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.
Rise Fashion Alice Dress
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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!
Rise Iris Skater Dress
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.
Margo Dress – Rise Fashion
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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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Floral dresses are the perfect choice for a summer party. They can take you from daytime to evening with ease. By changing your flat sandals or work boots for a pair of heels and a clutch bag you can be ready to party in no time. With so many floral dresses featuring on the catwalk for SS11 there is no shortage of inspiration from the lady like floral dresses of D & G to the embellished florals at Erdem and the seventies style maxi dresses adorned with flower shapes at Marc Jacobs. Floral party dresses can look girlie and pretty, romantic, colourful and abstract, vintage and sophisticated. What ever look you want to achieve for your summer parties, there will be a floral dress to fit.
Vintage floral dresses
Vintage styles have had such a huge influence over fashions in the last few years, there is bound to be a strong vintage influence on some of the floral dresses for SS11. This beautiful vintage floral frill dress from the Limited Collection at Marks and Spencers has an almost maxi skirt would make a great choice for weddings or special occasions this spring.
Maxi floral dresses
Maxi floral dresses are great for garden parties, beach parties, BBQ’s and even street parties (remember, it is not long until the royal wedding!). The length of a maxi dress is great for showing off a colour floral print to the maximum. As they are such a huge trend, you are bound to find plenty of beautiful floral maxi dresses online. We love this colourful floral maxi dress at Boohoo.com. It would look great with a pair of chunky wooden tower heeled shoes.
Embellished floral dresses
Applique Prom Dress By Debut at Debenhams
For a special occasion embellished floral dresses including those with applique, embroidery and beading will look amazing. Take inspiration from Erdem and Alexander Wang’s catwalk shows with fresh whites and creams and delicate applique. For the evening applique, embroidery and beading can also look amazing on a black background.
Sequin Floral Dress
Another type of applique that will look incredibly eye catching for a party is a sequin dress with a floral design. This stunning sequin dress by Cutie at Dorothy Perkins is a great way to ensure that you stand out from the crowd.
Romantic floral dresses
Floral prints on a cream or white background and draped chiffon styles in pastel colours are all great ways to wear the romantic floral dress. Also look out for ruffles and frills to keep the look soft. This one sleeve chiffon floral dress By Rare will work equally well for daytime or evening parties when worn with minimal jewellery and nude coloured heels.
The Designer Floral Dress
If you are looking for something really special then this Mimosa floral dress by D&G has to be the ultimate floral dress of the season. It is fresh, bright and very pretty. It would work well for all sort of summer parties including occasions like weddings.
Lipsy are without doubt best known for their fabulous party dresses, and with Christmas almost here (EEKS!) you may be interested in knowing what their top 10 party dresses are.
The top ten lipsy women’s party frocks are very democratic and as a result a great barometer of what style girls are buying around the UK at the moment, and as you would expect the clamour for Glamour in the run up to Christmas is prominent, there are lots of embellishments and glitz, but as you would expect from one of the best known party dress names, a variety of styles which are very hot and on-trend for the moment such as Maxi dresses, one shoulder dresses, body con dresses and bandeau dresses.
One should consider that this top 10 is for the style of dress and not necessarily the colour, so don’t be afraid to buy one just because they are popular, whilst there is always a risk that you may end up at a party with someone wearing the same dress as you, Lipsy’s dresses are available in different colours, so you shouldn’t worry too much about that happening. We always advise that you should always choose a colour which complements your skin tone, and emphasise your personal brand/look with appropriate accessories and make-up, that’s the thing that will give your look the lift necessary to stand out from anyone else. The only way to minimise the risk of duplication is of course to have a one off piece made which has a one-off price as well.
You can take advantage of not only the stunning styles they have to offer, but also of the special offers they have on going too, such as the up to half price sale on certain items and the voucher Code of PARTYISSUE2 which will allow you a 10% discount off your full price purchase at checkout.
1. This Lipsy One Shoulder Glitter Dress is very glamorous and really taps in to the 70’s look that’s really prominent currently. The Dress is inspired by Halston Heritage, the designer brand famous from 1970 studio 54 culture of expressiveness, hedonism and excess, the Lipsy version comes with everything but the price tag of course.
2.The Lipsy Beaded Neckline And Waist Dress is a classic bandeau style with tulip skirt and a embellished neckline to add that sparkle for Christmas.
3.Here we have theLipsy One Shoulder Beaded Maxi Dress. Surprisingly the only maxi dress in the top 10 line up given the maxi’s popularity, but this one is a real gem and classic floaty evening dress style with a twist of being a one shoulder style too, There’s a nice embellished shoulder and waist band the latter adding shape to the maxi dress too.
4.Classic styling in the One-shoulder Tulip Skirt Dress makes this dress, you can see why its so popular with its one shoulder styling and the grecian draped effected tulip skirt, complete with a contrasting waist band.
5.Another classic, the Lipsy Pleated Strapless Dress is as sexy as they get, with a bandeau body con style which is so popular as a party dress, in 3 colour options (colour option shown – lava) this dress will definitely get you noticed in all the right ways.
6.Similar to some of the others in the top 10, the Lipsy Asymmetric Panel Dress is a shaped bandeau style dress, but with an abstract digital print, which is again a very desirable style.
7.The distinctive Lipsy Tipped Ruffle Shift Dress is a fun dress which is typified by its ruffle front tipped with a contrasting colour, again very popular and available in five colour schemes.
8.Another glamorous digital print style, the Lipsy Cross Over Wrap Bandeau Dress is the perfect party dress which can be finished off with some statement jewellery to look stunning.
9.Again this Lipsy One Shoulder Pleated Dress is a classic style with a popular one shoulder design and pleated detailing to add interest. Available in 3 assorted block colours to match your personality.
10.Finally we come to the Lipsy Embellished One Shoulder Dress, its super sexy in a black and white contrasting abstract print, with a alluring embellished one shoulder strap which gives the classic design a nice design twist, this Party dress would grace any party occasion:
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Retro party clothes are inspired by clothes of the past ranging from the forties to the eighties and are a fun way to dress in a unique and individual way. Although retro party outfits from all of the decades are right on trend at the moment, there is so much choice that you should have no problems in standing out and looking a little different from everyone else. You can also add your own modern twist to give your retro party clothes a completely unique feel.
Pick your decade
Each of the decades has its own character from the pretty practicality of the forties to the more glamorous fifties, the swinging sixties and the flowing relaxed styles of the seventies with a bit of disco diva look to boot. Each of these eras has some fabulous party dress styles which will look amazing this spring.
Forties – Tea Length Dresses
The forties was a time of make do and mend in Britain and dresses were pretty but practical. The skirt lengths were below the knee which is an incredibly flattering and on trend but if you want a slightly more up to date look you can also opt for a tea dress with a slightly shorter skirt length like this Cindy bead neck tea dress by Boohoo. Look for cute and fun prints and team with a brightly coloured cardigan or biker jacket to bring the look right up to date for 2011.
Fifties – Halter Neck Dresses
The fifties were characterised by the Hollywood era when glamour and elegance ruled. Fifties styles of dress are big news this spring and you can choose from a simple floral printed dress with a flared skirt for a more casual party or some full on glamour for a really special occasion. Halterneck dresses with full prom style skirts are perfect for partying in and would even work well for a spring wedding, we love this Halter Belle Prom Dress by Oasis. If you want to really work the look you could even add a pair of ladylike gloves. These dresses need to be worn with heels for maximum effect.
Sixties – Mini Shift Dresses
The styles of the sixties had a simple silhouette which is incredibly simple to wear. You can opt for mini shift dresses with or without sleeves in bold and bright colours and run prints. Party dresses with chiffon overlays are also a great style from the sixties that works particularly well. A Peter Pan collar dresses are also very fashionable at the moment and are great for parties. we love this lace Peter Pan collar dress by Rare Fashions.
Seventies – Maxi Dresses
Decadent maxi dresses of the seventies no only look great but are also really comfortable and easy to wear. They work well for both daytime and evening parties and if you want to really turn up the glamour you can opt for an embellished or one shouldered style. We love this purple frilled maxi dress by Dorothy Perkins.
If you are a little nervous of wearing retro style party dresses then a plain shift dress will look amazing for a special occasion in the spring with this floral hat by Oasis.
New Years Eve is the biggest party night of the year and requires some really amazing party clothes. What will you be doing to celebrate and what will you be wearing? We have put together our top tips on how you can welcome the new year in with style.
Nude Beaded Shift Dress
Wear Something Different
Try a new style or a new colour for a refreshing way to welcome in the new year. They say that a change can be as refreshing as a break. So why not try out some new party clothes for New Years Eve. You can get so many cheap party dresses at the moment and in the sales, why not go for something a little different to your little black dress. If you usually go for a body con dress why not try a semi fitted style. Of you usually go for mini try a maxi instead. Floral dresses are also really on trend at the moment and make a colourful change to a black dress. You should also be able to find cheap party dresses in the pre or post Christmas sales in most of the seasons key styles including the sequin dress, leopard print dress and black lace dress. Another option could be trousers and party tops.
Cream Silk Embellished Dress – Miss Selfridge
Glam It Up
It is the start of a new year, it only happens once ever 12 months so is a great opportunity to get really dressed up. On an occasion like this just about anything goes and there is no such thing as being under dressed. Even if you are only having friends over for a few drinks or popping out to the local pub, you can still wear that sequin dress.
You can always add some glamour to your party dress with accessories. Chandelier earrings and elaborate sparkly necklaces are very now. If the rest of your look is low key then add some sparkle with a festive clutch bag.
Feather One Shoulder Party Dress – Miss Selfridge
It’s going to be a long night
New Years Eve parties typically go on for later than most parties you will go to so ensure that you dress for comfort. At this time of year warmth should be one of your key concerns, look for an elegant cover up for travelling to and from party. You could also invest in a wrap, bolero or cape to keep you slightly warmer whilst at the party.
Comfortable shoes are also a must for new years eve especially if you plan on dancing. Heels are almost always the most glamorous choice for wearing with party dresses but you can make them more comfortable with gel pads and don’t forget to take some plasters in your clutch.
Whatever you choose to wear on New Years Eve, make sure that it is something that you feel comfortable in to allow you to get on with the serious business of partying. You need to feel confident and carefree in order to enjoy yourself to the max.
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