Stunning - Emma Watson (photo PA)
Wow! hasn’t Emma Watson blossomed into a fine young lady? here she is wearing a beautiful Draped Velvet one shoulder cocktail dress by revived French Label Vionnet. She’s also sporting her new look which we think is sensational, and with the luxurious Velvet fabric making a lavish comeback she is Uber trendy too.
To me and most likely the rest of us, it doesn’t seem such a long time ago that Emma appeared in the very first Harry Potter film as Hermione Granger at the tender age of nine. But with several blockbusters behind her that any actor would be proud of, she has the world at her feet at the tender age of only 20.
However with Emma’s notoriety, she has lately become the target of not only the paperazzi but of the fashion press too, and is regarded as somewhat of a fashionista with her celebrity endorsement of the ethical fashion brand People Tree. Regularly papped at various Red Carpet events around the globe, her fans and the fans of fashion alike are eager to discover what creations she will be wearing.
By the evidence of the image above no the wonder she so popular as she looks just sensational as she’s seen here premièring her new look at the swanky Claridge’s hotel, an event to celebrate Warner Brothers acquisition of Leavesden Studios who make the Harry Potter film franchise. Her pixie style hair which we thinks suits her so well, and her fair skin contrasting with Deep red lipstick, she looks all women and not the kid we’ve become accustomed to seeing in the movies.
The dress itself is a stunning velvet and satin one shoulder cocktail dress by Vionnet the French haute-couture brand. Originally Established by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris back in 1912, The brand which had recently lost its way, has been giving a whole new impetus with its acquisition In 2008 by Italian entrepreneurs Matteo Marzotto and Gianni Castiglioni. They have vowed to re-create the Vionnet heritage brand whilst building a modern fashion house with the elegance and sophistication of the original Vionnet brand at its heart. Other than Emma Watson, the brand has some very famous celebrity clients such as Cameron Diaz, Carey Mulligan and Catherine Zeta-Jones to name a few.
The cocktail dress that Emma is wearing of course is so hot, it combines a number of trends which are so of the moment such as Velvet, Draping and of course the ever popular one shoulder dress style. There’s no better way to get inspiration for your party Dress than to look at what celebrity dresses are out there and Emmas Asymmetrical cocktail Dress is a prime example.
Now we may not have Emma’s budget to indulge in our fashion fantasies, but as always with Party Dresses we try to draw inspiration from haute couture brands and the catwalk to give you more affordable alternatives.
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This One Shoulder Velvet Dress by Oasis for example is 3 dresses in one almost as it not only a classic LBD but with a bodycon shape as well as a Asymmetrical cocktail dress. Made from a sumptuous velvet which is soft to the touch this an ideal one shoulder cocktail dress for a more formal occasion and adds a twist to the LBD. Plus if you’re quick you can get an additional 20% off the price by using the voucher code STYLECODE20.
This Love Label One Shoulder Velvet Dress is so on trend this season, the plush fabric and the daring bodycon design makes this dress an head turning evening dress. The clever design of this dress with its bandage style velvet ribbons and one shoulder twist emphasises your curves while the sheer fabric pulls the look together. The dress has gentle ruche detail for added texture. For a rock chic look, pair with statement cut-out heels and sheer tights with and a matching clutch for a classy evening combo.
Another classic look is the One Shoulder Velvet Tuck Sleeve Dress, a Stunning one shoulder velvet dress with gathered detail on the sleeve. It’s perfect party dress when worn with sky high heels and a sequinned clutch, the perfect body con cocktail dress with a twist.
Finally we come to the Draped beaded dress By Karen Millen, this One shoulder draped jersey dress has contrast silk panels and hand embellished fringe detail to shoulder with an asymmetric hem. Despite not being Velvet it instead offers the draping whichis very popular trend at the moment and featured on Emma’s dress to such great effect.
So you have one or two parties going on over Christmas and you need a very gorgeous Christmas party dress, From all the lovely Christmas Party Dresses out there, who doesn’t? There is plenty of choice out there but the big decision is do you blow your whole Christmas budget on one amazing designer dress or do you opt for a similar but much less expensive version, allowing you to buy your family and friends some great Christmas gifts as well.
Christmas Party Dresses for 2010 fall in to a number of categories, fifties and sixties retro style for those who love to look lady like, Seventies Disco Queen for those who want to sparkle, minimalist for those who love that understated look and of course everyone’s good ol’ reliable, the LBD or Little black dress. Do also Watch out for velvet, lace, sequins, draping and one shouldered styles for a luxurious and glamorous Christmas party dress too as they are very big trends in the run up to Christmas. Party dress colours for Christmas 2010 include nude tones, navy, red, purple and of course black. Don’t forget to add some fab accessories to give your party outfit the perfect finishing touch.
Here are our favourite designer Christmas party dresses for 2010 and their much more affordable cousins.
The Strapless Corset Dress
Splurge – Loupes Strapless Corset Dress By Malene Birger – Who says the perfect Christmas party dress has to be black?
Save – Strapless Jewelled Pocket Dress – A fitted bodice and tulip skirt, just add a black leather jacket and some killer heels.
The One Shoulder Dress
Splurge – Acne One Shoulder Dress – A minimalist but luxurious dress from the hottest Scandinavian label of the moment.
Save – Lipsy One Shoulder Chiffon Dress – A flattering ruched design with some very elegant embellishment on the shoulder.
The Maxi Party Dress
Splurge – Halston Heritage Halterneck Maxi Dress – the ultimate in seventies disco glamour from a truly iconic label.
Save – Pewter Jersey Halter Neck Dress – The perfect Christmas party dress for skimming over any festive indulgences including Christmas Pud and mince pies!
The Sequin Dress Party Dress
Splurge – Halson Heritage One Shoulder Textured Sequin Dress – This is just how to work subtle sequins with style (and a snake skin texture)
Save – Sequin Vest Dress By Rare Fashion – a simple style of dress but with plenty of sparkle.
The Little Black Dress
Splurge – Vivienne Westwood Black Shrink Drape Dress – simplicity at its best with a flattering jersey drape by the Queen of British cool.
Save – Oasis Ruffle Ponte Dress – Fitted and flattering this amazing party dress fits in all the right places and is perfect for showing off some amazing accessories.
Why not accessorise your LBD with a lips clutch?
Splurge –Lulu Guinness Lipstick Padded Lips Clutch – A shapely pair of pillar box red lips, great for brightening up any Christmas party dress or outfit.
Save – Lipsy Lips Clutch Bag – Small and perfectly formed this great little clutch bag is just big enough for all of your party essentials and won’t break the bank.
Will you be splurging or saving on your Christmas party dress this year? What ever outfit you decide to wear the most important thing is to make sure that you have a great time.
We’ve barely got September out of the way, so in most peoples opinions maybe its a little too early to mention the “C” word, but when it comes to Party Dresses, you can never be too prepared, and as Christmas time is probably the biggest social event of the year and the one time you can really get dressed up with evening and party dresses that are embellished, metallic or just simply glamorous, we think you should start that search as early as possible.
Though Christmas is all about family, friends, food, drink and presents, its the Christmas Parties that are part and parcel of that build up to the big day. Most of us attend at least one Christmas party over the festive season and many of us attend many more. Part of the build up to the festive season for us girls at least is deciding on our dresses for Christmas parties, and now is a great time to start planning that perfect Christmas party outfit. A great place to start your search are the party dresses at Coast.
Coast dresses are all about elegance, luxury and style. They combine beautiful designs with the perfect cut and the opulent fabrics for a look that will make you the centre of attention at any Christmas party. If you really want something special, why not check out the Coast boutique collection for a range of dresses in draped fabrics and rich berry tones. There are also plenty of lavish details like frills and ruffles. The Coast couture collection also features dresses that have been hand finished and with great attention to detail.
This Bouquet Dress has a flattering a line shape and high neck. It is perfect for concealing larger hips and thighs and covering a bulging tummy so no need to hold back on that Christmas pud! It is available in two very eye catching colours raspberry or purple and is perfect for either daytime or evening parties. The flower detail around the hemline makes it really eye catching.
If you are attending a black tie or formal evening event this Christmas this Deliah Maxi Dress is a really stunning choice. Making the most of slimming and flattering black, it adds a metallic neckline and sleeve frill to give that festive touch. The gently draping skirt is the ultimate in elegance and would look beautiful as you glide across the dance floor.
For some occasions simplicity is the best choice and the beauty of this Una Jersey Dress is its simplicity. With the delicately embellished neckline and ruched fabric that wraps around the body for a really flattering effect, it is a great alternative to the classic LBD or little black dress.
If you always dreamt of being the Christmas Fairy then this Iffia Metallic Dress is for you. You might not have the leading roll in a natvity play but you still get to wear a beautiful dress. This dress is a simple style with flattering pleat detail on the bodice and an amazing texture. It is perfect for dancing the night away, just watch it sparkle.
This Arlene Embellished Dresshas an oriental feel about it with its beautiful and intricate floral embroidery in rich bright colours. The navy blue colour of the dress is one of the seasons must have colours, perfect for Christmas parties and not as harsh as black. The wide waist band helps to define the waist and enhance the feminine shape that is also so this season.
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Miss Selfridge have now launched their second Gossip Girl collection which features some very desirable party dresses. Gossip Girl is just one of a number of TV programs lately that are incredibly watch-able not just for their story lines but also for their style too. The programme which started back in 2007 is about a group of college kids gone wild and using its hall ways as a runway as seen through the eyes of a blogger The “Gossip Girl”. The great thing about the Gossip Girl style is that it each series marks an evolution in the style of the characters from the plaid uniform, that was so popular Anna Sui based the whole of her Target collection on it to the more sophisticated college styles.
Like all great TV programmes that have made a name for themselves for their style, Gossip Girl has its own stylist responsible for carefully crafting and developing the individual style of each of its characters. Costume stylist for Gossip Girl, Eric Daman assisted on Sex and the City before moving on to his current role.
The main character of the show Blair Waldorf is played by Leighton Meister. She is a lover of polished looks and expensive clothes. Blair gives a nod to Hollywood glamour but still keeps the look contemporary. Serena has a much more relaxed boho or hippy style. Eric Daman has a mantra when it comes to style which “to admire, attire — and be inspired”. He advises that ladies can develop their own style by looking for inspiration in what they admire. With so many girls admiring the Gossip Girl Style, it is likely that many will be using it as inspiration for their own personal style.
The < a href="http://tidd.ly/92eb9c8b" rel="nofollow" title="gossip girl party dresses by miss selfridge">Miss Selfridge Gossip Girl collection is small but perfectly formed and contains four very desirable party dresses or party outfits. Each dress has its own unique style like the characters in the programme with long party dresses, shorter styles and a jumpsuit., All of which would be perfect to wear to a Christmas party when teamed with a great pair of heels or glamorous ankle boots. In black and a sophisticated animal print all of the dresses are perfect for the evening with interesting details like open backs, ruffles and embellishment making them really unique and eye catching.
This short Gossip Girl Embellished Dress a great alternative to the LBD or little black dress. The chiffon sleeves are really elegant and make it great for the autumn and winter and the jewel embellishment draws attention to the shoulders. It has a vintage style to it and a beautiful scoop back and tie neck.
This Gossip Girl black cape maxi dress is simple but incredibly sexy with a scoop cut out back and high slit at the front. It is definitely a dress that will turn heads and would look great with one amazing statement accessory.
This Gossip Girl Beaded Jumpsuit combines a sophisticated style of jumpsuit with gold beading for a party outfit that is perfect for dancing the night away. A pair of metallic heels or clutch would work particularly well with this look.
If you have a spring or summer party to attend, you should definitely check out the bold bright and cheap party dresses at AX Paris. With a range of eye poppingly bright colours in some of the most on trend catwalk styles. These party dresses are perfect for those who want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you are looking for a pink dress, purple dress or green dress, there will be something beautiful for you to wear that will make your complexion glow. The luxurious chiffons, satins and embellishments help to make these party dresses look really special, and are a great alternative to the black dresses for women that you will see every where at most parties.
So here is our pick of the incredibly bold, bright and cheap party dresses at AX Paris.
The Pink Dress
Pink is always a hot colour to wear to a party but for spring summer 2011 it is right on trend and will get you maximum points on the style front. Bright pink tends to look amazing on those with a cool skin tone and hair colour that contrasts with the skin colour.
This beautiful asymmetrical pink ruffle dress takes the every popular sheath or shift dress style and brings it right up to date for the summer with an asymmetrical arm and feminine ruffle. As Victoria Beckham has proved with her sell out collection of sheath or shift dresses, this style is in credibly wearable and flattering.
This jewelled waist dress is perfect for highlighting a small waist with a pretty bead embellishment around the waistline and an elegant overlay of chiffon which gives a nod to another of the seasons biggest trends the draped party dress.
The Purple Dress
This purple dressis a sophisticated choice and a great choice for those who prefer to cover up their arms. The purple colour will look amazing with a range of hair colours, why not try it and see how it looks. For a really on trend look you could try accessorising with some clashing bright accessories perhaps a neon orange clutch bag.
Green dresses were big news at this years award ceremonies and a beautiful green dress will make you feel just like you are going to walk down the red carpet. This amazing little green dress again makes the most of the flattering draped style that is so on trend at the moment with a contrasting black band to high light the waist.
This asymmetric red dress is the a great choice for a party in the spring or early summer. The one sleeved style is incredibly flattering and adds a touch of Grecian goddess to it. It would look amazing worn with some black heels and accessories.
So there we have it. This summer, there is no need to stick to black dresses for women, you can cheer yourself and others up by getting some bold, bright and cheap party dresses from AX Paris.
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Party Dress Perfection from Rare!
Well girls, the party season is drawing ever closer and every year we find ourselves asking the same question, “Where can I get the perfect Christmas party dress without breaking the bank?” Well, look no further! Rare! have kindly given us the perfect range of stunning party dresses. Better yet, there’s something beautiful for every budget whether you’re looking for designer party dresses or cheap party dresses.
The cherry on the cake however is that all of our readers enjoy a 15% discount with the code RAREX15X What’s not to love? Don’t stress about hunting endlessly for that perfect Party dress, just get to Rare! You’ll be sure to find all you want there.
You’re guaranteed to be the belle of any ball in the 3D Rose Prom Dress (£79)
The Flower Ruffle Dress (£55) comes in two gorgeous coloured prints; beige and black. The top-to-bottom ruffle detail makes this dress stunningly feminine and perfect for a special occasion.
The Lace Print Dress (£52) is totally on-trend this season. The nude tone is super hot and the beautiful lace embellishment makes this dress a stunner up close and from afar.
Rare’s Embellished Shoulder Mesh Dress (£42) makes fabulous use of this season’s mesh trend. The flattering neckline and beautifully embellished shoulders make this a perfect choice for instant style this season.
The Tube Satin Tie Back Dress (£25) is a cute, bandeau dress with a contrasting satin waist tie and the simple design leaves plenty of room for your favourite accessories. Perfect!
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It’s been a busy old week at Boohoo as the new Boohoo Pink range has been launched, full of party dresses and wonderful winter coats for keeping the cold on the way to and from the party.
They’ve also been busy winning awards too, coming top in Reveals magazine brilliant bargain category, and runners up as best online business and amazing accessories categories, so tell us something we didn’t know.
On top of all of that they are still busy selling fabulous clothes which keep people like us very happy. And we’re Even happier knowing that the maxi dresses from £10 and Other dresses from £8 promotion is still in full swing, so there’s still time to grab a bargain.
If you fancy something different from Boohoo, we’ve been able to grab this weeks top 10 from them which highlights the things that people are buying right now.
This fabulous Olivia Chiffon & Lace Shift Dress is a great alternative to a LBD ans is so trendy with the lace look so popular at the mo.
Not necessarily party wear, but you can work these Claire Lace up Worker Boots into the boho look and with thick black tights to give a unique party look.
A real party peice is this India Boohoo Pink One Shoulder Dress, with the asymmetrical one shoulder being a great look for the party season and contrasting block colours looking so good.
Lola Jersey Boyfriend Cardigan
Maybe more suited to a summer party dress, the Rola ethnic print maxi dress is a beautiful floating halter maxi dress with vibrant bright colours and a tie die design, a great summer dress
Sammy Light Wash Cropped Denim Jacket Will Look great with the ethnic print maxi above!
This Jenna Cardigan is a great alternative to a shrug, perhaps for a wedding outfit?
This bright and breezy Kyra Crochet Trim Brushed Knit Floral Dress will blow the autumn away and is totally fun which is again calling on the boho look that’s so popular currently.
A bright eletric blue Emme One Shoulder Dress on trend and will get you noticed
Finally we have a great party dress with the Willow Maxi Dress, will look great at the Christmas Party!
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Don’t miss out on the spectacular House of Fraser Big Brand Event! You get upto 25% off big brands across all departments.
This is probably the best opportunity to bag those bargain pressies at knock prices before Christmas.
It’s only on for 2 days, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th November, so don’t hang around until Saturday you’ll be too late! So hurry on over to House of Fraser Now and get into the festive spirit.
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Hands up who loves Party Dresses from Motel Rocks? Well that includes Heidi from the Sugababes who wore a digital print body con dress by Motel Rocks for her performance at the V festival recently.
Heidi one of the founder members of the all girl pop group Sugababes performed live last week with the group at the V festival in Chelmsford and the West Midlands. The V festival has become legendary for its great music line up but like so many of the other UK festivals fashion and what everyone is wearing has also become a key focus with summer dresses and welly boots being a popular choice.
She chose to wear the Celia Peacock Dress by Motel Rocks (pictured above), a short bodycon dress with an eyecatching digital print. The dress is available in red or blue and has a futuristic look to it with the brightly coloured and distorted abstract print. It also has a cutout back panel with a mesh material for a slightly Goth feel. The dress works really well as a party dress due to its ability to cling in just the right places. Follow Heidi’s lead by teaming this body con dress with tights and killer heels for a really sexy look. The dress can also be dressed down with work boots and a leather jacket for a much more casual look.
Heidi and the other Sugababes often wear bodycon styles and mini dresses. Heidi combines high street and designer clothing for a fun and stylish look that is very much a part of the Sugababes trademark. Heidi admits to keeping herself in shape by working out and exfoliating her skin regularly to ensure she looks her best in the revealing clothes that she wears on stage. She is also big fan of fake tan to give herself a healthy glow.
Digital prints like the one featured in Heidi’s Motel Rocks dress are big news this year and have been seen all over the catwalks including at shows like Peter Pilotto and Alexander McQueen. The bright colour and abstract designs are perfect for interesting and eye catching dresses.
Motel Rocks also has a range of other Party Dresses featuring eye-catching graphic digital prints.
The Motel Emerald Dress is also available in red and blue and looks absolutely stunning for the evening with a pair of heels. This body con dress nips in at the waist and has a a flattering tulip skirt. It also has a great plunging neckline and bodice style top.
The Motel Jean dressin Peacock purple combines a flattering black skirt with an eye catching graphic print on the top half. It is great for both daytime and evening wear and can even be worn to the office.
The Motel Belinda Tiger Dress is a colourful version of a tiger print for a wild party dress look. It is another body con dress this time with shoulder pads to enhance the shape. It can be worn on its own with wedge heels or with a pair of denim shorts for a more casual look.
Christmas party dresses are all about glamour, sparkle and style statements to get you noticed. Christmas is not a time for subtle looks that fade into the background. This Christmas the key trends in party dresses are eye-catching and bold. Here are the top 5 trends in party dresses .
The Sequin Dress
Everyone loves sparkle and if you don’t get the opportunity to wear it for the rest of the year Christmas is the one time that you can. All over sequins are hot news this year with gold and black also both being a really on trend colours when it comes to sequins. The sparkle of a sequin dress is balanced by the relative simple style which could include a t shirt style, vest style or even glamorous maxi dress style. One of the key influences on this trend is the amazing sequin creations by designer Ashish. We love this Toya sequin shift dress at Boohoo.
The Lace Dress
If you are looking for a party dress that is sexy in a very subtle way, then the lace dress is for you. Lace dresses are so huge this winter that there is most definitely a style to suit everyone from feminine fifties style dresses to more directional body con dresses. We love this lace tiered dress by Oasis which is the ultimate in luxury.
The Draped Dress
The draped dress is a trend that has been going strong for quite a few seasons now. This winter there are more draped party dress styles around than ever before with the one shouldered shape been amongst the most popular. The draped dress is probably one of the most flattering styles of party dress around this winter with its loosely fitting drapes concealing lumps and bumps and elongating the body. Lipsy have a great range of draped dresses that are perfect for partying in this Christmas. We love this one shouldered draped dress by Lipsy which definitely has a look for Greek Goddesss about it.
The Red Dress
Forget the Little black dress, this Christmas it is all about the little red dress. Red is such a great colour for Christmas and if you worry about whether red suits you,the red dress is available in a variety of shades to suit most skin tones. A bright red dress already makes a big style statement so one of the best ways to wear this trend is by keeping it simple. We love this Assymetric jersey drape dress by Lipsy.
The Leopard Print Dress
Leopard print is definitely seeing a revival this year and the winter sees it being featured on everything from accessories to coats. A Christmas party is a great time to wear leopard print as it is glamorous, bold and flattering. The leopard dress is such an eyecatching look that you will be sure to get noticed. we love this Janine cage back dress by Motel which combines a leopard ptint top with a slimming black skirt, perfect for dancing the night away.