A leopard print dress certainly says something about you. It says that you are right on trend and ready to party but also a bit of an animal. A leopard print dress needs to be worn with attitude. It is not for the shy and retiring types but for the girls who know what they want and that is a good time. With animal prints being such a huge trend this winter, the leopard print dress is the ultimate Christmas party dress of the season.
Animal prints particularly leopard prints do have a bit of a reputation though and you need to pick your style carefully to ensure that you look more ‘Pixie Lott’ than ‘Pat Butcher’. Consider the colour, size and boldness of the leopard print and how it will work with your colouring, size and shape.
Rare Fashion Leopard Panel Dress
For example if you are petite, then look for a small scale leopard print.
Motel Janine Dress
If you larger hips then perhaps opt for a shift dress with a black skirt and leopard print top.
Lipsy One Shouldered Gathered Party Dress
The one shouldered or asymmetrical leopard print dress is also a really fashionable look this year. Also combinations of leopard print with other animal prints is a great look that will work for most people.
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You can also try combining you leopard print dress with another key trend of the season. A really up to date style or shape of shift dress will keep the look really fresh.
Paprika Leopard Lace Dress at Rare Fashion
If you love this seasons lace dress why not go for a leopard lace dress combination.
Rare Fashion Leopard Print Sequin Bandeau
If your average leopard print is just not glamorous for you then why not add sequins as well.
Olivia V Neck Maxi Dress
For those that don’t like body con and mini dresses, you can find some great leopard priny maxi dresses online. With a fitted bodice to show off you upper body and a long looser fitting skirt to skim over the tummy, hips and thighs, this is the perfect choice for those who are a little self conscious about their body. It also great for those who want to rock the leopard print dress in a slightly more grown up and sophisticated way.
A final word on leopard print dresses. They are a huge style statment in their own right and generally don’t need anything to compete with them in the way of accessories. Wearing your leopard print dress with neutral coloured shoes and accessories are very this season but you might also be able to get away with one really bright and bold accessory. Red works really well with leopard print.
At Dolce and Gabbana, leopard prints were combined with polka dots for a bold and unusal look. You could try adding a polka dot accessory for a brave but on trend look. Low key and understated jewellery is the way to go or even go without jewellery altogether.
Rise Fashion have been making party dresses for many years for some of the best know UK fashion retailers. Since May 2008, Rise Fashion has been offering party girls the chance to buy an extensive range of party dresses to suit every taste from their Rise Fashion website. Their dresses are unique but also inspired by the latest fashion and trends. They are the sort of clothes that will get you countless compliments and really make you stand out from the crowd with lavish embellishments, eye catching prints, sequins embroidery and beading. The innovative and creative designers at Rise draw their inspiration from around the globe but never lose sight of the fact that their dresses should be really wearable and make the wearer feel like a million dollars.
If you are looking for a dress that is a little bit special and little bit different from the others that you will find on the high street but still really on trend, Rise is a great place to look. The latest collection features a sixties style shift dress with chiffon layers and beautiful beading, one shoulder dresses in a range of colours and styles, elegant maxi dresses and a sequin dress for girls who really want to sparkle on a night out. There are also some great versions of the latest style in laser cut dresses with scalloped layers.
Last season Rise launched an exciting collaboration with singer Beverley Knight who has been a fan of Rise fashion for many years and has a passion for beautiful clothes. The collection features a range of party wear including celebrity dresses and a jumpsuit in rich colours including midnight blue, grey and purple. Each of the dresses has its own elegant and lavish features including waterfall layers and beading. There are also some elaborate boleros which make great party cover ups.
Rise Fashion have some amazing party dresses available in their sale at the moment. Check these out!
Sashana Dress – the rich colour and elaborate embellishment of this dress makes it an unusual and eye catching alternative to the little black dress.
Alysha Dress – the vertical stripes and empire line of this party dress make it really slimming – perfect for covering any Christmas over indulgence!
Olga Maxi Dress – From the Beverley Knight collection, this perfect for those who want to wear celebrity dresses.
Ritika Sequin Dress– a sparkly little number that will ensure you catch every one’s eye.
You can also buy a range of Rise Elite dresses from Dorothy Perkins and they have some great sale offers at the moment if you are looking fo a bargain. Rise Elite is a premium collection and perfect for when you are looking for something a little special. It features signature detailing like embellishments for a glamorous edge. Here are some of our favourite pieces at the moment.
Rise Elite Grey Dress – a fresh and light style that is right on trend for spring with its pleats and neutral colour
Rise Pink Halterneck Dress – another incredibly flattering style that will not go out of fashion in a hurry.
Rise Cream Corset Dress – this dress is ideal for summer parties with cream and white being the must have colours for 2011.
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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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After months of talk and media coverage, the royal wedding is almost upon us, so not long to decide on those all important wedding guest outfits. You did get an invite didn’t you? no us neither, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of that extra day off work with a right royal party to celebrate Will and Kate’s nuptials in style.
It is of course going to be the wedding of the year and probably the decade and it would seem such a shame to let the occasion go by plus there is no better excuse to get dressed up in your most fab party dresses.
Even though not many people have been invited to the royal wedding, there will no doubt be countless other couples choosing the same weekend as the royal couple, so you may well be needing those wedding guest outfits. Choosing wedding guest outfits can be a task that strikes fear into even the most stylish of girls. It isn’t that difficult though just follow these simple rules. Wedding guest outfits should be smart and look like you have made an effort, they should not however be white, try to over shadow the bride in anyway or be too revealing. Try and choose something that fits with your usual style and that you feel comfortable in. Smart dresses teamed with a pair of heels make perfect wedding guest outfits.
The seasons ladylike trend works so well for wedding guest outfits. Look for mid-length dresses and pretty details. We love this gold rosette front taffeta dress by Ben De Lisi at Debenhams.
This charcoal sheer dress by Phase Eight is incredibly flattering and the wrap style helps to define the waist for a feminine silhouette. It would look great accessorised with a bright orange clutch bag.
For the rest of us, a street party, garden party or house party are all great ways to gather your friends together to celebrate. You can keep an eye on the TV so you don’t miss out on seeing Kate’s all important wedding dress (as if). In the run up to the royal wedding you can also do a bit of people watching and check out the wedding guest outfits for the celebrities. You can choose whether to get really dressed up in your smart dresses of go for something a little more relaxed with casual dressed.
This floral chiffon dress by Rare is a great choice for wedding guest outfits but would also work well for any royal wedding party whether it requires smart dresses or casual dresses. Add some nude heels or tan coloured boots depending on the look that you would like to achieve.
Rare have a range of more casual dresses with really on trend Peter Pan collars which would be ideal for a street or garden party (weather depending). We love this striped Peter Pan dress which again would look great with tan coloured boots.
A maxi dress is a great choice for all sorts of parties. This maxi dress from the H! by Henry Holland collection at Debenhams has a fun print which is sure to get you plenty of compliments.
One of the biggest trends in party dresses for SS11 is the blue dress. It is bold, it is bright and if you wear it to a party you can be sure that you will definitely not go unnoticed. It was a key look at several of the designer fashion shows back in the September fashion weeks and now it is also filling the high street shops and online fashion retailers.
Mesh Tube Dress – Rare Fashions
There are all sorts of blue dress to choose from. You can opt for a simple minimalist style or a more elaborate style with ruffles, frills or laser cut detail, the key to this look is to choose a really bold shade of royal blue.
Unfortunately the blue party dress is not for everyone. Such a strong colour will not look good with every hair colour and skin tone. Generally speaking it will look best on those who have a high degree of contrast between their hair and skin tone and a cool complexion (so undertones of blue, pink and purple). For those who blue is not their colour, there are plenty of other choices of party dresses for SS11.
Cream Calf Length Dress – Miss Selfridge
The cream or white dress is set to be another key look with all sorts of delicate detail including lace, embroidery and applique. These colour looks great on those with brown or black hair and olive skin but it also suits a range of other colourings. They also look great on those with a suntan. One tip when choosing your cream or white dress, if you are going to a disco with lights be sure to test the dress for transparency first and make sure that your under wear is not visible.
Biba Asymmetric one shoulder maxi dress – Biba
Red party dresses are another eyecatching look that will be big in SS11. There is something iconic about a red dress that is captured so well in the classic love song ‘lady in red’ by Chris De Burgh. One shouldered and draped styles of red dress are particularly popular and a very flattering choice. Red dresses look great on those with blond or brown hair but look best on those with warm skin tones (undertones of orange, olive and yellow), there are plenty of different shades of red to choose from so try a few different options to see which suits you best.
Orange Pleated Swing Dress – Miss Selfridge
Orange again is a great colour for those with warm skin tones and works particularly well for those with mid brown hair colours. Bright orange is one of the most popular shades for the summer but if you are unsure of whether you can pull it off, there are a whole range of coral and peach shades which are also really on trend.
If accessorising a bright party dresses leaves you wondering where to start, there are a few easy options. Nude shoes are a great investment as they work with just about any colour and will help to elongate your legs. For the rest of your accessories you can choose to keep it neutral or go for the clash. A bright orange clutch bag with a blue dress or a purple bag with an orange dress will make your party dress look even more eye catching.
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.
Save – Lipsy One Shoulder Chiffon Dress – A flattering ruched design with some very elegant embellishment on the shoulder.
The Maxi Party Dress
Splurge – Halston Heritage Halterneck Maxi Dress – the ultimate in seventies disco glamour from a truly iconic label.
Save – Pewter 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
Splurge – Vivienne Westwood Black Shrink Drape Dress – simplicity at its best with a flattering jersey drape by the Queen of British cool.
Save – Oasis 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.