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Celebrity Style Steal: Taylor Swift’s Best Looks

Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift!  The chart-topping country music pop star is now 27 and she’s had a fantastic year. She’s done her 1989 World Tour and won tons of Grammys. And she’s done it all in style with a wardrobe to die for!

What’s so amazing about Taylor is that she looks as fabulous when she’s dressed casually as she does on a night out. Often what she wears is very simple but she puts it together with some gorgeous shoes and a bold red lip. She has the unmistakable walk of a celebrity, strutting with attitude wherever she goes. That confidence comes from knowing she looks hot when she sees her reflection in the mirror. It’s a lovely feeling!

So in honour of Taylor’s birthday, let’s have a look at 3 ways we can copy her style and get that feeling ourselves.

(1) Taylor’s Casual Look

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Even when she’s not on stage, Taylor still looks like a star. The key to this outfit is one statement piece and then some well-fitting basics. Her red jumper is warm and cosy, but with a flattering crop length. It’s similar to the V by Very blouson sleeve crop jumper and stands out when worn with black skinny jeans like the V by Very shaping double waistband skinny jeans. Skinny jeans make the legs look leaner and you can add to that effect even more with ankle boots like the Superdry bones strap leather ankle boots, with a thick heel that makes them more comfortable to strut around in.

(2) Taylor’s Night Out Look

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Taylor has endless long legs and so when she’s on a night out dining and dancing, it makes sense to show off her best asset. She does this with a simple black mini skirt like the Miss Selfridge scuba skater skirt and barely-there black sandals like the V by Very petals block heel ankle strap sandals. As she’s kept it so simple on the bottom half she can afford to go a bit wild with her top, quite literally. Try the River Island printed leopard print blouse if you want to drive everyone wild with lust or envy or both.

(3) Taylor’s Award Ceremony Look

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Wow! Talk about an attention-grabbing dress. Taylor looked beautiful in a dress embellished with swirly sequins at this year’s Country Music Awards. She stole the show and upstaged everyone else. If we want to make an impression at a ball or a party, we can learn a lot from Taylor and copy her style with the Little Mistress sequin maxi dress and the V by Very Caprice mini platform minimal sandals for even more sparkle!

Which of the three looks do you like the most? It’s inspiring to see that dressing like Taylor is a lot easier than you may expect.

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BBC Sportsperson Of The Year Awards: Party Fashion

Every year, our top sportspeople are honoured in a ceremony voted for by the public. They can’t train for it. All they can do is turn up looking their best, be humble and see if the public will remember their achievements over the past year.

This year it was won by Andy Murray for the third year running, and he was the bookies favourite to win given that he’s beaten Novak Djovikic to become the number one tennis player in the entire world. But there were some surprises when it came to fashion as some of the sportswomen looked stunning dressed in their award ceremony outfits rather than sports kits.

Let’s have a closer look at what everyone wore for a final bit of inspiration for our New Year’s Eve outfits. We want something to start 2017 in style, don’t we?

Laura Trott

When she’s not tearing it up on the cycle track, Laura can look really glamorous. She showed that at her wedding to fellow cyclist Jason Kenny earlier this year and she showed it again at the sports awards. In her gold dress, she looks like she’s more ready for the Oscars  than the sports awards – she looked beautiful. If you want to stand out for the right reasons then wear gold or sequins….or both!

Jessica Ennis Hill

Jessica’s had a great year, winning a silver medal in the Rio Olympics despite having a baby since the London Olympics. She announced her retirement recently, but she is still a fantastic role model for getting women into sport. She showed off her trim figure in a black bardot dress, which really suited her.

Rebecca Adlington

The Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer turned sports commentator stood out from the crowd in a long sleeve white midi dress. It’s conservative, but it allows her to show off her toned legs. This is a sophisticated, elegant look.

Claudia Fragapane

Wow! The gymnast turned Strictly Come Dancing star looked fantastic in a black mesh maxi dress . It gives tantalising glimpses of her figure without giving too much away. Warning – a dress like this may make people stop and stare!

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover

A black maxi dress and a red maxi dress are both absolutely appropriate for a formal occasion and the girls’ have made use of texture to make their dresses stand out from the crowd.. Helen is in velver, while Heather is in lace. Which one do you like best?

Sally Nugent

The BBC Sports TV presenter looks like an athlete herself in her super flattering black jumpsuit. A jumpsuit is the ideal alternative to a black maxi dress if you’re not a dress person or if you want to look more strong and fierce. Sally was working, presenting awards on the night so it was important that she gave off a powerful, confident vibe.

Who do you think was the winner of ‘Best Dressed’?

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Critic’s Choice Awards 2016: Red Carpet Looks

Awards season is starting earlier this year! The Critic’s Choice Awards usually takes place in mid-January but this year it’s in mid-December, which means we can expect almost 3 months of fabulous dresses and A’list stars attending awards dos, Until The Oscars on 26 February, there are awards after awards. Bring on the gowns!

The Critic’s Choice awards honour the best TV shows and film from 2016 and the winners are listed at the end of this blog post if you want recommendations of some entertainment to watch in your time off this Christmas. First, let’s have a look at the divine dresses and take some inspiration about what we can wear to a formal party or a fancy New Year’s Eve event.

Emma Stone

Emma looked stunning in a black maxi dress with cut out detail. The fabric of the top half and the halterneck detail makes her look party ready while the full skirt is formal. Therefore it fits two occasions – you can party in it and go to a formal dinner in it while looking glamorous and gorgeous the whole time. What do you think?

Nicole Kidman

Nicole also wore a cutout black dress that flattered her long, lean figure. The tight waist detail highlights her slimmest part and then creates the impression of more curves as it emphasises her hips. The bardot neckline is also on trend.

Naomie Harris

The British actress and star of the Bond films wowed in a strapless black maxi dress that showed off her slender shoulders. A strapless dress is a great way to show off a hint of skin, mesmerising everyone that looks at you. Never underappreciate the appeal of a strapless dress!

Kate Beckinsale

Kate went for full length and fabulous with her black short sleeve maxi dress embellished with sequins. It’s bold and it’s daring and with that hand on her hip attitude she totally pulls it off.  What do you think?

Amy Adams

There weren’t many celebs wearing anything other than black so Amy really stood out! She stood out for the right reasons as the white dress hugged her figure before snaking out into a wider skirt. Again, there is a bardot neckline – a lot of stars are wearing that right now.

Jessic Biel

Jessica had a boho chic vibe going on with her green maxi dress and her wavy hair with its long fringe (or bangs as the Americans call them). If you’re a bit of a hippy chick, this is a great way to stay true to yourself at an awards ceremony. Green dresses really uplift anyone’s skin tone as well, giving you a rich, warm glow.

Kerry Washington

The star of America’s hottest new TV show Scandal made sure everyone noticed her as she decided to wear a black lace midi dress instead of a maxi dress. Scandal is making everyone gripped and Kerry’s impressed everyone with her acting so now it’s time to show off her fashion sense. If you don’t want to wear a maxi dress to a formal occasion then you don’t have to. Just wear a midi dress like Kerry with confidence and you’ll make everyone wish they did the same.

Who do you think looked like the fashion winner of the night?

The awards winners were:

Best Picture
“La La Land”

Best Comedy Series
“Silicon Valley” – HBO

Best Drama Series
“Game of Thrones” – HBO

Best Actor
Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul” – AMC

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – “Jackie”

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld” – HBO

Best Comedy
“Deadpool”

Best Director
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live” – NBC

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead” – AMC

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Margot Robbie – “Suicide Squad”

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV/Limited Series
Regina King – “American Crime” – ABC

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow – “The Crown” – Netflix

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Thandie Newton ‘ “Westworld’ – HBO

Best Action Movie
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Structured Reality Series
“Shark Tank” – ABC

Best Reality Show Host
Anthony Bourdain – “Parts Unknown” – CNN

Best Animated Series
“BoJack Horseman”

Best Talk Show
James Corden – “Late Late Show” – CBS

Best Structured Reality Show
“Shark Tank” – ABC

Best Reality Competition Series
“The Voice” – NBC

#SeeHer Award
Viola Davis

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Celebrity Style Steal: How To Wear Red Like The Stars

Christmas is the ideal time to wear red. It’s bright, it’s bold and it turns heads!

If you’re a bit nervous about trying red then just have a look at others wearing red and it will give you more confidence. You’ll see that there are a lot of ways to do it, from a maxi dress to a midi dress,  with textures like lace or satin and the option of sleeveless, long sleeve and halterneck dresses.

The celebrities have been wearing a lot of red recently, wowing as they did so. And the dresses they wore were very similar or identical to ones at Very, which is good news if you want to channel your inner celebrity and look a million dollars on your next big night out. Let’s take a closer look:

Lucy Mecklenburgh

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The model and TV star looked chic and feminine in a red lace dress at the Pride of Britain Sports Awards. The cut of the dress is really flattering as it gives a hint of leg without flashing too much flesh, while the lacy material stands out and makes her look rise above what the rest of the crowd were wearing. The best news – you can get the exact dress at Very with the V by Very high neck origami pleat dress.

Faye Brooks

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Faye was nominated for soap’s sexiest female and you can see why as she looked divine in this red bodycon dress at the Inside Soap awards. The Coronation Street star has had some dramatic storylines this year but when the cameras stop rolling she looks gorgeous and girly. You can copy hers style with the V by Very cutout midi pencil dress.

Kate Beckinsale

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The British actress has conquered Hollywood and always looks flawless. Kate’s secret is to keep things simple. Less is more when it comes to dressing up for her. With a dress that accentuates her figure, she doesn’t need any accessories. The V by Very high neck ruched jersey dress is very similar to Kate’s rich red dress.

Laura Whitmore

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After wowing everyone on Strictly Come Dancing, Laura is wearing more ballgowns these days and looking beautiful as a result. A maxi dress is always flattering as it gives you a streamline silhouette and you can show that off with the red colour. The TFNC Janice pleated maxi dress has a similar halterneck style to Laura’s show-stopping dress.

Which way of wearing red do you like the most? One thing’s for sure, it will lift your spirits and your confidence!

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British Fashion Awards 2016

The British Fashion Awards are London’s equivalent of the Met Ball in New York. Organised by the British Fashion Council and held at the Royal Albert Hall, they’re attended by the world’s top models as well as internationally famous singers like Lady Gaga and sports stars like David Beckham. It’s one of the most A’list events of the year!

The night is a celebration of British fashion and the dresses worn are showstopping works of art in their own right. They’re big, they’re bold and they’re beautiful and then the celebrities wear them and make them look even more magical. From black dresses to silver dresses, from strapless dresses to long sleeve dresses, there were a lot of party dress ideas that we can adapt for our own Christmas parties.

Let’s have a closer look:

Gigi Hadid

 

Gigi flew in from New York for the event and looked bright and beautiful in a silver dress that had trousers underneath. Well, that’s one way to keep warm on a red carpet. Gigi’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion and she pulls it off because she wears it with attitude. Repeat a few positive mantras to yourself in the mirror and you can wear anything!

Lady Gaga

 

Lady Gaga presented the award for best men’s fashion designer to Craig Green, but making an entrance like that down the red carpet she deserves to win one herself for ‘most diva entrance’. She looked chic and eye-catching in a black maxi dress with a cape detail, that she could wrap round herself to stay warm on the red carpet. The dress is simple but when worn with slicked back hair and bold make-up, Gaga really stands out.

Karlie Kloss

 

Karlie also showed that you don’t have to have a complicated dress to wow at a party. Her black dress is different as it’s sleeveless style shows off a hint of side boob. She looks sporty and healthy and dresses to show that off.

Kate Moss

 

The original supermodel looked luxurious in a black faux fur coat and a velvet maxi dress with a lot of jewellery. If you want to look expensive then wear a plain dress and a bracelet and ear-rings and let your jewels do the talking!

Nicole Scherzinger

 

Nicole really had the X Factor in a jumpsuit designed by Julien Macdonald. It’s barely-there but she held her head high, flashed a big smile and feels confident in it. Sometimes wearing a jumpsuit can give you a bit of attitude as you’re not conforming and that’s a powerful feeling. What do you think of her jumpsuit?

Jourdan Dunn

 

Jourdan also stood out from the crowd by wearing white trousers and a crop top, showing off her incredibly toned abs. If you’ve got it then flaunt it! Also, trousers are increasingly more common on a night out, especially if they have a flattering  flared shape like Jourdan’s have. She was litterally dazzling on that red carpet!

Naomi Campbell

 

Naomi Campbell has walked enough red carpets and catwalks to know that simple, classic dresses really turn heads. The long sleeve black maxi dress is made from a lovely lace material, and although other people have worn similar dresses to other events, Naomi wears her one well. If someone else wore a lace dress to that event, they would have to change as Naomi owns it thanks to her sleek hair and shining diamond necklace. Wow!

Daisy Lowe

 

Daisy has her own style and she doesn’t compromise and it paid off at the fashion awards as she looked unique and beautiful in a pink jumpsuit. Not everyone could pull this off, but Daisy doesn’t seem to care what people think and that’s why she always looks good. It’s all about that inner confdence and ‘can-do’ attitude – she’s always willing to try new things and she sets trends rather than following them.

Pixie Lott

 

Pixie also channeled her inner goddess like Gigi Hadid and opted for a silver dress. She has fun when it comes to fashion and doesn’t take life too seriously and you could tell she was enjoying herself with her handsome model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire by her side for most of the night. They’re one good-looking couple and Pixie made sure everyone noticed them pass in that stunnig silver dress.

Whose dress did you like the most?

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Bright Colours At British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the most creative and innovative filmmakers in the UK. These are the people that are making movies on a budget and convincing well-known actors and actresses to star in it because of the quality of the scripts and characters.

The stars that say yes to the film are motivated by creativity and the process of making something beautiful just as much as they are by money – otherwise they would have been tempted by Hollywood. And this creativity applies to their fashion sense as well, because no two stars look similar at these awards. Everyone tends to go all out for colour and there’s usually a unique embellishment or shape to their dress.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the most beautiful dresses, as it’s great inspiration for ways to stand out this Christmas party season:

Anna Friel

Anna’s dress was totally unique with its silk skirt and silver top half. The halterneck style is very flattering as it boosts her bust and looks even better with the skirt that flatters her waist at its slimmest party. But the main reason this dress stands out is because of its colour block style, as so many dresses are just one colour.

Naomie Harris

Naomie, known around the world for her role in the new James Bond movies, won the Variety Award. This award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on Britain, which she’s definitely done thanks to Bond. She stood out by not only wearing a midi dress but by wearing a vibrant multicolour midi dress. The colour is gorgeous, particularly on a dark winter’s night – what do you think?

Gemma Arterton

Gemma, also a former Bond girl, kept things classic with a long black one shoulder maxi dress. She’s had a gorgeous cropped hairstyle recently and keeping the dress simple means more people notice the unique hairstyle. A one shoulder dress is a great way to flash a subtle hint of skin on a night out.

Laura Haddock

The InBetweeners actress turned movie star looked elegant in a black maxi dress with a mesh neckline. It’s all about the little details and the neckline makes this stand out from a regular maxi dress. By tying her hair back, she adds to the simple, sophisticated effect as it seems more dramatic.

Laura Carmichael

Laura’s scallop-effect blue maxi dress is totally unique thanks to the crochet material. By wearing something like this you can tell the ex-Downton Abbey actress is trying to get noticed for her next role. She’s showing she can be glam and quirky at the same time, covering all bases. It’s a very pretty dress and she looks girly and feminine in it – this is a dress that will mean you’ll have someone to hold under the misteltoe.

Eleanor Tomlinson

The Poldark actress wowed in a green maxi dress that contrasted beautifully with her red hair. At recent celebrity parties, there’s often been a star in a green dress and they’ve stood out each time.

Who do you think stood out the most?

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: The Best Bits

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a production on the scale of The Oscars or The Grammys. Although nobody wins awards, the models chosen to walk have the honour of knowing that they’re at the top of the game as only the best are chosen for Victoria’s Secret. And the people lucky enough to be in the audience are winners as the show is the hottest ticket in the world!

Every year, it’s held in a different city and this year the models, their stylists, hairdressers, nail artists, security and other entourage members descended on the French capital, Paris. Paris is a romantic city and the Victoria’s Secret show is smouldering, sensual and sumptuous – a perfect match.

The models had a few outfit changes from the show to the after-party while there were also some gorgeous looks to be seen on the spectators. The whole event was fantastic inspiration for both lingerie and what to wear over the top of it during the party season. After all, if you want to feel fantastic all over it starts with some lovely lingerie that feels as gorgeous as it looks.

The Lingerie

Gigi Hadid

It’s Gigi’s second time as a Victoria’s Secret model so she was given more responsibility. Her bright cape was one of the highlights of the night and it really made her red underwear set stand out. Red is ideal for this time of year – it’s both flirty and Christmassy. If you wear red lingerie under your outfit, it gives you confidence knowing that you are being daring underneath whatever you’re wearing on top.

Kendall Jenner

It was also the second time for Kendall and you could tell by the way she walked. She knew what she was doing. A simple white lace bra and thong set is a lingerie draw staple and it looks stunning as white improves all skin complexions.

Alessandra Ambrosio

A black knickers and bra set can look really fabulous and fierce, as Alessandra showed. You never have to worry about flashing something you shouldn’t when you wear black as it blends in under a black dress, supporting your shape and flattering your figure in an invisible way. Shapewear is a lifesaver during the party season.

Bella Hadid

It was the first time for Gigi’s younger sister Bella and so when the work was done she’d earned the after-party.  The silver dress that she wore to party in was stunning. It really caught the light and dazzled as she danced. If you can’t wear sequins and silver at Christmas, when can you?

Irina Shayk

There are rumours that Irina is pregnant with actor Bradley Cooper’s baby and she did dress to hide her shape in a striped dress. However, there’s no denying that her over the knee boots are stunning. These are definitely party boots!

Lais Rhibero

Lais may not be a household name like some of the other models, but she dressed to get noticed in a gold dress. When you want to make an impact and turn heads, gold is the answer. If you’ve always wanted to try gold, a Christmas party is a good opportunity to wear one.

Adriana Lima

Adriana’s one of the longest-serving models and you can tell she means business. Even at the after-party she power-dressed in a tuxedo blazer dress. She added to the girl boss effect with slicked back hair and a wild pout. You wouldn’t want to mess with her!

The spectators also put on their best outfits to make sure they didn’t let the side down! If you get invited to a show like this then you need to compete on the fashion front.

Doutzen Kroes

She’s a former VS model so she had a lot to prove. She pulled it off as her lace top was stunning!

Lottie Moss

Lottie looked really pretty in a prom style dress. Sometimes you don’t have to show everything off to look good. She looks classy and elegant as well as feminine.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga performed during the show and also had several outfit changes. However, this black lace maxi dress is one of the best. She looked gorgeous and girly, showing that you don’t have to try to hard for a night out to look amazing.

Whose outfit do you like the most?

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Stars Dazzle In Dreamy Dresses On ITV Gala Red Carpet

The ITV Gala is the Christmas party for the TV presenters and reality TV stars that grace ITV and ITV Be. Held at the London Palladium Theatre, the stars are entertained, fed and watered and mingle with each other – just like at any other party, really.

With that comes dressing to impress as they know that when they look gorgeous, they feel even better. Also, the celebs know that people are going to be looking them and judging accordingly, so the pressure’s off when they look divine. If you want a promotion at work or you just want to impress someone you’ve been trying to approach for ages, then looking your best is a great start.

Do you have your party outfits sorted yet? Let’s have a look at what the celebs wore to this one for some inspiration. It looks like colour is the way forward with gorgeous golds and reds and some jumpsuits and trouser suits to add a cool edge to party fashion.

Holly Willoughby

Holly sparkled in a gold dress that hugged her curves and made her look as bootylicious as Beyonce. If you can’t get away with gold and sequins at Christmas, when can you?  It makes her look like she’s stepped off the red carpet at the Oscars – it’s seriously gorgeous!

Emma Willis

The Big Brother and The Voice host showed that a jumpsuit can be as dramatic as a dress. Her black jumpsuit really suits her and it looks like she’s really comfortable. If you feel comfortable, you can hold your head high and really enjoy your night.

Jamelia

The Loose Women TV presenter really embraced colour with a stunning velvet blue maxi dress. The fabric is sumptuous, the colour is rich and it makes her look a million dollars. Jamelia did well, don’t you think?

Fearne Cotton

Fearne always does things differently to the crowds, setting trends rather than following, and the ITV gala was no exception. She showed of her lovely legs in an animal print sequin mini dress embellished with sequins – talk about making a statement! This is a dress to wear if you really want to wow!

Laura Whitmore

Laura looked every inch the ballroom dancing princess in a red maxi dress and looked stunning. Often, she wears a lot of mini dresses to show off her long legs, but since she’s started Strictly she realises the appeal of a maxi dress. It’s easier to wear for a ball or party than a mini dress as its flattering and you don’t need to worry about pulling it down. Maxi dresses also flare out as you move around the dancefloor, making you feel like the belle of the ball.

Kady McDermott

After starring in ITV Be reality show Love Island in the summer, Kady is trying to raise her profile and she certainly got people noticing her in a black lace maxi dress. It’s a bold dress but it definitely got her noticed and it does flatter her figure. Lace is lovely for the Christmas party season.

Chloe Lewis

There were several TOWIE stars at the party, but Chloe stood out the most for wearing  trouser suit and a white one at that. It takes power dressing to another level, especially as she’s scraped her hair back to look even more fierce. You wouldn’t mess with someone wearing this, so if you want to get taken seriously at a party this is a great option. It looks striking and is seriously stunning.

Michelle Keegan

It’s so nice to see Michelle in something other than a dress! The actress and winner of Soap’s Sexiest TV star for many years in a row usually plays up to her feminine side, but this has changed since she started in solidier drama Our Girl. The monochrome trouser suit is such a fun look and she rocks it well with a big bouncy blowdry. This is a power suit and power hair now that she’s establishing herself as a serious actress.

Whose dress did you like the most?

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The Elephant Family Celebrity Ball

The Elephant Family is a popular charity among celebrities, royals and the finance world for two reasons. Firstly, everyone loves animals and this is a small charity that directs as much money as possible to the animals that need it rather than organisational costs. Secondly, there’s usually a theme at the ball, which makes it a lot of fun. As celebrities party a lot of the time, it’s much more exciting when there’s a theme to make life a little different.

This year there was a jungle theme, with actors dressed as animals, circus performers dressed as animals and the venue decorated with leaves and greenery like a jungle. The celebs all had head-dresses to really add the wow factor to their looks. As it was a ball, everyone went for maxi dresses in various bold colours and sumptuous textures. It’s fantastic inspiration at this time of year if you want to turn heads at a Christmas party and feel fabulous.

The most stunning outfits are those worn by:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding was the belle of the ball in a gold dress. When you wear gold, you make a real statement that you want to have a special night. However, gold is also a flattering colour, helping you to appear bronzed, beautiful and super confident as a result.

Donna Air

Donna attended with her boyfriend James Middleton (sister of the Duchess of Cambridge) and turned heads in a gold maxi dress. When you wear gold, people turn and look to see who is shimmering their way through the party. When the light shines on a gold dress, you’re lit up and look stunning.

Anna Friel

Anna worked a vintage style in a white maxi dress with short sleeves that made her look like an old-fashioned Hollywood screen siren. It’s pretty, it’s elegant and it’s sophisticated, showing that you don’t need to show too much skin to get attention. White and sequins are a killer combination!

Elizabeth Hurley

The actress and Estee Lauder model looked divine in an electric blue dress. When in doubt, wear colour and you’ll always get noticed for the right reasons. Another benefit of colour is that you can keep the shape of the dress simple as the colour is what people are looking at. Also, you don’t need too many accessories as everyone is looking at the dress.

Princess Eugenie

The young royal attended with her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, amid rumours they’re engaged and they do look happy together. She’s dressing her best in a black lace maxi dress and looking sophisticated but with a sensual edge with the lace detail. Lace is a great way to liven up a black dress.

Whose dress do you think wows the most?

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Glamour Magazine US Women Of The Year Awards

If Glamour magazine invites you to a party, you know the dress code has to be glamorous. That’s what the stars stuck to for the Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year summit in America and it was fabulous to see colourful dresses and dresses with lace embellishment brighten up a winter’s night.

With the run up to the Oscars in February, most awards ceremonies take place in the early part of the year, so it’s a refreshing change to have one in the lead up to Christmas. That’s the time when we all have to think about glamorous dresses for the party season and when we need inspiration the most.

If you want to shine like a star at your Christmas party then try something a little bit different just like these gorgeous celebs:

Cara Delevingne

We rarely see the social media savvy supermodel in a dress but when she goes for it she looks incredible. A long sleeve maxi dress looks really elegant as the wide detail on top and the wide skirt highlight the waist and give you a 1950s hourglass shape. Lace makes the dress more interesting and makes people stop and stare at the fabric. It’s the ideal way to show off a hint of flesh in a subtle way.

Gwen Stefani

The No Doubt singer always brings a look of theatre to her stage outfits and when she’s at a party, she’s equally bold and attention- grabbing for all the right reasons. She looked stunning in a monochrome maxi dress made out of floaty chiffon. It looked lovely as she arrived and better as she danced. If you want to feel special all night, chiffon will make you feel like a Princess.

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Channing Tatum’s actress wife looked super pretty in a green maxi dress that looked lovely against her dark hair. Green is a colour that you don’t often see on the red carpet so when you wear it you will shine in a crowd.

Demi Lovato

The American singer bucked the trend for maxi dresses and stood out for wearing a prom style black midi dress. This is the sort of dress you could party hard in – it would feel fantastic on the dance floor as you won’t overheat and it will move as you move.

Amber Heard

The American model and actress stepped out to a big awards ceremony for the first time since the Johnny Depp separation battle looking cute and pretty in a cream maxi dress. She’s a real girly girl and she dresses to show that off. At this year, you can really go to town on sequins, nudes and pinks because if you can’t go all out for Christmas, when can you?

Which celebrity do you think stood out the most? It’s quite rare to see Cara Delevingne in a dress!

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Baby 2 Baby Celebrity Charity Fundraiser: Formal Dresses

How can you turn down an invitation to raise money for charity? Celebrities often can’t and when they commit to something, they do it properly. As there’s no point in doing things by halves, when A’list celebrities organised a fundraising gala ball for the newborns charity Baby 2 Baby, they certainly made it fun and fabulous.

All the celebrities dressed up, there was a dinner and dancing until the early hours. As they’d gone to such an effort with their outfits, it made them want to make the most of their night. When you know that you look good, you just don’t want the night to end.

Let’s have a closer look at what they wore to feel their best so we can get some inspiration for our next big night out:

Kate Hudson

Kate looked gorgeous in a grey dress, which complemented her golden skin. Grey helps skin look more tanned just like white, but it’s easier to wear as its not as dazzling. Kate looks very classy, don’t you think?

Kelly Rowland

Emerald green is a gorgeous colour for parties and Kelly looks so pretty in a green jumpsuit. If a jumpsuit fits you well and it’s a striking colour, it can be just as smart as a dress.

Jennifer Garner

The actress looked chic and elegant in a blue maxi dress that has a Princess  style cut. It’s not flashy but it’s well made and it flatters her figure as it shows off her slim waist and flares out around the bottom half to draw the eye to the top half. What do you think?

Jessica Alba

The actress, dancer and eco-guru looked lovely in  a black maxi dress with unique lace and feather detail. It’s fun to experiment with texture as it always looks more expensive than a plain black dress, even if it costs the same. Wear a dress with unique fabric like this if you want to set trends rather than follow them.

Jenna Dewan

Jenna showed off what attracted her husband Channing Tatum to her in a strapless pink dress. A strapless dress always looks feminine and it creates a lovely hourglass shape as it boosts the bust and slims the waist. It’s a great way to show off a hint of flesh while keeping classy.

Jaime King

The American actress had a super cute bardot dress – one of this season’s hottest trends. As it goes out at the shoulders, it makes the waist look slimmer and the navy colour is rich and expensive looking.

Whose outfit do you like the most? Isn’t it nice to see celebs do their bit for charity?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Little Mix’s Night Out

Little Mix are at the top of the charts with their incredibly catchy anthem Shout Out To My Ex and they’re glowing as a result of their success. On a night out this week, the smiles on their face were clear to see. They all looked fabulous as they strutted down the street with their heads held high.

They’re strong, independent women and they can wear what they like  – and they do. For their night out, they all combined feminine and fierce in different ways. Jade Thirlwall looked especially good in a dark red dress, which is a lovely colour in winter.

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This look is easy to copy if you want to give a message to your ex that you’re better off without him! Or  maybe you want to have everyone look at you in awe and have men trying to eat out of your hand. Jade’s dress is a similar colour to the AX Paris high neck midi dress and for the powerful over the knee boots, I like the V by Very Rosie faux suede over the knee boots.

Jade’s bandmate  and BFF Leigh-Anne Pinnock showed that it’s possible to look strong and girly at the same time in a cool black maxi dress with gladiator sandals.

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To copy her look you need the V by Very structured shoulder maxi dress with the V by Very metallic gladiator tie up sandals.

It’s hard to imagine that these ladies started off on X Factor but they definitely have the X Factor when it comes to dressing up don’t they? Whose outfit would you most like to wear for a night out?

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