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QUESTION: I have a black tie evening wedding to attend and am looking for a dress – budget £100.

ANSWER: We love a wedding with a twist and an evening wedding means you can turn up the glam factor with sweeping gowns in gorgeous colours.

1. Coast, dress £95:– Coast are always great for providing a huge selection of occassion wear for any event and they haven’t disappointed her with this gorgeous dress for your black tie wedding event. The lower v-neck accommodates a larger bust and the lace detail shoulder draws the eye and creates balance. I particularly love the pleating detail detail that skims nicely over the tummy area and again draws the eye in for a cinched waist.

garment-2766300-37607372. Violeta, dress now £39.99:- Grab this end of sale bargain from Mango, well within your budget and perfect for you. The fiery red is an ideal shade for an evening wedding and again the v-neck and draping does wonders to balance out your proportions. The jersey fabric will mean comfort all night and ease of wear.


3. Phase Eight, dress now £91:- Another red style maxi in a more scarlet shade, so perfect for wearing with red lipstick. The pleating and twist detail here do all the magic by creating a waist and drawing the eye in whilst concealing the tummy area. This jersey has a twist also in a more slinky feel, style with sandals and an embellished clutch.


4.Giles Deacon for Evans now £108:- Lastly try this jewel tone evening gown from the Giles Deacon for Evans range. Deacon has dressed many red carpet celebs such as SJP and Gwyneth Paltrow and often collaborates with high street brands (such as New Look). This has a flattering (higher waisted) fit-and-flare effect. Go for gold accessories with this awesome green shade. SarahA x


QUESTION: Budget up to £200 . Looking for suggestions for a full length evening dress, or top and full length evening skirt in an outfit that will accommodate my height and conceal my shoulders.

ANSWER: A tall frame gives you a good pick of full length dresses and skirts on the high-street as you won’t need to alter them! For you it’s all about softening your shoulders and evening out the proportions between your upper and lower halves. With this in mind, we’ve picked a selection that we think you’ll love:

1. Adrianna Papell dress, £132.51: – As you mentioned you like to conceal your shoulders, we’re starting with a wonderful indigo dress with lace around the neckline. This detailing paired with a short sleeve gives you just the right amount of coverage. Full length outfits look best with a pair of heels, so we’d suggest a closed toe court shoe in either nude or metallic:


2. Monsoon Dress, £165: – A fitted waist is ideal to give you a really lovely silhouette and an embellished waist band adds a fabulously elegant touch of glamour. In keeping with the covered shoulders from the previous dress, this dress offers a bat wing style sleeve which is flattering on everyone! There is an air of grecian goddess about this look, so complete your outfit with a beautiful gold statement necklace or a pair of drop earrings:


3. Long Tall Sally skirt, £55: – Long Tall Sally specialise in taller clothes, so we have opted for a black maxi skirt with a gold thread, a really chic, timeless option. Although a straight skirt, the pleats give plenty of movement when you walk, plus the crinkle fabric travels well and definitely won’t need ironing! Let your skirt do all the talking by keeping all accessories simple, a black heel and matching clutch will do just the trick:


4. Wallis  top, now £28: – Lastly a top to go with your gorgeous new skirt! We mentioned keeping it simple, so how about a plain black fluid blouse with a jewelled neckline? We especially like this top as it’s really versatile and can easily be worn with a pair of tailored trousers for a sophisticated weekend outfit:



5. Monsoon jacket, £69: – As we’ve kept under budget, we couldn’t help but sneak a jacket into the mix! The seasons ultimate trend is faux-fur, so complement any of the suggested looks with a head turning little black coverup, a really stylish alternative to a shawl or bolero. Karen x