With the Christmas party season fast approaching, the best way to look effortlessly chic this year is to go for a little black dress, with an edge. Whether it’s adding some sparkle, cut outs, sheer fabrics or lace, go for something a little different. ASOS have got a wide range of gorgeous black party dresses and all of them are so reasonably priced. The ones I’ve chosen are all under £50 as I understand how tight the purse strings can get around Christmas and New Year. Here are a few of my favourite LBDs – courtest of ASOS.com….
Go with lace…
Lace is so in fashion at the moment, and ASOS have got some gorgeous dresses with lace inserts. These dresses are all about sweetheart necklines and peek-a-boo lace. Keep these dresses simple with a pair of black heels and simple accessories. The lace adds something extra to the dress, so it doesn’t need big sparkley bangles or bright colourful additions. (Click on images to see them bigger, or click on the link below to take you to the purchase page).
1. Skater Dress with Lace and Mesh – £40.00. 2. Bodycon Dress with Lace Inserts – £40.00. 3. Bodycon Dress with Lace Yoke Peekaboo – £40.00. 4. Lace back dress with skater skirt – £45.00. 5. Dress with high lace neck – £35.00.
Cut it out…
Cut outs have been in fashion all this year and the trend is moving from summer through to winter.
1. Bodycon Dress In Ponti with Cut Out Bust – £25.00. 2. Skater Dress With Multi Strap – £40.00. 3. Cut Out Side Bodycon Dress – £30.00. 4. Ribbed Mini Dress with Cut Out – £40.00. 5. Mesh Insert Cut Out Skater Dress – £45.00.
Mesh is very in at the moment, whether it’s an overlay of chiffon or inserts, make sure you have some mesh in your party dress this season.
1. Strapless Dress with Mesh Cut Out – £28.00. 2. Bodycon Dress with Mesh Insert – £35.00. 3. Motel Adelina Bodycon Mesh Panel Dress – £35.00. 4. Skater Dress with Collar – £45.00. 5. Bodycon Dress with Mesh Insert – £30.00.
Sparkle like the star you are…
Sequins and glitter and sparkles – Oh my!
1. Sequin Front Cut Out Side Dress – £40.00. 2. TFNC Bandeau Sweetheart Sequin Dress – £50.00. 3. Vero Moda Glitter Bodycon Dress – £20.00. 4. Rare Sequin Dress With Sequin Peter Pan Collar – £49.00. 5. Sequin T-shirt Dress With a Scoop Back – £50.00.
Keep the element of surprise…
All of these dresses look plain and simple from the front, but keep the element of surprise in the back, with cutout or cool strapping details. These should be worn with chunky strappy heels or ankle boots. If I could get away with going bra-less, then number 5 would be my choice, it’s covered at the front but oh-so-sexy at the back.
1. Mini dress with cross back strap – £25.00. 2. Mini dress with cage back – £25.00. 3. Bodycon dress slash back – £25.00. 4. Bodycon dress with strap back detail – £25.00. 5. Bodycon dress with slash back and long sleeves – £28.00.
Keep it simple…
If you’re not up for showing too much flesh with cut outs and inserts this party season then these dresses offer a chic, more covered option, while still adding some excitement. Different textures, fabrics and cuts can make a plain and simple dress 10x more interesting. I love #1, I want it!!
1. Strapless Skater Dress with Sweetheart neckline – £45.00. 2. Pleated Strapless Dress with Curved Neckline – £28.00. 3. Waisted Dress with Cut Out Shoulder Detail – £45.00. 4. Bodycon Dress with Scalloped Detail – £25.00. 5. Cross Front Tulip Skirt Dress – £45.00.
I hope these give you some inspiration when choosing your perfect party dress! Happy shopping… And partying!