Browsing Tag

party dressing


Get your Sparkle On

Yes, it's still November, but party season is peeking around the corner. 'Tis the season to get your sparkle on. And nothing, but nothing, says festive dressing like a sprinkle of sequins. …


Style Hero: The Sequin Skirt

We have always greeted the concept of high-low dressing with open arms. Especially when it comes to sequin skirts. (I want to wear one; I don't want to look like an extra on Strictly.)…


Why Autumn is the perfect time to party….

With Strictly back on TV and the nights drawing in, late September heralds the start of party season. While summer is all about long, light evenings, low-key beauty and laid-back dressing, autumn/winter is when you can up things a notch with a little more eyeliner, perhaps a red lip (don't you love how fashion people say 'lip' rather than 'lips'?) and a fabulous outfit. Going out is just that more fun after dark, isn't it?…


Party Dressing: Sorted

Party dressing isn't what it used to be. Not because we've abandoned the brief dresses of our youth (we were more of the jeans-and-a-pretty-top generation) but because we have less chance to get dressed up, so we make more of it when we actually do. Nice dress for dinner with girlfriends? Absolutely. Jumpsuit and fabulous heels for a 40th? Bring it on (this is what Alex wore to my 40th and very fabulous she looked in it, too).…


Issa: The feel-good dress

Like Taylor Swift, I very rarely stay up too late*. But when I do, I like to dress for the occasion. Moreover, I am highly sympathetic with the ‘from work to night out’ sartorial conundrum. But now I think I’ve found the answer to the question ‘what do I wear?’ for pretty much any night out.…


How to do party dressing (with a little help from Victoria Beckham)

Last night, I went to the GLAMOUR Women of the Year awards. I know, I am a jammy so-and-so, but I was working, okay? It’s my JOB. It was a pret-ty fabulous night. (Victoria Beckham was there with Brooklyn as her ‘date’ (how sweet is that?) – it pretty much sets the standard.) Anyway, I am not here to talk about the night (head to for all the gossip) but dressing for such events.…