24 December, 2010
Christmas, Style

The 12 Fabulous Frocks of Christmas

24 December, 2010
‘Tis the season for fabulous frocks, and as the austerity of January will soon be upon us, we’re taking this opportunity to wallow in the total gorgeousness on offer when it comes to Winter 2010 party dresses…  This heavenly frou-frou concoction could really ONLY be Valentino with its signature petal details. It’s a snip at GBP4,906.38 (I do think they could have rounded up the few extra pence to stop the price being such a strange number!).Mustard isn’t a colour everyone can pull off (now that’s an understatement), but if you’re one of the lucky few, snap up this draped Lanvin number in all its Grecian glory…

This Diane von Furstenberg number is not for the small of bottom but will transition seamlessly into Spring/Summer once you’ve finished flashing it around town this party season. Plus, when compared to the Valentino and Lanvin the price starts to look extreeeeemely reasonable.

Lace is so hot this winter but it can be hard keeping it looking young. The body-skimming cut of this One Vintage dress means you won’t have any worries about looking like your granny.

We’re going a bit avant-garde with this Jonathan Saunders body-con piece. You’ll need a sky-high pair of statement heels with this. Kitten heels need not apply.

Rachel Gilbert is making a name for herself dressing young starlets for red carpet events. One can see why when one feasts one’s eyes on this nude piece of floating, glittery heaven. Plus, one shouldered isn’t going out of style in a hurry.

OK, so it’s not your typical festive frock, but when you jet off to your villa in Thailand you’re going to need a fun little dress to slip on for cocktails by the pool. This apple-print Miu Miu is cute and whimsical…

If you’re channeling Mad Men this season, you’ll love this Sonia Rykiel printed silk crepe dress. Fab for curvy girls (think Christina Hendricks) this has the perfect balance of femininity and attitude.

This Thakoon Addition asymmetric jersey vest dress is for the girl who’s a bit over the sequins and glitz aspect of party-dressing. Wearing this says, “I’d rather be at home in my pyjamas”, and by this stage of December, wouldn’t we all?

Which brings us nicely to this cashmere dress from Michael Kors, who seems to have for once abandoned his “pretty ladies on yachts” aesthetic to bring us something a little Alexander Wang-esque. Wear this and all the boys will want to stroke you (and you’ll never leave your house for being too cosy).

And the exact polar opposite of the Michael Kors? Well, it’s gonna have to be Versace, screaming taste and class as only Versace can. It may not be subtle, but on the right (6 foot tall Amazonian supermodel) girl, it’ll be sexy as anything.

To round off our low-down, we’ll leave you with this typically understated McQueen. We really MUST show you the back view (below) too as you won’t want to miss the angel-wing back detail. I’m not sure there will ever be a party fabulous enough to be worthy of this. A true collector’s item.

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