M&Co Glitter and sparkle for the party season

I’ve seen a great meme this morning, which says ‘on the stroke of midnight – Christmas carols everywhere.’ Because of course, on the stroke of midnight, we are then into November, and with the Oxford Street lights being switched on next weekend, we really can start to look towards Christmas, and our party season wardrobes.

Today I am turning my attention towards M&Co, who always seem to pull something pretty and sparkling out of the bag when it comes to Christmas. This year, they have all the bases covered, with Art Deco style beading and flapper dresses, lace shift styles and plisse pleats on both dresses and tops, and dresses with the most beautiful kimono sleeves.

I love that the dresses are knee length, and that classic black is celebrated, but isn’t the only option – we also have beautiful dresses in teal and magenta shades. Plus, if your thing is to wear a gorgeous top with a pair of skinny jeans and heels, M&Co also has this covered with sparkly sequinned and metallic designs that will be perfect for after work drinks.

I have chosen a selection of my favourite looks from M&Co. Currently there are a lot of money off offers on their website, which you can check out here. You can also get free UK delivery on orders over £40, and can currently get 25% off full price items using the code WISH25. It is also worth checking out the website as it is full of online exclusive items that you cannot find in store.

M&Co – My picks

Sleeveless floral sparkle top Details http://www.mandco.com/sleeveless-floral-sparkle-top-black/1012940.html Product Number: 1012940 Colour: BLACK £29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sleeveless floral sparkle top £29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Deco glitter shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/deco-glitter-shift-dress-black/1014870.html Product Number: 1014870 Colour: BLACK Online exclusive £59.00 Click to visit M&Co

Deco glitter shift dress Online exclusive£59.00 Click to visit M&Co

Black lace panelled dress Details http://www.mandco.com/black-lace-panelled-dress-black/1701886.html Product Number: 1701886 Colour: BLACK Boutique Collection £79.00

Black lace panelled dress Boutique Collection £79.00 Click to visit M&Co

Plisse pleat layered midi dress Details Online exclusive £45.00 Click to visit M&Co

Plisse pleat layered midi dress Online exclusive £45.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin lace top midi dress £55.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin lace top midi dress £55.00 Click to visit M&Co

Gold kimono sleeve wrap dress £49.00 Click to visit M&Co

Gold kimono sleeve wrap dress £49.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin embellished flapper dress £69.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin embellished flapper dress £69.00 Click to visit M&Co

Bardot glitter lace dress £55.00 Click to visit M&Co

Bardot glitter lace dress £55.00 Click to visit M&Co

Embellished pleat layered top Details http://www.mandco.com/embellished-pleat-layered-top-champagne/1701967.html Product Number: 1701967 Colour: CHAMPAGNE Boutique Collection £39.00 Click to visit M&Co

Embellished pleat layered top Boutique Collection £39.00 Click to visit M&Co

Plisse pleat wrap top Details http://www.mandco.com/plisse-pleat-wrap-top-black/1012967.html Product Number: 1012967 Colour: BLACK Online Exclusive £26.00 Click to visit M&Co

Plisse pleat wrap top Online Exclusive £26.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin trim chiffon kimono Details http://www.mandco.com/sequin-trim-chiffon-kimono-black/1012983.html Product Number: 1012983 Colour: BLACK £29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin trim chiffon kimono £29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Petite asymmetric plisse top £24 Click to visit M&Co

Petite asymmetric plisse top £24 Click to visit M&Co

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel Christmas Downton with Miss Selfridge

Downton Abbey is one of the jewels in the ITV Christmas offering, showing on the evening of Christmas Day, and always much-anticipated. This years episode promises to be a sparkling affair, with the official ‘coming out’ and presentation to Royalty of Lady Rose. This means a chance to drool over a splendid range of beaded and glittering 1920s fashions, gorgeous flapper frocks, jewelled headbands and glam gloves and shoes.

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Miss Selfridge is this season taking us back to Winter’s past with a stunning party range that has a definite vintage feel. Of course, that has to include dresses that are just perfect if you are coming over all decadence and Downton yourself.  Fabulous beaded evening dresses, Art Deco style box clutch bags and diamante jewels will help you channel the spirit of Gloria Swanson and The Great Gatsby, making sure you will be the belle of any ball.

Teal Flapper Dress     Price: £170.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Teal Flapper Dress
Price: £170.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Red Flapper Dress     Price: £190.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Red Flapper Dress
Price: £190.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Crystal Stone Headband     Price: £14.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Crystal Stone Headband
Price: £14.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Vintage Style Stone Headpiece     Price: £10.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Vintage Style Stone Headpiece
Price: £10.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Geo Metal Clutch     Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Geo Metal Clutch
Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Pink Sequin Flapper Dress     Price: £150.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Pink Sequin Flapper Dress
Price: £150.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

All Over Embellished Maxi     Price: £180.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

All Over Embellished Maxi
Price: £180.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Flower Embellished Hardcase     Price: £39.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Flower Embellished Hardcase
Price: £39.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Faux Fur Cape     Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Faux Fur Cape
Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Fairy Choker     Price: £30.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Fairy Choker
Price: £30.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Sally Bow Town Shoe     Price: £47.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Sally Bow Town Shoe
Price: £47.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Midnight Sparkle Collar     Price: £50.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Midnight Sparkle Collar
Price: £50.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Flapper Embellised Dress     Price: £95.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Flapper Embellised Dress
Price: £95.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Gold Embellished Cape     Price: £28.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Gold Embellished Cape
Price: £28.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Embellished Feather Cape     Price: £85.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

White Embellished Feather Cape
Price: £85.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge