How To Wear A Leopard Print Dress This Christmas

A leopard print dress certainly says something about you. It says that you are right on trend and ready to party but also a bit of an animal. A leopard print dress needs to be worn with attitude. It is not for the shy and retiring types but for the girls who know what they want and that is a good time. With animal prints being such a huge trend this winter, the leopard print dress is the ultimate Christmas party dress of the season.

Animal prints particularly leopard prints do have a bit of a reputation though and you need to pick your style carefully to ensure that you look more ‘Pixie Lott’ than ‘Pat Butcher’. Consider the colour, size and boldness of the leopard print and how it will work with your colouring, size and shape.

Rare Fashion Leopard Panel Dress

For example if you are petite, then look for a small scale leopard print.

Motel Janine Dress

If you larger hips then perhaps opt for a shift dress with a black skirt and leopard print top.

Lipsy One Shouldered Gathered Party Dress

The one shouldered or asymmetrical leopard print dress is also a really fashionable look this year. Also combinations of leopard print with other animal prints is a great look that will work for most people.

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You can also try combining you leopard print dress with another key trend of the season. A really up to date style or shape of shift dress will keep the look really fresh.

Paprika Leopard Lace Dress at Rare Fashion

If you love this seasons lace dress why not go for a leopard lace dress combination.

Rare Fashion Leopard Print Sequin Bandeau

If your average leopard print is just not glamorous for you then why not add sequins as well.

Olivia V Neck Maxi Dress

For those that don’t like body con and mini dresses, you can find some great leopard priny maxi dresses online. With a fitted bodice to show off you upper body and a long looser fitting skirt to skim over the tummy, hips and thighs, this is the perfect choice for those who are a little self conscious about their body. It also great for those who want to rock the leopard print dress in a slightly more grown up and sophisticated way.

A final word on leopard print dresses. They are a huge style statment in their own right and generally don’t need anything to compete with them in the way of accessories. Wearing your leopard print dress with neutral coloured shoes and accessories are very this season but you might also be able to get away with one really bright and bold accessory. Red works really well with leopard print.

At Dolce and Gabbana, leopard prints were combined with polka dots for a bold and unusal look. You could try adding  a polka dot accessory for a brave but on trend look. Low key and understated jewellery is the way to go or even go without jewellery altogether.

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.

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.

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

Are You ready To Party This Christmas With Stunning Black Dresses

Are You ready To Party This Christmas With Stunning Black Dresses

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Don’t forget to check out Rare’s 12 Days of Christmas. Everyday, until the 14th December, Rare will offer a new code for a fantastic new offer! All you need to do is sign up to their newsletter to receive the details for these wonderful promotions, but you need to be quick, each code is valid for one day only! click here to sign up and see today’s offer!

Happy shopping!

GET YOUR GLAM ON THIS CHRISTMAS!

We’re bringing you the very latest from Rare’s fabulous Christmas Collection. These wonderful party dresses are certain to have you sparkling and feeling fantastic from beginning to end of this festive period!

So why not check out some the hottest new dresses that are certain to melt this winter snow…

The Large Disc Sequin Dress (£49) is a fully lined dress that is covered entirely in large sequins! Wear with your highest heels and big hair for a stunning party look that will see you well into 2011!
Large Disc Sequin Dress


Large Disc Sequin Dress

The Flower Trim Velvet Dress (£45) is a perfectly feminine little black dress. This beautiful black velvet dress features an asymmetric one sleeve design and pretty floral detail on the shoulder. Wear with opaque tights and heels this winter.
Flower Trim Velvet Dress


Flower Trim Velvet Dress

The Sequin Chiffon Bell Sleeve Dress (£39) is a beautiful sequin dress with contrasting chiffon bell sleeves. Perfect for any party this season, team with killer heels and big hair.


Sequin Chiffon Bell Sleeve Dress

Rare’s Faux Fur Jacket (£65) is perfect to team with your favourite party dresses this winter season. This jacket is definitely a must-have this season. Don’t let that winter chill ruin your festive celebrations this year!


Faux Fur Jacket

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Celebrity Party Dresses – Going Gaga

Celebrity Party Dresses – Going Gaga

Celebrity Party Dresses – Going Gaga!

Meaty Celebrity Party Dresses

Well we’ve all heard of Gaga – it’s not just her music that’s made its mark this year but also her truly unique and super eccentric fashion style! The Gaga phenomenon has exploded and within a very short time she has influenced fashion, music and popular culture so much so that in May 2010 Forbes magazine listed her in the top 10 of the most influential 100 celebrities in the world.

She herself draws her fashion inspiration from the glam rock and new wave era with the likes of David Bowie and Queen and Debbie Harry, which you can draw a certain comparison with when she herself exploded on to the music scene in the late 1970’s as lead singer and headline maker for New York rock band Blonde. Gaga draws inspiration for her songs through her fashion and feels that they are one of the same.

So if you’re looking for celebrity Party Dresses as inspiration for your Christmas Party, we’re not suggesting that you go out dressed as a human disco ball or covered in a hundred Kermit the frogs or dressed head to toe in a meat dress and hat, BUT Rare have used Gaga’s eccentric style as inspiration for these HOT pieces that will definitely have you turning heads and feeling awesome!

We can guarantee that there’s no A-List price tag to our celebrity party dresses at Rare, Plus ALL customers, not just VIP’s receive a chart topping 15% discount by using the code RAREX15X at check out, So it’s definitely time to gogo gaga with Rare!

The 3D Rose Prom Dress (£79) will have you feeling like the belle of the fashion ball.

3D Rose Prom Dress

The Padded Shoulder Jumper (£45) is super simple style! Team it up with leggings and pumps or even heels and you’ll be ready to go!

Padded Shoulder Jumper

For A List style, you need the Opulence Sequin Shoulder Pad Leotard (£105). This sequin leotard with shoulder pads and cut out detail will have you ready to rock!

Opulence Sequin Shoulder Pad Leotard

Why not mix it up with the Fringed Sleeve Leotard (£22). This piece is undoubtedly unique and able to make quite a fashion statement!

Fringed Sleeve Leotard

10 Top Festive Party Dresses From Misguided

Over the next couple of weeks you may be looking for some festive party dresses right? Well we’ve teamed up with Misguided the online women’s e-tailer to give you their top 10 suggestions for the Christmas party season.

All the dresses below are just ideal in your search for Christmas party dresses and will have you on-trend and looking gorgeous in a matter of minutes, no matter what look you’re for, we’ll be flabbergasted if there’s not something in the top 10 which will suit you.

take the Saskia Contrast Cut Out Bodycon Dress In Black & White for example this a bodycon style dress but has an unusual mid-riff cut out detail which is sexy without being too revealing.

The Red Dress is the colour of the season and the Dasia Flower Detail One Shoulder Dress In Red is just ideal for a festive party dress not only in colour but in style too. It has several style stamps which are so on-trend such as the asymmetrical one shoulder, the body con styling and the red corsage which gives the dress wonderful feature.

The Crystalia Glitter Drape Dress In Red With Gold Shimmer is another classic party bandeau style but this time with draped detailing and glitter to make sure you turn heads.

The Beryl Strapless Asymmetrical Hem Dress In Black is a classic style with a twist, it has a super sexy sweetheart neck line, but featuring a wonderful asymmetrical hem too.

Again this Evonne One Shoulder Asymmetrical Hem Dress In Cream is a great looking party dress with not one but two asymmetrical features, the fist being the hem the second being the one shoulder. this sassy party dress is sure to create a stir and looks stunning in cream which is a little different to the typical Black dress worn at this time of year.

Now this dress is a real gem, the Sheenah Sequin Detail Bodycon Dress In Mocha is a super sexy body con dress primed for someone who wants to make a splash in all the right ways. Its figure hugging and sequinned which is just perfect for you to step out on the dance floor and attract all the attention.

If you’re looking for sophistication with a little sparkle well the Zena Sequin Maxi Dress In Black is just perfect for your party, the Maxi dress is the dress of the moment, but this is more of an evening dress, with bandeau neckline and just the right amount of sequins to make your Christmas party dress sparkle.

A little different but all the same beautiful, the Sharina Ruffle Dress In Nude With Black Trim is a lovely light shift style party dress with wonderful ruffle wave down the front, Its a fun dress which reflects your fun personality.

Now this is killer party dress if there was ever a one, the Elynn Sequin Bust Flower Applique Dress is a stunner, a beautiful mini dress with a sexy sequinned sweetheart bust, and a glorious flower appliqué detail on the skirt, rock the party with this little number if you dare!

Finally we come to another fabulous Christmas party dress in this years favourite colour to get noticed, the Ivory Sweetheart Neckline Sheer Drape Dress In Red has a wonderful Grecian look with its draping sweeping up over one shoulder. A nice little contrast is the animal print contrasting belt around the middle which again is on-trend, but suitably understated.

We’re sure you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone in this selection and with some wonderful prices too, they’ll be hard to resist.

Misguided have also extended their delivery service to cover all eventualities over the festive period to include next day delivery and weekend deliveries. to learn more about their delivery options go here.

Otherwise to see all of their party dresses click on the button below.

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