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Celebrity Style Steal: Rita Ora’s Lovely Leather

Rita Ora oozes attitude! Whether you like her music or not, there’s something about the way that she holds herself that commands attention. When she arrives, she does it with attitude and you just can’t help but stop and stare. The blonde hair is partly responsible, but mainly its what she wears – she takes risks and usually pulls them off!

It’s a busy time for Rita because she’s got a part in the sequel to the 50 Shades of Grey film as well as recording some new music. And when she’s that busy, she needs an outfit that’s easy to wear but looks like she’s made a real effort. For that, trousers and a jacket work as you can wear them around town and feel comfortable but she doesn’t chose any old trousers – hers are leather so they have much more attitude. When combined with a bomber jacket and ankle boots, she’s ready to dazzle anywhere she goes.

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To combine practical style with something that’s also pretty cool, start with some amazing trousers like the Lovedrobe faux leather trousers with zips and make them look even cooler with some ankle boots with buckles like the H by Hudson Horrigan jet double strap ankle boots. On the top half, start with a classic white t-shirt like the  V by Very V-neck perfect t-shirt and add a bomber jacket. I love the Converse mesh bomber from Very.

What do you think of Rita Ora’s style?

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Absolutely Fabulous: Film Premiere Fashion

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie lived up to it’s name as the premiere in London’s Leicester Square was just fabulous. With all the stars from the movie dressed up and wearing bold colours, the night was a tribute to fun and fashion.

All the stars of the movie looked particularly good, probably because they wanted to dress to impress to show that it was their night. What they wore shows that if we all want to make an impression at summer parties then we need to wear colour.

Let’s have a closer look at the best dressed:

Stella McCartney and Kate Moss

Kate wore a bright green blouse underneath her black blazer and it contrasted perfectly with her blonde hair. The green colour also made her skin look more tanned. Meanwhile her pal Stella looked sensational in a blue dress. It’s eye-catching but it’s also feminine and pretty.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie made sure everyone saw her arrive and party in a red maxi dress. The colour is absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it? The maxi dress is so flattering as it’s cinched in round her waist so she looks even more petite, and the halterneck top gives her a lovely hourglass shape.

Abbey Clancy

Abbey went for a dress with attitude with her leather dress with white detail. Black and white monochrome always looks fantastic as black is slimming and white is a flattering colour next to the skin and it’s attention-grabbing. If you’re confident with your looks like Abbey, you’d want to attract attention and show off, wouldn’t you?

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders

The stars of the night – Jennifer and Joanna – also wore striking bold outfits! Joanna’s trousers really stood out and Jennifer’s blue skirt was pretty fabulous. If you can’t dress up when it’s your party, then when can you? Pass the Bolly – those two should celebrate the fact they’ve filmed several series and a movie and are still in touch with the latest fashions and look amazing.

What do you think of the premiere outfits? Will you be watching the movie in the cinema from 1 July?

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Glastonbury 2016: Gorgeous Festival Outfits

There are festivals and then there’s the Glastonbury festival, which is Britain’s most famous and longest-running festival. It’s never just about the music as everyone that attends puts a lot of effort into their outfits. In fact, fashion is just as important as music.

The goal for Glastonbury is to combine fashion with a bit of practicality as there’s usually mud and rain to contend with. It’s inspiring as we see that nothing – not even the weather – needs to hold us back when it comes to looking good. Just look at these gorgeous celebs to see that it’s possible to dress to impress, whatever the external situation:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie looked stunning in a blue shirt with denim shorts and short Hunter wellies. I always think shorts are essential for a festival as it’s easier to clean your legs than clean a pair of jeans. The shirt is super comfortable as it’s loose but the colour shows like she’s made an effort.

Laura Whitmore

Laura is like a poster girl for the ideal festival outfit. She has the shorts, she has the mac, she has the sunglasses and she has the wellies. If the sun shone she could take off the mac and it’d be a completely different look. Well done, Laura!

Millie Mackintosh

Millie doesn’t look like she’s at a festival at all as she’s swapped wellies for Converse boots that she doesn’t mind getting muddy. It’s a risky look with the level of the mud at Glastonbury but black Converse and a leather jacket always work well together and the black skirt gives a feminine edge. What do you think?

Alexa Chung

Alexa looked ready for anything in denim shorts and a green hoodie. These are basic items but they fit her well so they don’t need to have any fancy embellishments. It looks good while it’s on and it’s easy to wash after it gets muddy so she can wear it to other festivals this summer.

Daisy Lowe

A white vest top and blue skinny jeans always work and you can wear that combination anywhere – even Glastonbury it seems. If you’re going to wear jeans, skinny jeans are best as when they get wet they’ll still be as tight as ever, whereas looser jeans just get heavier.

Rita Ora

Trendsetter Rita Ora has high-heel wellies – how cool is that? In fact, she’s so cool she doesn’t even seem to bother with shorts and wears a long white-t-shirt with a blue jacket. What do you think?

Cara Delevingne

Cara’s been to Glastonbury for the past 5 years so she’s a pro at knowing what to wear. She’s got the shorts, she’s got the Hunter wellies and she has a sturdy blue jacket. She looks really comfortable in this and that’s important because if you feel comfortable you’re ready to party!

Whose outfit did you like most? Are you going to any festivals this summer?

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V&A Summer Party – Best Dressed Celebs

When Kate Moss and Kylie Minogue are on the committee for a summer ball, you can guarantee a fun night out. They planned a summer party for the V&A Museum in London and their celebrity friends looked stunning as most wore fabulously bright dresses to walk down a green carpet runway outside the building before entering the party.

Bright clothes look so good when the sun is shining. Whether you’re tanned or not, they make skin look less tired plus you’ll feel more alert as you’ll like what you see when you look in the mirror. The stars looked fantastic in their outfits, so let’s have a look at who wore what for some summer party fashion inspiration:

Kylie Minogue

Yellow really is the colour for celebs right now and Kylie looked stunning in a yellow maxi dress. The vibrant shade makes her skin look more tanned and ensures everyone noticed her when she arrived. If you want to impress at a summer party, then yellow is a fantastic option.

Kate Moss

Kate is the ultimate style queen so it’s interesting to see that she went for a pink maxi dress with a fabulous floral print. What Kate does, millions copy and I’m not surprised as she looks effortlessly cool. She always looks ready to party! What do you think of her maxi dress?

Jenna Coleman

The Dr Who actress looked elegant in a formal short-sleeve maxi dress. A preppy look can be hard to pull off but she looks preppy and pretty by wearing her hair down and having gorgeous black heels. This is a look that would be great for work parties.

Jessica Raine

The Call The Midwife actress looks ready to party in a blue midi dress. This is a dress that would see anyone through a variety of situations as you could wear it to a ball or to a bar. The lace detail is just gorgeous.

Erin O’Connor

Model Erin shows off her long legs in black trousers but she has a white shirt on to add some summer brightness to the look. A white shirt is a wardrobe essential in summer as you can wear it day to night and fit in with any dress code. Whether you wear it with jeans or trousers, a white shirt somehow looks like you’ve made a bit of an effort.

Which outfit do you like best?

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Summer Fashion: Celebs Dress Up For Solstice

Summer is officially here now that we’ve just had the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). And what better way to celebrate than by throwing a party? Now that it stays light for longer, an early evening party in the fresh air can last for longer.

Light, summer parties have a different atmosphere than parties in a dark space – I just think we all feel more free. And everyone’s in a good mood when it’s warm and hot rather than when it’s cold and you have to wear a million layers. When dressing for summer parties, the goal is to stay cool and look cool and the stars got this right at their summer solstice party at London’s five star EDITION hotel. Let’s have a look at their outfits for some inspiration:

Alexa Chung

Alexa has always been on-trend with the latest fashions and I think she looked absolutely stunning in a tea dress. It’s floaty and it’s feminine and the lace detail on the neckline made the outfit look a lot more eye-catching. With this dress, you wouldn’t need a coat and would be comfortable whatever the weather.

Laura Bailey

Florals are perfect for summer and model Laura Bailey looks fabulous in her floral maxi dress. Maxi dresses are super flattering and so are prints because the colours attract the eye to the length of the dress to make the wearer appear slimmer. You can never have enough florals in your life – or wardrobe!

Sienna Miller

Sequins are so much fun in the sun as they reflect the light and make sure everyone sits up and pays attention. If you want to stand out for the right reasons at a summer party then a sequin dress will help you do that. Sienna accessorises with a lovely golden tan and black sandals and looks a million dollars.

Mollie King

When dressing for summer, fabric is important. Mollie’s satin cami and loose long coat would ensure she kept her cool whatever happened during the night. That smile expresses the fact that she both looks and feels fantastic.

Whose summer outfit did you like the most? Enjoy the start of summer!

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Tony Awards: Glamorous Celebrity Eveningwear

The Tony awards are The Oscars of the theatre industry with judges picking the best shows and best actors and actresses on Broadway. Often, Hollywood stars take a break to do something serious at the theatre and so we have the same stars that attend the Oscars at these Tony awards and they make just as much effort with their dresses. This is good news for us as it’s very inspiring to see what evening wear the celebs are picking right now.

One way the Tonys differ from the Oscars is that the Tonys are in the height of summer so the stars’ dresses tend to be a lot brighter and bolder. This year was no exception with some lovely nudes, whites and yellows mixing with multi-colour creations. It’s fun to go for brights at this time of year and it livens up your skin tone so you look healthier and more alive.

These are my favourite outfits from the Tony awards:

Michelle Williams

The Brokeback Mountain actress dazzled on the red carpet in a white maxi dress. I love the detail on the dress as the black straps are a cool touch and mean she can match it with some black heels and a black clutch for a monochrome effect. White is a classic choice for summer, isn’t it?

Saoirse Ronan

After being nominated for an Oscar, Saoirse’s gone into theatre and she looks a lot more grown-up already. The beige maxi dress is really eye-catching as it looks like she’s wearing nothing from a distance. It’s an outfit for those who want to shock!

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita looks incredible in a multi-colour maxi dress with a bardot neckline. A dress with a print like this is very flattering because the eye is drawn to the all over print rather than any specific part of the body.

Lucy Liu

Yellow is so popular this season! The Charlie’s Angels actress is just the latest of many celebrities to wear a yellow dress to an awards ceremony or intimate party. It really suits her skin tone, don’t you think?

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan puts the super in supermodel in a pink maxi dress – it’s so pretty and summery! I love the bodycon top, which flows out into a wider skirt as this helps us all to have a more hourglass shape. Whether you have curves or want to create curves this will help you enhance what you have.

Joan Smalls

The American model also looked super gorgeous in her multi-colour maxi dress. When you know you look good – as Joan clearly does – then you walk taller and with more attitude. Joan’s got her hands on her hips in a defiant pose in this picture as she’s challenging people to compete with her on a fashion level. Well, we can’t compete but we can certainly copy.

Claire Danes

Claire’s one of the few stars to have gone for a black maxi dress, but it is made from a summery material. It’s just loose enough to float around her frame so she looks like a Princess when she walks with the dress flowing out behind her. You can wear black in summer, as long as you’re careful about the material you chose.

Who do you think looked the most glamorous? I love looking at dresses that will wow people!

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Celeb Style Steal: How To Look Exactly Like Rochelle Humes

The Glamour Woman of The Year Awards was full of gorgeous celeb ladies and Rochelle Humes stood out from the crowd in a stunning green satin maxi dress. The colour made everyone look twice, the material was luxurious and the lace trim topped off the look.

I had complete outfit envy with the green-eyed monster over that gorgeous green dress but thankfully it didn’t last long as she revealed that the dress was from her own collection for Very. This means we can all get our hands on that lovely dress and wow at summer parties. If you want that kind of positive attention, the dress is the Rochelle Humes lace slip dress and she styles it with a choker like the V by Very tassel pendant choker.

For this kind of dress, which is long and slinky, you need a pair of strappy sandals so they don’t spoil the line of the dress. A pair of high heels will help to elongate our figures so we look taller and more elegant. So why not mix height and straps with the Shoe Box Paris asymmetric heeled sandals? I love it!

Where would you wear an outfit like this?

 

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Capital Radio Summertime Ball: Coolest Outfits

The Capital Radio summertime ball is always one of the most fun events of the summer. Held at Wembley arena, it’s like a festival in one afternoon / evening as bands from around the world each play one or two of their best hits. There’s no need to sit through songs you don’t know as each artist is only on for such a short time so you really get the good stuff.

This short stage time is also an advantage for us as it means the artists dress to make an impression. Its great inspiration for knock-out party wear – these outfits have helped the stars make an impression and will do the same for us. So let’s have a look at some of the cool outfits:

Ariana Grande

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The American singer looked super cute in an oversize jacket and over the knee boots. The monochrome combination really catches the eye – she looks super cute. Her jacket is very similar to the North Face mira jacket.

Louisa Johnson

After winning X Factor, Louisa’s kept a low profile but now she’s out and she’s definitely not hiding as she wore a gorgeous multi-colour bodycon dress. I love how she’s dyed her hair purple too – she looks a lot more edgier than your average pop star.

Perrie Edwards

Little Mix’s Perrie stood out from the rest of the gang with an eye-catching denim mini skirt and matching denim jacket. The light blue colour complemented her summer tan and the beachy wavy hair makes it seem like she hasn’t tried too hard and is effortlessly cool. Sometimes, denim is just the best.

Little Mix

The other Little Mix ladies wore denim in different ways and I think they all looked gorgeous, don’t you? It doesn’t matter if they’re in a denim dress or a denim skirt – they rock the denim look!

Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto

With pink hair, Grace has always been more of a rock chick than a girly girl but she always looks amazing. I loved the leather jacket that she wore over her shoulders at the Capital summertime ball. It works so well with the high waist trousers as it gives her a gorgeous shape by highlighting her slim waist. You don’t have to be in a dress to look feminine.

Who do you think wore the best outfit?

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Royal Academy Summer Party: Hot Party Dresses

The Royal Academy art gallery in London is one super exclusive venue so when a party is held there you can guarantee some seriously classy outfits. It’s annual summer party is always celeb-studded as the stars get to see the summer’s new artworks before anyone else and they know that a lot of photographers will be outside to snap the celebrities in all their finery.

For that reason, the stars dress to impress and that’s great news for us and it gives us lots of inspiration about what to wear to parties this summer. I loved Donna Air’s stunning red dress, but Daisy Lowe also looked incredible in white. Let’s have a closer look at the best outfits:

Donna Air

I really like Donna’s red dress as it stands out on a light summer night. It’s such a vibrant colour that you would feel like the party had started as soon as you looked in a mirror and saw your reflection staring back. If you want to get noticed then wear red.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy’s white maxi dress looks so classy! It’s bodycon and hugs her curves but its not too low cut so she still looks elegant. White always enhances a summer tan and Daisy looks positively glowing.

Jaime Winstone

Jaime’s just had a baby and this is one of her first nights out so she made the most of it in a statement multi-coloured dress. You don’t get many dresses like this. Trying a unique dress can be risky but Jaime’s on her first night out and determined to enjoy it. If you wear something with the right attitude then a unique dress will make everyone jealous of how cool you are.

Cressida Bonas

Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend looked really pretty in a floral skater dress with black fringed ankle boots. I bet Prince Harry is kicking himself for letting her go as she looks stunning. The biker jacket and ankle boots give her look an extra edge and she shows it’s possible to be fierce and feminine at the same time.

Emilia Fox

The Silent Witness actress went for a maxi skirt and a top and looked gorgeous. This is a really flattering outfit as the skirt is worn high above her waist and it makes her middle look slimmer as a result. An outfit like this is designed to show off curves and create an hourglass silhouette. This kind of skirt would also keep her cool as it’s lovely and floaty.

Who do you think looked the best? What colours are you loving this summer?

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Glamour Magazine Awards 2016: Gorgeous Outfits

The Glamour Woman Of The Year awards is one of the best events of the summer with celebrities who’ve been interviewed by the magazine or want to be interviewed by the magazine partying in a marquee in central London. This year did not disappoint as gorgeous celeb ladies from around the world joined the party. It was A’list!

What I like about the awards is that all types of stars attend – actresses, singers and TV presenters. This means we get to see different styles of party outfits and that means we can all look at a different star for inspiration. So let’s have a closer look and who wore what so you can pick your style icon:

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney’s younger sister Kim attended the awards last year, but this time the eldest Kardashian sister took the spotlight. Kourtney definitely made the most of the occasion to dress up and looked absolutely gorgeous in a red midi dress. She’s thought about every detail of this look as the gold heels and accessories complement the shine on her dress. 

Rochelle Humes

The Very designer, TV Presenter, Saturday and mum showed she can multi-task and still look gorgeous. Her green maxi dress looked lovely next to her skin and the material was luxurious meaning that lots of other celebs had dress envy. If you like the dress, you can get the exact one – it’s the lace trim slim dress from her Very collection.

Fearne Cotton

Wow! I love the contrasting velvet and mesh fabrics on Fearne’s blue maxi dress. She looks elegant and trendy at the same time with her cool clutch and awesome hair adding an edge to what would be a classically chic dress.

Laura Whitmore

I like this outfit, because it makes you look twice. At first glance, Laura looks like she’s covering up, but when you look closer at this red maxi dress you can see that its transparent at the side. Wearing red always gets a girl noticed!

Gemma Arterton

Former Bond Girl Gemma looked super chic in a blue midi dress. As most other stars wore maxi dresses, she stood out for staying true to her usual dress sense. She knows what suits her and she wears it with confidence.

Little Mix

Two of the girl group went for black maxi dresses and two went for white maxi dresses to ensure that everyone knew they were together and to get maximum exposure because they looked incredible in photos. Do you prefer the black or the white? One thing all four have in common is that they all flash some flesh whether it’s with a split leg, a hint of midriff or some shoulder cleavage. At this time of year, you need to show some skin to stay cool as much as anything else.

Caroline Flack

Caroline shows she’s moved on from X Factor in the best way possible – by attending a public event and making sure she looks fabulous. Yellow is becoming a really popular colour among celebs this season and Caroline certainly looks gorgeous in her yellow dress.

Amanda Holden

After looking incredible day-in, day-out on Britain’s Got Talent, it’s a wonder that Amanda has any dresses left. But clearly she has and this floral maxi dress really stands out. I always love a floral print as the brightness cheers me up when I look in the mirror and Amanda is glowing in her dress. What do you think?

Holly Willoughby

Clever Holly has taken a real risk by wearing black tailored trousers and a bardot top when everyone else is reall dressed up, but I think she pulls it off. The sleek hair and make-up really helps because it shows she’s ready for a night out and because the outfit hugs her curves, she looks really pretty. She won Best TV presenter.

Fleur East

Fleur always dresses with attitude and her pretty blue midi dress is another indication  of that because she’s worn it to an event where most people wear maxi dresses. Because it’s a unique shade of blue that’s perfect for summer she pulls it off as the colour catches everyone’s eye, don’t you think?

Whose outfit did you like the most?

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Radio 1’s Big Weekend: Festival Outfit Inspiration

We’ve already had Coachella in the US, but now festival season has started in the UK with Radio 1’s Big Weekend over the bank holiday. The Isle Of Wight festival is just a couple of weeks away and Glastonbury is at the end of the month. What’s a girl to wear?

Thankfully there were lots of female singers at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and I always think it’s useful to see what the stars are wearing when we’re thinking about our own packing. They are experienced at festival-going so they know what’s practical and what’s not but they still want to look good – just like us. We want to keep warm and dry but we don’t want to look boring!

So let’s have a close look at what the celebs wore to Radio 1’s Big Weekend:

Ellie Goulding

Shorts are always great for festivals as you stay cool in warmer weather and you can just wipe your legs clean if it rains. Nobody wants soggy trousers sticking to them in the rain. Ellie’s Dr Marten boots add some attitude to the look and means she can still run – and jump – around the stage. Boots are a must if you want to enjoy the festival from the front of the audience and get involved in some dancing.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan shows you can still be feminine at a festival. Her black bodycon dress looks amazing and it fits like a second skin, showing off her gorgeous curves. I like how she also wears ankle boots but hers have a little heel. As long as you wear a block heel and not a pencil heel, why not add a bit of height to make you walk with more confidence through the festival site.

Paloma Faith

Paloma takes feminine to another level in a black mini dress and black boots. It’s a look that you can wear if you’re going to a festival for the day rather than camping over or a look you could wear on the first day. What do you think?

Iggy Azalea

Look closely and you’ll see Iggy is wearing shorts with a long t-shirt. This would be good for the day and you could add a blazer or a waterproof if the weather took a turn for the worse. What makes it look more glam than simply shorts and a t-shirt is the boots. If you have good footwear, you always look more glamorous.

Jess Glynne

I love Jess’s outfit as she looks like the ultimate rock chick in her black skinny jeans and black ankle boots. Notice that the black boots have a chunky heel so that she stays comfortable. Black can be an ideal colour to wear to a festival if there’s a chance of bad weather as it means the mud won’t show!

Are you planning on going to any festivals this summer? Let the fun commence!

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British Soap Awards 2016: Best Dressed

You can count on Soap stars to dress up for an awards ceremony. Eastenders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks stars have to act out such dramatic and tense storylines on screen, so when they get a chance to relax they want to let their hair down and look glamorous.

The Soap Awards is their chance to dress up and show how pretty they can look off screen and everyone spends all day getting ready. This year was no exception as there were some seriously gorgeous dresses in the auditorium of London’s Hackney Empire. For our summer parties and big nights out, we can take inspiration from what the celebs were wearing.

These stars did particularly well with their outfits:

Stephanie Waring

The Hollyoaks actress looked as glam as a Hollywood movie star in a red maxi dress as she walked the red carpet at the awards. I love the pleats of her dress as they create a gorgeous, feminine look and really flatter her figure. A dress with a full-skirt makes anyone’s waist look slimmer.

Nikki Sanderson

Nikki also went for a red maxi dress, but I love the sparkles in hers. A sequin dress always stands out on a night out and gets you in the party mood when you look at yourself in the mirror. I think she looks stunning – what do you think?

Kym Marsh

The Coronation Street star looked so elegant in her red strapless maxi dress. I absolutely love the fishtail effect, which shows off her hourglass shape. You can tell by her smile that she feels good and that’s because she looks good. If you are thinking of wearing a red dress, it’s important to know that it fits you well as that adds to your confidence.

Jacquelie Jossa

The Eastenders actress also wore a red dress and looked very pretty – I can see a trend going on for red dresses now. She’s definitely lost all her baby weight now and looks fantastic.

Lacey Turner

Not everyone wore red! I was really captivated by Lacey’s canary yellow dress – I think the Eastenders actress looks fabulous. I’ve seen more celebs wear yellow dresses recently. Now that it’s summer, it’s a really appropriate colour to wear. I like that she’s kept it simple with the shape and found something classic and flattering and uses the colour to draw attention to the dress that fits her perfectly.

Lucy Jo Hudson

The Coronation Street star enhanced her light tan in a white maxi dress. She looked bronzed and beautiful in this classic maxi dress. The gold heels are a nice extra touch as white and gold go so well together.

Gemma Atkinson

The Hollyoaks actress went for a classic black maxi dress, but what I like about it is that the halterneck detail looks super elegant, especially with her hair up. This is a really classy dress and Gemma stands out because she’s showing off a bit of shoulder while keeping everything else under wraps. I do like a halterneck dress!

However, it seems red is a fashionable colour to wear this summer. What do you think? Or do you prefer yellow? Let’s hope there are a lot of parties this summer so we can wear both!

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