Seventies Glamour Party Clothes
The seventies were all about laid back glamour so make great inspiration for party clothes. They also happen to be right on trend at the moment and likely to stick around for further seasons so now is a great time to invest in that sparkling sequin dress or elegant halterneck dress. The look of the seventies tends to be long and flowing, which makes seventies style party clothes a really flattering choice. From hippy and boho styles to the luxurious Studio 54 look, there is a seventies style of party clothes for everyone and there are plenty of choices available in all of your favourite online fashion retailers.
Party Clothes – The Sequin Dress
For those who want to glitter and shimmer on the dance floor, a sequin dress is the perfect party clothes option. You can choose from a full on floor length sequin evening dresses or a cute shift dress with some sequin trim for a more subtle look.
This floor length sequin embellished maxi dress at Oasis is very reminiscent of the seventies with its long sleeves. It is ideal if you are attending an outdoor party in the evening as the sleeves will give a little extra warmth.
As an alternative to a sequin dress, these Pewter Sequin Palazzo trousers from the Limited Edition Collection at Dorothy Perkins also work really well as party clothes when teamed with a corset or halterneck top.
Party Clothes – The Halterneck Dress
Halter neck styles are great for summer parties and when you combine them with the summer seventies trend for maxi dresses they make an incredibly flattering outfit that disguises tummies, hips, thighs and legs. This blue floral halter maxi dress at Dorothy Perkins also combines a really pretty floral print which is another key trend of the summer.
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Jumpsuits are firmly back on trend for the summer. They make great alternatives to party dresses and look fabulous when worn with a pair of killer heels for maximum effect. This one shoulder jumpsuit at Oasis is particularly flattering and glamorous with its draped sleeve and wide legged trousers.
The Assymetrical Dress
Both shorter style and maxi dress asymmetrical styles make great party clothes. These dresses are reminiscent of the Studio 54 era and particularly the designs of Halston, a label that was really popular in the seventies. This bright blue one shoulder swing sleeve dress by Lipsy is a dramatic choice of party clothes.
Beautiful floral prints are the perfect choice for a daytime party, barbecue or wedding. Choose from bold and bright florals in psychedelic colours, botanical prints featuring whites and greens and oriental prints in bold pinks and oranges. This Lily print maxi dress at Miss Selfridge is incredibly elegant and would work especially well for a really hot day as the loose fit will keep you refreshingly cool.
Seventies Style Accessories
Almost any seventies style party clothes including a halter dress and maxi style evening dresses will look best with a pair of wedge heels or sandals. For daytime parties you could also try adding a large brimmed floppy hat which will also keep the sun off your face. For the evening add some sparkly jewellery.
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Lipsy As we know are the brand for Party Dresses and that is recognised by the celebs who flock to the store to get the latest look with the likes of American Celebutante Kim Kardashian, and our very own Cheryl Cole and Alexandra Burke who is a self confessed Lipsy-a-holic.
Hot in the Lipsy hit parade this week based upon popularity in store are these stunning party dresses, but the thing about it is that all but one of them are one shoulder dresses.
That suggested that an awful lot of us are loving that asymmetrical look right now, and no the wonder as it’s just a great on trend glamorous look that shows no sign of slowing down.
This wonderful Lipsy One shoulder drape dress has a great Grecian look defined by the layering and draping which is very popular at the moment, match with a pair of gladiators and you’re sorted, we mean gladiator shoes not the hulky Russell Crowe type of Gladiator of course.
This Lipsy Asymmetric Jersey Mini Dress Is also a great look, something quite different than the rest but will get you noticed. An alternative the Little Black Dress this Lipsy Asymmetric Jersey Mini Dress has a forgiving shape for a fuller figure and is also reminiscent of the vintage Halston 1970’s look which is making a great comeback at the moment too.
The next party dress is just a wonderful example of a summer party dress, The Lipsy Chiffon Draped Panel Dress is cool breezy and light, perfect for a balmly evening or perhaps a stuffy hot venue. The dress ties in with a key look at the moment which is draping and could have stepped straight from the catwalk shows of Peter Pilotto whose signature style is draping and considered to be the master of that particular style, none the less the Lipsy Chiffon Draped Panel Dress will be significantly cheaper than one of Pitlotto’s originals.
The Lipsy Beaded Detail One Shoulder Dress is a classic hollywood look with the classic asymmetrical style white draped dress and contrasting waist band. It also featured beaded embellishments on the shoulder to add interest. This party dress is just great for a Wedding or Garden party, ideal with a giant black circular hat and killer heels and a subtle clutch for that Joan Collins look!
Finally we come to a Lipsy classic Lipsy One Shoulder Pleated Dress looks absolutely wonderful and shows off your curves too. Its asymmetrical pleated detail on the front follows the lines of the dress and also ensures your profile is controlled shapely, made even better through the contrast waistband
What’s even better is that Lipsy are offering a 10% off with voucher code AUTUMN10 – valid until 10th September so its an ideal time to take advantage of their generosity girls.
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Rise Fashion have been making party dresses for many years for some of the best know UK fashion retailers. Since May 2008, Rise Fashion has been offering party girls the chance to buy an extensive range of party dresses to suit every taste from their Rise Fashion website. Their dresses are unique but also inspired by the latest fashion and trends. They are the sort of clothes that will get you countless compliments and really make you stand out from the crowd with lavish embellishments, eye catching prints, sequins embroidery and beading. The innovative and creative designers at Rise draw their inspiration from around the globe but never lose sight of the fact that their dresses should be really wearable and make the wearer feel like a million dollars.
If you are looking for a dress that is a little bit special and little bit different from the others that you will find on the high street but still really on trend, Rise is a great place to look. The latest collection features a sixties style shift dress with chiffon layers and beautiful beading, one shoulder dresses in a range of colours and styles, elegant maxi dresses and a sequin dress for girls who really want to sparkle on a night out. There are also some great versions of the latest style in laser cut dresses with scalloped layers.
Last season Rise launched an exciting collaboration with singer Beverley Knight who has been a fan of Rise fashion for many years and has a passion for beautiful clothes. The collection features a range of party wear including celebrity dresses and a jumpsuit in rich colours including midnight blue, grey and purple. Each of the dresses has its own elegant and lavish features including waterfall layers and beading. There are also some elaborate boleros which make great party cover ups.
Rise Fashion have some amazing party dresses available in their sale at the moment. Check these out!
Sashana Dress – the rich colour and elaborate embellishment of this dress makes it an unusual and eye catching alternative to the little black dress.
Alysha Dress – the vertical stripes and empire line of this party dress make it really slimming – perfect for covering any Christmas over indulgence!
Olga Maxi Dress – From the Beverley Knight collection, this perfect for those who want to wear celebrity dresses.
Ritika Sequin Dress– a sparkly little number that will ensure you catch every one’s eye.
You can also buy a range of Rise Elite dresses from Dorothy Perkins and they have some great sale offers at the moment if you are looking fo a bargain. Rise Elite is a premium collection and perfect for when you are looking for something a little special. It features signature detailing like embellishments for a glamorous edge. Here are some of our favourite pieces at the moment.
Rise Elite Grey Dress – a fresh and light style that is right on trend for spring with its pleats and neutral colour
Rise Pink Halterneck Dress – another incredibly flattering style that will not go out of fashion in a hurry.
Rise Cream Corset Dress – this dress is ideal for summer parties with cream and white being the must have colours for 2011.
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The niche Women’s clothing store Coast have a limited time offer.
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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.
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.