Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stunning fashion for the Race Days!

The summer social calendar is positively bursting with race day events.  If you are lucky enough to be a ticket holder for any of the races across the UK, not only will you be experiencing the excitement of the racing, you will also be experiencing some of the most exciting, theatrical fashion events of the year!  It’s not only the dresses which will grab the attention, but also the dazzling array of ostentatious hats and fascinators!  At these events, ladies are given the perfect excuse to indulge themselves and dress up in the most flamboyant, glamorous dresses and accessories, it’s the time where you are able to take a real fashion risk!  However, we know that choosing your outfit for the races can be daunting and tricky.  Fortunately, our experienced team of in-house stylists are well versed in dressing ladies for their race events and know what outfit will suit your shape and flatter your best assets.  We will also keep in mind your personality and will help you find a dress that you not only look great in, but also feel comfortable in.

This style with a jacket (left) is always a popular style for the races.  This dress with it’s sparkly detail looks breathtaking teamed up with one of our large fascinators and will give you that air of elegance and chic.

For further details about this gorgeous outfit please click here.

If you are more comfortable with a plainer dress that is no less elegant, what about going for one of our flattering and comfortable Waspie Corset dresses (right)?  These dresses cinch in the waist to give a wonderful shape, and you can go completely over the top with flamboyant, sparkly accessories.   For more information about this dress please click here.

A hat or a fascinator will be your crowning glory, this is your chance to wear something totally outrageous to set off your outfit. These events are the perfect chance for you to get away with something completely over the top, so indulge yourself and have fun.  We have such a wide range of hats and fascinators at the boutique you really will be spoilt for choice!  To view our range of fascinators and hats please click here.

Make sure you go for some drop-dead gorgeous shoes – we have many different styles of shoes at the boutique (and so many in sale at the moment!) and have a wide choice of different heel heights and heel thicknesses.  We have high stilettos for ladies that can elegantly totter along on skyscraper heels, and lower or thicker heels for ladies who are not so confident in this area.  We know that having to wiggle your stilettos out of the grass at the races is not a good look, so best to be safe and team up your shoes with some of our stiletto stoppers to ensure that you don’t get that sinking feeling!

Be mindful not to leave your accessories as an afterthought – our glittering bangles and bags have been a huge hit this summer with our customers and celebrities alike, and there’s no reason why these shouldn’t be a fashion statement at the races also!

One last point which I must make is that all this does not have to cost the earth.  Many of our dresses and fascinators are available to hire as well as buy, so if you are working to a budget, do consider this an option as you can get that fabulous designer look for a fraction of the cost!

The Peplum Dress: The Hottest Look on the Catwalk!

The peplum dress has been splashed all over the runways this Spring and Summer and as become one of the hottest celebrity trends.  They have been seen sported by the most practiced leaders of fashion such as Victoria Beckham, Kate Middleton and Nicole Kidman, as well as experimental fashionistas such as Rhianna and Lady Gaga.

The chic little peplum frills came to the fashion foreground in the 1940’s and re-emerged in the 1980’s.  This season’s designers have gone full circle and have integrated the 40’s and 80’s peplum to create a truly dramatic and modern look to give today’s ladies that killer silhouette.  Here at Walk in Wardrobe boutique we have remained bang on trend and have stocked several styles of peplum dresses in varying colours.  Whilst helping our lovely customers choose their perfect peplum dress we have noticed so many positive qualities to this style.

The peplum is renowned for looking great on all body shapes, is uber-feminine and versatile, being suitable for so many occasions, from weddings to work and all in-between!  Curvy ladies can enjoy the peplum’s ability to cinch in the waist whilst the frills glance off the hip, smoothing the curves to emphasise that sexy hourglass figure.  Slender ladies can enjoy exaggeration of their waists as well as giving the illusion of a fuller hip whilst the style also elongates a long, lean figure.  Ladies of all shapes and sizes have also commented to us that most importantly the frill hides a lady’s common problem area!  I’m sure all you ladies out there know EXACTLY where I mean!

To finish off that chic peplum look we suggest teaming the dress up with one of our glamorous little clutch bags!

To see our peplum dresses please click here:  I love peplum!

Gold medal-winning dresses for your London Olympics party 2012!

Over the past two years we have been lucky enough to witness two patriotic events, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the Diamond Jubilee.  These events gave us the perfect reason to do what the British do well, throwing a party!  Now, national pride has struck us again with the biggest international sporting event on earth coming to London, the Olympics.  This can only mean one thing; it’s time for the celebrations to begin again!

Here at Walk in Wardrobe we had a fantastic time helping ladies find their perfect gowns for the May Olympics Ball, dressing both ticketholders and the women’s GB sailing team!  With this event, the fun had only just begun; Olympics parties are expected all across the country, especially on the opening night.  But what to wear?  We have so many gorgeous dresses currently at the boutique, we are sure that we will be able to find you a dress which will give you the confidence to stand on that podium and sing the national anthem!

Have you thought of going to your party ancient Greek style to celebrate the origins of the Olympics?  This gorgeous gown (right) oozes Grecian chic so you can get that modern Athena-esque goddess look for your Olympics party! Available to buy from the boutique for £285.   And don’t forget we have sparkly Grecian style hair candy to complete the look!

If you are on a budget we also have stunning Grecian dresses available to hire:

This celebrity endorsed dress is simple yet elegant and chic.  Grecian dress (left) is just £119.99 to hire for the evening.

If the Grecian style is just not for you, we have so many other gorgeous, glitzy dresses at the boutique we are sure that our team of specialists will be able to find your gold medal winning dress for your party so you can support team GB in style!