Top Five Christmas Party Dresses

November 23, 2011 by  
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Have you spent all your time planning what to buy your nearest and dearest and how best to impress the in-laws this Christmas, completely forgetting about yourself? Don’t worry; help is on hand. We’ve picked out five of the best Christmas party dresses from House of Fraser so you don’t have to waste time hunting around yourself; now you can focus on primping that turkey and wrapping your truly inspired Christmas gifts and you can do it all in style.

Karen Millen Hard Metallic Jacquard Dress

Every woman needs an LDB in her wardrobe and this one from Karen Millen is a real winner. Made from 100% silk with lace overlay, this stunning cocktail dress not only ticks all the boxes for winter 2011/12, but will last through the ages as its classic shift shape is timeless. This foiled lace and lurex panelled dress has a dramatic and elegant draped Georgette shoulder strap and fitted but not clingy shape. This statement dress needs little in the way of accessories. A pair of gold or silver metallic platforms should be quite enough.

Therapy All Over Sequin Dress

Shimmering, shining metallic dresses are the hottest styles on the high street this Christmas. This bold, golden dress from Therapy will help you stand out from all those fairy lights and baubles. It has a loose sixties style shape, with sleeves to the elbow and rounded neckline. Its casual shape is perfectly contrasted with the statement making material covered in thousands of golden sequins.

Cutie Mesh Waist Dress

This show stopping red dress from Cutie is unbelievably sexy. Its bodycon shape and mesh sections above and below the bust will make you the centre of attention. This dress isn’t for the wallflowers among you as it is figure hugging and leaves little to the imagination, but as a party dress, this is a real winner.

BIBA Asymmetric One Shoulder Maxi Dress

Maxis aren’t just for summer. This stunning dress from BIBA proves maxis are year-round essentials. This beautiful blue metallic dress is a mixture of classic Hollywood glamour and seventies disco fever. The ruched and draped detailing add interest and help to flatter the silhouette whilst the one-shoulder strap keeps it modern and fresh.

Warehouse Colourblock Soft Slouchy Dress

Reminiscent of the 1940s skirt and blouse combinations, this two-tone dress from Warehouse is relaxed yet sexy. It looks like two separates, but the creamy, slight rouched one-shoulder top and black tulip skirt are actually one dress. It’s simple, sassy and perfect for a night out with the girls.

Comfy Stylish Looks For Thanksgiving

November 9, 2011 by  
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s not hard to worry more about the cooking and calories than it is what you’re wearing. Between the heat in the kitchen and family and friends on their way, maybe a fitted sweater is the least of your worries. The style experts at Dressbarn, however, say the bird shouldn’t be the only thing well-dressed on Thanksgiving.

The indulger 🙂 would look cute,comfy and have plenty of wiggle room in this sweater dress with tights and slouchy boots.

Sweater Dress – $39.99

Slouchy Boots – $49.99

The fashionista who can do It all herself will look effortlessly chic in this satin blouse, pencil skirt and ballerina flats.

Blouse – $18.50

Skirt – $39.99

Ballerina Flats – $36.99

Comfort Queens will not have to sacrifice style in this military style blouse, jeggings and riding boots.

Military Style Blouse – $44.99

Jean Leggings – $29.99

Boots – $54.99

Christmassy Cocktail Dresses

October 31, 2011 by  
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Disclosure: The  following is a guest post

I was out shopping a few days ago and noticed that the Christmas dresses are all out in force.  I absolutely love this time of year, with rail after rail glistening with cocktail dresses, glittering with sequins and sparkles galore.  That has to be the key thing I look for when I go to buy a dress for my Christmas party – it’s GOT to sparkle!

Christmas is probably the only time of year that we could get away with wearing such a ridiculously sparkly dress, so make the most of it.  We are lucky that gorgeous cocktail dress come in tons of styles and designs – the hardest part is choosing one.  A sequined dress doesn’t just inject a touch of glamour; it also puts me in mind of the Hollywood starlets of the past.  And another thing – cocktail dresses don’t have to be black!  I get so bored when I’m chatting to my girlfriends about our Christmas cocktail dresses and they all begin with “Well it’s black….” So I went on the hunt for a sparkly, sequined dress of COLOR. 

When I typed the words “sequined cocktail dress” into my search engine, there were tonnes of sites popping up, and a lot of them were money-motivated.  The top sites were the ones offering cocktail dresses at around a mere $30, which got my pulse racing  (and so many styles, from retro and modern to racy and demure). I adored the red sequined numbers but was worried I would come across as a bit of a Jessica Rabbit wannabe, so settled with a gorgeous lilac dress with a shabby chic feel – brought to you by Kate Moss no less!  So remember, when it comes to cocktail dresses, black isn’t always best!

 

Attribute to: Jag Ture, Cayenne Red.

Jag Ture is a regular article writer and blogger for a variety of retail and deals based websites including Brandsexclusive.com. Brands Exclusive are an online fashion retailer, specialising in Cocktail Dresses and Designer Shoes.

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