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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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..
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.
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).
It may still be winter, but we are heading full speed ahead into spring and summer, the season for garden parties, barbecues and weddings and the perfect opportunity to get dressed up in a sensational party dress. Here are some of our top picks of the trends for party dresses for spring and summer.
1.The Lace Dress-lace is back on trend again for another season. This time you can choose from traditional black, white or a more modern and more daring look with bright neons as seen at Christopher Kane. Choose from shift dresses or fifties style lace dresses for a cute and feminine look.
2.White –an fresh white dress is the perfect way to show off a summer sun tan. You can choose from pretty dresses in sheer fabrics or broderie Anglais or intricately embellished styles as seen at the catwalk shows of Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana and Chloe or opt for simple elegance and minimalist with a white dress that takes inspiration from the catwalk shows of Rick Owens, MaxMara and Max Azria.
3. Floral Dresses –floral dresses are always a great choice for a summer party, they are also a great investment as they can be dressed down with boots and a leather jacket for a more casual look. Big bright and bold florals are likely to be every where this summer as seen at Paul & Joe, Etro and Erdem catwalk shows.
4. Maxi – Maxi dresses are ideal for summer parties and with seventies fashion making a come back for 2011, there are sure to be plenty of styles to choose from. Look for bright colours and bold prints and flowing fluid fabrics. Glamour and romance are also top of the agenda for SS11 maxi dresses with sheer fabrics at Thakoon, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Dries Van Noten and John Galliano.
5. Minimal – Sometimes simplicity is the most stylish way to go. There will be plenty of minimalist party dresses on offer for SS11 with styles including column maxi dresses, shift dresses and sheath dresses.
6. Block colours –If you really want to stand out from the crowd at a party this spring or summer then a block colour dress is a great choice. You could look for a combination of nude and bright colour blocks as seen at Issa and Marc Jacobs or go for an eye popping combination or primary colours.
7. Orange – splashes of orange were seen all over the catwalks for SS11. Choose a simple shapes and white and orange prints for a really on trend look. Shades vary from peachy at Osman Yousefzada to golden oranges at Victoria Beckham and Cacherel and tangerines at Sonia Rykiel, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marni and Hermes. The orange party dress will definitely be one of the summers more noticable looks.
8. One Shouldered dresses – the one shouldered dress is another key look that was big in 2010 and will be back again next season. This the ultimate elegant and flattering style of party dress which includes Grecian and draped styles as well as mininmalist and ruffled dresses. The length doesn’t really matter you can choose a maxi dress or mini dress and anything in between.
Lispy VIP dresses always go down a storm with celebrities at the head of the queue and the Lipsy VIP Collection is no exception with the likes of Alesha Dixon, the Pussycat Dolls’ Kim Wyatt and Sarah Harding from Girls Aloud, all of them big fans of Lipsy – more especially the VIP Collection, and they all get double brownie points for being style savvy stars, with them snapping up the latest items from Lipsy’s newest exclusive collection.
This season The high-end Lipsy VIP Collection designs are all about indulging the senses, and the Lipsy designers have employed those materials that are sensual to the touch, and add dazzle with sparkle and shine, and, of course, incorporate the top trends of this Autumn and Winter.
So if you want to get noticed for all the right reasons and be bang up to date look out for the popular colourblock trend with the VIP metallic strap colour block dress featuring pleated chiffon and futuristic metallic straps. Alternatively, mix romance with an edgy detail, but with the delicacy of a woman touch with the slightly vintage looking VIP bejewelled heart layer dress this Party Dress has scalloped ruffles and a studded jewelled belt worn around the waist to add that sparkle.
One of this year’s hottest styles has also been tweaked to give a sophisticated up date to a current fave. Lipsy Have re-thought the body-con dress and mixed it up with the eclectic in the VIP mesh and sequin dress with mesh cut outs, satin and sequin panels and stunning design detail its just so hot!
Not to be out done, the Lipsy VIP asymmetric animal sequin dress targets four key fashion trends with one fabulous party dress, as it features the uber trendy sculptured shoulders, lively animal print, sparkling sequins and an asymmetrical one-shoulder detail, almost four dresses in one.
Some key trends for Party Dresses are already shining through as we embark on a little crystal ball gazing to identify what’s hot with the help of Lipsy.
One Key summer trend this season is subtle pastel colours which brings out the true girly in you.
The pastel shades are just perfect for the soft draping fabrics of the new Grecian Dresses that have inspired Lipsy’s summer collection.
what about the One shoulder Grecian Dress for example, straight out of Jason and the Argonauts, remember the film? full of robes and gladiator sandals in ancient greece… wouldn’t the dress look perfect with a pair gold gladiators? oh well perhaps with a killer pair heels then?
Or what about the Grecian drape dress from Lipsy? this little number is more Priscilla Presley than Plato, but with it’s soft draped fabric, velvet pastel hues and the halter neck style, its a fusion of ancient Greece meets Americana circa 1950’s, but wearing this baby to a party is a no brainer!
This super sexy beaded Bandeau Dress from Lipsy gets all its styling from the new wave era of the 80’s and 90’s with a cross between glamour and punk, again a key trend this summer, but doesn’t it look fantastic as a white summer dress… and just imagine it as strapless party dress! it’s just perfect for that summer party you’ve got coming up or perhaps a more risque wedding outfit?
The finally we’ve got the Jewel waist Grecian dress which is another amalgam of 70’s/80’s punk rook, new romantic meets ancient Greece.
With a contrasting strapless top featuring a boned bodice with a tucked pleat detail, the waist is as the name suggests is embellished with jewels, with a sweeping draped fabric lined skirt, flattering to the hips and with a exposed zip at the rear.
One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd at a party is by wearing a sequin party dress. Just like a glitter ball, you will sparkle and glitter in the light and catch everyone’s eye. You can opt for just a few strategically placed sequins for a subtle look or all over sequins for the most eye catching look of all. There are also choices of matt effect sequins for understated elegance or really shiny sequins for full on disco glamour. You can even choose brightly coloured sequins or multicoloured sequins for an eye popping Christmas party dress.
Sequins can also add texture to an outfit giving it a smooth and shiny feel or a rougher look depending on how flat the sequins are attached to the fabric.
If you are looking for sequin inspiration then look no further than Ashish for some of the most eye catching sequin dresses around. Of course there are plenty of more cost effective options available if your budget can’t stretch to a designer party dress. Ashish is known for creating the most amazing sequin dresses which are coveted by everyone from fashion editors to celebrities.
This amazing Lipsy party dress balances the sparkle of the sequins with a very simple style. It is literally a tube which just clings in all of the right places. A cropped biker style jacket is the perfect way to add an edge of rock n roll to this look for travelling to and from your Christmas party.
A t shirt dress is one of the simplest and most understated ways that you can wear a sequin party dress. For a smooth slinky feel, look for sequins that lie flat against the dress and an interesting pattern or design like this Ringspun dress.
The combination of sequins and studs on this dress make for an interesting combination. A great party dress with a touch of rock chic glamour about it. It would look great with some tights and some ankle boots.
The slightly larger sequins on this dress give an interesting texture on the skirt. It has delicate straps and a simple slip style with muted grey colour sequins for the perfect mix of grunge and glamour.
If you want to draw attention to a particular part of your body then sequins are the perfect way to do so. This elegant party dress combines a sequin bodice and chiffon arms and sequin shoulder pads for a unusual look that makes a feature of the shoulders.
This dress has such a feminine look just like a Christmas Fairy. The bright silver sequins also give it a really festive feel and the soft draping skirt a romantic look. All this dress needs to complete the perfect Christmas party outfit is a pair of strappy sandals and a clutch bag.