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.
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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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Is it just me or does this happen to everyone around about Easter Time or maybe I just about to pee my pants when I hear about a 50% off sale of designer Party Dresses?
Though it could just be coincidence but every year around about this time, I just get the funniest buzz of excitement in my tummy, does that happen to you too? For no apparent reason around about easter time I get so excited about this time of year, and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s a throwback to my schools days, when you knew your were going to have 2 weeks off, which is strange, as not only did I leave school a long time ago, but neither am I expecting any time off at all over Easter, apart from the long week end, which I suppose is something to get excited a little about? Or maybe its the thought of all those Easter eggs….Yuuuummmmy, though being quite grown up now means I’ll likely not get any at all… or maybe its just a subconscious trigger in which I’m reminded that Spring has well and truly sprung and we can look forward to several months of long days, and hopefully warm weather.
Designer Party Dresses For Your Special Summer Occasion
With on my mind and the minds of so many of us, we should also celebrate the fact that there are so many mid season sales on at the moment. So in anticipation of thinking about putting the coat back into the wardrobe and looking forward to the summer, we should all be taking advantage of all the bargains such as cheap party dresses that can be found in the mid season sales which are in full swing currently.
One of the finest price drops out there is the House of Fraser sale event who are always good for cheap party dress or two, so get prepped for saving a bundle and paying a whole lot less by shopping the House Of Fraser Spring Sale with up to 50% off!
With lots of on-trend designer bargains to be had, it’s the perfect time to snap up stylish looks for that wedding you’re invited to, or stock up on sharp suits and workwear, and treat yourself to fashion forward cuts and prints from your favourite labels.
So for that wedding, you can try Phase Eight who have some great party dresses, or mother of the bride outfits, or perhaps you prefer to be a little more upmarket and explore Biba with fine tradition of quality and elegance. For workwear and fashion forward sharp tailoring look no further than Oasis and discover your inner IT girl. And if that doesn’t satisfy you, with 50% off, its a perfect time to get a great bargain from a premium range such as Mary Portas, the patron saint of the British high street, Pick a stunning piece from the Mary Portas collection which was featured not so long ago in her Channel4 TV series and be a real style winner.
The niche Women’s clothing store Coast have a limited time offer.
They have teamed up with Grazia the weekly fashion magazine to offer us a great way to ease the burden of spring shopping.
We at Party Dresses think perhaps its the warmer weather that’s done it, the sun is shining and its definitely gone to their heads, who knows?
Anyway you can save a massive 25% on any purchase at Coast Stores by clicking here and entering GRAZIA09 at check so the 25% discount can be applied.
The promotion starts Tuesday 17th March and lasts until Midnight on Wednesday March 25th, so hurry and get your bargains before you run out of time.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.