Must-Have Festival Dresses for 2017

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From classically bohemian to new-age chic, these festival dresses hit all the right tones for this summer season of musical fun.

When you think of festival dresses, what comes to your mind? Is it the long, flowy maxi dress? The vintage floral details? And who can forget tassels or fringe to complete the look? Festivals and fashion go hand in hand and what better way to celebrate the season wearing something effortless and amazing. Get extra hiped with these festival outfit ideas.

First, we’ll start with a classic festival frock. With embroidered colourful flowers on the bodice and maximum flowiness in the skirt, this white dress is going to be a hit on Instagram with vintage, old school appeal. Pair it with a giant hat and retro shades to keep cool while looking stunning.

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Looking for something a little more on trend? This high neck, cold shoulder dress is unbeatable in both style and comfort. Having a super fun and feminine pink print with the length of a maxi dress, you’ll be able to enjoy an entire day of supporting your favourite performers.

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Perhaps you want the festival vibe without looking like a flower child. If this sounds like you, this dress is high fashion with festival undertones. Tassels at the bottom and a chic floral pattern, this festival style can turn a day festival into a night of dancing in a posh club. Exchange beer in a plastic cup for high class martinis in this little number.

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You’ll definitely get to meet the band with this red floral midi dress. In a striking colour, paired with flattering ruffles and adorable silhouette, you’ll get admiring looks wherever you go. How could you not? In this timeless dress, you’ll get backstage passes.

Red Floral Midi Festival Dress

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This classy dress has equal parts festival appeal and garden party subtilty. With beautiful flora and fauna embroidery and stunning details found throughout this dark blue dress, there is a nod to the 70s along with a modern cut and style. Most importantly, however, you can still twirl!

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Who ever said tie dye was outdated? This maxi dress brings the hippie technique into 2017 with a fun bold print. Never will you feel more comfortable or free than in this free-flowing dress. This dress is a perfect complement for lounging in the sun with your favourite people. Combine this beauty with some colourful festival accessoires to finish it of.

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Festivals are a time to unwind, hang out with friends, and seeing some of your favourite, most influential artists. It can also be a time to showcase your amazing style and fashion sense. Be brave and unlock your style potential with these showstopper festival dresses.

5 Affordable Graduation Dresses You Will Love

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Graduation is finally here. You put in all of those long hours studying, taking those tests, making lasting friendships, and hopefully having a little fun. Now it’s finally time for the big day, but sadly you have a small budget. We’ve all been there. Don’t fret yet! Here are five affordable dresses all under £50 that are equal parts adorable, cute, and accomplished, just like you.

Floral Cap Sleeve Tunic Dress

About to go out to dinner with family and friends? This floral cap sleeve tunic dress is equal parts sophisticated and classic. With this effortless tunic silhouette, it’s timeless too. Both your grandmother and BFF will compliment you on your look, as you gather around the table for a big meal, laughs, and love. And at £40 for this beautiful dress, you’ll look smart too.

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High Neck Double Layer Lace Dress

Listen, you spent your whole life leading up to this moment. You want to make the best statement possible with the brightest dress available! With this bold red lace dress you’ll certainly be the center of attention in all the right ways. With stunning double layer flare details, and a short hemline to show off your legs, you can transition from formal family fun to a late night celebration with friends afterward.

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50s Corinna Polkadot Swing Dress in Sky Blue

Are you tired of the same old party dresses? Are you more of a vintage queen? This polka dot swing dress is fabulously fun. In a lovely sky blue with white little polkadots covering the entire dress, this is a lighthearted outfit, reflecting your delightful personality. With adorable lace details around the bodice and pockets, and a longer hemline, this dress is fit for graduation and beyond.

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Strappy Floral Wrap Dress

If you’re looking for something more figure flattering and effortless, this stunning floral wrap dress is your best bet. Flattering on many different body types, and with a pattern that is both classic and modern, graduating never felt so good. And at a price point of £39, it’s hardly a wonder why you got such good grades.

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Dusty Blue Floral Bandeau Midi Dress

Is there a spring in your step now that you’re graduating? This stunning dusty blue floral midi dress is the perfect complement to your accomplishment. The colours are gorgeous and light, reminding you of the excitement that is ahead of you. Hugging you in all the right ways with a flattering neckline, this cute little number is only £25!

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The hard part is over, and the graduation should be fun and free. The future is bright with possibilities, and you’re ready to tackle them head on. With these dresses all under £50, you can invest your money and time elsewhere and looking absolutely amazing while doing it.

Striking and Exciting Slip Dresses

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Before all the risk-taking we have in fashion today, a slip dress was used as a more functional item. Worn underneath garments to smooth out a dress or a skirt, the slip was a helpful tool to help look your best. Now, in 2017, wearing a slip dress on its own has an edgy and sexy appeal. Slip dresses were never meant to be seen, but now, with these patterns and styles they are certain to be showstoppers.

This tropical printed slip dress from ASOS has a sporty, modern design, yet perfect for an exciting adventure at the beach or beyond. This loose-fitting dress is comfortable and effortless, while being fashion forward with interesting lines and patterns.

ASOS Midi Cami Slip Dress in Tropical Print

Va va voom! This little number from Boohoo is quite a knock out. Slip dresses were meant to never be seen in the past, and now they’ve evolved to form fitting silhouettes and interesting textures. This velvet slip dress is a shade of beautiful sunset orange, perfect for a night out.

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If you’re looking for a mix between spring and summer, House of Fraser has the answer! This slip dress is a little longer, has a fun floral print but with summer tones, fit for a beautiful day on a boat. Effortlessly chic, this classy slip dress can work beautifully in a number of occasions.

Mink Pink Pacifico Floral Strappy Midi Slip Dress

Calling all bohemian goddesses! This slip dress from Top Shop is a beautiful mixture between Stevie Nicks and a flashback to the seventies. Beautiful baby pink embroidery details along with fringe at the bottom make this slip dress free spirited and unforgettable.

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The Most Stylish Striped Dresses

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Stripes are often a pattern women shy away from; we’ve all heard that horizontal stripes make you look larger, or that stripes in general aren’t attractive. Well, this article definitely proves those stereotypes wrong! Here we have five hand-picked striped dresses to suit anyone and everyone’s fashion style. From colour blocks to lace to simple styles, we have it all!

1. Multicoloured

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This unique dress from Very features multi coloured vertical stripes against a black background. This bodycon dress is a spin on the classic little black dress, against which it makes a bold statement twist. The form-fitting fabric will show off your curves, and the long sleeves and midi length make the dress perfect for cool-weather parties. Wear it with black heels and a matching clutch to play it safe, or choose to go the edgy route by choosing a bold colour and matching your accessories.

2. Simple Midi

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This dress from Forever 21 can be described as simplicity at its finest. It’s a classic black and white striped midi dress that can be paired with various jackets and other items to produce a unique look each and every time. The dress features a bodycon fit, ribbed knit, crew neckline, and long sleeves. Wear it with ankle boots, long boots, or even heels–each of these choices will give the ensemble a completely different look!

3. Stripes and Denim

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This dress from ASOS is sure to catch your eye with its unique design! The dress is mainly composed of red and white stripes with standout denim inserts throughout the skirt. Made from cotton jersey, this dress is as comfortable as it is cute. It has a crew neck, dropped shoulders, and a relaxed fit. This will be your go-to dress for casual events throughout the season!

4. Abstract Stripes

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Rather than sticking to the traditional horizontal or vertical stripes, this stunning dress from John Lewis features a vibrant abstract print full of choppy striped colour blocks. The dress is form-fitting and expertly crafted in a soft cotton blend. It has a deep V-neckline and a contrasting waistband to accentuate your curves. An exposed metallic zip in the back makes it easy to change in and out of, and the above-the-knee length makes it perfect for formal events. Wear with high heels and a slim envelope clutch to look completely sophisticated.

5. Lots of Lace

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Another slightly nontraditional frock when it comes to stripes, this lacy dress from House of Fraser incorporates the pattern while making it more elegant. Horizontal blocks of colour ranging from shades of pink to solid black make up the body of the dress, and the entire item has a gorgeous lace overlay. With a hem just above the knees, this dress is great for cocktails or a night on the town.

Unique Dress Designs for Every Occasion

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It’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dresses and regular designs and experiment with new trends and styles! These dresses are not only unique and versatile, but also very easy to style, whether you have a more casual or elegant personal style.

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Old Hollywood Glam Maxi Dress

Velvet Bustier Sheer Maxi Dress by Rare

If you are attending an event or any special occasion, a sheer overlay maxi dress will definitely create a show-stopping look. The mesh overlay will make any skirt look very elegant and exquisite, making your look more polished, yet a bit daring. If you are not a fan of mesh materials, choose a light lace or tulle overlay that is still a bit see-through.

Chain Back Dress

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Low back cuts were very stylish last year, and with the chain back detailing, this trend is set to stay for 2017 as well. Instead of ruining the look, a thin old or silver chain at the back of dress only emphasizes the design, so it’s perfect for any special occasion.

Mix & Match

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Mix & match is such a fun way to experiment with different styles, all at once. Embroidery, glitter detailing, lace and velvet materials… your choices are never ending when it comes to mix&match, and this is exactly why we are in love with this trend! Even a traditional, A-line or pencil dress can be spiced up by mixed materials , colours and even patterns, so we recommend grabbing a dress that mixes unexpected patterns.

Kimono Dresses

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There is something very feminine and classy about kimono dresses. With the bell sleeves, wrap design and slimmed waistline, they instantly create an elegant figure for you.

Double Asymmetrical

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When you read asymmetrical, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a half long-sleeve dress, but this season, it’s more about the subtle asymmetrical details. A little cut on the bustier, an asymmetric design on the skirt – and when there are two different asymmetric styles on one dress, they will balance each other out perfectly.

Great Dress Finds for the Plus Sized Woman

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Finding the right dress for the right occasion is the bane of many a woman’s existence. Add to that the difficulty of finding plus sized clothing that isn’t frumpy and the stress can be immense. Thankfully, clothing stores and their websites are now catering to women of all sizes. Some of the best options can be found on Topshop and Forever 21’s respective websites. Yes, ladies: you no longer have to shop exclusively on dedicated Plus Size websites.

Forever 21 has a great deal of bodycon dresses that help you celebrate your shape instead of hiding it in a loose sack. For instance, this Tank Dress isn’t messing around: It’s fitted, a great color, and will make you look like you’re ready for a night out with the Kardashians (those gals love a bodycon dress).

Plus Size Tank Dress

If you’re looking for something a little more forgiving, Forever 21 also has options like the Turtleneck Dress. This dress is simultaneously on-trend and classic. The fit is flattering and allows for more room below the chest. It’s fun, flowy, but still very current and not overly girly. Dresses like this and skater dresses are good for those who don’t want to show off everything they’ve got; those would definitely be good purchases for those who are more self-conscious. These types of dresses offer style and comfort.

Plus Size Turtleneck Dress

If you’re looking for fun party options, House of Frasier has a great plus-size collection. There is an array of exciting options to choose from. For instance, this faux-leather dress would be a great addition to anyone’s closet. Sexy, sleek, exciting: anyone who wears this will certainly make a bold statement at any party.

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Another great statement piece is the Samya Block Colour Panel Dress. This knee length dress is conservative enough for family holiday parties, but also works for a night on the town. A nice fit at the waist with a flared skirt emphasizes curves, while also providing enough room to feel comfortable. The back even has a lace detail that makes it a little more delicate or elegant, even.

Samya Plus Size Block Colour Panel Dress

Plus size clothing designs aren’t what they used to be; the fashion industry has made great strides in providing the same breadth of options to women of size as they do to the average woman, Talls, or Petites. If you’re shopping for something sexy, definitely check out the plus section of Forever 21’s website; the choices will astound you. Should you be looking for statement dresses that are great party staples, check out the plus section of House of Frasier. You won’t be disappointed by the options on either site. Good luck and get shopping! 😉

This Winter’s Trendiest Lace Dresses

Every woman knows that a touch of lace is the perfect way to add elegance and sophistication to any item of clothing–and a lace dress is the most fashionable of all! Below, find five of our favorite picks. From ‘off the shoulder’ beauties to modern colour patterns and sequins, you’re sure to find the perfect dress for your personal style.

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Elegant Emerald

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Perfect for a party or an elegant evening out, this gorgeous gown from Very only needs a pair of heels and a fashionable clutch to become the ideal outfit. You’ll love the dress’s dark, rich hues, shimmering tones, and its intricate lace overlay. It zips at the back and is made from a polyamide/polyester mix.

Off the Shoulder

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If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional lace dress, this off the shoulder beauty may be the one for you! The bardot neckline paired with the bodycon style of the dress makes for a close cut fit that shows off your décolleté. This beautiful midi length gown also has simple short sleeves, lace fabric, zip back fastening and a scalloped hem.

Metallic Pencil Dress

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This isn’t your average pencil dress! This item from ASOS features metallic sheer lace that will definitely turn heads, partial contrast lining, a high neck, a button-keyhole back for extra detail, zip-back fastening, a kick split, and close-cut bodycon fit, this gown has everything you need for your next party or night out! Pair it with nude or metallic heels to create the perfect ensemble.

Sequins and Lace

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This dress from John Lewis, with its high neck, semi-sheer neckline, and bodycon silhouette, is a great way to show off your curves while remaining sophisticated and fashionable. Glistening sequins arranged in an artistic pattern add elegant detail. The dress fastens with a zip at the back and has long sleeves as well as a cut out in the back. Add nude heels and a clutch to complete the outfit.

Modern Color Block

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This gorgeous gown from House of Fraser features black colour blocks paired with elegant lace patterns. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion; simply switching up the outerwear, shoes, and clutch will transform this dress!

This Winter’s Top Sweater Dresses

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If you’ve noticed the recent sweater dress hype, this article is for you! Here we have five of the most fashionable sweater dresses on the market from our favourite online shops. From sporty sweater dresses to sleek maxis and even space dye patterns, there’s sure to be a dress for everyone on this list!

1. Cosy Cable Knit

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You’ll love the versatility of this relaxed fit dress from ASOS. The chunky cable knit pattern not only looks beautiful, it also serves to keep you warm and cosy whether you’re out to dinner or even walking through the city. Pair it with your favourite long boots and you have the perfect ensemble for any winter occasion.

2. Sporty Sweater

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Reminiscent of a varsity jacket with its striped crew neck and cuffed sleeves, this sweater dress from Very is a great option for women who want something a little different from the typical sweater dress. Aside from the sporty accents, shoulder cutouts make this garment even more unique. Pair with sneakers for an athletic look, or choose some boots and layered necklaces for a more sophisticated variation.

3. Back to Basics

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This simple sweater dress from House of Fraser is available in both navy and gray, so you’re free to choose the color that’s the most flattering for you. The simplicity of this dress means that you’re free to add any style of accessories–belts, costume jewellery, booties–to completely make this garment your own. Style it up or down to customize the dress for any occasion. Made of a mix of cotton and cashmere, you’re sure to enjoy the soft, comfortable material of this sweater dress.

4. Space Dye Sweater Dress

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If you’re looking for a sweater dress that truly stands out from the rest, this item from Very is the perfect choice for you. WIth a unique space dye pattern and metallic finish, you’re sure to make a statement at any holiday party or event. Available in both silver and chrome, no accessories are needed to complete this outfit!

5. Sleek Maxi

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The fine knit jersey blend of this dress ensures complete comfort, and the simple, sleek design gives you plenty of space to accessorise with jewellery and footwear. The bodycon shape of the sweater dress is perfect for showing off your figure. The long length of this John Lewis design will keep your entire body warm through even the coldest winter days.

7 Dress Styles That Will Never Go out of Fashion

There are endless dress styles to choose from in most modern shops. Today, we have made a list of some of the essential dress styles that have been popular for a long time, and that are widely considered by most fashionistas as true ‘classics’.

The Figure-Complimenting Day Dress

Find your favourite print and make this your go-to day dress. Stick to an outline that is sufficiently long to be suitable for work. This type of dress can effortlessly take you from daytime activities to evening events.

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The LBD

The little black dress has a notable power can’t be disparaged, as it can take you from day to night, corporate office to mixed drink party, lively to hot, and traditionalist to eye-getting — and everything in the middle — all in a matter of moments (and a change of shoes, coat, or embellishments.) A smooth, modern outline that compliments your edge is the most critical thing to consider while selecting your own little black dress.

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The Wrap Dress

The wrap dress compliments every figure. Like the shirt dress, the wrap dress has a skirt connected to a wrap-style bust. The wrap is normally a connected band reaching out from within the dress. The result is a rich bodice, complimenting your figure with a lovely scarf. Wrap dresses are very popular and look great in any workplace.

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The Maxi Dress

The maxi dress became popular in the late 1960s with its prime in the 1970s. The top for the most part looks like a sundress with spaghetti straps or a bridle bust. The length of the maxi dress is its trademark. Maxi dresses are very easygoing and look great for regular wear.

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The Sundress

Sundresses often come in summer-weight cotton, lovely hues and floral patterns. They ofter have spaghetti-style straps or bridle tops as well. This energetic and lighthearted dress should be in every summer wardrobe.

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The Shirt Dress

The shirt dress has a traditional bodice, a shirt neckline and sleeves. The bodice appends to the skirt and regularly incorporates a belt. In the 1950s, shirt dresses were very popular and included full knee-length or below-the-knee-length skirts. Today’s shirt dresses are perfect to wear on holiday.

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The Slip Dress

Slip dresses have been a big trend on the runways recently. Throw a leather jacket over this type of dress and you’ve ready to rock n’ roll!

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Look Smart with These Beautiful Tweed Dresses

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Can you feel the need for tweed?
This lovely traditional fabric is perfect for formal wear such as these
dresses below, and allows you to combine playful and chic.

Dolce & Gabbana flower patch tweed dress

Dolce & Gabbana flower patch tweed dress

This stylish and sophisticated dress is made with a blend of grey and white wool, mohair, alpaca, silk and cotton in a
herringbone pattern. It features a unique flower patch, a square neck, a sleeveless pleated design, fastens at the
back. It is definitely one of the most original formal dresses we have ever seen!

Karen Millen Tweed Dress

Karen Millen Tweed Dress

This classic black and white tweed mini dress has a playful fringed
hem and matching collar. This dress zips at the back.

MOLLY BRACKEN Short-Sleeved Tweed Dress with Belt

Short-Sleeved Tweed Dress with Belt

This short-sleeved dress with tweed effect fabric comes in a dynamic flared shape and a
round neck. The dress really comes together with its cute little black buckle belt.

Check Tweed Shift Dress

Check Tweed Shift Dress

This woven tweed shift dress features a quirky plaid pattern, two button front pockets, a round neckline (perfect if
you want to wear a shirt underneath), a concealed back zip, and a sleeveless cut. You can wear it as is or on top of
a long-sleeved shirt for quick and easy smart look!

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