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STYLE ADVICE: I am looking for a dress for a charity ball or two – something not too mumsy

Posted on: September 16, 2013

QUESTION: I am attending a charity ball at the end of Nov and want to look glamorous and sexy. Because I am only 5 ft 3 I can look a bit mumsy in evening wear . I have a good budget for this. Would also like to see if I could get away with wearing it for New Year’s Eve?

ANSWER: The charity ball you are attending sounds fantastic and we love that you are treating yourself to a new outfit!  With this in mind, we’ve picked a few dresses we think you’ll love:

1. Coast Dress, £150: – Teal is a really flattering shade on all skin tones and will look especially lovely with your tan. Wear with black court shoes and a matching clutch, along with a statement ring and a pair of drop earrings. Perfect for New Years too! 


French Connection blazer £90:– To keep your arms warm, pop on a tailored black blazer or tuxedo jacket: 


2. Whistles dress, £250:-  Any occasion such as a charity ball is the ideal opportunity to wear a full length dress. The laced bust adds a beautiful feminine touch, while the fitted waist will create a gorgeous hourglass figure. This dress will look fab all year round, just wear metallics or pastel accessories in the summer and deeper tones like burgundy shoes for the colder months:



3. David Meister Dress, £278.90: – Sequins always add the wow factor to any outfit and we’ve fallen in love with this knee length nude coloured shift with long sleeves, making is your go-to dress for any winter events. Keep your accessories clean and simple, perhaps stud earrings or a dress watch: 


4. Whistles Courts, £95: – Black court shoes are a wardrobe must and a peep-toe give an evening feel rather than a closed-toe boardroom style. This versatile pair will see you through any occasion and will look really great with skinny jeans and a blazer for drinks with the girls. Just be sure to get a pedicure! 


5. Coast, maxi dress £180: – This is a sumptuous colour and has a sleek modern elegant cut to it. You can simple get it shortened to flatter your frame:




6. Anya Hindmarch glitter clutch £395:– An embellished clutch bag will look fabulous with these outfits, we particularly love this glitter number by Anya Hindmarch – a real talking point! What is more it will work a dream with a little black dress or to add instant glam to a jeans look. Have a wonderful time at the Ball …and at your New Year’s Eve bash: Karen xgarment-1318285-1368975


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