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Channel Pippa style in a slinky red dress.

Pippa Middleton made a special public appearance this weekend, attending a charity boxing ball. So what makes this occasion special?  Well, it involved an evening gown for the first time since  the younger Miss Middleton wore that gorgeous Alice Temperley jade dress on the evening of the royal wedding. And this new dress was red-hot!

Pippa looked sensational in this red, plunging halter neck dress in satin. She teamed this with a gorgeous Wilber and Gussie clutch bag that you can currently buy from House of Fraser for £160.

Wilber and Gussie clutch House of Fraser 

With Geri Halliwell also wearing red for the event, and with Kate wearing a raspberry pink/red shade in lace last weekend, I think it is safe to say red is making a hot re-appearance on the style radar. With the festive season not that far away I have been trawling the web to find the best red dresses available. I think red is always an interesting choice, and makes a good alternative to black. House of Fraser has some gorgeous Anoushka G dresses if you are opting for  a maxi version. The TFNC dress is an absolute bargain now, reduced to just £27.50.

Anoushka G halter neck dress £275 
Anoushka G Faye dress £250
TFNC DRESS £27.50 


Coast can  always be relied on for special occasion dresses. I love the romance of the strapless Cleo dress, which is now reduced to £90,  and for those who prefer short and chic, there is the Carlton Jersey dress, that is in always flattering jersey, and has a shape reminiscent of Kate’s pre-wedding black Issa dress.

Coast Cleo dress 
Carlton Jersey Dress £85 

I love the Te Amo  dress from New Look, which is an online exclusive. This dress looks very expensive, with a chic cocktail hour style, but it costs just £29.99. Because it has a classic style,  you will get years of wear from this dress. Pair with a sweeping up-do and long sweeping earrings for a Mad Men style.

Te Amo Strapless Dress 


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