Downton and Strictly herald the return of the fringe

It’s that time of year again. The night’s may be drawing in and the days getting shorter and darker, but they are also filled with sparkle, shimmer and…fringes. Autumn sees the return of two of the most glamorous programmes on television, Downton Abbey and Strictly Come Dancing, and with the return of these programmes we also see the welcome re-emergence of the flapper dress, and those fabulous fringes.

Flapper dresses, the standout piece of 1920s style, is a perennial party favourite, with those long fringes perfect for those who love to standout on the dance floor. This is highlighted no better than on Strictly Come Dancing, where Alison Hammond, Caroline Flack, Pixie Lott and Frankie Bridge have already shown of their 1920s style in the first few episodes of the series.

Where the celebrities lead, the High Street is sure to follow, and this is certainly true this year. As we head closer to the festive party season, Phase Eight, M&Co, Biba at House of Fraser and Miss Selfridge have all unveiled dresses and skirts which have definite fringe appeal.

Will you be unveiling your inner 20s It Girl come Christmas party season?

Downton and Strictly inspiration

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1920s elegance

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Caroline Flack

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Alison Hammond struts her stuff.

The Flapper – High Street Style

Renata Fringe Dress £160.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Renata Fringe Dress
£160.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Charleston Fringe Dress £79.00 Was £160.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Charleston Fringe Dress
£79.00 Was £160.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Tallulah Fringed Full Length Dress £275.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Tallulah Fringed Full Length Dress
£275.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Noleen Fringed Maxi Dress £169.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Noleen Fringed Maxi Dress
£169.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Fringed flapper dress £89 click to visit M&Co

Fringed flapper dress £89 click to visit M&Co

Plus sequin flapper dress £89 click to visit M&Co

Plus sequin flapper dress £89 click to visit M&Co

Viola Blue Flapper Dress     Was £160.00     Now £80.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Viola Blue Flapper Dress
Was £160.00
Now £80.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

 Biba Fringed beaded shoulder dress £149 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Fringed beaded shoulder dress
£149 click to visit House of Fraser

Black Beaded Fringe Gown Item No. 010036023 £499.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

Black Beaded Fringe Gown
Item No. 010036023
£499.00
click to visit Jacques Vert

ASOS Mini Skirt with Fringe £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Mini Skirt with Fringe
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gatsby Girl premiere and shop the trend at Lipsy

The Great Gatsby is turning out to be the most influential fashion event of 2013. The premiere at the Cannes film festival on Friday was a super stylish event which saw the attendees pulling out all the stops in the style stakes. To put it quite simply, the abundance of beautiful looks on the big screen meant that it was simply unthinkable not to make the same amount of effort off-screen. Most fashion critics even commented on how glamorous the normally low-key star, Carey Mulligan looked on the red carpet, with sleek long hair and a slash of red lipstick.

Great Gatsby Premiere stars

Lipsy has some great Gatsby inspired pieces at the moment. Placing emphasis on the beautiful beading that was so important to the trends of the 1920s, but bringing things bang up to date with shorter lengths and strapless bodices, Lipsy have really excelled in creating pieces that will be perfect for addressing this trend now, but also surviving into next season and proving to be a great option come party season.

Take a look at some of my favourite pieces from the Gatsby trend at Lipsy.

Lipsy Embellished Rose Top £40.00 click to visit Lipsy

Lipsy V I P Lace Beaded Detail Feather Hem Shift Dress £130.00 click to visit Lipsy

Lipsy Scallop Beaded Vest Dress £65.00 click to visit Lipsy

Lipsy Scallop Edge Beaded Vest Top £40.00 click to visit Lipsy

Lipsy V I P Scallop Sequin Bandeau Dress £120.00 click to visit Lipsy

Frock And Frill Tabard Top Embellished Dress £75.00 click to visit Lipsy

Lipsy V I P Flower Beaded Shift Dress £125.00 click to visit Lipsy

Lipsy V I P Jewelled Detail Low Maxi Dress £130.00 click to visit Lipsy