Saturday, November 10, 2007
The straight sheath dress, harking back to the 1950s, is a hot autumn evening party dress choice. Necklines are primarily boat shaped, but sometimes can be square cut with wide or narrow straps or strapless bandeaus. These three evening party dresses have more tulip volume from the waistline and taper to a narrow hemline.
The plainer silhouette is used to show lush fabrics including satins, lace overlays, flocked fabrics and brocades to advantage. These evening party dresses and shown in the thumbnails above, are from left to right, the Christmas ranges of House of Fraser, Wallis, and Marks and Spencer. Images of these ladies party dresses are courtesy of the respective companies are available later in autumn.
The black and white dress left and the deep purple dress above are both created by the much loved high street retailer Monsoon. Each is the perfect red-carpet short party dress for a woman who can carry off the pretty baby doll elements of the empire line designs.
Each ladies party dress is romantic, feminine, striking, yet tasteful.
Each is the sort of dress that should it suit your figure type and personality. This party dress will carry you through several seasons, because full skirts can only get fuller as we take on 'volume' fashion looks.
V necks are popular and are taking on more of a wide-set V shape rather than being the pure narrow plunge necklines of other years. Plunge necklines are still around, yet because of the more refined elements of the rest of a dress, seem to have left that old fashioned raunchy look behind.
Note how skirts in all four styles have become fuller and each skim the knee line. Soft chiffons and luxury silks are ultra feminine and ladylike. These two evening party dresses below are from high street retailers Laura Ashley and French Connection.
The Laura Ashley's pale silver grey dress is subtly understated, yet very glamorous with its cinched in waist.
The yellow lemon party dress from French Connection is Grecian in line and has that same soft feminine charge. The French Connection evening party dress also comes in dark charcoal grey shown in the centre, giving an almost classic little black dress version.
Lots of women hate showing their arms, especially if they have poor tone. A sleeveless dress can often be matched in the store with a cover up garment such as a shrug or other bolero jacket. Make friends with the assistant and ask what variety of cover-up items they have that match the dress you have selected.