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Tips For Choosing The Right Bridesmaid Dresses

After you’ve gone through the stress of finding your perfect wedding dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses is the next item to consider. Selecting a group of ladies to be your bridesmaids is a different thing from choosing the kind of dress they will wear on the D-day. Selecting dresses for your bridesmaids is not as easy as it sounds, it can become overwhelming and if care is not taken become a total disaster on that day. You don’t want a situation where you are looking good on your special day and ladies you chose to be your bridesmaids are looking horrendous. Here are some tips that will help you dress selection for your bridesmaids an easy task:

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Begin by Browsing: A little research never killed nobody. In fact, a little knowledge of what bridesmaid dresses should look like and the current styles will help your selection process a total breeze. You can check magazines for the latest style of bridesmaid dresses. If you find the ones you love, share them with your friends to get their input. Or better still, you can browse through okdress.co.uk categories to find the perfect bridesmaid dress.

Keep Costs in Mind: Usually bridesmaids are responsible for paying for their own dress. This means you should be considerate when choosing a style of dress for your bridesmaids. You should take their various lifestyles into cognizance, and not to select something that is outrageously expensive. One good budget-conscious option is to search for dresses that are in an affordable range or choose the color you like and allow them choose their own style of dress.

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Wedding Theme: When selecting outfits for your wedding you have to keep the wedding theme in mind. Your wedding theme can be classic romance, vintage glam, rustic chic, Christmas styled, etc. whatever the theme may be, it is important that your bridesmaids dresses go along with the wedding style. Even if you want to go with a mismatched bridesmaid dress trend where each woman has an own unique dress, do it in such a way that all the dresses fit a cohesive look. This is so it will be possible to distinguish who is part of the bridal party and who is not.

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Weather and Comfort: When choosing wedding outfits, the weather and setting is something that should fall into consideration. Will your wedding be held indoor or outdoor? Will it be in spring or winter? Such questions will help you determine the appropriate style for your bridesmaids’ dress. The key point here is not just about looking great, but also for them to be comfortable in whatever they are wearing. You wouldn’t want your bridesmaids to be on a long-sleeved floor-length dress in the middle of the afternoon of an outdoor summer wedding.

Find the Right Fit: A particular dress cannot fit all your bridesmaids. This means that not all your bridesmaids will look good in a particular dress. A bridesmaid’s worst nightmare is when she is forced to wear an unflattering dress. So, when shopping for your bridesmaid’s dresses, take into consideration their different body types and what will look good on them. Give them options that will fit their figures. If a friend wants to buy a small size, advise her to get a bigger size, because it will be easier to alter a bigger dress. And if the dress ends up being too small, she’ll likely have to order a new one and you’d hate for that to happen.

Colours and Complexions: When picking the colours of your bridesmaids’ dresses you should make sure it goes along with the colour schemes of the venue and the season. For instance, you will want to rule out yellow if your wedding will be held at a rustic vineyard with burgundy décor. Colours like marsala and emerald which are rich colours are perfect in the fall and winter season. While lighter shades (mint and lavender) go well in spring or summer. If you don’t know what hue to settle for, you can go for a general colour like green, and allow your bridesmaids choose either a dark or lighter shade.

Also, when choosing colours, keep your bridesmaids complexions in mind. Fair-skinned girls will look good in jewel tones (amethyst, emerald and sapphire), while brighter, bolder hues like cobalt, blue and hot pink complement darker skin.

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The Stunning Dresses of the 2017 Oscars

See All the Looks from the Oscars 2017 Rzed Carpet

I’m sure you’re used to it all by now, all the glitz and glamour that come with the Oscars. Well it’s definitely worth all the hype; after all its only the biggest night in the entertainment industry. Well this article is not meant to tell you how awesome the Oscars are; I’m sure you already know that. Instead we’re going to do a bit of fashion gossip. I’d say you should fasten your eyes while we take a detailed look at the various outfits worn by our favorite celebs to this graceful event. Here is our specially compiled list comprising the 5 best and worst dressed divas that graced the red carpet with their presence.

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Dakota Johnson
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Got to admit it, I agree with all those people who felt ‘concerned’ about the look the Fifty Shades Darker star wore to the Oscars. She seems to have picked up a golden Gucci dress from a different era. the wrinkled hem gives her outfit quite the divisive look. However, Dakota seemed comfortable even with the weird frontal piece and I think that should count for something.

Teresa Palmer
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I wonder what Teresa Palmer was thinking with that unappealing and mismatched belt. Everyone loves a silver dress, but the incoherence in her outlook just makes you want to reconsider.

Naomie Harris
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Definitely too informal! I think the Moonlight actress could have done better. She obviously looks too modern for the red carpet. The midriff-baring dress (Calvin Klein) and the mismatched shoes definitely gave her quite the odd look.

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The Ghost in the shell star lands on our worst dresses Oscar celeb list. And who can argue otherwise; the Alaia gown and the spiked belt were an obviously odd combination.

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The atomic blonde star lands on our list of worst dressed this year. I don’t know how to put it; that gold Dior gown just didn’t fit. This was especially disappointing for me; I was counting on her usual flawless dress sense. But then again it’s the Oscars; anything can happen.

Michelle Williams
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Guess she felt like taking a risk with her style this time. Well I’ve just got to say it out loud, the tumbling black-and-cream Louis Vuitton dress was an underwhelming choice for the Manchester by the Sea star.

Now here’s a list of those celebs that totally killed it at the red carpet:

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The Hidden Figures star killed it like it was a movie audition, the Nirav Modi jewels she paired with the off-the-shoulder navy velvet Alberta Ferretti gown was apparently a great choice. She finished off the look with her black clutch and strappy heels.

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Lots of fans really fancied the La La Land star’s exquisite, custom-designed Givenchy Haute Couture dress, her accessories – platinum and Tiffany & Co 18k gold. She was truly glamorous with the bouncy curls and the bold red lip.

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Even though some may say she’s young and inexperienced she has proven to be in control of her wardrobe. The 16-year old actress looked like a real-life princess in her strapless white Rubin Singer dress paired with dazzling silver-and-gold jewelry. Mind if I add, this was her first ever Oscar appearance; we all look forward to seeing more of her in the years to come.

Hailee Steinfeld
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She equally set off princess vibes with her Ralph & Russo couture gown embellished with a sheer overlay and metallic, pastel-colored flowerings. The diamond earrings and the dramatic smoky eye definitely worked. The Edge of Seventeen star is definitely on my top-3 best dressed celebs for the 2017 Oscars.

Emma Roberts
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Emma Roberts is a classic beauty and she proved no less at the 2017 Oscars. She astonished everyone with the way she rocked the spaghetti strap Armani Privé number. The two-tiered skirt and the cream crystal embellishment definitely worked for her. She was simply stunning.

Ruth Negga
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Ruth Negga was noted not only for her punctuality to the red carpet, the Valentino gown, the Renaissance-style headband and ACLU ribbon gave her the perfect touch of elegance.

At OkDress.co.uk you get quality tips on different fashion trends and principles that help you steal the attention wherever you go, whether it’s a formal event or a red carpet event like the Grammy or Oscars.

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Wedding Dresses: UK Wedding Traditions

Marriage is one of the greatest occasions in a person’s life. And for the bride more than anyone else, it is her big day, the day she gets married to the man of her dreams, and it is also an opportunity for her to be the centre of attraction. For this reason, the wedding dress is very unique.
Throughout history brides have tried to make their wedding dress special, to suit the special occasion. The wedding dress is meant to make the beautiful bride the cynosure of all eyes, and the less beautiful bride look a little bit splendid.

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In medieval times marriages were sometimes used by countries to seal alliances. Since such a marriage is of great political importance, it was paramount that the bride to be look magnificent. This is meant to impress on the other country of her own country’s prestige and a show of their apparent grandeur. To this end they used the best and most expensive material, like satin, velvet, damask silk, fur and fabrics woven with Gold and Silver thread.

In addition, colours such as red, purple and true black dyes that only the rich could afford were also used. Precious gems like rubies, diamonds, emeralds, pearls and sapphires were also sewn on the wedding dress. There were cases when the dress would be so thickly covered with jewels, that the fabric beneath was completely hidden. There was such a case in the 15th century, when Margaret of Flanders was to get married. The dress was so richly adorned with jewels that she could move in it. Two gentlemen attendants had to help her into the church.

As time went by constitutional monarchy emerged and royal marriages were of dynastic rather than national importance. That didn’t stop royal brides from dressing marvelously for their wedding for the purpose of impressing her new country.

Not all brides came from the royal family and could afford such luxurious wedding dress. But they still wanted to look special, and this meant sometimes trying to copy the dress of a woman of a higher social class. A bride from the higher strata of society will look her best with gems and fur trimmings. Velvet or silk fabrics is what a well-to-do middle class woman would go for because mink and sable will usually put a drain on her purse. The bride from the dregs of society will dress in linen, or fine wool, and much fabric would be used as possible.

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Many superstitions grew around the wedding tradition. This superstitions were centered on bring about the bride’s happiness and to ensure fertility. The colour of the dress was used to predict what luck will befall the marriage.

Getting married in white or a variation of white symbolised a girl’s virginity and innocence in the face of her imminent change of state. This colour was not practical for a lot of purposes and it was not always a favourite choice.

Blue symbolised fidelity and eternal love. Brides who wore blue on their wedding day believed that their husbands would be always true to them. If wearing a blue gown proved difficult, the brides would get around this by wearing a blue garter under their dress.

Green was considered the fairies colour and it was bad luck to call the attention of the little folk to oneself during a time of transition. Wearing any natural shade of brown or beige was considered rustic. There was even a popular saying associated with this colour, “marry in brown and you will live out of town”. The implication of this statement was that you would never make it good in town because you will be a hick.

Marry in yellow and you are ashamed of the fellow. Yellow was considered to be a heathen colour and unholy to be worn into the house of God. But in the 18th century yellow became a trendy colour for some time and many brides wore in on their wedding day.

Some brides that could not afford a more elaborate dress would take their regular wear and adorn it with decorations just for the sake of their wedding. There was also a tradition of attaching ribbons tied into bows to the dress. The guest in the wedding would pull of these “bride laces” during the post wedding festivities and kept as wedding favours or souvenirs. Flowers gradually replaced this custom.

The introduction of machine made fabrics and cheap muslins imported from India in the late 18th century ushered in the era of the traditional wedding garb as we know it today. By the 1800s wearing a white dress with a veil was in vogue. As usual with fashion, this style began in London and gradually spread to other cities and towns, and eventually reached the rural communities. In 1816, Princess Charlotte gave it royal approval at her wedding to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. In 1840 Queen Victoria made it a virtual rule when she chose to wear white silk and Honiton lace for her own wedding. She also set the fashion were bridesmaids carry the train.

We are now in the 21st century, and it is without doubt that the wedding gown will continue to evolve in style. People are no longer constrained by certain traditional factors like the brides of old, and have now come out with different marvelous styles.

Okdress.co.uk has been a part of this wedding evolution. We understand that brides need to look their absolute best on their wedding day. So, what did we do about this? Well, you can find out by going through our wedding dress category. There are great wedding dresses in different styles and colours that will be make you glitter and be the cynosure of all eyes on your big day.

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How to Get the Perfect Size When Shopping Online

Online shopping has grown so popular over the years that it has become common for us to purchase almost anything online from furniture to food to electronics to clothing. When shopping online we usually check for the quality of the product, and sometimes we even go to the extent of reading reviews of people that have previously bought the said item. But when it comes to purchasing clothes online, there is a hitch.

Unlike other products, clothes need to fit. Reviews can’t tell you if a dress will fit you or not. Determining if a dress will fit is something personal and unique. Determining your correct size by looking at an image on a computer screen can make online shopping a regrettable experience. Luckily for you, there are some ways to ensure that your clothes fit well even if you can’t try them on prior to purchase. These ways are concerned with taking your proper measurements so you can shop online like a pro, without hesitation and with confidence.

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1.Measure Yourself
The first and most important thing you need to do before you start shopping for clothes online is to measure yourself. When taking your measurements, be sure to use a cloth measuring tape and not a mental measuring tape. This is to ensure that you are taking accurate measurements. Remember one company’s size 4 is another company’s size 6. Write down the numbers you get from the measurement, so you can refer to them when you start buying clothes online.
If you can’t get accurate measurements, you can get a professional to take them for you. In fact, this is the best way to get accurate measurements, professional take measurements all the time and know what they are doing.

2.What You Should Measure
Bust: You should be aware that this is not your bra size. You can wear an unpadded bra when measuring your bust, this is because most dresses come with in-built bras. To get you bust size, relax your arms at your sides, then pull the tape across the fullest part of your bust.
Waist: Most clothing brands use the measurement of the “natural waist’ for their size guides. To measure the natural waist, you can find the smallest part of the waist, usually 1 inch (ca, 2.5cm) above your belly button. Keep the tape slightly loose to allow for breathing space.
Hips: Measure the widest part of your hips. If you can’t figure out where your hips hit, it is usually 7 inches (ca, 18cm) below your natural waist. The tape should brush across both hipbones. This might be challenging, so it is recommended that you have a friend assist you with this or that you do it in front of a mirror.
Height: It is advisable that you have someone assist you when you want to measure your height. Stand straight with your feet together. Measure in bare feet. Begin at the top of your head and pull the tape straight down to the floor.
Hollow to Floor: measure from the hollow space within the collarbones and pull the tape straight down to the floor (to the dress hem). Measure in bare feet.

3.Consult the Size Chart
Most online clothing retailers provide a section of their website dedicated to sizing information. This will come in handy when you are spending money on clothes you can’t try on. The size chart gives you a conversion of sizing tiers into actual measurements. Each retailer has its own size chart, so before you start adding items to your shopping cart, make sure you check the size chart of the retailer. Don’t fall into believing that you wear an 8 in one brand automatically mean that you wear an 8 in every other brand. It is best to check the measurements on which that brand bases its sizing.
Okdress.co.uk dedicates a special page for our size chart. You can check it at
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Final Words
There’s a lot of preparation and research that goes into clothing shopping online, but it’s worth it in the end. Having your measurements ensures that you will know the perfect size to get for your clothes. It will save you a ton of cash when you are shopping online for clothes. It will also save you the frustration of getting the wrong size, and you can know when to make alterations to your clothes.

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The Updated Guide to Styling Your Little Black Dress Right for 2017

You can count on your trusty little black dress to get you out of numerous fashion fixes. It can be your style solution for a variety of unscheduled social events. However, you have to update your little black dress to transform the statement to the correct tone matching the event. It is quite common to rock a little black dress to a fashion party or a clubbing night. It is quite a different thing to work the little black dress as a style alternative for a formal corporate event or a wedding party. Yet, the tips in this guide will help you seamlessly merge the fashion for your little black dress with any tone or style of event, without creating a single whisper of a fashion faux pas.
Choosing the right little black dress for you

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Before you begin to update your surface style, make sure the basic black dress is perfect to support any type of styling. Choosing the right type of LBD sets the way for the entire look. It is a good idea to have at least a couple of different styles of black dresses to give you a couple of options to work on, during the styling update.

  • The fit – The correct fit of the little black dress will keep you comfortable even when sporting a trendy style. While a classic flare, black dress is a blank canvas for the surface styling updates, buying a trendy fitted little black sheath will give you the choice of carrying out both classic and sleek looks. The most important aspect is to make sure the fit compliments your body type.
  • The cut – You can be subtle or dramatic depending on the types of neckline and back cut designs you choose for your little black dress. Only buy daring necklines or dramatic back cut designs if you are comfortable in it and can carry it with confidence.
  • The length- The length of your LBD should depend on your comfort level and the figure type. You can go for ultra short hemlines that end at mid thighs. However, owning a classic sheath or flared little black dress that ends at just above knee level will give you an alternative option for more formal events.

Updated tips for styling your little black dress this season

Whether you getting a new collection of black dresses for your wardrobe this season or simply looking to rework your existing LBDs to a new style this year, you will find a fitting tip right here.

Contrasting fabrics

Hottest trend this season is little black dresses in contrasting fabrics for bringing out unexpected textures in the dress. Whether it is tulle and leather or the combination of velvet and sheer fabric, find fabric pairings that deeply contrast to get the maximum style advantage from this trend.

Make way for the off shoulder

Deep plunging necklines and bold back designs are not in trend this season. The dreamy off shoulder look paired with longer hemlines make the LBD a hottest style choice for this year’s formal events.

Classic looks

Do not underestimate the power of classics for LBD styling. Regardless of the occasion, you cannot go wrong with the fit and flare dress coupled with classic black pumps. Alternatively, you can experiment with the classic pairing of chunky boots with the midi length LBD for a strong 70’s style statement.

Floral on black

Strategically placed floral prints or embroidery can take the LBD style to the next level this year. The style works best with the sheer base fabric for your black dresses. Look for fabrics in fine net, tulle or crochet designs as the base.

Flaunt geometry in monochrome

Geometrical pattern designs on simple sheath style dresses in monochrome are a very flattering style trend for little black dresses. This style suits most body types and works best with shorter length hemlines. You can also add geometrical patterned high heel pumps or laser cut booties to increase the glamour quotient.

Ruffles, collars and stripes

Little design elements take your plain black dress to runway fashion standards. Ruffles and collars are fussy little details for bringing out your fanciful side with the styling. You can also look for stripes details on the dress to balance the sweet style with a sporty look.
Accessorize and accentuate

You are spoilt for choices for updating your style with a basic little black dress. Pair it with a moto jacket, animal print or floral print coat. Throw on an oversized sweater or wear it over a crisp white blouse to experiment with the overall silhouette of the dress. A tube of scarlet or crimson lip stain can make up for a downplayed makeup look for the rest of your features. Pumped up hairdos is a great way to highlight the compact styling of the “really little” black dress. Shorter hemlines perfectly compliment the elaborate hairstyles but if you are uncomfortable with the length of the dress, pair it with sheer polka dot tights. Dress up your black dress with serious statement jewellery or dress it down with a simpler pairing with an ultra stylish eyewear.

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WHAT TO WEAR THIS PARTY SEASON: THE MOST FASHIONABLE RULES 2017

Who says finding the right clothes for parties is an easy task. In fact it has become harder with the way new fashions are churned out each week. Picking the proper clothes in the mist of all this confusion for this party season might just leave you with a headache. While it is true that parties require a little extra effort where style is concerned, always keep in mind that we shouldn’t complicate things or take it too seriously.
This post provides tips that is going to get you perfectly dressed for this party season.

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Skirts

You heard right, skirts! Silk skirts, Embellished sweat skirts, Leather skirts, Velvet skirts, Full circle skirts, Printed Lehengas. They are all so great and such a fashionable way to dress up this winter. These skirts can be embellished, full of patch work or applique or even embroidered. You can always wear your warm leggings inside without even getting noticed to beat the chill and still look fashionable with these.
A bomber or biker jackets can also be paired with them. Turtlenecks and cashmeres can also be teamed up with these lovely skirts.

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Velvet

Arriving in a shocking array of bright hues, velvet is no longer the fabric of dark, romantic, gothic evening-only clothes, but one to be mixed into the most vibrant street styler’s daytime wardrobes. You’ll find it used in everything from trouser suits to thigh-high boots. Blazers, velvet in the form of kick-around sneakers, sleek flats, and flirty evening options.

Culottes

For this party season you can look into Leather, velvet, metallic or shimmery culottes. And again you get the advantage of wearing your warm leggings inside these without looking awkward. You can dance all night in these cozy culottes and still look fashionable. Just don’t forget to wear your high heels with your culottes. Flats are sheer insult to these cool culottes. You can team it up with your leather biker jackets or any tight high neck and you are good to go.

Flared Pants

Get rid of the boring denim jeans and go for wide legged and flared pants which are way cooler for this season. While prints and applique easily made place on such pants recently it makes dull winters little interesting. Pair these pants with high neck bib and printed floral jackets to add more fun to your look. Faux fur sandals can act as a great add on to complete your look.

Bomber jackets

The bomber has recently taken over the fashion world, but this year it takes on a new twist in unusual colors and fresh silhouettes. Whether oversized or embroidered, it’s all about the details in 2017.

Slip dresses

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The slip dress can seem intimidating because of its clinging, slinky silhouette. But trying an A-line version of this trend is just as chic and a much easier wear. Pair it with an oversized sweater or a cross-body bag with plenty of hardware, heels, and a leather jacket.

Turtle Neck

Turtlenecks are still in vogue, and basically we can’t do winters without them. So high roller is out of the closet and you can rock this versatile number in various ways. From Turtle neck dresses to high neck bibs there are many ways to look classy.
Just be very careful with the add-ons like knee high boots, stilettos and animal print scarves are must haves with these.

Trench Coat

The trench coat will always be a classic staple in all of our closets, but this year it’s trending in a fresh sleeveless silhouette. Whether you’re running to brunch or heading to a meeting, this is a perfect layering option to step up your favorite outfit. It is a great add-on for that party this winter.

Fur collars

The fur collars in coats and dresses, which is quite wintry! Try it in the deep colours like black and grape, or in light pastels or even the marble patterned one.

Jumpsuits

Flared and wide legged jump suits are so in right now which should be teamed up with coolest of your trench coats and some trendy junk jewelry of yours.

Maxi Dresses

Yes maxi dresses! There’s no written rule anywhere that maxi dresses are meant for summers only. Pansy print maxi dress in velvet and metallic tones are great winter statements. Team these up with long coats or trench coats to shine on.

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Tips for Picking the Perfect Evening Dress

Having the right evening dress that makes a statement is essential for any woman. However, being able to pull off the right evening dress that makes you feel like a goddess, requires some thorough planning. Unfortunately, some women throw together whatever they can without giving it much thought and wonder why they cannot pull off their evening dress as well as other women.

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The reality is, if you want the “all eyes on me look” then you need to plan your evening wear right down to the last detail. In this article, I will explain some of the most important details you need to apply when choosing the right evening dress that will make you look stunning.

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The Dress Colour

Picking a dress colour that suits you will depend on your skin tone and hair colour. This is a very important aspect to consider as picking the right colour can make you look absolutely stunning. Getting the wrong colour dress that does not suit your complexion can seriously hurt your appearance.

Before choosing an evening dress, you should see what colours go with your particular skin tone and hair colour. You can find this out by looking in magazines or looking online. Perhaps you may have already narrowed it down to a few colours that suit you.

In that case, what you can do is try on the dress colours that you have narrowed it down to, take pictures and get your friends opinions to see which one you look the best in. Doing these steps will make your life so much easier, as well as having the satisfaction of knowing that you have picked the absolute best colour that suits you!

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You have to take into consideration the type of event you are attending. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is buying the wrong type of evening dress for the wrong event. This is not uncommon, as some people don’t understand that there are different types of evening dresses for different types of events. The last thing you want to do is look out-of-place.

If it is a formal event and your skin tone works best with bright vibrant colours, you probably don’t want to go with really bright vibrant colours and go with the safe option that works for every girl, the classy black dress. If it’s a formal event, make sure you buy an evening dress specifically designed for formal events.

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However, if it is not a formal event, just a general evening party, then you can really let your creative juices go and style yourself to look absolutely stunning. You can get yourself a short, a lace, or a vintage evening dress or if you’re feeling sassy than go for a sexy option.

Picking The Right Size and Fit

Most people don’t know the difference between size and fit and assume it’s all to do with size, this couldn’t be further from the truth as how the dress fits your body is what counts. I can’t stress this enough, but this is the most important factor when it comes to selecting an evening dress. The right size and fit can make or break your whole look.

Let’s start with the right size, trying to get an evening dress a size or two smaller in the hopes that you will look slimmer is a big mistake. Not only will you feel uncomfortable the whole night but you can potentially look odd due to the over tight-fitting, when we come onto the fitting part I will explain how to overcome this by getting the right fit. Also, if you wear plus sized clothing, it is important that you buy a plus sized evening dress as these will better fit your curves.

Now, let’s talk about the fitting. Here’s a simple explanation about fitting… You can have two dresses that are the same size but have different fits. Depending on your body shape, one of those dresses can be tight and uncomfortable around your booty whereas the other can fit around your booty perfectly whilst both dresses are the same size.

When it comes to the fitting of the evening dress, you need to make sure it complements your body perfectly. To add further to that, not only does it need to complement your body but enhance your best features and hide features that you are not too comfortable with.

So if you have a small waist and curvy thighs, you need to make sure the dress shows off those features, the last thing you want is a dress that hides those features. The right fitting can make you look naturally slimmer, as opposed to the forced slimmer look you get when you buy a size or two smaller.

Follow these tips and you should be able to easily find the perfect dress that will make you look stunning. If you’re looking for a gorgeous evening dress why not browse our site and find the perfect evening dress for you.

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This shoot was perfect from beginning to end. All of us enjoyed every minute of it and I am so proud to have been part of such an amazing collaboration with so many talented people. You can also visit okdress.co.uk for more details and pictures.
Thank you Maggie for coming up with so many tips for girls and for also helping us style this amazing shoot.

Model: Jess, Amy, Kate, Blair
Photography: This Modern Romance
Evening Dresses: OKdress’s evening dress
Hairpieces – Big flower seen with the horse photos is from Ban.do, The two halo pieces are from Untamed Petals and the smaller flower is from Petit Plume.
Hair + Make-up: Nyrie and Megan Wayt for Symmetry Beauty
Venue: Star Ranch

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WHO HAVE YOU BEEN GOOGLING IN 2016?

2016 was a great year, and with it came awesome events and stories. The title of most searched is one of the most esteemed titles that can be bestowed on anyone by Google – the premier search engine. In fact, it is the measure of how popular a person is and how curious people are about that person. 2016 like other years before it had its own fair share of people that were most searched. A person’s name might fall into this category of any reason, some will even make you laugh. We will be looking at the most Googled actresses and female musicians. The list is long, so we will just be taking the top two from each category. We will also look at their style (fashion-wise), who slayed it, and who kept it simple.

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Meghan Markle

2016’s most Googled actress came as a big surprise to many of us. Despite Meghan Markle’s relatively low profile she still managed beat out names like Angelina Jolie and Marion Cotillard. She is famous for her role in the US television show Suits. She emerged into spotlight when it was first reported that she is dating Prince Harry. She became queen of Google late in the year, overtaking Marion Cotillard who held the top spot.

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Her sudden rise to fame might be associated with Prince harry, but she has been a stylish lady for a long time. In the TV show suits she is known as Rachel Zane a talented para-legal, and we see her with a selection of power-woman separates like blouses and pencil skirts. And it seems like her sophisticated style extends to her real life. Meghan has been spotted wearing nice attires to red carpets. She always has something new to surprise us with, either it is a pencil skirt or button-down. No matter where Meghan goes, be it Fashion Week or Wimbledon, she’s dressed for the occasion. Simple also does it for her. “The way I dress is really monochromatic or tonal,” the actress explained. “And I like really classic pieces. I also love that French way of styling, where if your outfit is pulled together, then something’s got to be dishevelled – your hair, your make-up.” She definitely deserves that crown bestowed on her by Google.

Marion Cotillard

The French actress came second place as the most searched actress of 2016. She overtook Oscar winner Brie Larsson and Star Wars star Daisy Ridley to secure her spot right next to Meghan Markle. She returned into French cinema after 2012’s Rust and Bone with the From the Land of the Moon (a 2016 movie) where she played the lead role. She also appeared next to brad Pitt in Allied a spy film set in World War II directed by Robert Zemeckis, in which she played Marianne Beausejour, a French Resistance fighter.

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Her sense of style is something to be reckoned with. She awed the crowd with her dressing to the Madrid premier of her latest movie, Allied. She wore a black gown featuring a black crystal embellishment as well as a pair of long Chopard earrings. While in New York, Cotillard remained on trend for AW16 wearing a dark velvet smock formal dress and leather thigh-high boots. She also slayed it in the Paris Fashion Week, where she came out with oversize cream jumper, and kept her and make-up sleek and simple.

Beyonce

Meghan Markle’s winning the top spot for most searched actress must have come as a surprise. But Beyoncé winning in her own category as the most Googled musician was not much of a surprise. After the drop of her album “Lemonade” in April and her controversial Super Bowl performance in February, the search for the diva suddenly skyrocketed. Beyonce is not just known for her music, but with amazing style that will leave you saying “WOW”.

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As she rounds out her Formation World Tour, Beyoncé wears a neon green Formation T-shirt, waist-cinching belt, pencil skirt, and strappy heels. She punctuates the look with a leather beret and matching dark pout. At U.S open she is spotted seating next to Jay-Z wearing a floral corset top with a cleavage-bearing cutout paired with a mid-length, ribbed skirt. She layered the look with a dusty pink jacket, seamlessly transitioning into fall fashion.

Céline Dion

Céline Dion came in second place behind Beyoncé. Searches on her peaking in 2016 due to the death of her longtime husband, René Angélil. Céline Dion is not known for her fashion sense, but the 48 years old, 5-time Grammy winner turned a new leaf this year after the death of husband. Her passion for fashion seemed to have suddenly be ignited.

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Her new sartorial fire was first noticed on the red carpet.She dress one very hottest celebrity dress  at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, where Dion dazzled in a metallic gold dress, she also added a sky-high Saint Laurent pumps along with an emotional performance that proved she was then prepared to be back on top. Since that event she has continued to dazzle us with one awesome style after the next.

 

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The Latest Prom Dress Trends to Watch Out For In the Upcoming Season

Prom night remains one of the most special nights for every school going teenage girl in the country. Yet, the fashion trends for the prom night changes every season. With a new year, new dress trends make an appearance with a complete new makeup palette becoming the preferred choice amongst many schools.

 

The objective of the prom dresses however, remain the same over the years. The ideal prom dress is supposed to:

  • Make you feel special on your special night.
  • Should compliment your body type and enhance your assets.
  • Should also hide any body image flaws to only put your best image forward
  • Should be glamorous and can be customized for unique stylistic flair.

If you are a budding fashionista, chances are you are currently following tons of fashion magazines to prepare a tentative look for your upcoming prom night. A few trend suggestions mentioned here can help you refine your search for the best outfit and might also spark off some ideas to make your entire prom night look ore uniquely suited to you. These trends are definitely making a mark on the fashion sense all over the world and can be a hot favourite.

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The ‘Air’ embroidery trend

Air embroidery on Guipure laces is making a huge impact on most fashion shows in the world. They are now a hot favourite for youthful touch of elegance to prom dresses. You can choose a guipure dress in a bright palette of colours ranging from rich red, stunning orange and sapphire. You can also carry the metallic tones of gray, silver or gold to create a mesmerizing effect on to the dance floor at your prom.

Pleated dresses making a comeback

Pleated long dresses with interesting cut out motifs at the front or the back of the dress have made a leaping comeback this season. The style has been popular on most fashion ramps and Hollywood red carpet events. A toned down version of the cut-outs should be considered if you are looking for a similar trend to carry forward on to your prom dress. However, choose dreamy fabric patterns to play with the pleated style and create a romantic look for your prom.

The eternal Ball gown look

Regardless of the season or the year, it is hard to beat the ball gown trend for prom fashion. Prom dresses in the ball gown style come with the full cinched corset for your upper body, flaring in to a tufted skirt of light fabric. The look is flattering to most body types. You can choose the fluted or fluffed skirt trend and fabrics like tulle, organza or crepe to create a stunning glamorous effect.

The slit effect as major trend

The daring slit effects make for a bold choice and often is quite comfortable for prom functions that might end up with a vigorous dancing session. You can experiment with the length of the slit and the obvious length of your gown. You can always pair your lit dress with bolder footwear choices like boots and extreme high wedges to tie in the entire effect. The biggest advantage of the slit dress is that it suits every type of body image because it is a great detractor from obvious figure flaws. Choose dramatic colours like sequined blacks, bronzes or simmering jewel tones to rally highlight the slit effect against your skin tone.

An obvious tip to carry out the slit style with flair is to invest in a good exfoliation for your legs before the prom to get it slit ready. Add a little bit of bronzer or shimmer powder with your body lotion when applying on your legs right before you put on the dress and prepare to glam up the entire look of the slit dress trend.

The Bando dress trend

The unique Bando dress style made a renewed appearance in the fashion season particular at the beginning of this year. The bando dress effect is actually referring to the band or corset cinching the entire dress instead of any straps holding the dress up. The style is perfect for slimmer body types, particularly if the bando dress flares down from the band. However, with a fuller figure invest in a bando effect with a cinched waist or add a lace-trimmed belt high up your rib cage to emphasize your natural curves without making you look poufy.

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Many new bando effects come without a rigid corset and instead use stiff lace and satin ribbon bands instead to provide a thin band for holding the dress in place. A helpful tip for carrying out the bando dress in style is to invest in just the right type of lingerie to compliment the bando style. Make sure to add little shimmery loose powder or bronzer to your shoulders and collarbone area because the bando dress effect diverts attention to these parts of the body. You can also add a statement neckpiece to attract attention to your toned neckline instead.

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Top 5 Online Dress Shops in The UK

The United Kingdom has a long standing tradition of sophistication, class, and style, especially when it comes to clothing. There are five up and coming UK shops which prove that just because something is cutting edge, it doesn’t mean that your wallet has to be emptied. The shops below offer a wide range of styles for women, and men, that are practical, affordable, and sure to turn heads no matter where they are worn.
These sites are all offering great holiday deals, but even off season, their prices (many of which offer free shipping) are affordable to even the tightest of budgets.
Very http://very.co.uk/

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Like the name says, this site has the very best of everything. Children’s clothes, furniture, footwear, athletic apparel, electronics, make up, skin care, and so very much more. This site is comparable to another large online retailer, but geared toward the trendiest of items instead of harboring ever product known to man. This site features its products by category, search bar and the “just in.” section.

Lipsy http://lipsy.co.uk/

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For a site that deals primarily in clothing, there is no shortage of variety. Whole clothing collections, such as the Kardashian Collection, DKNY, and Vesper are organized by label. Or, if it is so preferred, a search can be done by event type. They invest a lot of time in their page, the graphics welcome you into the page before shopping has even begun.

Missguided http://missguided.co.uk/

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Misguided is not your mama’s clothing line. The clothes are edgy, sexy, and powerful. The site is divided up by country, so you can take a look and see what is hot all across the globe. One of the greatest features of this site is the plus size line. Not only does it have a well stocked plus size section, but the clothes are beautiful, not the frumpy plus size lines seen on some pages. This sites encourages women of every shape and size to see themselves as beautiful, and there is nothing misguided about that.

Bamboo Clothing https://bambooclothing.co.uk/

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Know better by some as simply BAM, Bamboo Clothing’s website offers a comprehensive gift guide. Instead of it being listed by how you know the person, mom, grandpa, sister, etc… It delves into what that person likes to do. The clothes on their site aren’t designed for shock value, there is genuine comfort behind these designs and a sexy simplicity. There are many great style for men, women and kids.

OKdress https://www.okdress.co.uk/

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Shopping for a bridal gown, bridesmaid dress, or that perfect number for a formal affair has never been more fun. The dresses on this site are incredibly beautiful and intricate. The site is updated with projected fashions for the upcoming year, so it is easy to get ahead of the trends. The colors are vibrant and fresh and the site creators have covered a plethora of occasions, including graduation, prom, sweet 16, quinceanera, and weddings. You can even do a search by dress lengths. Even if you aren’t actively shopping for one of these events, the beautiful gowns are sure to fill your mind with images of what is yet to come.