Get Spotted In A Polka Dot Dress For Summer 2011

Get Spotted In A Polka Dot Dress For Summer 2011

This summer the polka dot dress is the ideal choice for all sorts of occasions from party dresses to dresses for the races and even casual dresses. Polka dots are striking, they are cute and they are also very retro, another key trend for the summer. Here are a few of our favourites.

Polka Dot V Neck Tunic Rare Fashion

With its large polka dots this pretty dress by Rare is a modern take on the polka dot trend. It is available in a variety of colours which work for casual dresses or party dresses.

Polka Dot 50’s Style Dress – Boohoo

Another cute retro polka dot dress with a modern twist this dress by Boohoo makes an amazingly cheap party dress – you would never know to look at it!

Crochet Collar Polka Dot Dress – Boohoo

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The crochet collar on this adds extra cuteness to the retro polka dots. It is a great choice if you are looking for casual dresses which can double up as smart dresses with the addition of some heels.

Morgan Polka Dot Dress – Very

This style of dress is very fifties and with its slightly longer hem is perfect for more formal occasions perhaps if you are looking for a wedding guest outfit or dresses for the races.

There are so many different styles around this summer, you could find it difficult to make up your mind which polka dot dress to choose. The great thing is that polka dots can look good on everyone, you just need to pick the perfect polka dot dress for you. Here are a few pointers.

Which colour polka dot dress?

Black and white is by far the most common and classic style of polka dot dress but it can also make some complexions look a little drained so look out for some other alternatives. Red and white is a fun and striking choice for smart dresses  or casual dresses and pastel colour polka dots are great for dresses for the races or a wedding guest outfits. Navy and white is also always a good alternative to black and white.  

How big are the polka dots?

As a general rule larger polka dots work well for wedding guest outfits, raceday outfits and party dresses. Smaller polka dots work well for a smart dress or work wear. If you are petite smaller polka dots will be best for you as they won’t drown you. The bigger the dots the bigger the impact so pick your polka dot dress depending on the look that you would like to achieve.

Which style?

There are so many different polka dot dresses available that you shouldn’t find it difficult to find one that really compliments your body shape. If you have an hour glass figure, a fitted shift dress style will look amazing and you can also add a belt to highlight your waist. If you have a slim build, a high necked fifties style fit and flare dress will look fabulous, for apple and pear shapes, tea dress styles are perfect.

Dress Like Your Favourite Star – Celebrity Dresses At Lipsy

If you love celeb watching and checking out their celebrity dresses, then you should also check out Lipsy for some amazing celebrity style. Look out for party dresses that match the style of all of your celebrity dresses worn by Kelly Brook to Jennifer Lopez. Whether you have a summer party to go to or you are looking for amazing wedding guest dresses, you can get some great inspiration from the celebrities. Here is the low down on our favourite celebrity style for summer 2011.

Kelly Brook’s Style

Kelly Brook is a regular on the red carpet and always looks immaculate and polished with her long dark hair and amazing figure. She definitely knows how to pick out the best clothes to compliment her curves. She started off her career wearing a barely there pink sparkly dress to the Snatch premier back in 2000, perhaps not that stylish but definitely attention grabbing. Since then her style has evolved into a much more sophisticated look. She is often seen wearing pieces by her favourite designers but she is also not afraid of wearing high street clothes as well. It would be difficult to pin point just one style for Kelly Brook as she is constantly changing from cute retro to glamorous and sophisticated. She loves wearing red, black and greys and always opts for feminine and ladylike dresses. She also often wears bodycon dresses which really flaunt her figure.

Jennifer Lopez’s Style

Jennifer Lopez is another celebrity whose style has evolved over the years from her trademark velour tracksuits and hoop earrings to a much more sophisticated look with plenty of beautiful celebrity dresses. Another celebrity who also knows how to work the red carpet, she is clearly no longer ‘just Jenny from the block’. Jennifer Lopez is famous for her beautiful glow and her choice of nude, cream and white dresses compliment her skin tone perfectly. In recent years she has begun to wear some really beautiful and elegant dresses including the floaty jewel encrusted Zuhair Murad dress that she wore to the Met Ball. You can Jennifer’s style with soft floaty chiffon dresses in nude colours accessorised with perhaps just a little animal print!

Kate Middleton’s Style

One person who is going to be very much in the public eye over the next few weeks and who is also much admired for  her style is Princess to be, Kate Middleton. Ever since the announcement of the royal engagement at the end of last year, we have become obsessed by what Kate wears. She has a very simple and elegant style and favours dresses witha classic cut and mid length skirts. Her outfits do however usually have a modern twist to them. One of Kate’s most recognised looks is the blue dress that she wore for the announcement of the engagement. Kate is probably the best celebrity to watch for inspiration for wedding guest dresses as she is often photographed at formal occasions. She often wears beatifully draped pieces like chiffon dresses. You can get her look with this elegant blue dress by Lipsy.

Don’t forget to check out the celebrity dresses and wedding guest dresses at the royal wedding on 29th April for some more great style inspiration.

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.

SS11 One Shoulder Dresses And Dresses For Parties

Taking a glimpse at the Rare Opulence spring summer ’11 collection reveals some stunning dresses just ripe to pick off the shelves if you’ve got a special occasion to consider during the summer?

We picked those which we listed below, because they are beautiful examples of the collection, and just a coinceidence that three of them are one shoulder dresses not because they’re our favourites, that would be too far of a tougher task, I could still be here for hours and still not make a decision. That to a degree it is a testament to the fact that there are so many fabulous dresses, for all sorts of occasions that its actually difficult to know which one to go for and which one to leave.

Opulence One Shoulder Rosette Dress (£100) is a beautiful one shouldered dress with dramatic rosette detailing. This piece is certainly one to captivate your audience wherever you wear it!

Rare’s One Shoulder Floral Ruch Dress (£40) is a beautiful, layered mesh effect dress. With a single strap from the centre of the sweetheart neckline, featuring vibrantly coloured rosettes, this striking piece is one to wear with statement jewellery to make sure that heads are certain to turn your way.

The Bugle Bead Trim One Sleeve Dress (£42) this fitted dress is a winner in the fashion world! With a beaded neckline and unique neckline and sleeve shape, this is one to be adored by you AND those around you!
Bugle Bead Trim One Sleeve Dress

The Opulence Knotted Top Bandeau Dress (£157) is a stunning dress that will certainly impress this Fashion Week! Be sure to wear it with heels and simple jewellery to show off the fantastic detailing!
Opulence Knotted Top Bandeau Dress

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British Designer labels – LFW Competition – Win £1000 Shopping Spree

British Designer labels – LFW Competition – Win £1000 Shopping Spree

London fashion week for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season got off to the best of starts on Friday with the opening address made this year by Samatha Cameron the PM’s wife, she is now an ambassador for the British Fashion Council, as such she was dressed head to toe in British designer labels. Very stylishly, and in all black, Mrs Cameron looked every inch the fashion ambassador dressed in a Mulburry dress, a Sykes jacket and shoes from LK Bennett.

Be entered to win a £1000 shopping spree at French Connection with every purchase of the London Dress – Only £35 – Ends 4/03/2011

Mrs Cameron during her speech proclaimed “I’m passionate about fashion, I love it, but it’s not just about how it makes people feel about themselves, it’s because of what it can do for our country.” She went on to say that British fashion is “one of the most important industries, full stop”, continuing to underline that the industry made billions of pounds for the counties economy and employed hundreds of thousands of people in the UK.

London Fashion week falls straight after New York fashion week which showed several directions for trends in 2012 such as pleats, red hues, peter pans collars and rock chick looks. In contrast the LFW started with one of the most well know British designer labels Paul Costelloe whose label has just been saved from administration weeks beforehand. He debuted rustic designs of mini skirts dresses and coats featuring Harris tweed, native wools to reflect his Irish roots in autumnal colours.

This years London Fashion week is claimed to be the most accessible yet with screens all around London showing highlights of the fashion shows, and For those of you who can’t make it you can also follow all the big catwalk shows from the very best in British designers labels using the london fashion week live stream

To further celebrate London fashion week French Connection a very British fashion company despite its name, have released the “London Dress” especially for the occasion. The competition they’re running is if purchased during London fashion week, the purchaser automatically gets entered into a prize draw to win £1000 shopping spree of French Connection clothes.

Be entered to win a £1000 shopping spree at French Connection with every purchase of the London Dress – Only £35 – Ends 4/03/2011

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Spring Summer 2011 Is Full Of Pastel Shades

Have an opulent start to 2011…

This week has seen the launch of Rare’s wonderful Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Oozing with pastel shades, floral prints and admirable texture, this collection is one that must be shared, so we’re bringing you our top picks from the amazing Opulence collection by Rare.

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The Opulence Ruched Print Corsage Dress (£157) is a perfectly fitted ruched dress with ruffle detail over the neckline and a large corsage over the right shoulder. This dramatic pattern is perfectly styled with pale shade or nude tones and simple accessories.

Opulence Ruched Print Corsage Dress

Opulence Metallic Chiffon Rouched Dress (£146). This beautiful bandeau dress uses complimentary textures which are taken to the max! The bodice features stunning cross-over ruched detail that is accented by the large ruffles on the fluid skirt. Style with gold jewellery to enhance the reflective fabric.

Opulence Metallic Chiffon Rouched Dress

Opulence Chiffon Pleat Shift Dress (£95) is available in a powdered pink shade. This piece features oversized chiffon sleeves and angular embellishment that runs vertically down either side of the dress making it perfect for day or night.

Opulence Chiffon Pleat Shift Dress

Opulence Large Plait Opposing Ruch Dress (£135). Part of the Spring/Summer collection, this stunning features opposing horizontal and vertical scrunch-ruched detailing and a large plait that runs around the neckline. Soft and sumptuous, this piece is certainly one that will be loved all year round.

Opulence Large Plait Opposing Ruch Dress