New Years Party Dresses – Get Ready To Party on New Years Eve

New Years Eve is the biggest party night of the year and requires some really amazing party clothes. What will you be doing to celebrate and what will you be wearing? We have put together our top tips on how you can welcome the new year in with style.

Nude Beaded Shift Dress

Wear Something Different

Try a new style or a new colour for a refreshing way to welcome in the new year. They say that a change can be as refreshing as a break. So why not try out some new party clothes for New Years Eve. You can get so many cheap party dresses at the moment and in the sales, why not go for something a little different to your little black dress. If you usually go for a body con dress why not try a semi fitted style. Of you usually go for mini try a maxi instead. Floral dresses are also really on trend at the moment and make a colourful change to a black dress. You should also be able to find cheap party dresses in the pre or post Christmas sales in most of the seasons key styles including the sequin dress, leopard print dress and black lace dress. Another option could be trousers and party tops.

Cream Silk Embellished Dress – Miss Selfridge

Glam It Up

It is the start of a new year, it only happens once ever 12 months so is a great opportunity to get really dressed up. On an occasion like this just about anything goes and there is no such thing as being under dressed. Even if you are only having friends over for a few drinks or popping out to the local pub, you can still wear that sequin dress.

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You can always add some glamour to your party dress with accessories. Chandelier earrings and elaborate sparkly necklaces are very now. If the rest of your look is low key then add some sparkle with a festive clutch bag.

Feather One Shoulder Party Dress – Miss Selfridge

It’s going to be a long night

New Years Eve parties typically go on for later than most parties you will go to so ensure that you dress for comfort. At this time of year warmth should be one of your key concerns, look for an elegant cover up for travelling to and from party. You could also invest in a wrap, bolero or cape to keep you slightly warmer whilst at the party.

Comfortable shoes are also a must for new years eve especially if you plan on dancing. Heels are almost always the most glamorous choice for wearing with party dresses but you can make them more comfortable with gel pads and don’t forget to take some plasters in your clutch.

Whatever you choose to wear on New Years Eve, make sure that it is something that you feel comfortable in to allow you to get on with the serious business of partying. You need to feel confident and carefree in order to enjoy yourself to the max.

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Are You ready To Party This Christmas With Stunning Black Dresses

Are You ready To Party This Christmas With Stunning Black Dresses

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GET YOUR GLAM ON THIS CHRISTMAS!

We’re bringing you the very latest from Rare’s fabulous Christmas Collection. These wonderful party dresses are certain to have you sparkling and feeling fantastic from beginning to end of this festive period!

So why not check out some the hottest new dresses that are certain to melt this winter snow…

The Large Disc Sequin Dress (£49) is a fully lined dress that is covered entirely in large sequins! Wear with your highest heels and big hair for a stunning party look that will see you well into 2011!
Large Disc Sequin Dress


Large Disc Sequin Dress

The Flower Trim Velvet Dress (£45) is a perfectly feminine little black dress. This beautiful black velvet dress features an asymmetric one sleeve design and pretty floral detail on the shoulder. Wear with opaque tights and heels this winter.
Flower Trim Velvet Dress


Flower Trim Velvet Dress

The Sequin Chiffon Bell Sleeve Dress (£39) is a beautiful sequin dress with contrasting chiffon bell sleeves. Perfect for any party this season, team with killer heels and big hair.


Sequin Chiffon Bell Sleeve Dress

Rare’s Faux Fur Jacket (£65) is perfect to team with your favourite party dresses this winter season. This jacket is definitely a must-have this season. Don’t let that winter chill ruin your festive celebrations this year!


Faux Fur Jacket

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Tassel-Tastic Accessories For Party And Casual Dresses

Whether you are wearing party or casual dresses this summer, tasseled and fringed accessories are a great way to bring your look right up to date. Tassels and fringed pieces were all over the spring summer 2011 catwalks with Roberta Cavalli, Vera Wang, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, Ellie Tahari, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Holly Fulton, Mark Fast and Joe all featuring their own fringed dresses and jackets. Fringing can be used to create a number of different looks from vintage flapper girl to wild west or seventies bohemian depending on your mood.

Whilst you may not want to invest lots of money in fringed dress for the summer, fringed accessories are the perfect way to update last years party and casual dresses and keep your look really fresh and on trend. There were also some great tasselled accessories on the Spring summer 2011 catwalks in the form of tasseled bags at Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Diesel and Topshop Unique, belts at Paul and Joe and shoes at Pringle of Scotland.

For a great daytime look accessories a denim or neutral coloured shift dress with a fun tasselled piece. For the evening a black lace dress or black maxi dress would look amazing when worn with a black tasselled accessory. Here are some of our favourites:

Katie Lace + Tassel Poncho – Boohoo

This cape has a touch of vintage glamour about it. Wear it with anything everything including party dresses, casual dresses on the beach and even jeans and a t shirt.

Whipstitch Fringed Belt – Warehouse

A belt is a great way to cinch in loose fitting casual dresses and add a little shape. This tasselled belt would also look great with a black maxi dress for a party dress that moves when you dance.

Fringed Scarf – Very

A scarf is a good way to completely change the look of a party outfit. Add a touch of glamour to even the most basic of little black dresses with this delicate fringed scarf.

Tan Super Fringe Suede Belt – Miss Selfridge

For a much more boho look, super fringe belt would look fabulous with mini dresses or skirts and is an ideal piece for wearing to a festival.

Suede Fringe Bead Bag – Miss Selfridge

Another great choice for festivals (and incredibly practical too) is a fringed across the body bag. This turquoise one will look great with denim casual dresses and also a more elegant black maxi dress.

Coral Fringe Bag – Dorothy Perkins

This coral fringe bag is a great way to add some colour to a cream or nude coloured lace dress. It is also ideal for casual outfits with jeans.

Suede Fringe Sandals – Debenhams

Fringed sandals are the most wanted footwear for summer. They look good with jeans, shorts and dresses and are also super comfy especially in the hot weather.

Fringes and tassels are great fun for summer but be careful not to over do it. One fringed accessory will usually finish an outfit to perfection any more than one could well look too much. If you are wearing a fringed dress then we would recommend more simple accessories.

How To Find The Perfect Princess Prom Dress

If you are going to a school or college prom this summer, you will probably be wanting to find the perfect princess prom dress to wear. Most girls dream of being a princess and with all the talk of the royal wedding, Princesses (and Princes) are very much on most peoples mind. For many, a prom is the first occasion that they will have to get really dressed up in an elaborate prom dress and they definitely want to make the most of it. But if you are only really used to wearing jeans and casual clothes, how do you go about finding the perfect princess prom dress?

Midnight Blue Organza Ball Gown – Debut at Debenhams

Pick your colour carefully

One of the most important factors when choosing a prom dress or any other dress is the colour. Whilst a pink tulle gown may be your idea of a princess prom dress, if pink isn’t your colour it won’ t have the desired effect. The perfect princess prom dress doesn’t have to be a really feminine colour, royal blue prom dresses are not only on trend but also look very regal. Look in your wardrobe and work out which colours clothes really look good on you, perhaps one of these colours would be the best choice for prom dress. Celebrity dresses are also a great source of inspiration. Look for a celebrity with a similar hair colour and skin tone to you and see which colours  they choose to wear for their red carpet celebrity dresses.

Lace Tutu Ballerina Dress by Rare Opulence

Choose a style that flatters

Whilst in our heads we always picture a prom dress as having a really full skirt, in reality this does not suit everyone. Look for a style that suits you, the best way to work this out is to try on a variety of different styles of dress. Generally speaking  if you are quite short try and go for a skirt that is not quite as full. Column style dresses can also look very elegant. If you are unsure whether a short prom dress style will be appropriate check out the photographs for previous years to see what everyone wore and speak to your friends to see what they are wearing.

Pink Taffeta Corsage Dress by Debut at Debehams

Be realistic about price

Unless you happen to have a very lucrative Saturday job, you will probably have to beg, plead and cajole your parents in to buying you a beautiful prom dress. But you should be realistic about the price otherwise you will only end up feeling disappointed. If you are on a budget then try searching on the internet for ‘cheap prom dresses UK’ you may be very plesantly surprised by the range of affordable prom dresses available. You should try looking both for specialist online prom dress shops and also department stores. If you are buying online remember to leave plenty of time to allow you to try on the dress and get alterations if neccessary.

Freya Flower Prom Dress by Boohoo

Party Dresses – 5 Style Resolutions For 2011

Animal Body Con Dress – Warehouse

Once we arrive in January, the Christmas and New Year Party season will be over, it is time to pack away those party dresses (for a week or two anyway) and start thinking about your wardrobe for the year ahead.

At The beginning of each year most of us also have resolutions to keep, as the new year normally represents a point in time when we can look forward with optimism and use it as a new start.

Everyone wants to look stylish and feel good about themselves and part of this is ensuring that you get the maximum style and wear from every piece of clothing that you buy, so adopting the following good habits allows you not only to fulfil a new years resolution, but look and feel great about it too.

  • Shop the sales carefully for bargains that you will wear

Everyone loves a bargain in the sales but it is only a bargain if it is something that you actually need and will wear. Think carefully about the gaps in your wardrobe and use the sales to fill those gaps. If you hardly ever go to parties don’t buy more party dresses instead get some casual dresses. Shopping in the sales is also a good time to buy something that you might not usually be able to afford, perhaps a designer handbag or designer dress. Look for versatile item that will not go out of fashion to quickly and can be worn in lots of different ways.

  • Clear out clothes that you no longer wear

Clearing out any clothes that you don’t wear is a great way to make some space so that you can actually see what is in your wardrobe. Be ruthless, if you don’t feel good in a piece of clothing, get rid.  It is also a good way to remind yourself of what you have actually got. You can recycle old clothes by swapping, selling or donating them to charity.  

  • Choose clothes that suit your body shape

By choosing clothes that suit your body shape you will always look and feel great. You don’t need to stick to wearing the same clothes all of the time but if you find a particular style that works well for you why not base your outfits around it. You can vary colours, patterns and accessories to keep the look fresh. By dressing to your strengths you can avoid those days when you feel like you tummy, hips or thighs look to big or you look too short. If you want to wear a leopard print dress then choose a leopard print dress in a shape that suits you.

  • Find out your best colours and wear them

If you always want to look healthy with a glowing complexion, then you should try and find clothes in colours that compliment you natural colouring. You should avoid at all costs the colours that make you look pale and drained. To find your best colours first decide whether you have a warm or cool skin tone. Warms will look good in browns, reds, yellows or oranges whilst cool skin tones will look best in purple, greens, blues and pinks.

  • Develop your own style

Style is all about individuality. You don’t need to just follow the crowd, you can do your own thing. Seek out individual pieces and unique dresses that you love and don’t be afraid to wear them. Always wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and happy. If you are wearing something that you don’t feel happy in, your discomfort will show. If you get fed up with wearing the same old jeans and t shirts all of the time, why not get some casual dresses instead.

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Christmas Party Dresses 2010 – Splurge Or Save?

Christmas Party Dresses 2010 – Splurge Or Save?

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.

SaveLipsy One Shoulder Chiffon Dress – A flattering ruched design with some very elegant embellishment on the shoulder.

 

The Maxi Party Dress

SplurgeHalston Heritage Halterneck Maxi Dress – the ultimate in seventies disco glamour from a truly iconic label.

SavePewter 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

SplurgeVivienne Westwood Black Shrink Drape Dress – simplicity at its best with a flattering jersey drape by the Queen of British cool.

SaveOasis 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.