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.

New Years Party Dresses – Get Ready To Party on New Years Eve

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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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!

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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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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.

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Party Dresses – 5 Style Resolutions For 2011

Animal Body Con Dress – Warehouse

Once we arrive in January, the Christmas and New Year Party season will be over, it is time to pack away those party dresses (for a week or two anyway) and start thinking about your wardrobe for the year ahead.

At The beginning of each year most of us also have resolutions to keep, as the new year normally represents a point in time when we can look forward with optimism and use it as a new start.

Everyone wants to look stylish and feel good about themselves and part of this is ensuring that you get the maximum style and wear from every piece of clothing that you buy, so adopting the following good habits allows you not only to fulfil a new years resolution, but look and feel great about it too.

  • Shop the sales carefully for bargains that you will wear

Everyone loves a bargain in the sales but it is only a bargain if it is something that you actually need and will wear. Think carefully about the gaps in your wardrobe and use the sales to fill those gaps. If you hardly ever go to parties don’t buy more party dresses instead get some casual dresses. Shopping in the sales is also a good time to buy something that you might not usually be able to afford, perhaps a designer handbag or designer dress. Look for versatile item that will not go out of fashion to quickly and can be worn in lots of different ways.

  • Clear out clothes that you no longer wear

Clearing out any clothes that you don’t wear is a great way to make some space so that you can actually see what is in your wardrobe. Be ruthless, if you don’t feel good in a piece of clothing, get rid.  It is also a good way to remind yourself of what you have actually got. You can recycle old clothes by swapping, selling or donating them to charity.  

  • Choose clothes that suit your body shape

By choosing clothes that suit your body shape you will always look and feel great. You don’t need to stick to wearing the same clothes all of the time but if you find a particular style that works well for you why not base your outfits around it. You can vary colours, patterns and accessories to keep the look fresh. By dressing to your strengths you can avoid those days when you feel like you tummy, hips or thighs look to big or you look too short. If you want to wear a leopard print dress then choose a leopard print dress in a shape that suits you.

  • Find out your best colours and wear them

If you always want to look healthy with a glowing complexion, then you should try and find clothes in colours that compliment you natural colouring. You should avoid at all costs the colours that make you look pale and drained. To find your best colours first decide whether you have a warm or cool skin tone. Warms will look good in browns, reds, yellows or oranges whilst cool skin tones will look best in purple, greens, blues and pinks.

  • Develop your own style

Style is all about individuality. You don’t need to just follow the crowd, you can do your own thing. Seek out individual pieces and unique dresses that you love and don’t be afraid to wear them. Always wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and happy. If you are wearing something that you don’t feel happy in, your discomfort will show. If you get fed up with wearing the same old jeans and t shirts all of the time, why not get some casual dresses instead.

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Velvet One Shoulder Cocktail Dress And The New Look For Emma Watson.

Velvet One Shoulder Cocktail Dress And The New Look For Emma Watson.

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.

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.