Thursday 19 December 2013

Miss Selfridge Limited Beaded Lace Dress Christmas Party

It's probably fair to say that, in recent years, Miss Selfridge became a name I associated with my teenage years. As Topshop swelled the ranks and swept across the UK and international fashion scene, becoming popular with girls, women and celebrities alike, Miss Selfridge struggled to keep up with the pace.

But in recent seasons that has started to change and the culmination of this new direction is the gorgeous range of limited edition party wear. From floaty frocks to daring body cons; from sequins to lace, the range has all your Christmas party needs sorted. And the dress I've chosen for this month is the Beaded Lace Pencil dress. 

I've already worn it once to The Ritz and it received several compliments, (the fiancĂ© loved it, too). It shapes and moulds in all the right places and the subtle waistband provides definition for your curves (even if, like me, you're a little straight up and down). The midi length makes this the perfect choice for both day and night occasions. 

The embellishment is the best bit - it reminds me of art and craft lessons at school, when yoghurt pots were filled with sparkling treasures - beads, sequins and buttons - and we'd stick as many as possible onto our work. Only this is more grown up and the amount of sparkle is just right. This dress is better still, because the light purple shade works well for festive parties, but it will also carry you through many weddings and events throughout the whole year.

What to wear it with:

I opted for bare legs and purple shoes, but nudes would work well. You could go for charcoal tights (black would be too harsh) and sparkly shoes.

Keep jewellery to a minimum and wear earrings and a bracelet. A bright pinkish red lipstick will add a flick of colour.

It isn't a snip at £195, but as long as those beads stay intact, this dress will be worth every penny.  

More beautiful embellished dresses from Miss Selfridge:

Pink Sequin Flapper Dress, £150

Red Flapper Dress, £190

Teal Flapper Dress £170

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