1950s style glamour from Lovedrobe

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The 1950s was definitely one of the most glamorous decades of the 20th Century. An era in which some of the most iconic actresses of all time defined the stye, the nipped in waists and full skirts worn by Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn were balanced by the form fitting dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. It was high octane glamour all the way, and I must admit I often take my style cues from this period.

This is certainly the case with my current favourite dress which comes from Lovedrobe. Lovedrobe is a company that knows how to dress curves. Creating designs in sizes that run from 16 – 28, Lovedrobe has been designing clothes for curves for the past 40 years. The Jacquard detail midi dress is a gorgeous, retro inspired frock that is both unusual and beautiful. It is the sort of dress that the term ‘showstopper’ is applied to.


Lovedrobe Jacquard Detail Midi Dress was £89.00 now £44.50 Click to visit Lovedrobe

Fabric swatch

Fabric swatch

So, a few things about this dress. The first thing I would say is that the top is very fitted, so if you have a big bust, you may need to size up. The dress is full lined and the fabric is quite stiff, with the black chevron insets being a see through mesh – so pretty! The gold is almost a foil metallic, think scrunched up chocolate wrapper for the effect, and this effect, teamed with the black chevron stripes, makes it a very unusual and dramatic dress.



I wore this dress last night for the opening night of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome (you can read the review here). I must admit that this is the sort of dress that can make you feel like a princess, the full skirt and midi design is so elegant and glamorous, and combined with the gold, this is the perfect dress for formal Christmas Occasions.




To tie in with the retro feel of the dress, I teamed it with a vintage faux fur coat and vintage heels and a cute slogan bag which I got in the John Lewis sale last year. I kept jewellery to a minimum and instead accessorised with red lips and dark kohl.

Lovedrobe has some incredible dresses and Christmas party looks and currently has an incredible sale on too, it is well worth a look.

Best Dress Colours to Wear For Prom Night



Choosing the right colour for your skin tone and individual style are important for pulling off a great look for prom. It really comes down to what fits you best and what shade you ultimately feel most comfortable in.

To get an idea of the variety of shades in the market, check the dresses at Peaches Boutique. There you will find a mixture of styles that come in various colours, so when you find one you love, you can try it out in a different shade!

Once you have done your research and discovered somewhere that supplies the dress you want, it’s time to decide on the colour! Ideally, you want to slip into a dress and know instantly it is the right shade for you.

Peaches Boutique is now a renowned supplier of exquisite prom dresses with designer and couture ranges. There has been much growth happening for the popular prom dress seller, and you can find out more about their humble beginnings by clicking the link.

This article will discuss some great tips for getting to know what colour works on you perfectly.


First, it’s best to consider your skins undertones.

We all have a different undertone below the surface of our main skin tone. This is the shade we want to ensure the potential prom dress matches with. The skin undertones can be split up into three main groups which are:

  • Cool (reddish undertones)
  • Warm (peachy or gold undertones)
  • Neutral (a combination of both)

Now, you have determined your skins undertone it’s time to choose the best shade for you! It is widely accepted that warm undertones tend to suit red, orange, yellow and cream dresses. If you are cool then blues, deeper greens and purples will look like they were made for you. Alternatively, if you are a combination of the two then you have some flexibility to alternate between the two.


That being said, let’s check out some of the best colour gowns in for 2016:

  • White/neutral shades: white is no longer the typical wedding dress colour (well not for prom at least). For 2016 white prom dresses have been popular for the more bohemian and free-flowing look. It’s simple and it’s chic!
  • Bold reds: red prom dresses have always been a head-turner and are definitely one of the most stand-out colours. If you want to create an impact and embrace your sexy side, then a red prom dress will help!
  • Gold/silver/black combinations: this timeless, yet elegant colour combination is beautiful for two-pieces which are really big this year. Not only that but for A-line and mermaid gowns this seems to be a really great choice for a glamorous prom look.

Those are the tips I can suggest to you. Take note of these tips whenever you’re searching for a prom dress so you can be certain that you’ll be wearing a dress that looks great on you.