How To Choose A Cover Up For Your Christmas Party Dress

So you have picked out some party clothes for Christmas perhaps an on trend leopard dress, sequin dress or black lace dress, but with the weather now turning so cold you might need to think about a cover up to give you that little extra warmth for your Christmas party or night out. Finding a party cover up can be a little challenging as often none of your usual or daytime cover ups will not be suitable. You will want something a little bit glamorous that will compliment your beautiful dress but not overshadow it. Of course if you have opted for a simple party dress, you could pick a cover up that makes a statement. A Christmas party cover up is also ideal for covering your shoulders at the beginning of the night or whilst eating your meal and can then be taken off later for dancing.

For a dress that makes a real statement like a sequin or leopard print dress, a simple cover up will usually work the best. Short cropped jackets, cardigans, boleros and shrugs all make great party cover ups. A long coat of jacket will cover up too much of your dress. Wraps and capes are also a very stylish addition to most party clothes including trousers and a top.

Grey Faux Fur Cape

If you have opted for the seasons fifties style lace dress with a flared skirt and want to continue with the vintage theme, why not add a faux fur cape. Not only does it look very glamorous but it is also really warm. A contrasting colour will usually look best to show your faux fur cape off, perhaps a grey, brown or cream colour with a black dress.

Black Beaded Cape

If you have a black dress and prefer all black party clothes then you could add some interest and sparkle to your outfit with a black beaded cape. The sparkle will draw the eyes up towards your face so be sure to put on some sparkly party make up to complete your look.

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Simple Black Bolero

If you have chosen an elaborate party dress like a sequin dress or animal print dress, you will probably want a fairly simple cover up to balance the look and keep it stylish. This 3/4 sleeve style of bolero looks really classic and has the added benefit of having sleeves for some extra warmth.

Lace Jacket

For a smart tailored or shift dress, a structured jacket will look great. We love this lace jacket which could work great for daytime parties or even perhaps a work Christmas lunch as well as evening events.

Taffeta Cover Up

For a formal evening occasion or to wear with a formal evening dress, a taffeta cover up is suitably formal but also quite simple so as not to detract from the  dress. This cover up is both cropped and open allowing the evening dress to hang freely.

What ever party cover up you choose to wear, try and balance the overall look of your party clothes and accessories so that you have just the right amount of sparkle and glamour and most important of all remember to enjoy yourself.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

Kimberley Walsh New Look Shows Off Her Curves


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The beautiful Girls Aloud Star Kimberley Walsh has signed up as the face, or body of High Street fashion Chain New Look.

You can see Kimberley here showing of her curves and modelling a great look, bang on trend and looking super sexy with the New Look Animal Print Shift dressat only £25, doesn’t it looks absolutely Fabulous? It works really well at this time of year with a pair of thick Luxury 120 denier tights shown here at a super saver £5. You can Set Kimberley’s look with black plain Stilettos for only £25. then the finishing touches are created through the addition of The Chunky Pyramid Bracelet at only £6, as well as the 3 row chain necklace for an astonishing £6. In total you can get Kimberley’s New Look for £67, which represents great value for money.

It is also nice to see Kimberley taking some of the limelight away from Cheryl Cole who is on everything at the moment, and to a lesser extent Sarah Harding, who makes the odd appearance in the tabloids.

Kimberley’s wholesome appeal is just great for New Look who are one of a number of high Street fashion chains who have signed up celebs to market their products, and you can see Kimberley fitting just nicely with the New Look image.

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