X Factor – latest Fashion Catch up

It will soon be drawing to a close, with just one week left for those requiring their X Factor fix. The series has not been classic in the fashion stakes compared to the wonderful years of Dannii and Cheryl, but there have still been some great style moments, and in Kelly Rowland, a genuine style icon has been born. Here is a review of the outfits from the last two weeks of X Factor.

Tulisa’s Looks

Tulisa has sported four looks in the last two weeks, and the safest thing to say is that some looks have been more successful than others. Bodycon was the theme for two of her looks, with Herve Leger’s raspberry full length dress looking  good on her super slim figure. However, the straightjacket style dress with cutout shoulders was a poor choice which was both ugly and unflattering. This sort of style needs to stay in the bad days of the 1980s!

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Silence + Noise Cut-Out Maxi Dress Web Exclusive £75.00 

Lipsy Cut Out Halterneck Maxi Dress £60.00 

Reiss Harmony ruched dress £179 

Tulisa’s other looks were again hit and miss. I loved the silver futuristic dress that she sported for the results show on Sunday, but hated the frou frou animal print prom number worn the previous week. The forced peplum, the front zip, that puffball..I don’t know where to start with the post mortem of this number.

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M&Co twist waist dress £56.25

Calvin Klein Shift Dress 

 

Kelly’s Looks

Kelly has had a home run of immaculate, stylish looks during the last few weeks of X Factor. One shoulder dresses seem to be a bit of a favourite with ‘momma’ and this is definitely a style that suits the girl’s mentor. She has sported this style in both bright and pastel shades, with a blue and lime number by Georges Chakra  proving that the old adage ‘blue and green never be seen’ is completely ridiculous, while she also wore a stunningly pretty pale pink version by Hugo Boss.

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Ted Baker Aloia one shoulder dress 

Kelly’s other looks were equally fabulous. Her full length Jenny Packham dress was a real Marilyn skin and beads dress and looked just glorious. It was great to see Kelly yet again flying the flag for British fashion, something she has done a lot this series. Her second look was more paired down, but oh-so-chic. This was a monochrome dress from Osman, that she teamed with Nicholas Kirkwood blue shoes for a touch of colour pop.

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Sheath/ Column One Shoulder Floor-length Sequined Evening Dress

Gigi FRONT TWIST DRESS BLACK £189

 

A supermarket sweep around Dressrail

The Push Pr press day held many pleasant surprises in terms of new brands and collections that were full of must have items. But one of the biggest surprises was my introduction to Dressrail.

Dressrail is an affordable fashion gem.  With the tagline Love it.Click it.Wear it, Dressrail is producing a fascinating range of stylish daywear, gorgeous evening wear and amazing accessories at unbelievably low prices. At the Press day I was really impressed by the great sequined dresses that were fully lined and heavily embellished, yet cost less than £30. This encouraged me to take a further look  at the Dressrail website where I fell in love with primly patent style handbags and Chanel style cardigans.

So, in honour of Dressrail, I have produced a list of Fashion-Mommy’s top 10 Dressrail buys. Add  these to your Christmas list, or visit the site to choose your own, as new stock is arriving online every day.

 

1. The Sheer Sleeves Knitted dress in black. This number reminds me of pictures of  Marilyn Monroe in 1957 when she was filming The Prince and the Showgirl. With the Michelle Williams film hitting cinema soon, this is the perfect time to channel your inner Marilyn. Just add peroxide and dark shades.

sheer sleeves knitted dress £24.99 click to visit Dressrail

2. I love Coco Chanel’s personal style and think this cardigan is a perfect modern echo of this. Wear it Karl Lagerfeld style with tights and hotpants.

smart button up casual cardigan £19.99 click to visit Dressrail

3.This snakeskin dress was on display at the Push PR press day and I instantly thought this had a touch of 60s rock and roll. I can imagine Edie Sedgwick choosing this as her Christmas party dress.

snake-skin sequin dress £19.99 click to visit Dressrail

4. A Kelly bag is out of most price ranges, but how about this stylish alternative for just £25. Also available in cream and classic black.

patent grab bag £25 click to visit Dressrail

5. The classic glitter top and jeans combination is always a safe bet  for a saturday night out, and this peach top looks like it  might have been retrieved from Kate Moss’s wardrobe. It also comes in black and purple.

sequin front oversized drop back top peach £17.99 click to visit Dressrail

6. These Caitlin shoes have a real designer look to them. They’re also less than £30!

Caitlin velvet high heel platform shoes £29.99 click to visit Dressrail

7. Change the colour of this dress to purple and you get a dead ringer for the Issa dress Duchess Kate wore in Canada. But this one costs just £19.99.

V neck front twist Jersey dress £19.99 click to visit Dressrail

8.  I love this leopard print pencil skirt. Wear it with a clashing print top for a high fashion look.

Leopard print high-waisted pencil skirt £12.99 click to visit Dressrail

9. I just adore this Barbour style jacket that is just perfect for the drizzly weather we are currently experiencing. I like the neat navy version,but also check out the hot red.

Contrast piping quilted pocket jacket £29.99 click to visit Dressrail

10. And finally..check out this red devil of a dress. This will make you the hottest lady at any New Years Eve party.

open back sequin dress £27.99 click to visit Dressrail