This autumn’s hottest colours are grey, camel and brown tones, wearing them as block colours is all very well, but our advice is to break up with well chosen pieces that help the whole look become spectacular, especially if you’re looking for Party Dresses with a little WOW! factor for the festive season.
Animal Attraction - Bet Lynch
One way to be bang on trend but use the key colours of the season are through the use of animal prints, this look is just so HOT at the moment and will be very popular in the run up to Christmas for sure. Long gone are the days when animal print was the preserve of the likes of Bet Lynch from Coronation Street or Pat Butcher from EastEnders and before now had built up a cheap image and trashy reputation.
With the likes of DKNY, Jaeger, Moschino and Biba all deriving influences from the Animal Print during this season, the animal print revolution is upon us and over Christmas the animal print party Dress will be the season’s super cool, trendy look with out a doubt.
And If you’re hunting for ideas on this key look in the run up to Christmas, well look no further than Fashion Union, there’s little need to go to the premium brands and pay huge amounts when you can get the same look for a fraction of the cost, we’ve found a selection of great Christmas Party Dresses right here.
Check out our selection of animal print dresses below, these stunning head turning party dresses are just fabulous, they’re up to date, on trend and at great prices to boot. To make it even more attractive for you, those nice Fashion Union people have even thrown in a 15% discount off your first order, plus free UK delivery and free UK returns – just use the code FA10WF1 at the basket!
Happy shopping ladies!
Get ready to cause a stir in the AX Paris Animal Shift Dress (£25). The beautiful neckline and gorgeous shape will have you feeling like the queen of the pack!
Animal print shift dress by AX Paris
The Ruffle Hem Chiffon Dress (£28) is a beautiful girlie number which is perfect for dressing up or dressing down and the waist cinching belt makes this a great choice for almost any figure.
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Ruffle Hem Chiffon Dress
For a simple style with a fabulous pattern, its all about the Rise Bandeau Zip Dress (£16). With an ultra current front zip and eye catching pattern, this dress is a knock-out!
3 steps to a super glam look: Take the AX Paris Animal Tunic (£25). Add gold accessories and killer heels. Knock Spots Off Your Girlfriends!
AX Paris Animal Print Tunic
AX Paris Tie Dye Dress (£25) makes use of this season’s most ‘in’ colours, stunning print and stunning draped detail. Bedazzle with your favourite accessories for a more dressed up look or add thick black tights for a more laid back style.
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AX Paris Tie Dye Dress
The red carpet season is upon us and not only is it great fun to check out the celebrity party dresses and what everyone is wearing,we can also get inspiration on party wear for the season ahead. With the Grammys, Oscars, BAFTA’s and the Brit awards all going on, there is guaranteed to be some amazing evening dresses on show.
The Grammy’s were a truly glittering affair with the biggest stars of the music industry walking the walk in their red carpet dresses. From Lady Gaga arriving in an egg to Emma Watson in her neutral coloured asymmetrical dress, there was something for everyone from the bizarre to the very beautiful. With both Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba both expecting babies, they also proved that it is entirely possible to look amazing in a red carpet party dresses with a baby bump. Jessica Alba looked stunning in electric blue.
At the Brit awards Cheryl Cole arrived in a show stopping Stella McCartney sequin dress with a thigh high split. She took the unusual choice of wearing nude shoes instead of black and it really worked making her legs look super long.
Rhianna also made a big entrance with a very colourful concoction of an evening dress in purple and turquoise teamed with her red locks that definitely got every one’s attention although it attracted very mixed opinions. The dress was by Christian Dior Couture. Avril Lavigne proved she is a real rock chick even when it comes to red carpet dresses with a full skirted little black dress and neon streaks in her long hair. If you love the retro look, you will love Sophie Ellis Bextor’s choice of red polka dot prom dress. Lisa Snowdon opted for an eye catching pop of colour in a neon yellow asymmetrical mini dress. Jessie J also rocked the red carpet in a thigh skimming Vivienne Westwood Couture corseted dress.
If you want to get a bit of that red carpet style and wear amazing celebrity party dresses, it can sometimes be difficult to find your favourite looks without the celebrity budget. That is why we are so excited about McBerry, a great place to find celebrity party dresses at great prices.
This beautiful cut out pleated skirt dress is almost identical to the one worn by style icon Cheryl Cole. Follow Cheryl’s lead and wear it with a ladylike and glamorous up do.
Emma Watson is one of the most admired celebrities at the moment. As the new face of Lancome, model for Burberry and part of a collaboration with People Tree everyone wants to know what she is wearing. This lace and feather dress is identical to the one she wore, one of the most wanted celebrity party dresses of the season.
With her own fashion label Danni Minogue is definitely one to follow in the style stakes. This glittering gold and silver dress is just like the one that she wore for the Marie Claire cover shoot. It has also be worn by Cameron Diaz and Carmen Kass.
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It was Rock Week on this weeks X-factor, all the girls looked bang on trend with the “Rock Chick” look.
Stacey and Lucie took the route of leggings, t-shirt dress and waist coat and boyfriend trousers with plaid shirt respectfully and they totally nailed the look, and will inspire some suitable purchases in the coming days by us the general public.
Rachel however was the exception and chose the great Strapless Bustle Dress Party Dress from Lipsy as she went for a more conservative look.
Her rendition of “one” by U2 reflected in a way her look on the night, a soft glossy coating with an underlying subtle menace. this was reflected in her choice of a Lipsy Strapless Bustle Dress a colourful animal print strapless dress with fitted bodice but the underlying menace illustrated by the Lipsy Double Buckle Waist Belt with its studded detail.(Is that too deep and thoughtful, yeah, thought so?)
It you loved Rachel’s look we’ve got even better news as the Strapless Bustle Dress is available at Lispy at a discounted price of £30 down from £55.
If you’ve been inspired by Rachel and your inner Rock Chick has been unleashed click the button below:
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Ted Baker clothes are some of our favorites, you can tell the quality and how well they are cut as the fit is almost perfect as if it had been tailor made.
To demonstrate this perfectly we suggest you pop over to Ted Baker and check out this beautiful Leonie Mini Dress.
Not only does it looking stunning, It has been designed to be that way with a flattering silhouette that hugs the figure loosely and shows your curves, but not so much that it shows every crease of your skin.
Made from material that includes 4% elastine, it keeps it shape well and streches just enough to be comfortable.
The dress features a silk like loose neckline which drops to a shallow V neck at the back. With puffed shoulder details it is also very on trend with 80’s style enhanced shoulders looking very sharp.
The Leonie Mini Dress is the perfect LBD and ideal for the Party season, it is bound to impress your office colleagues.
As its a mini dress, we have to be realistic, and if you have the legs to pull it off then go for it! you’ll look fabulous, just match it with a pair of classy heels, not too over the top.
Lipsy are without doubt best known for their fabulous party dresses, and with Christmas almost here (EEKS!) you may be interested in knowing what their top 10 party dresses are.
The top ten lipsy women’s party frocks are very democratic and as a result a great barometer of what style girls are buying around the UK at the moment, and as you would expect the clamour for Glamour in the run up to Christmas is prominent, there are lots of embellishments and glitz, but as you would expect from one of the best known party dress names, a variety of styles which are very hot and on-trend for the moment such as Maxi dresses, one shoulder dresses, body con dresses and bandeau dresses.
One should consider that this top 10 is for the style of dress and not necessarily the colour, so don’t be afraid to buy one just because they are popular, whilst there is always a risk that you may end up at a party with someone wearing the same dress as you, Lipsy’s dresses are available in different colours, so you shouldn’t worry too much about that happening. We always advise that you should always choose a colour which complements your skin tone, and emphasise your personal brand/look with appropriate accessories and make-up, that’s the thing that will give your look the lift necessary to stand out from anyone else. The only way to minimise the risk of duplication is of course to have a one off piece made which has a one-off price as well.
You can take advantage of not only the stunning styles they have to offer, but also of the special offers they have on going too, such as the up to half price sale on certain items and the voucher Code of PARTYISSUE2 which will allow you a 10% discount off your full price purchase at checkout.
1. This Lipsy One Shoulder Glitter Dress is very glamorous and really taps in to the 70’s look that’s really prominent currently. The Dress is inspired by Halston Heritage, the designer brand famous from 1970 studio 54 culture of expressiveness, hedonism and excess, the Lipsy version comes with everything but the price tag of course.
2.The Lipsy Beaded Neckline And Waist Dress is a classic bandeau style with tulip skirt and a embellished neckline to add that sparkle for Christmas.
3.Here we have theLipsy One Shoulder Beaded Maxi Dress. Surprisingly the only maxi dress in the top 10 line up given the maxi’s popularity, but this one is a real gem and classic floaty evening dress style with a twist of being a one shoulder style too, There’s a nice embellished shoulder and waist band the latter adding shape to the maxi dress too.
4.Classic styling in the One-shoulder Tulip Skirt Dress makes this dress, you can see why its so popular with its one shoulder styling and the grecian draped effected tulip skirt, complete with a contrasting waist band.
5.Another classic, the Lipsy Pleated Strapless Dress is as sexy as they get, with a bandeau body con style which is so popular as a party dress, in 3 colour options (colour option shown – lava) this dress will definitely get you noticed in all the right ways.
6.Similar to some of the others in the top 10, the Lipsy Asymmetric Panel Dress is a shaped bandeau style dress, but with an abstract digital print, which is again a very desirable style.
7.The distinctive Lipsy Tipped Ruffle Shift Dress is a fun dress which is typified by its ruffle front tipped with a contrasting colour, again very popular and available in five colour schemes.
8.Another glamorous digital print style, the Lipsy Cross Over Wrap Bandeau Dress is the perfect party dress which can be finished off with some statement jewellery to look stunning.
9.Again this Lipsy One Shoulder Pleated Dress is a classic style with a popular one shoulder design and pleated detailing to add interest. Available in 3 assorted block colours to match your personality.
10.Finally we come to the Lipsy Embellished One Shoulder Dress, its super sexy in a black and white contrasting abstract print, with a alluring embellished one shoulder strap which gives the classic design a nice design twist, this Party dress would grace any party occasion:
If this choice of the top 10 Lipsy Party Dresses hasn’t made your mind up for you, take a peek at all of the Lipsy Party Dresses on their site by clicking the button below:
The Ever popular Motel Zoe Dress which is already a best seller has been acclaimed yet again in the national Press, this time in Marie-Claire.
They’ve been on the hunt for the best animal print designs from the high street and has recommended that the perfect animal print dress for you is the Motel Zoe Dress Animal Print.
This Motel Zoe dress is fabulous for wearing out as a Party Dress with catwalk-chic super high heels, alternatively you can dress it down with your favourite pair of vintage boots.
Animal Print is all the range at the moment as London Fashion week went bonkers for animal print, with the likes of Claudia Schiffer rocking the leopard look!
At £30 this cute little Motel Zoe Dress is a bargain and even better you’ve now got the excuse that you don’t want to miss out on a key trend for AW09, so don’t dwell on it, go get it now before all the Marie Claire readers beat you to it!