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.

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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.

Perfect Party Dresses For Women From Pixie Lott And Lipsy

Pixie & Lipsy – Party Dresses For Women

This week saw the launch of the much anticipated Pixie Lott AW11 collection for Lipsy. As it turns out the pixie collection is a mouth watering array of wonderful pieces that you can’t wait to try on yourself.

Lipsy are most notable for their party dresses for women and older teens, but the new Pixie collection transcends the age gap somewhat, The 4th collection from Pixie Lott is quite the accomplishment, and from the evidence shown, the chart topping pop star who at only 20, is obviously somewhat of talent in fashion design too.

Unsurprisingly the collection has more than it fair share of party dresses for women, but you would also expect from Lipsy to have a collection full of the biggest on trend styles of the season, which includes everything from LBD, Body cons, 60’s style and cut out detailing as well as prints. It is packed with the most delicious and on trend pieces of any collection on the high street today…we challenge anybody not to find something they fall in love with!

Not Just Party Dresses For Women

Pixie’s collection is made up of day wear and evening wear and of course women’s party dresses, so you’re just as likely to find something to wear for work, than Pixie is to find something for one of her red carpet appearances.

We’ll concentrate our first look into the collection on Party dresses for women as after all that’s what I images you’re likely to be looking at this site for, right?

Can’t wait, and what to see Pixie full collection now? click the button below to be taken to Lipsy Pixie Collection

Below are 4 of the most eye-catching dresses from the collection, and as Pixie states, “I love designing for Lipsy” and “…try to design what I would like to wear myself”, which in her 4th Pixie collection from lipsy has a little more edge than the previous collections, which can’t be a bad thing, at least in my opinion.

Pixie Asymmetric Side Cutout Party Dress £65.00

party dresses for women

This is a classic one shoulder design by Pixie Lott features a cut-out panel to the side which is ultra trendy at the moment and features embellished trim and a fishtail design, perfect party dresses for women and fabulous to get those heads turning.

Lipsy Sequin Flame Mesh Dress £65.00

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A classic LBD with a twist, this sexy Pixie Lott designed party dress ticks all the on trend boxes of the moment. The sequin flame mesh dress features a sweetheart neckline with alluring nude mesh panelling, and stunning sequin detailing to add that Pixie sparkle.

Pixie One Shoulder Cutout Dress £60.00

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We’ve Fallen in love with this stunning one shoulder party dress fro Pixie. The Grecian draping style is ultra flattering and very forgiving, with the on trend side cut-out panel and an embellished band to cinch in the waist and giving some shape to the silhouette.

Pixie Sequin Elastic Dress £65.00

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And the piece de resistance in my opinion in the whole pixie collection is the ultimate LBD by Pixie Lott, this chic body con party dress features a v-shape pointed sweetheart bandeau neckline which is not only quite unusual but is a styling detail more common to designer dresses. The sequin hooped panelling down the torso adds that Lipsy sparkle, simply stunning.

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Red Hot Office Party Dresses – Show Your Wild Side

Red Hot Office Party Dresses – Show Your Wild Side

If you have a works Christmas Do this year, you’ll no doubt be on the hunt for office Party Dresses? well maybe we can entice you with some of the wonderful party dresses from Young British Label Rare!

As the Office Christmas Bash is often the only time you’ll ever meet your work colleagues socially, it is therefore the only time certain opportunities present themselves which perhaps are not conducive in an office environment, so you might as well make the most of it. And whilst the horror stories and antics of some office Christmas Parties become clichéd, it certainly is a time to let off steam and socialise with your colleagues, or even network with the people you don’t know that well if you work for a larger organisation.

Whatever you plan to do you certainly want to look your best in doing it, and either reinforce your personal image or perhaps create a lasting impression. So If you want to create a splash or change peoples perceptions of you, flirt with your boss, or with someone you’ve had your eye on for a while, or indeed if you simply want to be at the height of winter fashion, we’ve put together some simply stunning dresses which are ideal for your office Christmas party and any other parties you might have going on over the festive period.

So in traditional Christmas fashion here’s some pieces in the most sexy, yet festive colour possible….RED!

On Friday 26th November, Rare are bringing us another pay day treat! This time, standard UK delivery for only £1! That really IS a pay day treat that we all can enjoy!

Get shopping girls and make sure you’re looking hot for less this festive season…

The Beautiful Pleated Dress (£39) is a stunning chiffon dress that incorporates gentle pleats with a waist tie to give a feminine style that will showcase your curves. This dress is a perfect party dress when worn with heels and simple accessories.

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Rare Red Pleated Dress

Paprika Embellished Shoulder Dress (£28) is a stunning fitted dress with a low V neckline and one shoulder, diamante embellishment. The bright red colour of this dress makes it a perfect choice for that sexy yet festive look!

Paprika Embellished Shoulder Dress

Paprika Embellished Shoulder Dress

One Shoulder Embellished Dress (£55) is a stunning, flowing chiffon dress. The diamante embellished shoulder gives this dress the sparkle it needs to make it a perfect choice for your festive celebrations!

One Shoulder Embellished Dress by Rare

Why not step out in the Sequin Shoulder Cowl Dress (£26)? This fitted dress makes use of a cowl neckline and shoulder embellishment. A perfect party number to wear with statement accessories!

Sequin Shoulder Cowl Dress

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