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Should You Wear Velvet This Christmas?!

Should you wear velvet this Christmas? The answer – yes! Velvet is the perfect festive choice for the season and right now it is bang on trend! This luxurious fabric not only looks great but feels so good!

It is quite obvious by now that velvet is one of the fabrics of the season. Yes, velvet generally gets a bit more of a look in around this time of year. But this year, more than ever, velvet has made a come back. 

What we love about velvet is that it has a sort of nostalgia attached to it. But in that super cool vintage way. Make no mistake this yummy touchable fabric is here to be embraced for the winter months!

Velvet Dresses

 

Monki High Neck Velvet Dress £ 25.00 Antipodium Chaucer Dress Now £ 144.00 ASOS Blouson Sleeve Velvet Dress Now £ 36.00

So, that being said, should you wear velvet this Christmas? Ladies, it’s time to find you the perfect velvet dress for this winter!

Whether you are looking for a velvet dress that is casual enough to wear in the daytime with your leather boots or if you are after something for a party or evening do, then you need to check out these velvety lovelies!

velvet dresses for the winter and Christmas parties

Jaded London Velvet Mini Dress £ 48.00 Lost Ink Plunge Neck Dress £ 42.00 Love Grey Velvet Strap Dress Now £ 20.00  Club L Plus Size Aysemmetric Wrap Dress Now £ 22.00

 

 

 

 

Categories: Shopping inspiration, Trends

3 Ways To Wear The Cape Dress

This Autumn Winter the cape is making a come back. Capes, ponchos and yes even cape dresses. But this style isn’t only for the adventurous fashionistas out there! Nope, there is something for everyone!

Famous Faces Wearing Cape Dresses

We have seen the likes of J-Lo, Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz amongst many other famous faces sporting the cape dress. When done right it can be elegant, sophisticated and look darn right powerful. But we would like to stress…WHEN done right.

Ladies there are 3 ways to wear this style in…style.

Wear it: Long

Cameron Diaz does this look in an elegant floor-sweeping gown. This style of dress might well be the polar opposite of the LBD but still sexy.

The fitted silhouette is suggestive yet flattering to her curves and the stunning cobalt blue goes hand in hand with a women’s best accessory…her eyes!

Long-Cape-Dresses

 

 

Elise Ryan Maxi £ 68.00 Fame and Partners Cape Dress £ 160.00 Halloween Cape Dress from Plus brands at ASOS £ 49.99

Wear it: Mini

Keep it cute like Alexa in a mini dress, but this time with a twist. We think the cape style transforms the classic mini dress into something a little Alice and Wonderland. Making this dress a winner in our eyes.

Mini Cape Dresses

True Decadence Tall Embellished Neck Cape Dress £45.00 Warehouse Premium Embellished Cape Sleeve Dress £80.00 Missguided Plus Cape Dress £35.00

 

Wear it: Hollywood

Angelina Jolie does Hollywood glam like no other. This style resembles true Hollywood style from years gone by. The short cape is classic, classy and therefore timeless, so it’s the perfect choice for a “Black tie do” or the office Christmas party.

Glamorous-Cape-Dresses

 

ASOS Extreme Cape Maxi Dress £50.00 Frock And Frill Allover Embellished Maxi Dress With Cape Detail £165.00 Coast Va Va Voom Dress With Pleated Cape £139.00

Categories: Shopping inspiration, Trends

How to do Black Tie

We’ve all been there. The moment where you are invited to a Black Tie event and you are filled with both excitement and dread. Yes, that means we can dress up but at the same time, the thought is there, what an earth do we wear?

Does Black Tie mean you have to wear black?

No. In fact Black Tie derives from what the men are expected to wear. So the Black Tie dress for women should indeed compliment the traditional black tie and dinner jacket.

Black Tie is quite vague for us ladies. The easiest way to think of Black Tie for us is Cocktail dresses. The best option if you are not sure is to go long. If you are not comfortable with a long dress then try midi or something around the knee. Never go too short, that way you will avoid feeling out of place.

Don’t be afraid of colour! It is worth taking a look at our collection of Cocktail dresses from a wide range of brands and in other colours other than black. Take a leaf out of Alexa Chung’s book at opt for a bold bright and floor sweeping gown.

Regram from English beauty @chungalexa wearing an embroidered dress from #Fall15 in #newyorkcity yesterday. #bestdressed

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Another tip when working out how to do Black Tie is to look up the venue, that will give you some indication of how fancy to go.  

Also think about what the occasion is and the people that are inviting you. Is it a 50th Wedding Anniversary or a 21st Birthday Party? That could really be the deciding factor in how much skin is appropriate to show. We love the idea of nude colours as an option, this is a great opportunity to play around with your accessories and neutral colours are also soft and elegant. 

The main thing when choosing your outfit of course is to wear something that you are comfortable in! If you feel more happy in something shorter then a classic cocktail mini could be the way to go!

Black is always a great option. You can’t go wrong with a classic and timeless LBD when wondering how to do Black Tie. Especially if you have more than one event coming up and only want to buy one dress.

TIP: A little clever accessorising can totally transform an outfit!

Black Tie

 

French Connection £ 85.00 French Connection Jersey Dress £75.00 Naf Naf Cocktail Dress £ 44.00 Swing Cocktail Dress £ 85.00

Hang on a tick though…what about Black Tie at a Wedding?

Same rules apply here. Black Tie is the same as Black Tie at any other event. Yes, you should think about how exposed you are, especially if you are going to the service itself. Hats and Fascinators are a great option as well. But not totally necessarily if you are wearing a floor sweeping dress.

If you still feel like you should wear some form of head or hair accessory, then why not go for a sparkly hair grip or a delicate headband.

The Best Brands For Black Tie Events

Chi Chi London

Asos

Whistles

Virgos Lounge

LK Bennett

Coast

Ghost

French Connection

TFNC

Categories: Shopping inspiration, Tips

How to dress like a bond girl?

How to dress like a Bond Girl? November’s issue of Vogue sees the latest Bond girl Lea Seydoux on the cover and she’s looking every inch the Bond babe in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana dress. This Bond Bombshell talks to British Vogue about how she doesn’t mind the Bond Girl sterotype, but she isn’t one!

The French actress is best known for her role in Blue Is The Warmest Colour. Although an actress herself, she admits to being no fan of t.v and even not having t.v or internet in her home.

Lea Seydoux’s style is elegant and embodies old Hollywood glamour and that’s why we think she makes a perfect Bond Girl. 

If the cover of November’s Vogue is anything to go by (and let’s face it, it is!) then they key to the Bond Girl look is simple. Classic Hollywood elegance. 

Frock and Frill Frock and Frill

Maya Petite Floral Embellished Maxi £129.00 Floral Embellished Thigh High Split £145.00

These dresses from Frock and Frill tick all the boxes. Sheer and feminine and the colours resemble something of the dreamy Dolce & Gabbana dress from November’s cover. 

Although we simply adore the cream and roses combination, we reckon it’s not for everyone. Then perhaps this Kimono style dress by Scandi brand Ganni is for you. 

What does it mean to dress like a Bond Girl? Confidence? Elegance? 

Ganni Kimono

Ganni Kimono Dress £170.00 

So, now you have the dress sorted, let’s find out the real secret to being a Bond girl…believe it or not there’s more behind it then drinking vesper martinis and hanging out with Mr Bond…James Bond. 

  How To Be a Bond Girl, with #novembervogue cover star @leaseydoux_genuine – watch the full film by clicking on the link in bio   Een video die is geplaatst door British Vogue (@britishvogue) op

There has always been quite some controversy with the stereotypical view of a Bond Girl. But now the modern day Bond Girl is something up for discussion. What does it mean to be a Bond Girl and does it run deeper than looking good?

Thank you @camilleseydoux for this beautiful look dress @prada jewels @chopard makeup @marywilesmakeup hair @alexandrinepiel

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Categories: News, Shopping inspiration

How To Choose The Perfect Seasonless Dress

Wouldn’t it be easier if we could wear our favourite dress at any time of the year? You can! It’s time to have a little chat about the seasonless dress. Sound to good to be true? Think again! With just four simple steps and some savvy shopping tips, you will be well on your way to choosing the perfect dress that will take you effortlessly through all the seasons, come rain or shine.

It may come as a surprise to discover that by following just a few golden rules you will be on route to a versatile and easy to wear wardrobe. Effortless. Stress free. Stylish. With one obvious added bonus (hint: your bank balance will thank you for!)

The Colour

The colour should be easy to wear and easy to mix and match with other items in your wardrobe. It is certainly worth thinking about what colour your winter jacket is. When choosing a colour, it is best to think about neutral palettes; black, grey and blue are colours that will work in all the seasons and are easy to combine with other colours. Yellow however might be a little trickier to conquer whilst on the quest for easier wardrobe combinations.

The Length

A great option for a multi versatile dress is a midi style. That means. below the knee, around calf length. This length is ideal for all seasons. In the summer, brave it and go bare (and keep your fingers crossed for a glorious English summer). In the Autumn Winter add tights or knee high chunky socks.

All season dresses

(from left to right) ASOS Pleated Swing Dress in Polka Dot Print Now £22.00 See by Chloe Colourblock Midi Dress Now £77.50 Y.A.S New Aura Sleeveless Dress with Criss Cross Back Straps Now £11.00 ASOS Textured Midi Skater Dress with Deep V Neck Now £ 7.50

The Fabric

When choosing a dress to suit ALL the seasons, this can be a daunting idea. But don’t stress. Although the British weather can be a little unpredictable, to say the least, it is possible when selecting the perfect dress to find a fabric that suits all weathers…and don’t forget layers are always an option! It is better to have lots of thinner layers, so you can peel them on and off as needed. Good quality fabrics are designed to keep you cool in the hot weather and warm in the cold chilly winters.

The Style

The BEST style for all seasons is one that is versatile and easy to add layers to. So, that being said, it would have to be a strappy dress. A strappy dress will take you effortlessly through all the seasons and all you have to do is add a little t-shirt or a thin knit or perhaps a fitted polo-neck in the depths of winter, for a chic and easy look.

 

 

Categories: Tips