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New Look Sequin One Shoulder Dress

New Look Sequin One Shoulder Dress

Half Price Party Dresses and Party Wear at New Look

Not sorted out your party dress yet and a little strapped for cash? Well, New Look are about to come to your rescue! Currently you can save up to 50% off their super range of partywear. I’ve had a look and there is loads of choice, with dresses, tops, skirts, playsuits and more.

Here are just three of my favourites:

New Look Sequin One Shoulder Dress

The New Look Sequin One Shoulder Dress (was £39.99, now £19.99) is available in gold (pictured), red or purple. It’s a glamorous little mini dress featuring clusters of sequins and a sexy body con fit.

Complete the look by teaming it with a pair of nude tights and some vertiginous heels, such as New Look’s Metallic Peep Toe Court shoes.

New Look Layered Stripe One Shoulder Satin Dress

New Look Layered Stripe One Shoulder Satin Dress

New Look Layered Stripe One Shoulder Satin Dress

Another of my favourites is the cute New Look Layered Stripe One Shoulder Satin Dress (was £29.99, now £15.00). I’ve pictured the version in black and blue, but it’s also available in black and white.

The dress is an asymmetrical fitted style, with on trend colour blocking. The material is stretchy for an improved fit, and the dress is supplied with a removable, extra shoulder strap. It has a hidden zip fastening at the side.

Complete the look with a pair of high heeled platforms in black and a black envelope clutch. Try adding a silver cuff to the wrist.

New Look Gem Bandeau Satin Dress

New Look Gem Bandeau Satin Dress

New Look Gem Bandeau Satin Dress

My final choice is the New Look Gem Bandeau Satin Dress  (was £34.99, now £17.50), which is available in the nude shade pictured (New Look call the shade “biscuit”) and also in bright red.

The dress is embellished with faceted jewels to the front and across the chest; it has stitched panel detail for a flattering silhouette and pleated detail to the sides. It is delivered with optional shoulder straps for two looks in one!

This dress is everything that a party dress should be – glamorous, sexy and eyecatching. There is also an element of stretch in the fabric that gives an improved fit.

Complete the look with a pair of strappy heeled sandals and add a statement necklace, such as New Look’s Metallic Lace Collar Necklace.

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Mango Wrap Silk Party Dress

Mango Wrap Silk Dress

Mango Party Dresses for 2011

Mango have an amazing collection of party and cocktail dress for the new 2011 Autumn Winter season. There are more than sixty dresses to choose from, ranging in price from just over £20 up to £180, so there really is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

In this article, I’m going to describe some of my personal favourites from the collection. However, if you want to browse them directly yourself at Mango, here’s the link: Mango Party Dresses

Mango Wrap Silk Dress

Be pretty in pale peach with the Mango Wrap Silk Dress, a sleeveless wrap dress in silk which has a v neck and v back and falls to about knee length. There is pleat detail to the front with ruffle embellishment to the shoulders.

On the waist, there is a belt which is embellished with a series of shiny stud appliqué detail. The belt can be removed for an alternative look.

I like this dress because it’s a flattering and easy to wear style, yet very pretty and feminine. Complete the outfit with a pair of nude heeled court shoes.

Mango Sleeveless Leather Shift Dress

Mango Sleeveless Leather Shift Dress

Mango Sleeveless Leather Shift Dress

The Mango Sleeveless Leather Shift Dress is a sleeveless, above the knee leather dress which has a scoop neck, concealed back zip fastening and panel detail.

It’s a smart and sexy style, and perfect for on and off duty looks. Complete the look with a pair of towering black leather heels and a mini gold box clutch and you’re sorted for your night out.

Mango Vintage Style Dress

Mango Vintage Style Dress

Mango Vintage Style Dress

The Mango Vintage Style Dress is an interesting style. Far from being vintage, to me it has more of a futuristic look about it, with the metallic sequin embellishment to the shoulders and waist. I love the way the sequins give the dress an almost armoured look, when it is in fact lovely and soft.

The dress has cap sleeves, a v neck  and falls to just above the knee.

Complete the outfit with a pair of nude heels, such as Mango’s Shiny Pumps in shade “make-up”, and the Hard-structured clutch handbag in gold.

Mango Strapless Mini Dress

Mango Strapless Mini Dress

Mango Strapless Mini Dress

You gotta love the Mango Strapless Mini Dress, a white bandeau style mini dress with black stars embellished with shiny black sequins.

Being monochrome, it will go with anything accessory wise, although I think it would look good teamed with Mango’s black leather peep toe platform court shoes and the black Channel style quilted handbag.

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M Missoni Wool Dress in Red

M Missoni Wool Dress in Red

M Missoni Dresses for the AW 2011/2012 Season

M Missoni have some gorgeous above the knee, tunic and maxi dresses for the new season in funky wave, zig zag and geometric patterns. Some of this season’s highlights include:

  • The M Missoni Wool Dress in Red or Grey
  • The M Missoni Shaped Wave Dress
  • The M Missoni Geometric Maxi Dress, and
  • The M Missoni Tunic Dress

Theses dresses are available now from my-wardrobe.com in sizes IT 40 (UK 8), IT 42 (UK 10), IT 44 (UK 12) and IT46 (UK 14)

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M Missoni Shaped Wave Dress

M Missoni Shaped Wave Dress

M Missoni Wool Dress in Red or Grey

The M Missoni Wool Dress, pictured top right,  is a v neck dress made from a merino wool and viscose mix fabric. The dress has zig zag scallop edging to the cuffs and sleeves. The dress has an intergral slip in nude.

This is a beautifully soft dress that would look good teamed with either courts or leather boots. The model in the photo above is carrying the Mysuelly Louise Enna bag and wearing Acne’s Vega Block Heels in chocolate.

M Missoni Shaped Wave Dress

The M Missoni Shaped Wave Dress (pictured left) has an all over a purple, black and orange signature M Missoni wave design. The waist, centre of the top, neckline and sleeves are trimmed in black. The sleeves are elbow length, the dress is above the knee and simply pulls on over the head to fit. It is made from a merino wool, viscose and cotton mix fabric.

This is a bold dress with a zest for life which is infectious.Simply team it with stiletto heels and an oversized tote for a grate daywear look. The model on the left has teamed it with Camilla Skovgaard’s saw tooth platform sandals and the Marc by Marc Jacobs Hayley tote.

M Missoni Geometric Maxi Dress

M Missoni Geometric Maxi Dress

M Missoni Geometric Maxi Dress

The M Missoni Geometric Maxi Dress (pictured right) has an all over a multicoloured geometric stripe design. The dress is made from a merino wool mix fabric and has long puffy sleeves. It is an empire line dress with an internal slip. The dress simply pulls on to fit.

This is a retro 1970s inspired dress which is perfect for a cool off duty vibe. Team the dress with a rust red handbag (the model is carrying the same Mysuelly Louise Enna bag as above) and a pair of leather boots, such as Mulberry’s wedge Tillie boots in deer brown.

M Missoni Tunic Dress

M Missoni Tunic Dress

M Missoni Tunic Dress

The M Missoni Geometric Maxi Dress (pictured left) is a wool mix v-neck tunic dress in black and beige, with a signature pattern. The dress has bracelet length sleeves and falls to above the knee. It just slips on over the head to fit.

This dress with its neutral colouring is classic look. It can be teamed with leggings and boots, or worn with pale tights and courts as the model is doing in the adjacent photo. She is wearing the DVF Rhiannon block heel courts shoes in black with gold hardware on the front, and is carrying the Mysuelly Louise Enna bag in black, although my preference would be for the DVF black harper chain handle bag, as this bag goes perfectly with the shoes.

Reiss Lola Dress

Reiss Lola Dress


Reiss Dresses for the AW 2011/2012 Season

Reiss have a huge range of dresses on their website for the AW11 season, including styles which are both classic and sophisticated. There are so many dresses to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice, but here are two of my personal favourites:

  • The Reiss Lola Dress
  • The Reiss Maddox Dress
I like these dresses because they are classic styles that could be worn for lots of different occasions, and I don’t think they will date either.
The dresses are available in UK sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.
Reiss Maddox Dress

Reiss Maddox Dress

Reiss offer free UK delivery if you spend £150 or more.

Reiss Lola Dress

The Reiss Lola dress, pictured above right, is an updated version of the Reiss Shola dress that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, worn when she met Michelle Obama.

The Lola dress is available in the pictured colour, soft cappucino, and also in steel blue and lava red. The dress has short sleeves, a v neck with asymmetric detailing, a wide, ruched waistband and a slim fitting. It has a back zip fastening and is knee length.

Try teaming the dress with the Reiss Vida Tassel Bag and matching reptile print Kelsey peep toe shoes in black, together with the Iva relaxed pocket blazer.

Reiss Maddox Dress

The Reiss Maddox dress is available in mink (pictured left) or black. It has chiffon twist front detail which finishes in soft gathers at the back, a v neck and concealed back zip fastening. The dress is fully lined and falls to just below the knee.

The Maddox is one of those great transitional styles, that can be worn from boardroom to bar, and everywhere else for that matter. Complete the outfit with Reiss Jasmine Kitten Heel Courts and the Chiltern Satchel.

Project D Paris Strapless Tulle Dress

Project D Paris Strapless Tulle Dress

Project D By Dannii Minogue for AW 2011 / 2012

Project D dresses are designed by Dannii Minogue and her friend, London based fashion designer Tabitha Somerset-Webb. This season’s collection has concentrated on fabulous cocktail frocks and evening dresses in both mini and maxi lengths, using layers, frills, animals prints and asymmetry together with fine fabrics such as pure silk for an opulent look and feel.

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Project D London One Shoulder Dress

Project D London One Shoulder Dress

Project D Paris Strapless Tulle Dress

The Project D Paris Strapless Tulle Dress, pictured top right,  is a nude pink below the knee bandeau tulle gown with a corsage to the waist and  boned bodice for support.

Try teaming it with nude or metallic heels and a box clutch (Anya Hindmarch’s Marano or DVF’s Lytton) for a glam evening look.

Project D London One Shoulder Dress

Project D Monaco Maxi Dress

Project D Monaco Maxi Dress

The Project D London One Shoulder Dress, pictured left,  is a below the knee dress made from blush and black layered tulle, with ruching across the bodice and as single ruched shoulder. The slim waistband is embellished with shiny black sequins.

This dress would be great to wear for parties teamed with some towering black heels, such as Sam Edelmans Lorissa Courts, and a black clutch such as the Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca.

Project D Monaco Maxi Dress

The Project D Monaco Maxi Dress is a wonderful pure silk, sleeveless gown in a blue grey colour with a wide silver sequinned waistband and a plunge v neck. The back of the dress is also very low with a sequinned strap to the back of the neck.

This dress is perfect for an evening dinner dance, black tie do or even the red carpet.

Project D Athens Snake Print Drape Dress

Project D Athens Snake Print Drape Dress

Project D Athens Snake Print Drape Dress

The Project D Athens Snake Print Drape Dress combines snake and leopard prints in one charming silk chiffon dress. Other design details include long sheer sleeves, a cowl neck and ruching to the body and skirt. The dress falls to just above the knee.

Try completing the look with Camilla Skovgaard’s black platform sandals and the Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca clutch.

Project D Sydney Ruffle Dress

Project D Sydney Ruffle Dress

Project D Sydney Ruffle Dress (Black) and the Project D Sydney Strapless Dress (Nude)

The Project D Sydney dresses are above the knee bandeau dresses available in nude or black. The nude version is a ruffle mesh gown with a black self tie sash to the waist. The bodice is boned for support. The black version is a strapless ruffle gown which has a fitted waistband. It also has a fitted bodice, and this dress has a scalloped hemline.

Both dresses have a real haute couture feel about them, and the structured support will give you a fabulous feminine silhouette.

Project D Sydney Strapless Dress

Project D Sydney Strapless Dress

 

Bastyan Mento Stripe Dress

Bastyan Mento Stripe Dress

Bastyan’s collection of sophisticated dresses for work and play

Bastyan’s AW11 dress collection features sophisticated styles that nail the texture, colour and classic trends of 2011. If you’re looking for a stylish yet practical dress that can be take you from work to play, trust Bastyan to have something for you that will last this season and beyond.

Bastyan Mormo Maxi Dress

Bastyan Mormo Maxi Dress

Bastyan offer free UK delivery and free returns on all orders.

Bastyan Mento Striped Dress

Bastyan’s Mento Striped Dress, pictured top right,  is the ultimate work-dress this AW11. The fitted long shift showcases a sheer collar and back panel, black waisted belt and features vertical pin stripes. Team this beautiful dress with black courts, bright accessories and a statement bag to stay looking fabulous all season long.

Bastyan Mormo Maxi Dress

Bastyan Plaited Leather Dress

Bastyan Plaited Leather Dress

Add a splash of colour to your wardrobe with Bastyan’s Mormo Maxi Dress, pictured centre left,  in vibrant red. This gorgeous maxi dress showcases gathered detail on the waist to create a beautiful draping effect. Featuring a v-neckline and asymmetrical shoulder detail, this dress is a contemporary twist on the classic maxi style.

Bastyan Plaited Leather Dress

Texture is a trend you cannot ignore this season and Bastyan’s Plaited Leather Dress, pictured left, offers just the right amount of detail. This gorgeous fitted black dress features cap sleeves and a statement neckline covered in plaited leather. Perfect for both work and play, this dress is an investment piece that will last for seasons to come.

Lipsy Pixie Lott Bandeau Colour Block Panelled Dress

Lipsy Pixie Lott Bandeau Colour Block Panelled Dress

Pixie Lott Lipsy Dresses Autumn Winter 2011

Pixie Lott yesterday afternoon launched her fourth dress collection for Lipsy at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, and also sang live for the many Pixie Lott and Lipsy fans who had assembled to catch a glimpse of her.

Pixie was in a happy mood, explaining: ‘I am excited about launching my new collection here, I love this city and the girls here seem to love to dress up and have great style.”

The new collection has both a daywear and an evening wear collection  and its description is of “bold body-con party dresses and chic Parisian-inspired styles”‘.

Lipsy Pixie Bandeau Colour Block Panelled Dress

Certainly, Pixie is wearing a fabulously bold colour block dress on the right – it is called the Lipsy Pixie Bandeau Colour Block Panelled Dress.

Lipsy Pixie Side Embellished Ruched Playsuit

Pixie Side Embellished Ruched Playsuit

Pixie Side Embellished Ruched Playsuit

Of course, Pixie is a girl who likes to dress up, and she also took the opportunity to model a few more dresses, including the one on the left, which is the Lipsy Pixie Side Embellished Ruched Playsuit – so not actually a dress at all in fact, but a rather cute looking playsuit in electric blue, a very on trend colour for this season.

Lipsy Pixie Pleat Detail Bandeau Dress

Lipsy Pixie Pleat Detail Bandeau Dress

Lipsy Pixie Pleat Detail Bandeau Dress

Later in the day at the collection’s launch party, Lipsy wore this cute pleated bandeau dress, which has all over animal print detail.

Pixie attended the party with her boyfriend, and there were a host of other celebrities there wearing Lipsy dresses,  including stars from Hollyoaks Gemma Merna and Carley Stenson.

Lipsy dresses are generally available in all sizes from UK 6 up to UK 18.

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Bastyan Lucky Corset Dress

Bastyan Lucky Corset Dress

Bastyan Dresses for 2011  / 2012

Bastyan have a great range of party, cocktail and going out dresses for the new season, and they are all available with free standard UK delivery. Some of my favourites from this season’s collection include:

  • The Bastyan Lucky Corset Dress
  • The Bastyan Cleo Cocktail Dress in nude or black
  • The Bastyan Danae Drape Dress, and
  • The Bastyan Ceto Jewelled Wrap Dress in champagne or black

These dresses are designed to be stylish and current, yet their classic styling means that they can be worn for seasons to come.

Voucher Code:

Save 20% on all full price orders with discount code awyou1 which is valid until midnight on 2nd October, 2011.

Bastyan Cleo Cocktail Dress

Bastyan Cleo Cocktail Dress

Bastyan Lucky Corset Dress

The Bastyan Lucky Corset Dress, picture top right,  is a knee length dress with an all over black flower design at the front, with a plain black bodice at the back. It is a figure hugging, stretchy dress with slim shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline, and it fastens with an exposed back zip fastening. The shoulder straps are adjustable.

Bastyan Danae Drape Dress

Bastyan Danae Drape Dress

Bastyan Cleo Cocktail Dress

The Bastyan Cleo Cocktail Dress, pictured left, is available in nude and cream or all black. The dress has embellished detail around the sleeves and a concealed back zip fastening. It has a boat neck at the front and a v back, and the neckline is trimmed in black.

Bastyan Danae Drape Dress

The Bastyan Danae Drape Dress, pictured right,  is a vibrant stretch silk dress in a shade that it rather aptly called “ginger”. The dress features draping and a cowl neck together with gathered knot detail at the front. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed in black and the dress has a black trimmed exposed back zip fastening.

Bastyan Ceto Jewelled Wrap Dress

Bastyan Ceto Jewelled Wrap Dress

The material of this dress has a soft metallic sheen and it would look perfect teamed with towering black heels or stiletto ankle boots and a matching clutch – perhaps the Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca.

Bastyan Ceto Jewelled Wrap Dress

The Bastyan Ceto Jewelled Wrap Dress, pictured left,  is a v neck satin dress, available in champagne or black satin, that has cap sleeves and a v neck with jewel wrap embellishment across the bodice and around the back of the neck. The dress has a v neck and falls to just above the knee. There is ruching to the left side below the waist.

Rare Flower Embellished Jersey Dress Find the perfect party dress at Rare this season

Stay sexy this AW11 with the best picks from Rare’s new-in dress collection. From jewelled necklines and sequined bandeau’s to opulent ruffled skirts, Rare’s AW11 collection will not only leave you spoilt for choice but will also keep you bang-on trend all season.

Rare are also giving their customers a 15% DISCOUNT. All you have to do is enter voucher code RAREW15L at the checkout!

Rare Flower Embellished Jersey Dress

Available in beige or raspberry, Rare’s Flower Embellished Jersey Dress is a versatile piece that can be worn from day to night. The figure hugging jersey dress boasts gorgeous flower jewel detail across the neckline and down its sleeves and sits just above the knee. Team with chunky tights and boots during the day or with heels and a leather jacket at night.

Rare Sequin Bandeau Babydoll Dress Rare Sequin Bandeau Babydoll Dress

For the ultimate party dress, choose Rare’s Sequin Bandeau Babydoll Dress available in two colours. Choose the chiffon embellished bandeau top in either multi-coloured or blue sequins, both complete with a black floaty skirt. Perfectly fitted at the waist, this dress looks best when worn with heels and a bright clutch bag for a night out on the town.

Rare Opulence Corset Ballet Dress Rare Opulence Corset Ballet Dress

For a faultless mix of glamour, sophistication and luxury, the Opulence Corset Ballet Dress from the exclusive Opulence collection is perfect for any occasion. The caramel structured bodice comes complete with cupped bust and contrasts beautifully with the black mesh tutu. Wear with peep toe heels for an impeccable look this AW11.

Rare Opulence Lace Tutu Ballerina Dress Rare Opulence Lace Tutu Ballerina Dress

Also from the Opulence Collection is the Lace Tutu Ballerina Dress,  a stuning confection of lace and ruching available in champagne or navy. The dress has one shoulder, with a cupped bust and all over lace embellishment to the bodice. The skirt consists of layers and layers of tulle. The dress is fully lined.

Rare Leatherette Dress Rare Leatherette Dress

Embrace the new season “festish” trend with this neat little Rare leatherette party dress. With the look of leather, this is a dress for girls who like to look a little bit different in their party dresses, a little vampish and uber sexy. This is a dress to team with tights and towering black platform ankle boots, finished off with a crop leather jacket and a slick of red lipstick.

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Kate Middleton Style Dresses Kate Middleton Style Dresses – aka “The Kate Dress”

Kate Middleton, or should I more correctly say the Duchess of Cambridge, has given the new Autumn Winter 2011 range of dresses a rather ladylike vibe.

Think dresses with v necks and wrap fronts, long or three quarter length sleeves and lengths which are just above Kate’s knees. Of course, with Kate’s enviably slim figure, she would look good in anything. However, we have seen over the past few months a definite look – or style – emerge.

Likely candidates for Kate’s wardrobe include the Halston Heritage Jersey Wrap Dress (pictured bottom right), a fabulous slinky blue jersey number with a wrap front, not too dissimilar to the famous dress from Issa that Kate wore when  her engagement to Prince William was announced.

Another dress in the style that Kate would wear, is the ivory Nigela v neck dress from Milly  (pictured bottom left). Milly dresses are famed for their power to make the transition from work wear to evening wear without pausing for breath – a trait a busy princess might find useful.

This is a beautiful and elegant long sleeved dress with a v neck and gold buckle detail to the waist. I doubt we will see Kate actually wearing this dress, though, as Milly is a designer Milly Kate Milddleton Style dress Halston Heritage Kate Milddleton Style dress based in New York and Kate usually shows a preference for British designers, Alexander McQueen in particular.

my-wardrobe.com have taken a look at lots of designer dresses that are new in for the autumn winter season, and selected those that they think Kate Middleton might choose, those that are in her style. 

In addition to the Milly Nigella dress pictured left, and the Halston Heritage Wrap dress pictured right, you will find a superb selection of dresses by brands including Paul Smith, Preen Line, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Alice by Temperley (I just love the violet long Delores dress) and Paul & Joe Sister, all in the style that Kate might choose to wear.

If you want to have a little look at “The Kate Dress” section at my-wardrobe.com, just click the link below.

Have fun!

 

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