Leighton Meester Steal her Style at Lipsy

LipsySteal the style of young Hollywood beauty and actress Leighton Meester at Lipsy.

Leighton is probably a little less known in the UK than she is in her Native states, but the 23 year old is starting to make a splash.

As well as Being drop dead gorgeous, she’s an actor and a budding singer songwriter, and becoming hot property.

You may have seen her in a number of hit TV series imported from the states such as 24, House  and currently stars as Blair Waldorf in the Gossip Girl.

In 2006 she starred in in the comedy horror “drive Thru” where she also wrote and performed a song in the sound track to the movie.

Leighton is sure to be a massive star in the making, and you can be inspired by her look at Lipsy where you’ll get some great ideas for the Summer.

What’s more is that as an extra incentive, Lipsy have Free delivery on orders over £100 at Lipsy – automatically applied at checkout! So now there’s no excuses.

If you would like to review any of your items you’ve bought at Lipsy, please share your comments below, and we’ll feature them here.

Motel Clothes 10% off until 11PM

Motel Clothing have done it again, they have an extra special one day event until 11pm tonight!


You’ll have to type crazy10 at checkout to get the discount applied so hurry on over now!

check out the Motel Samba Dress at £45, and ideal additional for your Christmas Party for example. Or the Motel Zoe Dress, not only is it a stunner and a best seller, but it now comes in a beautiful pearl print and at £30 and with your 10% discount you can get it for £27, DON’T Forget the Discount code crazy10…

Lipsy Dresses – Alexa Chung Steal Her Style

Alexa Chung is the celebrity who knows her onions when it comes to Party Dresses. Never one to be seen in a bad outfit, Alexa Chung is the Fashionista’s, fashionista.

Plucked from obscurity at the age of 16 by storm model agency her reputation has grown from being a catwalk model to a TV personality.

As well as being a regular on the cat walks of the world, she is just as likely to be adorning the red carpets at premières around the world and is genuine a-lister.

Recently she became the marketing face of fashion name New Look, and she is fashion hot property. To show how Lipsy is bang on trend, steal Alexa Style with our suggestions from the Lipsy collection.


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New Party Dress Arrivals at Motel and Lipsy

It now officially Party Time as by now all the majors are ramping it up for the clamour to get that perfect party Dress in time for Christmas.

With that in mind two of our favourites have announced new stock arrivals for this very special time of year.

Perhaps you would like to see what they’ve got in store, if you want to explore more just click on the images

Underwear as Outerwear – Bodycon Party Dresses

Underwear or lingerie was a big inspiration on the SS10 catwalks from the cream and boned bodice at Bottega Veneta, corset style tops at Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier to Christopher Kane’s see through tops revealing crisp white bra’s.

At Louise Goldin, Marc Jacobs and Just Cavalli, satin bras provided a feature by being worn over the top of clothes. The underwear as outerwear theme encompasses both the overtly sexy bras, corsets and suspender belts and also a more subtle and subversive satin teddies and slips with a vintage feel. There were also big knickers at Yves St Laurent, Alexander Wang and Sophia Kokosalakia, a micro trend that has been simmering away for a few seasons now.

Whilst the underwear as outerwear trend looks great on the catwalk, it is perhaps difficult to see how this trend could translate into everyday life. It is a very daring look and showing your underwear it a just a little taboo. Is wearing your underwear on the outside and clothes that are barely more than underwear taking things a little too far?

Well, we think this trend can work as long as it is done right and is worn for the right occasions.  For a day in the office, perhaps not, but as a body con party dress, it shows distinct potential. The more subtle camisole style tops could even work for workwear when worn under a suit jacket but we would recommend extreme caution when trying out this look for work. It is all in the translation and the way that it is cleverly combined to be slightly revealing but not showing too much. Just a little glimpse here and there is all that is needed to capture the essence of this trend in a way that can work for just about anyone.

Unless you are incredibly skilled at styling your own outfits or very daring, you would probably be best to stick to an underwear inspired dress perhaps a body con party dress or slip dress as opposed to wearing your own underwear outside of your clothes. There are probably very few who could make this work and it would require the most beautiful of underwear teamed with just the right top and a huge dose of confidence. If done wrong, you could end up looking like you got yourself a bit confused when getting dressed!

Party Dresses

If you really want to exploit the underwear as outerwear trend to its full potential and forget all about subtly, try this lace corset party dress from Goddiva.

party dresses from Goddiva

Vintage Party Dresses

For a prettier vintage inspired party dress we love this sleeveless lace shift with frills by Goddiva.

party dresses from Goddiva

corset party dresses

This amazing Addi Brassier Exposed Corset Dress by Sportmax is a great designer piece featuring underwear as outerwear in a daring but very stylish way.

party dresses from Maxstudio

Underwear as Outerwear

This delicate Lace Dress by Karen Millen is a very subtle interpretation of the lingerie inspiration with its slip like appearance glimpses of lace.

party dresses from Karen Millen

Bodycon dresses

It is possible to wear underwear inspired bodycon dresses without wearing full on black lace. This gingham dress by Oasis proves that this trend can also look cute and would look great as a summer party dress with some wedge sandals.

party dresses from Oasis

formal Party Dresses

For a formal party dress, we love this Ivory  shift dress by Debut at Debenhams which shows that it is entirely possible to look very respectable and sophisticated whilst wearing underwear inspired dresses.

party dresses from Debenhams

Rise Fashion – The Party Girl’s Favourite

Rise Fashion have been making party dresses for many years for some of the best know UK fashion retailers. Since May 2008, Rise Fashion has been offering party girls the chance to buy an extensive range of party dresses to suit every taste from their Rise Fashion website. Their dresses are unique but also inspired by the latest  fashion and trends. They are the sort of clothes that will get you countless compliments and really make you stand out from the crowd with lavish embellishments, eye catching prints, sequins embroidery and beading. The innovative and creative designers at Rise draw their inspiration from around the globe but never lose sight of the fact that their dresses should be really wearable and make the wearer feel like a million dollars.

If you are looking for a dress that is a little bit special and little bit different from the others that you will find on the high street but still really on trend, Rise is a great place to look. The latest collection features a sixties style shift dress with chiffon layers and beautiful beading, one shoulder dresses in a range of colours and styles, elegant maxi dresses and a sequin dress for girls who really want to sparkle on a night out. There are also some great versions of the latest style in laser cut dresses with scalloped layers.

Last season Rise launched an exciting collaboration with singer Beverley Knight who has been a fan of Rise fashion for many years and has a passion for beautiful clothes. The collection features a range of party wear including celebrity dresses and a jumpsuit in rich colours including midnight blue, grey and purple. Each of the dresses has its own elegant and lavish features including waterfall layers and beading. There are also some elaborate boleros which make great party cover ups.

Rise Fashion have some amazing party dresses available in their sale at the moment. Check these out!

Sashana Dress – the rich colour and elaborate embellishment of this dress makes it an unusual and eye catching alternative to the little black dress.

Alysha Dress – the vertical stripes and empire line of this party dress make it really slimming – perfect for covering any Christmas over indulgence!

Olga Maxi Dress – From the Beverley Knight collection, this perfect for those who want to wear celebrity dresses.

Ritika Sequin Dress– a sparkly little number that will ensure you catch every one’s eye.

You can also buy a range of Rise Elite dresses from Dorothy Perkins and they have some great sale offers at the moment if you are looking fo a bargain. Rise Elite is a premium collection and perfect for when you are looking for something a little special. It features signature detailing like embellishments for a glamorous edge. Here are some of our favourite pieces at the moment.

Rise Elite Grey Dress – a fresh and light style that is right on trend for spring with its pleats and neutral colour

Rise Pink Halterneck Dress – another incredibly flattering style that will not go out of fashion in a hurry.

Rise Cream Corset Dress – this dress is ideal for summer parties with cream and white being the must have colours for 2011.

See the whole Rise Fashion Collection by the clicking the button below:

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The Reiss Party Dress For Princesses

The Reiss Party dress worn by Kate Middleton for her official engagement photographs is the most sought after celebrity dresses for SS11. It is official, Kate Middleton (future Princess and Queen) shops on the British High Street and if it it is good enough for her, then it is good enough for us. The Royal Wedding this spring is also the perfect opportunity to celebrate and what better to wear than an elegant Reiss party dress.

The Reiss Nanette Dress or Kate Middleton’s engagement dress is a striking cream frill dress with an asymmetrical zip fastening, 3/4 length sleeves and a draped style skirt which falls just above the knee. It is sophisticated, elegant and modern making it the perfect solution to a number of spring or summer special occasion dilemmas including summer party or wedding guest dresses. The simple slimline shape looked amazing on Kate Middleton’s slim frame but would also suit a range of other body shapes and sizes. The cream colour looks amazing with a range of different hair and skin colours and looks great with a sun tan. Cream and white dresses are also going to be really on trend for the spring and summer.

The first delivery of the Nanette dress sold out in just hours and since Reiss have been inundated for requests for the dress. The good news is that there is a new delivery due in soon but there will be only limited stock available. If you do want to get one, you can register here to be notified when it is back in stock and ensure that you don’t miss out.

If you don’t want to wait or are looking for party or wedding guest dresses for an occasion in the very near future, Reiss also have a range of beautiful party dresses with the same elegant princess style to them as the Nanette dress.

Matilda Dress – this beautiful party dress with a cascade frill, round neck and assymetric hem is in royal blue one of the colours to be seen in this spring and summer. It is 100% silk so slips on nicely. It would work equally well for a daytime or evening party. It is also available in black.

Sonia Ornamental Body Dress – this dress has a fitted bodice which is adorned with elaborate embellishment and a frill skirt. It has a concealed zip fastening and a lace up back. A really beautiful variation on the classic little black party dress.

Shola Bandage Dress – this bodycon dress in another of the seasons most popular colours – camel, is great choice for accessorising with metallic or red accessories and shoes.

Creme Novelty Neckline Structured Dress The longer skirt lengths are also going to be a huge trend for the Spring and summer and this classic dress makes the most of the retro silhouette with a modern touch.

Katerina Silk Jersey Dress – a deep v neck jersey evening dress that helps to elongate and slim the figure. It has an elasticated waist and subtle but elegant details.

Motel Olivia Dress Worn By Alesha Dixon


One of our favourite party dresses is this Motel Olivia Dress, beautifully shown off by non other than Alesha Dixon.

Alesha was spotted wearing the Motel Olivia Dress while out shopping recently, is that a Lipsy VIP bag I see there?

While the specific print Alesha Models is in fact sold out, the Motel Olivia Dress is still available to buy on-line in the painted rose print and in the Pearl print as shown underneath the main pic above, and is available for only £39.

Apart from being a fantastic looking dress the Motel Olivia Dress is an absolute bargain! As well as being an ideal party dress worn with a pair of “Killer Heels”, it’s just as suitable as a great knock about everyday dress as Alesha illustrates so well.

The Olivia Dress is made of a Jersey cotton skirt, so there’s a little stretch in there for comfort so it’ll fit perfectly. While the top section is in a beautiful painted rose print or Pearl print, a made from a crepe georgette fabric that is slightly stiffer in order to give the Olivia Dress that all important shape to complete the look.

The Motel Olivia Dress has a deep V both at the front and the back which makes this dress a dramatic party dress which is a must for your wardrobe. Perfect with simple jewellery and some mega high heels you’ve got the perfect party dress for dining out as well as throwing shapes on the dance floor.

Party Dresses with Tiers and Ruffles

Party Dresses with Tiers and Ruffles will be a big trend this summer, and as March signals the start of summer in the Fashion world we at Party Dresses thought we would cheer you up with some Dresses and tops which have a summer flavour to them.

And after having endured the coldest winter for some 30 years and being wrapped up like some spa day beauty treatment in layer after layer of clothes just to keep warm, its a nice relief amongst all the gloom to eventually look toward to the summer at last, and the long hot hazy days of summer when you can afford to shed one or two layers at least.

Well with that in mind, we saw some recommended party clothes for exactly that summer weather that I alluded to earlier.

These were recommendations by Luisa De Paula, who is the Buying & Merchandising Director of www.my-wardrobe.com, who we at Party Dresses are proud to have as partners on the website.

Luisa, has picked up on the ruffles and Tiers trend that will be big in 2009, very much along with the Grecian draped look.

She has picked out four absolutely wonderful choices for you to consider.

  1. Jasmine Di Milo | Black Strapless Knot Cocktail Dress by Jasmine Di Milo
    This Classic cocktail dress is a garment that every girl should have at least one of, and it has to black. This works as blank canvas upon which to accessorise. Depending how daring you want to be match them with a pair of peep toe red sandals, or be more conservative with a classic black high heel.
  2. Paul Smith Black | Monochrome Stripey Dress by Paul Smith Black
    Paul Smith not only makes exception clothes but his cut is exquisite. This monchrome stripy dress is ever so slighty sheer and very fitted, and with that asymmetrical design you have to be very careful you can pull it off. Accesorise with red contrasting colours which will add a nautical look which is very in at the mo.
  3. See by Chloe | Black Cape Dress by See by Chloé
    This is such a versatile little black number, just as easy to wear it out about on an evening, but equally it could be just as easily served as a day dress with a pair of flats and a a loose fitting belt, however you decide to wear it, this dress will always look to covet
  4. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania | White Bow Neck Jabot Blouse by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
    This wonderful Vivienne Westwood blouse is another wardrobe must have, easy to wear and easy to mix and match with either a pair of wide legged trousers or tucked in to a fitted shirt