Seventies Glamour Party Clothes
The seventies were all about laid back glamour so make great inspiration for party clothes. They also happen to be right on trend at the moment and likely to stick around for further seasons so now is a great time to invest in that sparkling sequin dress or elegant halterneck dress. The look of the seventies tends to be long and flowing, which makes seventies style party clothes a really flattering choice. From hippy and boho styles to the luxurious Studio 54 look, there is a seventies style of party clothes for everyone and there are plenty of choices available in all of your favourite online fashion retailers.
Party Clothes – The Sequin Dress
For those who want to glitter and shimmer on the dance floor, a sequin dress is the perfect party clothes option. You can choose from a full on floor length sequin evening dresses or a cute shift dress with some sequin trim for a more subtle look.
This floor length sequin embellished maxi dress at Oasis is very reminiscent of the seventies with its long sleeves. It is ideal if you are attending an outdoor party in the evening as the sleeves will give a little extra warmth.
As an alternative to a sequin dress, these Pewter Sequin Palazzo trousers from the Limited Edition Collection at Dorothy Perkins also work really well as party clothes when teamed with a corset or halterneck top.
Party Clothes – The Halterneck Dress
Halter neck styles are great for summer parties and when you combine them with the summer seventies trend for maxi dresses they make an incredibly flattering outfit that disguises tummies, hips, thighs and legs. This blue floral halter maxi dress at Dorothy Perkins also combines a really pretty floral print which is another key trend of the summer.
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Jumpsuits are firmly back on trend for the summer. They make great alternatives to party dresses and look fabulous when worn with a pair of killer heels for maximum effect. This one shoulder jumpsuit at Oasis is particularly flattering and glamorous with its draped sleeve and wide legged trousers.
The Assymetrical Dress
Both shorter style and maxi dress asymmetrical styles make great party clothes. These dresses are reminiscent of the Studio 54 era and particularly the designs of Halston, a label that was really popular in the seventies. This bright blue one shoulder swing sleeve dress by Lipsy is a dramatic choice of party clothes.
Beautiful floral prints are the perfect choice for a daytime party, barbecue or wedding. Choose from bold and bright florals in psychedelic colours, botanical prints featuring whites and greens and oriental prints in bold pinks and oranges. This Lily print maxi dress at Miss Selfridge is incredibly elegant and would work especially well for a really hot day as the loose fit will keep you refreshingly cool.
Seventies Style Accessories
Almost any seventies style party clothes including a halter dress and maxi style evening dresses will look best with a pair of wedge heels or sandals. For daytime parties you could also try adding a large brimmed floppy hat which will also keep the sun off your face. For the evening add some sparkly jewellery.
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Red party dresses are the perfect way to stand out from the crowd this Christmas. Perhaps not the obvious choice of colour when it comes to a dress for a Christmas party, but red party dresses can also look sophisticated, feminine, chic, festive and very stylish. The perfect choice if you want to look so hot that you sizzle. The LDB (little black dress) has a lot going for it in terms of versatility, but if you really want a party dress with the ‘Wow’ factor, the red party dress or cocktail dress is the answer.
You can pick from a range of different shades of red this season from bright to berry reds. Choose the red that really makes your complexion glow for the hottest party look. Those with dark hair will tend to look best in dark red shades whilst those with blond hair will look amazing in scarlets. Another great tip for choosing your red party dress is to keep it simple, the colour will provide enough of feature and a reason for people to look, there is no need to over complicate things.
Gain inspiration from the red dresses on the catwalk for autumn and winter 2010 which were a refreshing change to neutral colours that are also popular this year. At Richard Nichol there was a softly tailored one shouldered shift dress, the ultimate in elegance. Bottega Veneta also featured red with a skirt just above knee height worn with fishnets, a difficult look to pull off but can look amazing if done right. Alexander McQueen’s collection featured spectacular and elaborate red brocade dresses and an embellished floor length gown.
Here are some of our favourite red dresses.
One Shoulder Red Rose Dress
This one shouldered dress by Rare Fashion is chiffon which is a great way of softening a red dress for a feminine and romantic look. The rose also makes it look extra special for a party.
Lipsy One Shouldered Gathered Dress
This Lipsy dress is seriously hot with its shiny satin and asymmetrical gathered style. It needs an equally hot pair of heels to show it off at its best. A really daring dress and definitely a head turner.
Lipsy Ruffle Shift Dress
Luxurious and ladylike this Lipsy party dress will work for all sort of occasions this Christmas from a family party to the works Christmas do. You will look amazing and the simple shift dress style is flattering for most body shapes.
Motel Gem Dress
Another simple but stunning dress, this Motel dress has slimming vertical stripes in eye catching beads for a glamorous look. Wear with a simple hair style and slick of red lippy for maximum impact.
Burgundy Velvet Lace Dress
This unusual party dress has a vintage feel about it. It is ideal for those who want to wear red but not in the most obvious way. It is chic and stylish for the boho party girl. The deep shade of red will look amazing with dark hair.
Pleat cocktail dress
This amazing little cocktail dresses oozes old world glamour. Why not trying adding a pair of long gloves for a party outfit that is suitable for even the most formal occasions.
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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.
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.
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
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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!
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
As it will soon be Valentines you might be panicking a little about what’s the best thing to wear on that all important date, no matter at what stage you’re at with your relationship you’ll want to get all dressed up for the occasion so we’ve put together 3 gorgeous Valentines outfits for your benefit?
However, before we can decide on your valentines outfits you need to think what type of date you’ll be going on in the first place. Obviously you need to dress right for the occasion or event that you’re going to… correct? So, do you have an idea of what you might be doing, is it a secret perhaps… Gulp!
If the boy in your life has dropped a few hints however, and you know more or less what type of date you’re going on we’ve that helps enormously, so to help you in this endeavour, we’ve put together a couple of looks courtesy of our friends at Lipsy for you to be inspired, we’ve selected one each for 3 typical valentines dates dependent upon the occasion.
You can also get Free World Wide Delivery on purchases over £75 from Lipsy by entering NEWYEAR at check out
A sophisticated evening in a swanky cocktail bar one needs to look the part don’t you think and this perfect Lipsy One Shoulder Sculptured Dress will do just nicely.
To round it off you need this little Lipsy Zip Pocket Chain Strap Bag just the right amount of rock chick to go with the glamour…
Then to catch the light and draw a little bit of attention to yourself the subtle additional of a little bling, but understated with this wonderfulLipsy Diamante Heart Charm Necklace
There’s nothing better than a slushy rom-com to put you in the mood, your fella might be hating it, but he’ll do anything for you on Valentines surely?
Get the look right for a night at the movies starting with this wonderful Lipsy Orchid Print Cape T Shirt.
Team up with these fantastic Lipsy Patchwork Skinny Jeans which are bang on trend but with a little design twist to them
The look could be complete without this Lipsy Rouched Charm Bag just a great little touch and perfect for lots of occasions smart or casual
Dinner For Two
maybe your bloke has splashed out on a fancy restaurant, you need to ready with the right look? so we thought to start off this Lipsy One Shoulder Embellished Dress is just the job to look suitable stunning and get his pulse racing
This dainty little Lipsy Diamante Hard Clutch is just perfect clutch bag to store your knick knacks.
And for dessert we finish the look off with this fabulous little Lipsy Handbag Charm Bracelet just beautiful I’m sure you’ll agree
Once you know what you’re doing for valentines date, it should be fairly simple to choose one of the above looks, but hey, if you still don’t know pick them all up and cover all eventualities:
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