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The Perfect Party Dress for your Shape

Now the party season’s in full swing it’s more important than ever you look and feel confident as well as 100% yourself.


So with the help of some Christmas decs (to help us illustrate what we’re going on about) we’ve given you and all your gorgeous body shapes a helping hand finding that perfect party look that’ll make you want to dance all night long!






(Also known as the inverted triangle, aka you have a broader chest, wide shoulders and a narrow waist and hips.) What you guys want to do is accentuate your lower body while softening your upper body. One great way of doing this is with a 2-piece. Joe’s Favourite Skirt has a great full shape and the box pleats are really flattering.  Teamed with the square shape of Joe’s Favourite Top it balances you out perfectly.


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This is if your waist and hips are similar in proportion and set off by a tiny waist. If this is you you want to accentuate your beautiful curves, so go for tight fitting lightweight styles. We think you’ll look great in our Sensual Lace Dress. The sheer mesh sleeves keep you covered up, with with a sexy slinky edge.






If your waist, shoulders and hips are all a similar width than you’re going to want to show off your great arms and legs while creating some curves. Skater style dresses will do this for you, so we recommend the Love Life Check Skater Dress which is full of winter charm and lots of fun!






If most of your weight is above your hips, you want to elongate your torso and show off your amazing legs. Empire styles are great for this and also anything that has a belt to show off the smallest part of your waist. The Luxury Longline Blouse is not only stunning, but it also does all these things for you. It’s got a waist belt to sinch you in at your smallest part and the gorgeous georgette fabric drapes perfectly over your middle.






If you’re a pear shape (meaning your lower body is wider than your upper body) you should be looking to create points of interest on your top half to balance out your bottom half. We recommend the Ultimate Knot Dress. The hem is in-line with your hips to keep them balanced and as well as the detail along the hem, your eyes are drawn to the detailing around the bust. The beautiful knits and jersey fabrics are really flattering.




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Perfect Look For You

The perfect look for YOU on Christmas Day

Christmas time can be a minefield of presents, food, relatives, games and well, general craziness really. So we thought we’d try and take away at least one stress for you – what to wear on the big day.


No matter what your Christmas traditions, it feels good to pick a stand-out outfit that’s that little bit festive, but more importantly – completely you.


Here’s some of our suggested styles (for guys and girls!):


This Sexy Velour Dress (34.95)  has all the perfect colours for Christmas and this Remarkable Heart Necklace (£19.95) adds just the right amount of bling.


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This limited edition Beaded Top (£99.95) really has the wow factor and goes great with these black Perfect Ponte Bootcut Trousers (£29.95).


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This little combo of Kalisi Dress (£54.95) and Peep Toe Bootees (£44.95) provide just the right amount of stylish understated glamour.


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All the attention doesn’t have to be on your top half. Get twerking your bootie in these gorgeous Jacquard Trousers (£39.95) and keep it simple up top with a black Versatile Cami (9.95).


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For a more festive look that still gives you a flattering shape, this Christmas Cracker Dress (£39.95) is perfect teamed with gorgeous Classic Riding Boots (£84.95).


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For a festive look for the guys, the name of this shirt says it all: The Crazy About Christmas Shirt (£34.95) teamed with some (less crazy) Straight Joe Jeans (£39.95).


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Or if the perfect Christmas Day for you is dossing around in your pyjamas all day, this 3 Piece PJ Set (£34.95) with a cute fluffy polar bear on the front is ideal.




And for a funky alternative for the guys – Rock Pyjamas (£29.95)!





For an extra touch of glam you could add this stunning Beaded Shrug (£74.95) to this Fabulously Flocked Senorita Dress (£44.95).


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Finally, if you’re looking for something that’s really going to turn some heads and drop some jaws, treat yourself to this spectacular Sequin Dress (£149.95) teamed with some dainty Velvet T-Bar Shoes (£39.95)


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And for the guys who are looking for a show-stopping outfit, this emerald green velvet combo is the ultimate in sophistication and comes with some great details including printed lining and a shawl collar on the jacket. The Living the Life Jacket is £89.95 and Living the Life Waistcoat is £44.95.


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This outfit was a firm favorite with blogger Ben from Twenty First Century Gent…





Have you got your Christmas day look all sorted?



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Posh Nosh to go with Posh Frocks!

Have you signed yourself up to do some Christmas hosting this year?


Are you now thinking ‘Oh god what have I done?’ and ‘Where do I start?’


Fear not – we’ve put together some jaw-dropping dresses and luxurious party food that’ll have everyone so impressed they won’t judge your ludicrous drunken behavior.



On you: Dance the Night Away Dress (£79.95)





On the plate: Serrano-wrapped Pear with Goat’s Cheese.




Tear 6 slices of Serrano ham in half. Core a pear and cut into 12 slices. Place a piece of pear at the bottom of the ham slice. Add a 3cm piece of goat’s cheese and a few rocket leaves. Roll up and secure with a cocktail stick




On you: Butterfly Jacquard Dress (£49.95)





On the plate: Ham and Stem Ginger Thins



Assemble the canapés by topping the biscuits with thin slices of the stem ginger in syrup and spoonfuls of shredded ham. These can be made up to an hour ahead.



On you: Sexy Lace Dress (£49.95)




On the plate:  Roasted Gnocchi, Sundried Tomato and Olive Stacks.




Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the fresh gnocchi in a roasting tin and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 25-30 mins or until golden, stirring occasionally. Thread the roasted gnocchi onto cocktail sticks with pitted green olives, sundried tomatoes and basil leaves. Serve while the gnocchi is still warm.


Hey presto – you’re set for a great night!

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Blogger Kristina

Partywear with blogger Kristina

What better way to showcase to you our new gorgeous partywear range than with the fun and beautiful writer of Mode of Style – Kristina.


We met Kristina at the awesome Adelphi pub in Leeds, which provided the perfect backdrop with its period décor of wood panels and old tiles and the coolest bar man ever – cheers Gav!


We basically got Kristina to pick out some of her favourite dresses, try them on, have a drink with us and create a bit of mischief turning heads in the pub while telling us what she thought of all the shoes, dresses and bags.


And turn heads she sure did…

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Luxury Lace Dress £59.95



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Butterfly Jacquard Dress £49.95






Marvellous Metallic Skater Dress £49.95 






Sexy sexy (yes that’s double sexy) Señorita Dress £44.95



Kristina loved the Butterfly Jacquard Dress so much we let her keep it to wear for a wedding she had coming up.


Thanks again Kristina for being such a great sport and the guys at the Adelphi for being so accommodating  – if you’re ever in the area we highly recommend you stop by!


Which is your favourite party dress?

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