The boutique has been positively bursting at the seams with customers who are busily organising themselves for their Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, and we’ve had great fun helping them choose their accessories and dresses for their events. This blissful little collection is perfect for a New Year’s Eve party and will have you looking classy and sophisticated as you twinkle and dance your way into 2014!
If you are a fan of Mad Men, you would have noticed Joan Holloway rocking out her curves at work in pencil dresses. Joan’s work clothes have inspired women across the nation and have shown us that work outfits do not have to be dowdy and boring. The pencil dress is the perfect outfit for work, being smart and feminine whilst also adding a touch of sexiness with a little wiggle when you walk! So why are pencil dresses so fantastic for work?
Timeless classics which are smart yet glamorous
These dresses have really stood the test of time and vintage reproduction pencil dresses have been in vogue for years. Although there have been some minor modernizing tweaks to the pencil dress, the overall style of the dresses have remained the same. By way of example, whilst in the 1950’s, pencil dresses were generally made of ridged fabrics, nowadays there are many more pencil dresses and skirts made out of stretchy fabric, to ensure that whilst wearing it at work, you still have uninhibited freedom of movement. The key to the glamour of these dresses and skirts lies in the cut. The elegant pencil cut flatters the contours of the figure to give a streamlined shape and also gives a very neat and professional look. The slight taper that the hemline has draws attention to a fuller hip and a smaller waist, giving you a glamorous and sexy shape.
These dresses are perfect work to after work events and are great desk to dinner dresses. For a professional, chic look at work, team your pencil dress with simple jewellery and some heels and an up do. Then after work, accessorise accordingly for your night out: if you are going out for a casual night, you can change out of your work stilettos and match the dress with some flats and add a few chunky bangles for a really different look. Alternatively, if you are going out after work to a formal event, just add a few statement, sparkly accessories to your pencil dress, a bling clutch bag and some show stopping stiletto shoes, and you have a glamorous, sophisticated outfit.
Great on all body shapes
I have yet to find a body shape which does not suit the pencil dress. These dresses look great on petite figures as they give the illusion of a hip and emphasises a tiny waist. They also have the added benefit of elongating a smaller lady. For the curvier lady, pencil dresses appear to streamline the figure and again, focuses on the smallest part of the body, the waist, giving a much sought after killer hourglass shape. Many of our pencil dresses also have rouching along the tummy area, which is a real boon if you are trying to hide that problem area!
To me, a pencil dress is a definite wardrobe essential, and they are so versatile you can really get your monies worth out of them. Whilst a Victoria Beckham pencil dress may set you back over £1000, you can get that Victoria Beckham pencil look at a fraction of the cost at our boutique!
The winter temperatures seem to be coming at us full steam but that doesn’t mean that you can’t turn up the heat a notch in your wardrobe with one of our hot lacy dresses! This gorgeous little craze for lace has really hit the fashion scene with our customers at the boutique looking for lovely lacy numbers and celebrities in their droves wearing them on the red carpet, such as Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba and Daisy Lowe. It’s easy to see why these dresses have taken off in the way they have, they are sexy, sophisticated, elegant, and lets face it, a little bit romantic!
Akin to the little black dress, the little lacy dress is guaranteed to be drop dead gorgeous at any occasion. Black on black gives a stunningly chic look, and a light colour such as nude or champagne under black lace looks utterly exquisite, ensuring that you will stand out from the crowd. Sheer, lacy sleeves have also been popular at the boutique, adding a touch of class and they are also fantastic if you are not so confident about your arms.
These lacy dresses are very easy to accessorise, lending themselves to either silver or gold, adding that little bit of twinkle and making you sparkle and shimmer with nothing but pure glamour!
Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum and Dita Von Teese have all been spotted in a gorgeously chic, sexy yet elegant pencil style dress. Myself and many of our lovely customers have been positively cooing over this dress, and you too can get the look with a very similar pencil dress we have in stock at the boutique! This dress is not only perfect as a day dress, it’s undeniable versatility means that you can jazz it up with a few accessories for a glamorous evening look! This dress is available from the boutique at just £105 to buy or £45 to hire. Please click on the photos for more details!