it and how you can do so much more with the additional layers you may wear as the weather draws cooler?
One of our long term favourites at party dresses is Rise Fashion, they are a quality great British fashion label from the east end of London with sharp and edgy high end fashion designs, but affordable high street prices and some wonderful forward thinking Pieces for AW11.
As for the new season, Rise Fashion have given us a fantastic collection of autumn/winter dresses to delve into and make sure that the transition from Summer to Autumn and beyond whilst reluctant for most, will nevertheless be fashionable.
Their AW11 collection has introduced an eclectic mix of items for the most ardent fashionista from classical pieces and skater dresses to floral prints and pretty lace dresses. The collection really does span the vast majority of on-trend themes which ensures there’s something to suit every girls wardrobe.
Whether Its Skater Dresses or LBD, Rise Have You Covered
A smart LBD is a must have for every fashionista such is the versatility of it, and the Alice Dress(£40.00) is the perfect combination of smart tailoring and feminine style to take you from day to night. Pair with super high platforms and this season’s key boyfriend blazer for a bang on trend look.
Skater dresses are going to be huge this season and this fabulous Iris Dress (£35.00) ticks every box. Bright, feminine, flirty yet smart; it’s super versatile. Wear with opaque tights and brogues or patent heels for the perfect transition from office to bar!
Jewel tones are a key style for autumn and this Margo Dress (£45.00) is bang on trend. In a sumptuous fuchsia and orange with a neckline embellished in beads and jewels, it’s sure to help you stand out from the crowd. Keep your style simple and let the dress do the talking by pairing with opaque tights and patent platforms and a cropped black jacket.
We’re in the full Party Season mode here at Party Dresses, and have we got some great party Dresses for you to salivate over, and they’re just flying off the racks as if it was; well, like Christmas!
French Connection are one of our favourites and always come up with something that little bit special to set you out from the crowd. This time they’ve got the party started with a couple of signature pieces just screaming ‘WEAR ME!’ and ideal if you want your colleagues to turn green with envy at this years Christmas party.
There’s no doubting that you’ll steal the show with some great looks that are bound to get you noticed, such as the Paintbox Dress which a glorious multi-coloured sequin sensation at £125, or what about the Spirit Catcher Dress which is a dark and mysterious embellished dress with aztec pattern, put them together with either pair of Jill Sandal or the wonderful Sara Shoe and you’ll look a million dollars no question. Set the look off with the Guru Clutch or the Cairo Clutch and you’re done, maybe add a little sparkle with the Surround Ring.
Take a look at look at the pieces below and explore French Connection for more Christmas Party inspiration…
The red carpet season is upon us and not only is it great fun to check out the celebrity party dresses and what everyone is wearing,we can also get inspiration on party wear for the season ahead. With the Grammys, Oscars, BAFTA’s and the Brit awards all going on, there is guaranteed to be some amazing evening dresses on show.
The Grammy’s were a truly glittering affair with the biggest stars of the music industry walking the walk in their red carpet dresses. From Lady Gaga arriving in an egg to Emma Watson in her neutral coloured asymmetrical dress, there was something for everyone from the bizarre to the very beautiful. With both Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba both expecting babies, they also proved that it is entirely possible to look amazing in a red carpet party dresses with a baby bump. Jessica Alba looked stunning in electric blue.
At the Brit awards Cheryl Cole arrived in a show stopping Stella McCartney sequin dress with a thigh high split. She took the unusual choice of wearing nude shoes instead of black and it really worked making her legs look super long.
Rhianna also made a big entrance with a very colourful concoction of an evening dress in purple and turquoise teamed with her red locks that definitely got every one’s attention although it attracted very mixed opinions. The dress was by Christian Dior Couture. Avril Lavigne proved she is a real rock chick even when it comes to red carpet dresses with a full skirted little black dress and neon streaks in her long hair. If you love the retro look, you will love Sophie Ellis Bextor’s choice of red polka dot prom dress. Lisa Snowdon opted for an eye catching pop of colour in a neon yellow asymmetrical mini dress. Jessie J also rocked the red carpet in a thigh skimming Vivienne Westwood Couture corseted dress.
If you want to get a bit of that red carpet style and wear amazing celebrity party dresses, it can sometimes be difficult to find your favourite looks without the celebrity budget. That is why we are so excited about McBerry, a great place to find celebrity party dresses at great prices.
This beautiful cut out pleated skirt dress is almost identical to the one worn by style icon Cheryl Cole. Follow Cheryl’s lead and wear it with a ladylike and glamorous up do.
Emma Watson is one of the most admired celebrities at the moment. As the new face of Lancome, model for Burberry and part of a collaboration with People Tree everyone wants to know what she is wearing. This lace and feather dress is identical to the one she wore, one of the most wanted celebrity party dresses of the season.
With her own fashion label Danni Minogue is definitely one to follow in the style stakes. This glittering gold and silver dress is just like the one that she wore for the Marie Claire cover shoot. It has also be worn by Cameron Diaz and Carmen Kass.
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It was Rock Week on this weeks X-factor, all the girls looked bang on trend with the “Rock Chick” look.
Stacey and Lucie took the route of leggings, t-shirt dress and waist coat and boyfriend trousers with plaid shirt respectfully and they totally nailed the look, and will inspire some suitable purchases in the coming days by us the general public.
Rachel however was the exception and chose the great Strapless Bustle Dress Party Dress from Lipsy as she went for a more conservative look.
Her rendition of “one” by U2 reflected in a way her look on the night, a soft glossy coating with an underlying subtle menace. this was reflected in her choice of a Lipsy Strapless Bustle Dress a colourful animal print strapless dress with fitted bodice but the underlying menace illustrated by the Lipsy Double Buckle Waist Belt with its studded detail.(Is that too deep and thoughtful, yeah, thought so?)
It you loved Rachel’s look we’ve got even better news as the Strapless Bustle Dress is available at Lispy at a discounted price of £30 down from £55.
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On a recent whistle stop trip to the UK, Means Girls star Lindsay Lohan found some VIP time to go down to Lipsy in London to have a private viewing.
She’s obviously decided to join the queue of celebs getting in on the act and flocking to the popular London Fashion brand in their droves.
You can see Lindsay above having bagged some dresses for herself, but we a Party dresses actually think she looks so cool here on shopping spree, so below we’ve a couple of suggestions on how you can get her look from Lipsy.
Get Lindsay’s look from Lipsy
Lipsy Biker Jacket
She happened to come by a nice Black Body Con dress and a feathered Party Dresses from Lipsy’s VIP selection which set her back a total of Â£260, not a patch on the other celebs who don’t blink an eye at spending a couple of grand!
Lindsay is on a European tour with Girlfriend DJ Sam Ronson, and is staying in London with Rocker Brian Adams.
Whilst out shopping Lindsay sought the delights of Marks and Spencer, Somerfield (yes, the grocery store) and other shops on London’s Kings Road.
Lipsy is growing it’s brand since it was acquired by Next late last year, and has embarked on a shop opening programme as well throughout the UK. But you don’t need to wait for a shop to open, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.
Cheryl Cole is everywhere at the moment, TV, papers and glossies all wanting a piece of her. She’s headline news not just for her music as a solo artist and with top girls band, Girls Aloud, her role as a judge on the X factor and her private life including the spilt with Ashley and the life threatening malaria. But she is also followed for her style and fashion choices which have included some amazing pieces by up and coming designers as well as more affordable pieces from the great British high street.
Lipsy is a great British brand and is famous for its party dresses, it has a canny knack of translating catwalk styles as they happen into wearable looks for girls that want to look sexy with attitude. Lipsy have also built up a strong allegiance with the celebrity fraternity who see the brand as a one of celebrating the feminine form in a fun and stylish way.
Cheryl is the embodiment of that ethos, she illustrates this most amply in the eye catching party dresses she wears on the X Factor each week that gets the fashion glossies writing headlines the following day, and has fans of her and of fashion eager to find out what she’ll be wearing next, as the clamour for Cheryl’s style is so great we thought we should put some looks together so you too can benefit from Cheryl Cole’s formidable style with some of the sizzling party dresses available at Lipsy.
Body Con Dresses
Cheryl is probably most well known for her body con dresses. She has been seen wearing Herve Leger a number of times (a brand well known for its body con bandage dress). She has a great figure and is not afraid to show it off.
Cocktail dress is the term used to describe a shorter style of party dress and in Cheryl Cole’s case this is usually above the knee. Her X Factor dresses are attention grabbing with luxurious details like frills and embellishments. Cheryl shows off her legs at their best by wearing a pair of sky high heels. They may be difficult to walk in but if you want to get that Cheryl Cole look practice is required. It you’ve got the legs for it, why not try above the knee cocktail style dress Lipsy have lots of choices especially with embellishments and frills to get that required look.
Eye Catching Colours
Cheryl knows exactly which colours to wear to look her best. She wears a combination of black, bold colours and jewel brights like red and green. She also wears some more neutral shades including mocha and beige. She also likes bold patterns and prints including leopard print. Find out the best colours to go with your skin tone and it surprising how this will transform you look.
Being on stage sequins and sparkle are a great way to attract attention keep all of the eyes on her. You might not spend as much time on TV as Cheryl but you can also use the trick for any parties that you attend. A sequin party dress from Lipsy is a great choice for a party and needs little in the way of accessories. At a party one of the best ways to get attention is to take a tip from Cheryl and use Sequins and sparkles to give your presence that extra sparkle, and with Lipsy you can do this effortlessly and in style.
Whilst On TV Cheryl usually likes a statement party dress, she also knows how to to work the classic shift dress with elegance. It is all about the accessories, she keeps it simple but very stylish with a pair of killer heels and a to die for handbag. With Lipsy this can be achieved with ease, but remember with shift dresses simple elegance is what is needed.
Check out these great party dresses from Lipsy which will help you to get Cheryl Coles style.