Add Some Seventies Glamour To Your Party Clothes

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.

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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.

The Jumpsuit

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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.

Fabulous Florals

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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Stylish Plus Size Maxi Party Dresses

If you are a size 16 to 32, it can sometimes be difficult to find stylish and trendy clothes especially party dresses. Not only may there be a limited choice of dresses in your size but it may also be difficult to find just the right style. A great party dress will make you look sensational by flattering your feminine curves and being a great fit so that you can feel relaxed, comfortable and confident.

In order to find the right plus sized dress, you should follow much the same rules with regards to body shape as everyone else. The key to looking good is keeping your body in proportion by disguising the areas that are not in proportion and highlighting those that are. For example if you have a larger stomach, you can hide it by wearing dark colours on your torso and wearing empire line dresses. You should also avoid belts, patterns or fuss around this area. If you have wide hips and thighs you should cover or disguise these areas with darker colours and balance with wide necked tops and pattern and detail on the top half. A line dresses also work really well on plus size ladies with  larger hips and thighs. A party is a great opportunity to get dressed up and look gorgeous and with the right choice of dress, you can ensure that you look stunning.

For the past few seasons maxi dresses have been a massive trend and the good news is that maxi dresses were obviously designed with plus sized ladies in mind. The empire line covers up the stomach hips and thighs and the loose fit allows the fabric to skim over curves giving a beautifully smooth and streamlined silhouette. The more fitted top is great for showing off a clevage and adds to the feminine charm of these dresses.

If you want to go for the ultimate in elegance, a black maxi party dress is not only very slimming but also classic and versatile. This jersey maxi dress is really comfortable and the spring details on the straps give it a definite feeling of Greek Goddess.

orange jewelled detail maxi dress

For those that love bright colours this orange jewelled detail maxi dressis just what you need for garden parties, weddings and barbecues. Team with an oversized clutch, wedge sandals and some chunky beads for a very stylish take on the boho trend.

leaf print maxi dress

Dark hair colours and skin tones will look stunning in this leaf print maxi dress. The strapless top looks incredibly glamorous making it suitable for all sorts of summer parties. It would look great with brightly coloured shoes or sandals for example green, red or orange. This is the sort of dress that will grab the attention of everyone in the room.

gold embellished maxi dress

Adding a little sparkle is  great way to get into the party mood. This gold embellished maxi dress is both flattering and on trend, Accessorise with gold strappy sandals and clutch for a great summer party dress.

multi print maxi dress

Plus sized ladies can really carry of bold and bright prints. This multi print maxi dress for the fuller figure is the ideal way to stand out from the crowd when you go to a party this summer. Accessorise with bright and bold accessories to complete the look.

How To Wear A Leopard Print Dress This Christmas

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.

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 – The Party Girl’s Favourite

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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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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Wedding Guest Outfits – What Will You Be Wearing To The Royal Wedding?

Wedding Guest Outfits – What Will You Be Wearing To The Royal Wedding?

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.

taffeta dress

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.

sheer dress for weddings

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.

floral dress

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.

striped dress

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.

floral maxi dress

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.