Looking for the perfect party look? GlamRosie chooses some of her fave’s for inspiration.

So who has thought about their party froc yet?  I admit, I think about mine fairly early on.  I tend to try and buy after Christmas ready for next Christmas in the hope that no one else will then be wearing it!  However if you haven’t had time, here are some of my favourites out there right now.  All available to order from the comfort of your own sofa.


Don’t forget shops you may cast aside.  Many have come a long way recently in the fight for your business.  Miss Selfridge have a great dress collection.  A really broad range, from the full length to the cocktail, from the simple to the heavily beaded. I love this black tee Maxi dress with lace inset for £45, or for that really special occassion how abou tthis beaded detailed pencil dress for £195.

Places like Coast, French Connection and John Lewis will always be party ready for you if you really do leave it to the last minute. Here are my three faves from these shops! Firstly this spectacular sparkle dress from French Connection for £160, Next from Coast this amazing “Jazzy” dress priced at £160 and finally from John Lewis this cap sleeved sequin dress for £299.

If like me, you’ve got tired of buying a new dress year after year purely for the occasion, then do look after Christmas.  I picked up a classic black dress at the start of the year for under £20 from French Connection.  I’m teaming it with some newer shoes so I feel like I’ve at least made an effort.  And based on my savings, I’m investing in a new hair styler to give me that ‘just stepped out of the salon’ look.  Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference, a good barnet, manicure, new clutch or sparkly necklace.  Don’t neglect your accessories, they can really wake up a dull outfit and make you shine. My pick of the shops is this gorgeous chunky crystal chain from New look for £12.99. These Glamourous statement green earrings from Next for £12.50 and this Turkish inspired Clutch bag from Accessorize for £37. (Although I wouldn’t put all three together in one outfit, accessory overload!)

Team a patterned dress with a simple shoe.  Keep the colour to one, let your dress do the talking.  Think simple, chic for your feet.  Zara always have classic sandals in.  Their delivery and returns process is also brilliant and fuss free. I love these high heel strappy sandals from Zara for £59.99.

And finally, the most important part of any outfit, smile!  Make sure you are comfortable and confident in your outfit, if you’re not it will show.  Happy party dress shopping!

With love from GlamRosie x

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