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Jessica Alba Keeps It Cool In a Printed Maxi Dress

Last Updated on 6th August 2018 Often, the best outfits are ones that keep it simple. Case in point, Jessica Alba pictured wearing a look that could have come straight from Rachel Zoe’s style book. While out shopping in West Hollywood, the actress opted for a gorgeous printed maxi dress teamed with summery platform wedge sandals, gold hooped earrings and oversized sunnies. It’s the perfect outfit for the beautiful weather we’re currently experiencing and Alba rocks it well. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration for the last month of summer, look no further – a maxi dress, wedges and hooped earrings are your best friend!

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15 Maxi Dresses Guaranteed To Keep You Super Cool This Summer

Last Updated on 18th August 2021 All hail the maxi dress! As reliable as the LBD, you can’t go wrong with a billowing, light weight, floor length dress during spring and summer. The maxi dress is a faithful companion for any holidays you’ve got planned. It makes the perfect weekend outfit on lovely warm, sunny days. And depending on the style, it’s also a failsafe wedding outfit too. Pair with sandals for the ultimate in cool gal chic…and as the weather transitions wear with backless mules and a denim jacket. From tropical prints to ice-cream shade stripes, here’s the maxi dresses we’re coveting. [Image]

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Get Carrie Underwood’s floral print maxi dress look

Last Updated on 9th January 2015 It’s all about floral maxi dresses at the moment; and if you don’t believe us, just look at Carrie Underwood for proof. The stunning blonde country music star wowed the crowd with her Roberto Cavalli floral maxi dress at the CMT Music Awards last week, and we are determined to help you recreate her on-trend look for a fraction of the price. There are some cracking floral maxi dresses available at the moment, but this one from Mango which you can get from ASOS is one of our favourites. Make like Carrie Underwood and get your floral maxi dress right now! Floral print maxi dress, £99.99, Mango available at ASOS Gold ball on circle drop earrings, £3.99, available at Matalan Beaded clutch, £29, available at Kaleidoscope

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2 ways to wear Topshop’s scoop back maxi dress

Last Updated on 30th April 2014 If you’re bored of the jeans, leggings, and tights and want to wear something bright, feminine and flirty but are disheartened by the weather, then we have  the ultimate solution for you: a bold maxi dress! Maxi dresses come in lots of different styles, prints, and colours, and this Topshop scoop back maxi dress ticks all of our boxes. Bright enough to make an attention-grabbing statement, but plain enough to be super-versatile, meaning there are hundreds of different ways to style and accessorise around it. Here are two ways to wear it: Option 1 Pedro Gacia Tina disco wedges, £346.97 || River Island black leather biker jacket, £100 || Givenchy Vintage logo pendant necklace, £129.76 || Mulberry Willow calf leather tote, £1350 Option 2 Topshop pyramid detail choker, £16.50 || Miss Selfridge acid wash cropped denim jacket, £39 || L.K Bennett gladiator sandals, £135 || Dries van Noten belt, £185 || Sophie Hulme soft buckle tote, £585

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Lunchtime Buy: River Island crochet insert slip maxi dress

Last Updated on 12th February 2018 We have serious Coachella envy right now. Now only are we completely green-eyed thinking about the musical delights and general hang-loose, care-free attitude of the festival, but we are also totally jealous about all the outfits the lucky attendees across the pond are wearing. So jealous, in fact, that we are willing to bring some Coachella sartorial magic to the streets of London – hence why we are lusting after this gorgeous River Island crochet insert slip maxi dress! It screams festival chic and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face from the moment you slip it on to well beyond the moment you take it off. Although you may be purchasing this River Island crochet insert slip maxi dress with festivals in mind, it’s actually perfectly acceptable to wear for other occasions too – after all, when is a black maxi dress not ok? River Island crochet insert slip maxi dress, £45

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Lunchtime Buy: Lipsy floral animal print maxi dress

It’s never too early to start shopping for your summer holiday; after all, we know that thinking about your jollies is one of the only things getting you through work! It’s getting increasingly more difficult to think about anything other than going on holiday, especially now the sun is shining through the office windows . So, we don’t need to tell you how we came to lust after this Lipsy floral animal print maxi dress this lunchtime… can you blame us? This Lipsy floral animal print maxi dress has a little bit of everything. Prints – check. Spring/summer approved florals – check. Bold colours – check! Perfect for wearing on a long summer stroll in this country or for wearing at the cocktail bar or along the beach on your holidays. All you need is a bit of sun and some brightly coloured wedges and the world is your oyster! Lipsy floral animal print maxi dress, £55

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5 of our ultimate favourite summer maxi dresses (under £50)

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 God bless maxi dresses; they’re the best of all worlds and we can’t get enough of them. They allow us to stay cool and look cool at the same time, and they’re super figure-flattering! Who wouldn’t look good in a billowing floaty maxi dress? Best of all, they’re so easy to style – team them with casual pair of sandals for daytime summer fun, or a bold pair of wedges for sipping evening cocktails at the hotel bar while on holiday. And if it gets a little chilly, just add a fierce leather or effortless denim jacket and you’re good to go! Here are five of our ultimate favourite summer maxi dresses – all at the very purse-friendly price of £50 or under! 1. Wal G stripe maxi dress: Stripes can take you from autumn/winter to spring/summer rather effortlessly, and this particular striped dress would look great with this summer’s hottest accessories! 2. Dorothy Perkins lime embellished maxi dress: The perfect colour to offset a tan, with just the right amount of embellishment to wear to a glam summer event! 3. Miss Selfridge cape texture maxi dress: If you want a maxi with a bit of definition, this is the one for you. Great for those not as gifted in the curve department as it creates the perfect illusion. Plus the colour screams summer! 4. Oasis animal print maxi: Roberto Cavalli will tell you that leopard print never goes out of fashion, and we’re quite glad because this 2 in 1 dress from Oasis is something we want to wear season after season. 5. Jane Norman feather print maxi dress Bright colours, tropical prints and a plunging neckline to showcase your sexy summer tan. This is what summer maxis are all about!

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Lunchtime Buy: Floral maxi dress

Last Updated on 15th April 2013 [noskim] Erm, yes we have looked outside. We know the heavens have opened up and there’s an abundance of rain pouring down London town. We know it, and more devastatingly, our new shoes and freshly blow-dried hair know it. Sob! This is why we’ve decided to sort of tempt fate (and those pesky weathergods) by snapping up a cute floral summery piece from our favourite plus size fashion store – City Chic. After lots of browsing and um-ing and aah-ing, we decided that our hard-earned money is going on this pressed floral maxi dress; we heart the gorgeous flowery print, the sweetheart neckline, the self-tie sash back which cinches in the waist beautifully and the lightly padded bodice for starters. And we love the pleated skirt, as it will make us look taller and slimmer in an instant! It’s perfect to wear to the office on dress-down Fridays when the sun is out – just pair with a cute cropped blazer and some smart sandals and you’re good to go. Alternatively, wear this beauty to a summer picnic with an edgy studded leather or faded denim jacket, or pile on the bangles and add a sparkly bolero and some sky-high heels for a slightly more formal occasion. Your best gal pal’s spring wedding perhaps? Basically, we’re saying that this is a hard-working versatile maxi dress that will see you through the spring/summer season, as the mixing and matching opportunities are practically endless. Or if you’re off on your jollies in the next few months, just whack it in your suitcase and wear it anywhere your heart desires: beach, cocktail bar, club, sight-seeing… the choice is yours! [/noskim]

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10 maxi dresses perfect for summer weddings

Last Updated on 15th June 2016 Got a line-up of summer weddings but no idea how to dress for the occasion? Ever the purveyors of fashion advice (you can thank us later), we’re here to help you select a killer dress for that blessed, sun-soaked occasion. Apart from getting a tan while waiting for photographs, the best thing about summer weddings is the choice you have when it comes to the day’s outfit. A maxi dress is a versatile option, easily taking you from the formalities of the day to the evening party, and can be styled with glamour and comfort in mind. Throw a smart jacket over the shoulders as a chic way to seek cover from the evening chill, or accessorise a block colour maxi dress with a statement neck piece, keeping the rest of your look simple. And what’s even better: after the wedding, you can recycle your outfit, ready for your next holiday! Check out our round up of 10 maxi dresses perfect for summer weddings below, and get RSVP’ing! Strapless pleated gown, £79.99, Mango: Perfect for the wedding guest on a budget, this dress delivers a high-end look with a high street price tag. Shoulder pad maxi dress, £50, Topshop: Thigh-slit dresses are the sexy way to flash a little flesh this season. Ask Angelina. By Malene Birger Nadra dress, £505, Zalando: Bring your own sunshine to the wedding party, even if the skies fail you. Issa embellished silk maxi dress, £321.75, The Outnet: Blue in all shades is the hue du jour for spring/summer 2013, and we love the no-accessories-needed embellished neckline. LouLou ruffle detail maxi dress, £265, Reiss: Inject the ultimate wow factor into your look with a burst of summer-perfect colour. Ozlem sequin maxi dress, £250, French Connection: For evening-perfect glam, throw sequins into the mix. […]

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RTW Wanderer: Hailey printed halter maxi dress

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 We love this; we love the price, the flattering shape, the contrasting colours and if the weather wasn’t so bloody rubbish we could almost see ourselves loving it whilst we rock it! This maxi dress we believe is one to purchase and tuck away in your wardrobe hoping those sunny days we are all lusting over will finally arrive!  And do you know what?  Even if you don’t get around to wearing it in this sorry excuse for a summer, we believe that the maxi dress is here to stay and will be here for a few summers to come.  And if you are one of the lucky ones to be going on a summer holiday – then this is one of your holiday essentials! So we suggest that you get yourself down to your Banana Republic and snap this one up as it’s a steal at only £85 £39.99 Printed maxi dress, £39.99, available at Banana Republic

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Steep vs Cheap: Erdem’s Bianca silk maxi dress

Last Updated on 20th October 2013 Flora and fauna was the blueprint for this season’s blossoming affection with prints. Prada made monkeys play with bananas, Stella McCartney assembled a citrus-inspired cocktail and Dolce & Gabbana expressed a flowery fixation. But with a riot of vivid colours and strong floral prints taking over the catwalk, we love Erdem’s subtle take on the trend.

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Love or Hate: Rag and Bone silk maxi dress

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Whichever way you look at it, there’s certainly no escaping the maxi dress this season. Seen on virtually every runway and recreated by pretty much every high street store, the maxi is here to stay. The great thing about this style has to be its versatility – you can throw a maxi on in the day with a cardigan or light jacket and wear it on its own with heels and big jewellery in the evening. This Rag and Bone silk maxi dress in a beautiful blush shade is the perfect transitional piece. It makes a change from all the overtly-floral dresses out there and is elegant enough to wear on a night out, too. Plus, the thick black straps with adjustable buckles give it a tough edge while the soft pleats make it super-flattering. Wear the dress with high platform heels in black or nude for ethereal stature. Clutch bags also make the perfect accessory and maintain focus on the dress. If you haven’t yet succumbed to the maxi’s appeal, this may just be the dress to make you do so. Rag and Bone silk maxi dress, £515, available at Matches. BUY NOW!

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Lunchtime buy: Reiss Sardinia maxi dress

Last Updated on 20th April 2011 Festival season is upon us, what with the legendary fashion fest that is Cochaella kicking off last weekend, and we feel it’s high time to embrace our inner hippy. This maxi dress from Reiss is the perfect summer dress, whether you’re festival-ing or frolicking in the sun, and the floaty flowing fabric is perfect for the mini heatwave that’s suddenly hit British shores. Named after the sunny island of Sardinia – wish you were there, right? – everything from the electric blue colour to the striped block hem is begging to be added to our holiday suitcase. Team this daring dress with a distressed denim jacket and sandals for easy spring chic, or slip on a pair of nude stacked wedges for extra drama. We’re getting ours ready for the weekend… Reiss Sardinia maxi dress, £95, available at Reiss. BUY NOW!

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Maxi dress lovin’: our 3 faves!

Longer lengths are back (again), and if you’re too shy for the mini and not brave enough for the midi, you’ll be as pleased as us. Effortlessly chic and ever-versatile, the maxi dress will take you from a day on the beach to an evening at a bar without fuss, all the while skimming your bumps and streamlining your silhouette – it’s like a best friend for your body. Luckily, there are loads on offer, so whether you’re splashing out on a designer must-have or looking for a style steal, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to maxis this spring. But if you’re stuck for inspiration, we’ve hunted down our favourite three to set you on your way to full, flowing fabulousness. See below for the maxi dresses we’re loving this season… Add a vibrant splash to your spring style with Tibi’s sunshine silk maxi dress – it’s paisley print and fluid shape is perfect for beachside bohemian luxe. Tibi paisley ruffle maxi dress, £540, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!   Jonathan Saunders Edition’s black floral maxi dress makes a striking statement with its monochrome print. Wear it to spring soirees with jewelled sandals for effortlessly cool elegance. Jonathan Saunders Edition black floral maxi, £85, available at Debenhams. BUY NOW!   Work the ballet trend with Forte Forte’s flowing maxi – it’s delicate pleats, soft rose shade and intricately twisted straps make it the ideal dress for garden parties and special occasions. Forte Forte twist strap maxi dress, £325, available at Matches. BUY NOW! And if you want more where that came from, click here to shop more maxi dresses!

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Lunchtime buy: ASOS biker maxi dress

You don’t need us to tell you maxi dresses have been this summer’s hottest ticket – but who says they can’t work just as well for autumn? With its painterly floral print in subdued shades of taupe and blue, this biker dress from ASOS has shot straight to the top of our autumn wishlist. It’s lightweight cotton and cut-away shoulders make it perfect for the last remaining days of summer, but its tougher details like that sterdy collar and biker-style zip will take this dress through to next season, too – just throw on your aviator jacket when the weather drops. We love the on-trend midi waterfall hem, and its empire line cut lends a flattering fit for all shapes as an added bonus. £55 at ASOS

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Steep vs. Cheap: Graphic Maxi Dress

Last Updated on 19th April 2009 I’ve been looking for a comfy and pretty, floor-grazing maxi dress to sport around this summer. Ideally, it would be something I could easily throw on in the AM with some flip flops, jet off to brunch and shopping with the girls and then toss on a pair of cute wedges to transform it to a relaxed evening look.

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Shopping: Burberry Sequin Maxi Dress

Last Updated on 28th January 2008 Just because the winter party season is over doesn’t mean there won’t be more special occasions to wear special dresses. The LBD is always a great choice: safe, chic and universally flattering– but now and then a girl needs a little something to set her apart from the rest of the crowd. Enter

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10 days 10 party dresses: Harlequin print maxi dress by Matthew Williamson

Last Updated on 14th November 2007 This marks the last post in our 10 days 10 party dresses series so we thought we’d end with a bang! In contrast to most of our picks i.e. short, shiny and sparkly, we’re rounding off with this maxi dress by Matthew Williamson as an option for those soirees that are less partying and more schmoozing. This dress is a fantastic explosion of colour that’s complemented beautifully by the metallic panelling around the bust. Stunning! $2,995.00 available from Net-a-Porter. Are you in the party mood yet? (Stay tuned for the best in party footwear…)

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The Maxi Dress

Last Updated on 21st August 2007 The maxi dress has declared itself the must have item for the summer, so ditch the skin tight mini’s for something long and floaty! Perfect for the beach, or the bar so if you’re going on holiday there’s no excuse not to include the maxi in your ‘pre-holiday-splurge’. For casual-summer-chic, wear this Flower Maxi Dress, £40 from Topshop with a pair of flat gold summer sandals, and accessories with simple wooden bangles and shades. The great thing about the maxi dress, apart from its obvious visual delights, is its ability to suit most body shapes. The dresses are meant to be tight around the bust, then loose fitting and long to the float, giving a more flattering silhouette. If you are a little shorter than most, team yours with wedge heels for an instant lift!

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Maxi vs.Short…10 snap-up-now summer dresses to shop!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Looking for the perfect summer dress? If you want to make a standout style statement at every single summer soiree you attend in the coming weeks, look no further than our edit of the top 10 sizzling summer dresses at shopbop! Brights, pretty pastels, florals and this season’s heady prints; we’ve got them all covered with our top picks! Short, breezy cocktail dresses are perfect for office-to-party style, and nothing quite says a lazy summer’s day like a flowing maxi dress! Maxi or short, which style will you be sporting in the sun? (From top left) Rory Beca Bondi Basic Wrap Dress, £125.43 DKNY 3/4 Sleeve Shirtdress, £227.76 Tibi Sleeveless Dress, £217.86 Raoul Kate Dress, £260.77 Diane Von Furstenberg Carpreena Mini Rose Jacquard Dress, £320.18 Velvet Drucie Maxi Dress, £114.87 A.L.C Luisa Dress, £458.82 Clover Canyon Stained Glass Maxi Dress, £139.30 Nightcap Clothing Long Fringe Dress, £254.17 Diane Von Furstenberg Naira Dress, £394.78

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5 Ways To Wear A Wrap Dress This Autumn

Last Updated on 13th October 2021 The wrap dress is a timeless style of dress which is incredibly versatile and flattering, making it a firm favourite in many people’s wardrobes. Its origins date back to 1974 when it was created by the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. It’s flattering for women of all body types as the tie waist emphasises your waist and the neckline can be adjusted to allow for full cleavage control. The adjustability that it offers means it can be worn in so many different ways, making it incredibly versatile and suitable for any occasion. Whether it’s for a night out or a casual day dress, the wrap dress can always be relied upon. The way you wear and style a wrap dress can really make it look different from one outfit to another. In this post we’ll explore 5 different ways you can wear a wrap dress this autumn.   Dressed Up With Heels With party season fast approaching, you’re going to need a dress to wear out-out. The good news is you can dress a wrap dress up with heels to create the perfect night out look. An LBD is a go-to style for a night out that simply never goes out of fashion. Choose a black mini wrap dress like one from Dancing Leopard and wear it with neutral-coloured heels and a bag to complete the look. Worn Open With Jeans If you want a laid back but super stylish look then wearing your wrap dress open with jeans and a bodysuit can really deliver. It’s also ideal if you’re not usually a dress wearer but still want to join in on the wrap dress trend. Team a maxi or midi wrap dress worn open or loosely tied with skinny jeans and a pair of […]

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Stunning Bridgerton Inspired Dresses You’ll Love – and the secret behind the amazing costume design

Last Updated on 8th January 2021 What did we do over the holiday period?  Well, we umm ate loads, drank too much, and wished we’d binge-watched Bridgerton. ‘Cause actually we were kinda late to the party with this one.  We only started watching Bridgerton after seeing so many of our lovely followers tweeting about the show. And oh man are we glad we checked it out ‘cause it really was sooo good.  Produced by ShondaLand and based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels, Bridgerton is centered around the Bridgerton family. In particular the eldest daughter Daphne and her quest to find Prince Charming. It’s pretty much Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl, complimented with fantastic music, stunning outfits and a huge dose of scandal. And it’s funny too. But best of all it was great to see proper diversity in a period drama.  And yeah, it also didn’t hurt that Duke Hastings was so damn CUTE!  Considering all the rubbish news we’ve had lately, Bridgerton was a welcome escape. We’ve just finished it and honestly, we can’t wait for season two.  But in the meantime, we’re crushing on the outfits and searching for Bridgerton inspired dresses to wear as soon as the weather decides to warm up.  Join us!  First let’s have a look at some of the awesome fashion moments this season had to offer.  Best fashion moments  Set in the Regency era, as you would expect the dresses in Bridgerton are predominantly embroidered empire-waist gowns, with each character sporting a signature colour or print to define their character’s personality. However unlike the fashion in the Regency era, if you notice there’s not a bonnet insight in the drama. And what made the costume design so successful? Rather than drawing inspiration just from the Regency era, costume designer for the show, […]

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Solution Pieces Under Your Dress: All the Basics You Need (And Don’t)

Last Updated on 21st July 2021 Let’s all take a moment to praise shapewear. It’s our saving grace when we’re dying to don a bodycon dress for an event or seeking smooth lines under a form-fitting pencil skirt. And there’s a shapewear style for pretty much any outfit or goal. Whether you’re looking to avoid the dreaded VPL, achieve a more sculpted silhouette or draw attention to your waist and accentuate your curves, there’s a piece of shapewear that can do the trick. But here’s the thing: many of us associate shapewear with discomfort — and that definitely shouldn’t be the case. If you feel like you’re sacrificing comfort just to look chic, then you have a thing or two to learn about buying these essential undergarments. Indeed, shapewear is designed to make any ensemble look more stunning, but it shouldn’t be something you’re dying to peel off at the end of the day. So, how do you know which styles are right for your body? And what about sizing? Are there certain features to look for? Fret not, we’ve got you covered (literally). Read on for some must-know shapewear shopping tips. Stay true to size It might be tempting to buy shapewear in a smaller size than you normally wear. After all, it seems logical that the tighter it is, the more effective it will be — right? Except that’s not actually the case. Shapewear that’s too small will not only be uncomfortable, but it will also likely be unflattering as well. When these garments fight too tightly, they can cause unsightly bulges, thus totally defeating the purpose of wearing shapewear to begin with. You should invest in high-quality shapewear that fits snugly with no excess fabric, but also doesn’t cut off your circulation, either. If it’s your first […]

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How To Dress For A Vacation In Barbados

Last Updated on 2nd August 2018 Barbados is a Caribbean island that’s steeped in tradition and yet utterly charming. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful island with it’s stunning beaches, get ready for lovely holiday exploring heritage homes, swimming with turtles and sight-seeing amazing botanical gardens. Tourists arrive here in the winter months to enjoy sand and surf. As for accommodation, one can choose from plantation homes, luxurious resorts and private luxury villas. You can also look for houses for rent in Barbados for a comfortable and memorable stay. Barbados is indeed one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. Caribbean holidays are a special and ideal experience, and one can look forward to different activities like exploring underground caves, swimming with dolphins, bird watching, relaxing under a waterfall, walking through the plantation homes or relaxing under a waterfall. And when you pack your clothes for the trip, keep in mind that you have suitable outfits for beach, nightlife and daily activities. Before heading off to the Caribbean paradise, make sure you know what to pack and take with you. Pack your clothes according to the weather July to December is the rainy season, but one can still expect lots of sunshine. Thus, if traveling during those months, do carry a travel umbrella or a light raincoat.  It is a good idea to keep an eye on the forecast for day and night. Due to the cooling rain and trade-winds, the temperatures in Barbados are very comfortable. Carry light and comfortable clothing that will be suitable for outdoor activities. Stick to natural fabrics, like cotton and wear loose and comfortable clothing.  As there would be lots of sunshine, pack accordingly. Thus, it makes sense to pack breathable fabrics such as chiffon, linen, and cotton that are just […]

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Dreamy Summer Dresses For Every Occasion

Last Updated on 15th April 2019 With a wide range of prints and styles on offer, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to summer dresses this season. From cute floral cocktail dresses to free flowing maxi’s, we really are spoilt for choice. But, best of all, there’s no need to worry too much about “how to wear” the summer dress. Just throw on a great pair of heels, your favourite accessories and you’re good to go. The added bonus of the summer dress? Choose the right dress and we guarantee you’ll feel as confident as Queen Bey shaking her booty on stage…all it takes is the “right dress”. With that said, here’s some great options to add to your summer wardrobe. [show_boutique_widget id=”619058″] *Updated August 2017* [Image]

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How to Dress for a Job That’s Hard Work

Last Updated on 29th May 2017 Not all of us have the desire or privilege to work at a job where we can wear impressive, expensive clothes. High paying jobs are often a fashion show in the board room, with executives sporting tailored clothes of fine fabrics from impressive designers. Then there are the rest of us – some of whom work in settings like restaurants, the outdoors, healthcare, and more. There can be a temptation to neglect your clothing and appearance, just because the rules of your workplace obligate you to dress a certain way. It’s easy to think that because your clothes will so closely resemble those of the rest of the staff, that you can wear something a little sloppy, and just “fade into the crowd”. This is particularly true in our first example: people who work in restaurants. No matter whether you are a chef or you work front of house, there is a good way and a bad way to approach your daily dress. Even if you are limited to pants, shoes, and jacket of a specific color and fabric, there is still plenty of room for individuality. www.chefworks.com has a many examples of chef wear that is interesting and attractive, while exceeding the quality standards of many common retailers. Instead, focus on quality and fit of everything you buy. Have two, three, or more jackets so that you always have one cleaned and pressed for work, even if you haven’t had time to do laundry recently. Buy shoes that are comfortable and of high enough quality to be easily cleaned, without getting quickly worn out. Have clothes tailored so that you appear trim and professional, without being uncomfortable. Fit is an especially important for people who work hard over many long hours. It’s possible […]

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Wardrobe Update: Experiment With These Spring 2017 Dress Trends

Last Updated on 6th April 2017 Finally, there are signs that the weather is warming up, which means that it is time to get out there and start adding items to your spring wardrobe. The start of a new season is always a great time to go shopping and change your look up a bit, as new trends emerge. This spring, dresses are set to be a big part of most High Street retailer’s offer, and with a wide range of cuts, fabrics and finishes available, personalizing your look for the new season, will be easier than ever. The general trend It is clear that many fashion designers have drawn on the 70’s for inspiration. However, there are also a lot more classically cut dresses available this year. Designs that draw on cuts that were first made available in the late 40’s and early 50’s are everywhere, whilst other designers seem to have taken inspiration from the 1920’s. The mixing and matching approach that designers have taken this year makes it impossible to define the trend for spring 2017 succinctly. However, what we can say is that most of the dresses that you’ll see in stores over the next couple of months are going to be ultra-feminine and very glamorous. Pom Pom dresses Tiered pom pom dresses are just one example. Feminine and pretty, there are tons of variations available this year. If you want something to wear to a party, or on holiday, this style of dress is the perfect choice. Scuba dresses If you prefer a more tailored cut, a scuba dress could be the way to go. Made from stretch scuba material, they hug the figure and offer great support as the fabric they’re made from includes Elastane. They’re also extremely flexible, and, therefore, comfortable to wear. There are […]

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Five Evening Dresses to Wear on Your First Date

Last Updated on 12th October 2017 Finding an evening dress that will dazzle other guests is not so simple. Adhering to the theme of the evening while remaining elegant yet comfortable isn’t easy. But, I’m here to tell you that it is possible to be elegant, seductive and radiant by choosing the right clothing! This is why we have found you some evening gowns to wear in any season to help you in choosing your outfit and some tips. The first thing to know is that you should choose a dress based on your skin. With darker skin, one can make use of more daring, bright and flashy colors. Chestnut or black dresses may not contrast enough for your skin, and similarly, those with lighter skin might go with a darker color of dress for maximum accentuation. Another time-tested option is to find a color of dress that matches your color of the hair. Here we have a classic little black dress with a modern touch thanks to its ruffles. Elegance in all circumstances. A red dress, chic, simple and always on trend. Perfect for brunettes! A flashy and colorful dress, preferably for those with darker skin. But not only! People of all skin tones can pull this off and stand out in style. If you want to refine your bust, you can opt for a dress with thin shoulder straps and without a plunging neckline. In addition, if you want to highlight your shoulders, short or puffy sleeves are ideal. The cut is also important, depending on what you want (or not) to highlight. For example, a straight cut or an empire cut will tend to make the belly forms less visible (a body or a wide belt will also have this effect). The jacket you put on will […]

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The Partywear Edit: Nail Party Season Dressing With These Standout Pieces

Last Updated on 12th October 2017 Our favourite time of year? Besides summer, it’s got to be party season. Why? Well, there’s Christmas and New Years to look forward to as well as all the fun festivities in the run up to the end of the year which give us the best excuse to party the night away guilt-free. And when it comes to party dressing we want nothing less than a head-turning, super sexy dress. What’s the point of getting all glammed up if you’re not going to be the belle of the ball right? If you’re still on the hunt for that #breaktheinternet outfit, you’re in good hands. We’ve scoured the internet for all your key party essentials so you definitely won’t be at a loss of what to wear. Enjoy! Demi Ombre Sequin Dress,  £129 available at Coast Rockie Tux Jacket & Trousers, £375 available at Reiss Champagne Crushed Velvet Heels, £29.99 available at Public Desire Ombre Pleated Maxi Dress, £295 available at Reiss Glitter Spot Clutch, £99 available at Karen Millen  Navy Lace Dress, £295 available at Reiss Crystal Embellished Heels, £165 available at Reiss Faux Fur Stole, £140 available at Reiss Gucci Crystal Embellished Ring, £375 available at MyTheresa Cowl Neck Wide Leg Jumpsuit, £189 available at Ted Baker Leather & Lace Pencil Skirt, £325 available at Reiss Metallic Wrap Cami, £18 available at Next Glistening Dream Necklace, £22.50 available at M&S Zaydee Feather Dress, £250 available at Coast Brooch Detail Court Shoes, £140 available at TedBaker Bardot Velvet Dress available at Coast Silver Tone Crystal Effect Expander Bracelet, £10 available at Next  

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5 Ways to Dress Stylishly When It’s Cold

Last Updated on 12th February 2016 It seems like once the temperature drops for the season, all of the clothes you absolutely love go into hibernation and it’s time to break out the frumpy and billowy coats and sweaters. On the contrary, those coats, sweaters, long skirts, boots, and various other winter clothing have massive stylish potential all on their own. You can discover this for yourself by trying out these five different ways to style up your winter wardrobe. 1. Layer, Layer, Layer Winter really means you get to wear more of your fashion-friendly clothing at the same time. If you have a sleeveless dress or shirt that you love, throw on a turtleneck or other long-sleeved top under it. Layer long-sleeved turtlenecks and sweaters with ponchos and coats. Put on some leggings under that skirt. There are all kinds of possibilities, and even combinations that might ordinarily seem like they clash could surprise you at how well they work. 2. Get Creative With Scarves Scarves are the ultimate winter accessory. Whether you have a favorite cold-fighting wool scarf you just won’t leave home without or there’s a beautiful infinity scarf that will go perfect with your new pea coat, explore your options and learn to wrap it in a new way. Infinity scarves can be worn as head covers as well as in various designs around the neck, so experiment with it and try something new for every outfit. 3. Grab a Belt If your coat or layered look still seems a bit drab, grab a belt and wrap it around the outside. It gives a slightly slimming appearance and adds just the right amount of metal to pull almost any outfit together. You can keep it tight or let it hang loose. 4. (Faux) Fur Is In […]

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Dress To Impress With Our Top Party Wear Essentials…

Last Updated on 8th December 2015 It may be cold outside, but the upside is, “it’s party season”! Now’s the time to break out the party dresses, strappy heels, statement clutches and glam up to the max. Whether you’re off to an impromptu get-together or a planned shindig, you won’t find yourself stuck for what to wear with our round-up of party-wear essentials. Embellished Evening Gown  A striking maxi dress with embellishments makes the perfect must-have for formal evening engagements. Medusa Embellished Maxi Dress,  £89 available at Monsoon Thigh Split Dress No party-wear wardrobe is complete without a sexy thigh-split dress!  Fame and Partners Deco Siren Wrap Front Cami Strap Maxi Dress With Thigh Split, £95 available at ASOS Statement Trousers When you just don’t feel like wearing a dress, opt for a pair of statement trousers to turn heads. Metallic Trousers Midnight £135, available at Reiss Jumpsuit Invest in a simple jumpsuit and team with striking statement accessories for a fab party look. Asymmetric Jumpsuit Slate £225, available at Reiss Midi Skirt Ditch the mini and opt for a midi skirt this season, but not just any midi skirt…it’s got to be shiny and metallic!  ASOS Midi Skirt In Bold Metallic Stripe, £55, available at ASOS Cut-Out Dress White is a major contender in the colour stakes when it comes to party wear. Along with cut-out detail, expect to see white literally everywhere. Flared Viscose-Blend Dress with Side Cutouts £903.36 £506.40 One Shoulder Dress Shine bright in a red-carpet worthy dress. Sequins, one-shoulder and floor length make this beauty the perfect candidate for the job. One Shoulder Sequin Sheath Maxi, £87 available at Goddiva The LBD How could we not include the LBD? Sexy and figure hugging is always best when it comes to the little black dress. Opening Ceremony Wavy Stripe Bodycon Dress £255.79 available at Forward Peplum Top Pair a sheer peplum top with […]

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Lunchtime Buy: Skeena S Cyclone Scuba dress

Last Updated on 12th February 2018 We love getting behind new British designers just as much as we love wearing bold, bright, attention-grabbing things. So imagine our delight when we came across this Skeena S Cyclone Scuba dress which is pretty much everything we mentioned above all rolled into one digital-print dream. The label launched just a few weeks ago, so this Skeena S Cyclone Scuba dress is the perfect piece to rock if you are the trend-setter of your friendship group. And even if you aren’t, it’s never too late to start! The Skeena S Cyclone Scuba dress features a tailored bodice and a high-waisted skater skirt (just what you need for wearing on nights out – you’ll feel like Baby from Dirty Dancing twirling around in it) as well as a cinched in waist for maximum definition. It’s also a little bit daring too thanks to the cut-out detailing at the side and back, so it should definitely be your go-to dress when you want to inject a little bit of sartorial sex factor. We feel we should mention that the Skeena S Cyclone Scuba dress also comes in a black and white print if you fancy something a little more subtle and toned down, but if you live by the “go big or go home” mantra like all of us here at MFL HQ, then you know which one you have to choose… Skeena S Cyclone Scuba dress, £230

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Lunchtime Buy: Dorothy Perkins burgundy red Dobby spot dress

Last Updated on 12th February 2018 Sale time! The best thing about a new season approaching is that last season’s delights are being slashed in price. Hooray! The Dorothy Perkins sale has hundreds of items that just a few weeks ago were on the shelves, rails and online for full price – and this Dorothy Perkins burgundy red Dobby spot dress is just one fine example. The Dorothy Perkins burgundy red Dobby spot dress is perfect to wear to the office with a black pair of tights and a matching black cardi, and would look just as chic on a day-to-day basis with some sky high heels or super-cute ankle boots and a bold, statement necklace tucked underneath the collar for maximum wow factor. Hair up for the office and down for every other occasion! This is a hard-working dress that will serve you well this new-season (despite being an old season piece) and we bet you’ll get many compliments on it the many times you wear it. Dorothy Perkins burgundy red Dobby spot dress, £28 £19.50

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The perfect AM to PM dress and how to wear it!

Last Updated on 18th September 2014 Finding one outfit to wear for an entire day is easier said than done – especially if you’re a busy yet fashion conscious lady. Is it possible to find an outfit to wear to the office and the cocktail bar without so much as a change of shoes? Is it feasible to wear one dress for an important breakfast meeting, afternoon tea with the girls and then straight to a fancy dinner with the boyfriend in the evening? Of course it is – and we’re going to prove it to you! The key to nailing the AM to PM look without having to carry a spare pair of heels in your bag or fumbling around in a small toilet cubicle and asking the next woman to enter the bathroom to zip you up (so awkward!) is to invest in a day-to-night dress. Forget about the accessories on this occasion – the most important thing is the dress. And what kind of fashion journalists would we be if we didn’t scour the net and do the searching for you? So ladies, we are introducing you to the perfect 24 hour dress, drumroll please, the Avery dress from Ghost London! The Ghost Avery dress comes with three-quarter length sleeves, is made from satin back crepe and features a gorgeous and attention-grabbing Hatty floral print all-over. The black and red colours are perfect for wearing this upcoming autumn/winter season – not to mention totally striking! As for what to wear with it? Easy! The dress does all the hard work for you, so all you need to do is match it with some black, nude or red accessories to ensure they complement the dress without stealing too much focus – and also to make sure the dress […]

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How to Dress for Summer in Three Different Scenarios

Last Updated on 22nd August 2014 It is the wonderful summertime, and many of us are absolutely thrilled. After all, no season is quite like summer. This fantastic time of the year brings memories that will last a lifetime and will fill up your scrapbook, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with seemingly endless photos. You will find yourself experiencing more sunshine, vitamin d, and mood-boosting sunlight simply from this very season alone. You will also find yourself (and family, or even friends) taking time off to enjoy stress-reducing time spent outdoors. It could be by the beach, at a barbeque, or at a park. Summer is also famous for parties, barbecues, day trips, vacations, and several other fun social events. If you are looking to appear your best for the summer, these are some great ways to show off your fashion sense in three different situations. 1. At the Beach If you choose to spend your summer at the beach (which, by the way, is an excellent idea) then first things first: you are going to want to check out suitable bathing suits. One of the best and most perfect options for the day spent at the beach is a patriotic bikini. Why not mix patriotism with a bathing suit if you are going to be in a hot setting? You will thank yourself later for this decision. Also, do not forget to add a red, white, or blue pair of flip flops. These will go great with your patriotic bikini or bathing suit. 2. At a Barbeque Let’s admit it: every time summer shines its sunny head, barbeques are always afoot. Everyone enjoys a barbeque during the summer time, and for a great reason: you will find the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, steaks, and other grilled food under a […]

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Get 25% off hundreds of ASOS summer dresses!

Last Updated on 5th June 2016 What’s the best thing about summer? Apart from the sun and copious amounts of ice cream to “cool down”, the answer is of course, summer dresses! The lovely people at ASOS are helping us make the most of the summer by giving us an incredible 25% off hundreds of summer dresses. Whether you want something cute, floral and girly or something long and sophisticated, ASOS has it covered. Here are three (yes three – we couldn’t possibly pick just one!) of our favourites: 1. Traffic People palm guitar print tea dress, £65 £26.50 The ultimate summer dress, if you ask us. Light and summery in both colour and texture, and the palm tree print is the perfect alternative to the classic floral print. 2. Ted Baker pleated skater dress, £149 £111.50 Nothing makes you feel summery quite like a bright colour. You don’t have to go overboard and wear every colour of the rainbow – this is a simple yet bold way to embrace the summer; less, in this case, is more! 3. Mango floral print maxi dress, £99.99 £74.50 Put the trousers away – covering up in summer is all about embracing the maxi dress! And no maxi dress is quite as lust-worthy as this badboy! We’d have probably bought it even without the 25% discount! Click here to check out all the summer dresses available in the generous 25% off offer. Hurry though – sizes are selling out pretty quickly!

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Emma Stone is Worst Dressed of the week in Chanel

Seldom do A-listers set a sartorial foot wrong; but this week, Emma Stone has done just that! Attending the Berlin premiere of her latest film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro, the actress wore a Chanel creation from the pre-fall 2014 collection. Featuring an embellished, ankle-grazing maxi skirt and tucked in multi-coloured top, it made for on-the-fence look. We’re not to sure about the gold embroidery sitting again the three-way colour palette, and the exposed heels make the outfit appear awkwardly short, rather than purposefully so. But, it’s not just the outfit that isn’t sitting right with us. The tightly curled do she debuted with this look doesn’t suit the delicate outlook of the outfit; wispy chiffon calls for a softer hairstyle. Props for the make-up, though, and for going sans accessories, as too much would’ve completely written off this look! Although she hasn’t failed to impress, sartorially speaking, during the promotional tour of her film, this look is one that’s let the side down. What do you make of this outfit? [Image: Zimbio]

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10 sale dresses you need now!

Last Updated on 13th February 2014 Haven’t got enough of the sales yet? We didn’t think so! Whether you’re looking to stock up on party dresses or summer dresses, we can almost guarantee that you will find what you’re looking for in the New Look sale. There are incredible discounts to take advantage of, but as you can imagine the fab frocks are selling fast so don’t leave it too long to buy the dress you are lusting after.There are also gorgeous prom dresses at New Look too (we’ve included a couple of possible options). Here’s our pick of the top 10 dresses from the New Look sale: 1. Who said party season was over? There’s never a bad time to shine and sparkle and this is the perfect dress to do it in! Tokyo Doll gold strappy cami dress, £27.99 £12 2. An absolute bargain, and one of the sexiest dresses we’ve ever seen. And Kelly Brook sure knows a thing or two about sexy! Kelly Brook red sequin swing dress, £44.99 £15 3. Make a statement in this printed strapless delight! Parisian Brown leopard print skater dress, £19.99 £8 4. Fun, flirty and totally dreamy – be the belle of the ball (or prom) in this embellished prom dress! Purple gemstone embellished waist prom dress, £44.99 £17 5. If your idea of a prom dress is something in the one shouldered, lace and long-sleeved department, then this dress definitely ticks all your boxes. Black one shoulder lace contrast prom maxi dress, £54.99 £17 6. Embrace your inner Barbie doll and stand out from the crowd! Pink sequin ¾ sleeve bodycon dress, £39.99 £22 7. Bold, sleek, chic, understated and totally on-trend. Plus it’s totally accessories-friendly; go nuts! Red padded shoulder bodycon sleeveless dress, £27.99 £13 8. The perfect […]

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Celine Dion is Worst Dressed of the Week in Atelier Versace

Here’s a look that has fiercely divided opinion this week. Celine Dion took to the stage at the The Voice season 5 finale earlier this, week dressed in a rather raunchy Atelier Versace number. And for us, it just doesn’t work. The singer wore the teensy black dress from the Fall 2013 collection to perform her latest single, ‘Incredible’ ft.Ne-Yo. The embellished, high neck LBD features a rather revealing cut-away panel at the chest, showing a lace corset underneath, with full length sleeves and a dangerously high hem. There is nothing wrong with the dress per se, but paired with Celine’s open, tousled locks, its looks a little too busy around the neck area. And, then there’s the cardinal rule of dress dressing: chest or legs, not both. Although cleavage spillage is kept to a maximum with this look, the thigh-grazing length of the dress competes all to much with the revealing chest area detail. We’re pretty envious of the 45-year-old’s amazing figure, but would’ve preferred a longer hemline. The Fall runways were all about peek-a-boo detailing, which makes this dress ideal, but a case of wrong styling got the better of Celine’s look. Finishing off her look were simple black pumps, and strong black eye make-up. What do you think of Celine’s look? Does it work for you? [Images: Style.com; Zimbio]

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Beautiful bodycon dresses for a purse-friendly price!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Bodycon dresses are always there for us when we need them. When we have a cocktail party or just want to glam up for a night on the town with the girls, they never let us down. Mini, midi or maxi, bold or understated, long sleeve, short or strapless, we can’t seem to get enough of them regardless of their shape, size or form. We can totally justify spending hundreds of Pounds on a good bodycon dress, but we don’t always need to. Here are five that will leave you looking and feeling fabulous without breaking the bank: 1. Saying goodbye to the summer doesn’t mean waving goodbye to bodycon dresses altogether; add some sleeves and some tights and you’re good to go! Glamorous 3/4 sleeve monochrome Aztec bodycon dress 2. Is it a dress or is it a chic and sexy top and skirt combo? Keep them guessing with this stunning dress that will surely turn heads wherever you go! TFNC Gilianna bodycon dress, £45 £35 3. Ah, the bandage bodycon dress – a staple for a reason! This dress has it all – the bold colour, the lace, the bandage detailing, the sex factor… we love it all! Topshop lace bandage bodycon dress, £49 4. Need to get ready in a flash? Throw this on with some fierce heels and you’re all set. Want to accessorise to your heart’s content and go all out? No problem, this dress works both ways! A true wardrobe must-have! New Look black jacquard paisley bodycon dress, £19.99 5. Bodycon dresses shouldn’t just be reserved for nights out; this midi daytime dress will have you looking and feeling great all day! Plusb Beyonce’s been seen in an Aztec bodycon or two lately, so if it’s good enough […]

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Feel free and fabulous in the maxi skirt

Last Updated on 29th August 2013 We know how good it feels to be in a nice, long, floaty maxi skirt. You feel so feminine, so free, and so fabulous when you’re in one, and as a result, you look totally gorgeous at the same time too. Long skirts are great for the summer season but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock them during the autumn either. They’re a great wardrobe staple to help you cling onto warmer and sunnier times. Pair with a simple tank top in the summer, but add a chic, fitted jacket and some wedges or booties when it gets a little bit colder. There are no excuses for not buying one! Here are five fab maxi skirts that are currently on sale on the virtual Great British High Street: 1. Bright, bold and totally girlie – a head-turning, attention-grabbing skirt that can be dressed up or down. Lashes Edit maxi skirt, £40 2. A great selection if you want to embrace the likes of Florence Welch and Vanessa Hudgens and go for that ultimate boho chic look. It even comes with its own belt too – how kind! New Look brown ditsy floral belted maxi skirt, £12 3. This one is for all us girls who don’t have catwalk model height as it’s a petites exclusive! No need to wear painful sky high heels as this skirt has been tailored for anyone 5’3 and under. Miss Selfridge lace insert maxi skirt, £18 4. This is essentially a two for the price of one maxi skirt, and an interesting take on the popular mullet style. Get all the benefits of a maxi skirt but turn up the sex factor by flashing your pins too. Perfect! H&M long tulle skirt, £29.99 5. A sleek and sexy maxi […]

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5 petite dresses under £50

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 We all know that a lot of good things come in small packages – just go to Tiffany & Co for conclusive proof. The same can also be said for small and petite ladies, and we love how the British High Street is embracing the fact that we girls come in all different shapes, sizes and heights. So, if you’re a petite lady and are after a fun, flirty, sexy and stunning dress for the summer, you’re in luck, because we’ve selected five of the most gorgeous dresses that cater to petite frames. And best of all, they’re all under £50! 1. – Never be worried about sweeping the floor and getting your dress dirty with this maxi that was catered for pint sized fashionistas. Miss Selfridge petite pink cutout maxi dress, £28 2. – We love this elegant, ultra feminine dress that would be perfect for summer weddings, Christenings and cocktail parties alike. A party must-have! New Look petite pink star embellished dress, £29.99 3. – Fed up of bodycon dresses that sit at that oh-so-awkward knee length? Well this fabulous floral creation is perfect for hugging your body, accentuating your curves (yes, petite ladies have curves too!) in an expertly tailored fashion. You know, without the expensive tailor! Topshop petite botanical floral dress, £45 4. – No longer will you drown in an ill-fitting prom dress – this jacquard prom dress will flatter your small frame perfectly! Miss Selfridge petite jacquard prom dress, £45 5. – The key to this dress’s sartorial success is the cut-out waist detailing, so it would be a shame for it to sit wrong on your body. Luckily, it’s been made especially for petite girls, so the only thing you have to worry about is perfecting your […]

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5 of the best summer dresses under £100

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 It took a while, but it looks like that big yellow thing in the sky might be sticking around for a few days before it goes into hiding again. So, rather than be taken by surprise when it comes out to play, we thought we should be prepared for its arrival. And what better preparation than shopping for some cool, pretty summer dresses that all happen to cost under £100? 1. – Orange, yellow, wild prints, a sexy silhouette… what more could you want from a summer dress? This bodycon baby is perfect for both day and night, so make sure it has a special place in your wardrobe or suitcase this summer. Topshop block print bodycon, £29 2. – Want to show off your pins but can’t resist the swooping motion of a long maxi dress? There’s no need to make a compromise with this 2-in- maxi dress. And what chic, gorgeous colour combinations! Rubee B 2-in-1 maxi dress, £22.99 3. – If you’re not into big bold prints or overly feminine florals but still want to stand out with a bright (but simple) dress, then this beauty is the one for you. We love the subtle multi-stripe detailing too! Miss Selfridge texture cami skater dress, £37 4. –The subtle frill around the bust is the perfect nod to femininity; plus it’ll also give you some help in the old bust region if you’re not as blessed in the cleavage department as Kelly Brook. And let’s face it, that’s pretty much most of us! Lashes Edit neon pink dress, £40 5. – What could be a better homage to the sun than a bright yellow dress, eh? This dress is essentially summer in a nutshell, with the waist cinching bonus of the crochet belt – not only will it define your waist, but it’ll […]

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Lunchtime Buy: Dorothy Perkins Collection Nude Lace Tuille Dress

Dresses are a key staple for any fashion fan’s wardrobe, ranging from the relaxed maxi dress to the perfect party number and can easily be stylishly dressed up with heels and statement jewellery, or can go casual with a jacket and ballet flats. Dorothy Perkins has come up trumps this summer season with a spectacular array of fab dresses to choose from. The DP Collection Nude lace tuille dress is a divine design choice for any cocktail party or special evening outing one may have coming up, and is at a beautiful price too at just £45.00! With the black lady-like lace overlay bodice and the romantic waterfall cream cotton and sheer fabric on top, oh, and not forgetting the cute ribbon bow tied at the back, this darling dress will have you in a delightful daydream all night long. The complimentary colours of the black and cream set each other off really well, creating a gorgeous, timeless look that’s hot on our trend books. Simply style with a pair of black-heeled courts, a black clutch and with a statement ring; you’ll certainly be the prettiest thing in the room, naturally. Collection Nude lace tuille dress by Dorothy Perkins, £45.00, Dorothy Perkins.

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2 Ways to wear the ultimate shirt dress

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Don’t you just love a two-in-one fashion affair? From cropped jumpsuits that secretly resemble dresses to dip hem skirts, that carry a mini-maxi vibe, the shirt dress is another versatile option to add your wardrobe. Considering summer is a knockin’ snapping up a few dresses must be new season shopping priority, so we’ve picked out the ultimate shirt dress, and even styled it for day and night! We’re particularly digging the Pleat Back Shirt Dress from Warehouse, which is perfect if you’re looking to squeeze two looks out one shirt dress – great for the office, and just as stylish for when you’re channelling your best off-duty style à la Sienna Miller. And, as always, we’ve searched high and low to bring you this beauty from the beloved British high street, because looking good doesn’t have to be a financial catastrophe! The off-duty look: Inject a splash of colour into your look, particularly if you’re looking to dress the Pleat Back Shirt Dress down, but still want to keep the look smart. The Malene Birger Anaise Jacket delivers the right amount of print and colour, whilst no summer look would be complete without the obligatory, toe-flashing flat sandal. The Espadrille Sandal from Next won’t break the bank, and still keep your fash cred in check! The evening look: A great option for the work, the Pleat Back Shirt Dress makes for an ideal option to beat boardroom wardrobe blues, thanks to the collarless shirt style neck and button detail. The belted waist cinches the waist for flattering silhouette, whilst the slight dip hem detail at the back adds a stylish edge to office dressing. Add a touch of sophisticated colour with the Short Handle Sal Tote from Reiss, and slip into these Valentino Studded […]

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Stay super stylish in this season’s top 7 statement dresses!

We all know the feeling of having a packed social diary and nothing to wear for each event, so, dress-associated naturally panic sets in! Weddings, summer barbecues, birthday parties, or just a good old knees up with friends; a statement dress will be your go-to sartorial savour for all of these occasions. The right dress speaks volumes about your style, and where you’re going with it: ample length is key for a day on the beach, as nothing beats a floaty maxi, and embellishment paired with the right length is a winning formula for the perfect summer wedding guest look. So, to take the drudgery out of dress shopping, we’ve rounded up 7 of this season top statement dresses guaranteed to turn heads. We’ve carefully selected striking options with different occasions in mind, (so you don’t have to worry about that bit), and all you have to do is click your fave home and slip into it! Consider this two-tone crystal dress from Mango the answer to your wedding guest wardrobe prayers. A smattering of crystal embellishment on the neckline and the beautiful, two-tone colour detail make this dress a stand out addition to your wardrobe. Nothing says summer quite like a head-turning floral print, and we love the dizzying effect this botanical floral print dress from Topshop  has! Perfect for adding a splash of colour at a late afternoon barbecue, wear with summer sandals for day, or pair with heels to take the look from barbecue to bar. A subtly sexy LBD is the way to go when it comes to date night, and we love the eye-opening detail this deep plunge keyhole bodycon dress from Asos has. Pair with a statement clutch,  and you’re good to go. So versatile, thanks to its flesh-flashing detail and bold colour, we want […]

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10 of the best summer dresses on the high street

When looking for the perfect summer dress, it’s the ‘looking good’ that should matter, not the fear of an eye-watering price tag. If you’re serious about stylishly striding into summer this year, then the high street is a haven for pretty wardrobe fillers; and the summer dress being the epitome of a new season look when the temperature finally begins rise, we’ve got plenty lined up to tickle your fashion fancy. Forget high-end, pocket-emptying options, and look to Next, H&M and the altar of artistic dressers on a limited budget, Topshop, to land these chic summer dresses without the shopper’s guilt. From floor-sweeping, chiffon maxis to pretty pleated dresses and zingy floral frocks, check out our pick of the ten best summer dresses to shop on the high street right now. Red Herring blue tile printed dress, £36, Debenhams: The perfect printed number for hitting up the long list of summer parties in your social diary! Leia pleat detail dress, £195, Reiss: The zingy citrus hue of this pure silk number is making us drool! A worthy summer investment. Bow shoulder shift dress, £175, Jaeger: We love the Sixties feel of this cute shift dress, and the florals are just right for seeing in the warmer months. Chiffon maxidress, £49.99, H&M: The dropped waist and print detail set this maxi apart from traditional summer versions. Studded dress, £48, Warehouse: Just like the denim shirt is a wardrobe staple, this studded dress is no exception. Casablanca Vine halter dress, £110, French Connection: The floral print and halter neck detail lend a retro feel to this summer-perfect number. Embroidered dress, £28, River Island: The boho feel of this dress makes us long for sandy beaches and clear skies. *Sigh* Chiffon printed dress, £34.99 A statement print is key for summer, and on […]

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