Christmas Party Dresses 2010 – Splurge Or Save?

Christmas Party Dresses 2010 – Splurge Or Save?

So you have one or two parties going on over Christmas and you need a very gorgeous Christmas party dress, From all the lovely Christmas Party Dresses out there, who doesn’t? There is plenty of choice out there but the big decision is do you blow your whole Christmas budget on one amazing designer dress or do you opt for a similar but much less expensive version, allowing you to buy your family and friends some great Christmas gifts as well.

Christmas Party Dresses for 2010 fall in to a number of categories, fifties and sixties retro style for those who love to look lady like, Seventies Disco Queen for those who want to sparkle, minimalist for those who love that understated look  and of course everyone’s good ol’ reliable, the LBD or Little black dress.  Do also Watch out for velvet, lace, sequins, draping and one shouldered styles for a luxurious and glamorous Christmas party dress too as they are very big trends in the run up to Christmas. Party dress colours for Christmas 2010 include nude tones, navy, red, purple and of course black. Don’t forget to add some fab accessories to give your party outfit the perfect finishing touch.

Here are our favourite designer Christmas party dresses for 2010 and their much more affordable cousins.

The Strapless Corset Dress

Splurge – Loupes Strapless Corset Dress By Malene Birger – Who says the perfect Christmas party dress has to be black?

Save – Strapless Jewelled Pocket Dress A fitted bodice and tulip skirt, just add a black leather jacket and some killer heels.

The One Shoulder Dress

Splurge – Acne One Shoulder Dress A minimalist but luxurious dress from the hottest Scandinavian label of the moment.

SaveLipsy One Shoulder Chiffon Dress – A flattering ruched design with some very elegant embellishment on the shoulder.

 

The Maxi Party Dress

SplurgeHalston Heritage Halterneck Maxi Dress – the ultimate in seventies disco glamour from a truly iconic label.

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SavePewter Jersey Halter Neck Dress – The perfect Christmas party dress for skimming over any festive indulgences including Christmas Pud and mince pies! 

The Sequin Dress Party Dress

Splurge – Halson Heritage One Shoulder Textured Sequin Dress This is just how to work subtle sequins with style (and a snake skin texture)

 

Save – Sequin Vest Dress By Rare Fashion – a simple style of dress but with plenty of sparkle.

The Little Black Dress

SplurgeVivienne Westwood Black Shrink Drape Dress – simplicity at its best with a flattering jersey drape by the Queen of British cool.

SaveOasis Ruffle Ponte Dress – Fitted and flattering this amazing party dress fits in all the right places and is perfect for showing off some amazing accessories.

Why not accessorise your LBD with a lips clutch?

Splurge –Lulu Guinness Lipstick Padded Lips Clutch – A shapely pair of pillar box red lips, great for brightening up any Christmas party dress or outfit.

Save – Lipsy Lips Clutch Bag – Small and perfectly formed this great little clutch bag is just big enough for all of your party essentials and won’t break the bank.

Will you be splurging or saving on your Christmas party dress this year? What ever outfit you decide to wear the most important thing is to make sure that you have a great time.

Top 5 Trends In Christmas Party Dresses

Top 5 Trends In Christmas Party Dresses

Christmas party dresses are all about glamour, sparkle and style statements to get you noticed. Christmas is not a time for subtle looks that fade into the background. This Christmas the key trends in party dresses are eye-catching and bold. Here are the top 5 trends in party dresses .

The Sequin Dress

Everyone loves sparkle and if you don’t get the opportunity to wear it for the rest of the year Christmas is the one time that you can. All over sequins are hot news this year with gold and black also both being a really on trend colours when it comes to sequins. The sparkle of a sequin dress is balanced by the relative simple style which could include a t shirt style, vest style or even glamorous maxi dress style. One of the key influences on this trend is the amazing sequin creations by designer Ashish. We love this Toya sequin shift dress at Boohoo.

The Lace Dress

If you are looking for a party dress that is sexy in a very subtle way, then the lace dress is for you. Lace dresses are so huge this winter that there is most definitely a style to suit everyone from feminine fifties style dresses to more directional body con dresses. We love this lace tiered dress by Oasis which is the ultimate in luxury.

The Draped Dress

The draped dress is a trend that has been going strong for quite a few seasons now. This winter there are more draped party dress styles around than ever before with the one shouldered shape been amongst the most popular. The draped dress is probably one of the most flattering styles of party dress around this winter with its loosely fitting drapes concealing lumps and bumps and elongating the body. Lipsy have a great range of draped dresses that are perfect for partying in this Christmas. We love this one shouldered draped dress by Lipsy which definitely has a look for Greek Goddesss about it.

The Red Dress

Forget the Little black dress, this Christmas it is all about the little red dress. Red is such a great colour for Christmas and if you worry about whether red suits you,the red dress is available in a variety of shades to suit most skin tones. A bright red dress already makes a big style statement so one of the best ways to wear this trend is by keeping it simple. We love this Assymetric jersey drape dress by Lipsy.

The Leopard Print Dress

Leopard print is definitely seeing a revival this year and the winter sees it being featured on everything from accessories to coats. A Christmas party is a great time to wear leopard print as it is glamorous, bold and flattering. The leopard dress is such an eyecatching look that you will be sure to get noticed. we love this Janine cage back dress by Motel which combines a leopard ptint top with a slimming black skirt, perfect for dancing the night away.

Perfect Party Dresses For Women From Pixie Lott And Lipsy

Pixie & Lipsy – Party Dresses For Women

This week saw the launch of the much anticipated Pixie Lott AW11 collection for Lipsy. As it turns out the pixie collection is a mouth watering array of wonderful pieces that you can’t wait to try on yourself.

Lipsy are most notable for their party dresses for women and older teens, but the new Pixie collection transcends the age gap somewhat, The 4th collection from Pixie Lott is quite the accomplishment, and from the evidence shown, the chart topping pop star who at only 20, is obviously somewhat of talent in fashion design too.

Unsurprisingly the collection has more than it fair share of party dresses for women, but you would also expect from Lipsy to have a collection full of the biggest on trend styles of the season, which includes everything from LBD, Body cons, 60’s style and cut out detailing as well as prints. It is packed with the most delicious and on trend pieces of any collection on the high street today…we challenge anybody not to find something they fall in love with!

Not Just Party Dresses For Women

Pixie’s collection is made up of day wear and evening wear and of course women’s party dresses, so you’re just as likely to find something to wear for work, than Pixie is to find something for one of her red carpet appearances.

We’ll concentrate our first look into the collection on Party dresses for women as after all that’s what I images you’re likely to be looking at this site for, right?

Can’t wait, and what to see Pixie full collection now? click the button below to be taken to Lipsy Pixie Collection

Below are 4 of the most eye-catching dresses from the collection, and as Pixie states, “I love designing for Lipsy” and “…try to design what I would like to wear myself”, which in her 4th Pixie collection from lipsy has a little more edge than the previous collections, which can’t be a bad thing, at least in my opinion.

Pixie Asymmetric Side Cutout Party Dress £65.00

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This is a classic one shoulder design by Pixie Lott features a cut-out panel to the side which is ultra trendy at the moment and features embellished trim and a fishtail design, perfect party dresses for women and fabulous to get those heads turning.

Lipsy Sequin Flame Mesh Dress £65.00

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A classic LBD with a twist, this sexy Pixie Lott designed party dress ticks all the on trend boxes of the moment. The sequin flame mesh dress features a sweetheart neckline with alluring nude mesh panelling, and stunning sequin detailing to add that Pixie sparkle.

Pixie One Shoulder Cutout Dress £60.00

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We’ve Fallen in love with this stunning one shoulder party dress fro Pixie. The Grecian draping style is ultra flattering and very forgiving, with the on trend side cut-out panel and an embellished band to cinch in the waist and giving some shape to the silhouette.

Pixie Sequin Elastic Dress £65.00

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And the piece de resistance in my opinion in the whole pixie collection is the ultimate LBD by Pixie Lott, this chic body con party dress features a v-shape pointed sweetheart bandeau neckline which is not only quite unusual but is a styling detail more common to designer dresses. The sequin hooped panelling down the torso adds that Lipsy sparkle, simply stunning.

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Lipsy Party Dresses At The Soap Awards

Anyone who is anyone in British soap TV world glammed up for this year’s Inside Soap Awards, with lots of prominent females showing why Lipsy is a label of choice for so many celebs as they chose to make an impression wearing Lipsy party dresses.

Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) and Sacha Parkinson (best-friend Sian), both looked fantastic in the VIP studded bodice feather dress (coming soon) and the VIP bejewelled heart layer dress. Both VIP Dresses are sure to become a popular choice in that hunt for the perfect Christmas Party Dress this year.

The cast of Coronation Street have become regular visitors to the the Manchester Lipsy store recently, obviously Michelle Keegan who plays Tina McIntyre in the soap who opened the afore mentioned store has been passing on the recommendations to the Corrie cast and spreading the Lipsy word. Michelle wore Lipsy’s stunning black, asymmetric mini-dress (due in soon) which obviously helped her out as she picked up the Sexiest Female award – a title well deserved we think!

Hollyoaks’ Dominique Jackson (Lauren Valentine) also swapped her TV Persona for the Lipsypleated corset chiffon dress.

It was the Eastenders’ however who really stole the show, taking a full host of awards. Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) won Best Actress for the fourth year running. Best Bitch and Best Bad Boy award went to Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher) and Larry Lamb (Archie Mitchell), with John Partridge (Christian Clarke) being named as Sexiest Male, Kara Tointon (Dawn Swan) was handed the Best Dressed award. Overall EastEnders walked away with the highly coveted title of Best Soap award which was the highest accolade of the night.

Inspired by the soaps and the glamour of the red carpet? Why don’t you indulge in the red carpet treatment and treat yourself to Lipsy party dresses and get the attention you deserve!

The Lace Dress – 5 Simply Stunning Ways To Wear For The Summer

The Lace Dress – 5 Simply Stunning Ways To Wear For The Summer

A lace dress is a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Lace dresses are pretty and and depending on how you wear them can also look glamorous and sophisticated. They can work in so many different ways from a ladies day dresses to wedding guest outfits. You can create so many different looks with a lace dress depending on the colour and style that you choose.

This summer there is a lace dress to suit anyone whether you prefer mini dresses or tea length dresses and whether you want black, white nude or brightly coloured lace. Many of the styles of lace dress have a vintage feel to them and you can find a style of lace dress to fit with the fifties, sixties and seventies trends that are so popular at the moment.

Nude Lace Dress

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Cream Lace Panel Dress

Nude lace has been a huge trend for party dresses and is the perfect choice for an elegant party dress with a vintage feel. This cream lace panel dress has a fifties silhouette that is incredibly popular at the moment. It is feminine and pretty and could be worn with with either nude or contrasting black shoes and accessories. This style of dress would make great ladies day outfits when worn with a hat or fascinator.

Bodycon Lace Dress


Bodycon Lace Dress – Net-a-porter

If you want to wear lace but not look too girly, a bodycon lace dress is a great option. As this dress is fairly simple, you can easily add a statement necklace and a tailored jacket or blazer. A pair of sky high heels would be the finishing touch to this outfit.

Lace Maxi Dress

Lace Maxi Dress – Miss Selfridge

The seventies are really on trend for the summer and a lace maxi dress is a great way to follow this trend. We love the colour and intricate pattern on the lace of this beautiful maxi dress.

Sixties Style Lace Dress

Emeline Lace dress – Coast

There are plenty of lace dresses with a sixties influence around at the moment from the simple mini shift dresses to the longer sleeved peterpan collar dresses. This very simple mini shift dress is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to look sophisticated and elegant.

Coloured Lace

Pink Lace Dress – Drama Queen at Very

Red Lace Baby Doll Dress – Dorothy Perkins

A coloured lace dress is a bold choice and probably one of the most up to date looks of the season. Look out for red, pink and orange lace dresses. All of these dresses are designed to get you noticed and not for those who like to fade into the background.

Black Lace

Black lace party dress

Black Nude Floral Lace Dress – Dorothy Perkins

Black lace is one of the most timeless ways to wear lace. A little black lace will never  go out of fashion but for summer 2011, a black lace dress with a nude lining is very on trend. If you are looking for wedding guest outfits, white lace is a bit of a no no but this black dress would be perfect.

Lace Trim

Tiered Lace Shift Dress – Lipsy

Finally if you don’t want to wear all over lace, a dress with lace trim also makes a big style statement. This tiered lace shift dress uses contrasting lace to create a eye catching vintage inspired look.

Celebrity Dresses Designed By Pixie Lott At Lipsy

You might have already spotted some of the gorgeous celebrity dresses designed by Pixie Lott at Lipsy. The hugely successful range has now been running for a number of seasons and the next collection is due on 24th May, just in time for the summer. For those who are obsessed with fashion and want to learn more about the collection, you can also watch Pixie TV to find out more about the design process for celebrity dresses and go behind the scenes of the new Pixie Lott collection. You can actually see how the SS11 collection actually takes shape..

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In the second webisode Pixie pitches her collection to the high street in a kind of Dragons Den scenario. She also has to cast the models for her fashion show, it is not just about sketching out some dresses! Other webisodes also include the photo shoot, press day and launch day, we can’t wait.

The complete details of the Pixie Lott collection for SS11 are still to be revealed but the Lipsy website hints at floral dresses and Coachella festival style.

And now for the best bit….

By watching each of the webisodes of Pixie TV, you will have the chance to win one of five, £1000 Lipsy Giftcards. Just think of all the beautiful party dresses and floral dresses that you could buy with that. Further details can be found on each of the webisodes. If any of the previous Pixie Lott for Lipsy collections are anything to go buy, it is likely to be feminine, flirty and very on  trend with ruffles, frills, embellishment and lots of other great details.

If you really can’t wait until 24th May, why not check out the Pixie Lott celebrity dresses in the Lipsy sale. There are some amazing bargains and really cheap party dresses. Here are some of our favourites:

This Pixie Embellished Bandeau Dress is combines striking white with contrasting black embellishment for a fabulous party dress. The tiered or layered skirt is and empire line give it a cute baby doll feel but with a sophisticated edge.

This very stylish ruched bustier full skirt dress was designed by Pixie Lott at Lipsy for the last collection but is still right on trend for the summer. The shape of this dress echos that of one of the most talked about celebrity dresses, the wedding dress of Kate Middleton but with a much shorter skirt that is ideal for partying in.

This nude coloured feathered tiered dress  has delicate feather detail on each of the tiers, an unusual look but one that fits really well with the summers trend for nude coloured party dresses.

This lace top smock dressmight be from  last season but it is perfect for this summer’s seventies vibe. It is ideal as a slightly more casual party dress, a day dress or even for wearing with jeans.

Lipsy are also currently offering free delivery on all of there full priced items when you spend more than £75. Just enter SPRING2011 at checkout (T & C’s apply).