Red Carpet Style at House of Fraser

Saturday will see the next big event on the awards season calendar, when the Screen Actors Guild awards take place. The SAGs are generally considered to be one of the lesser awards when it comes to the fashion, with simpler styles, casual looks and jumpsuits all making an appearance on the Red Carpet.  This doesn’t mean that there aren’t some seriously gorgeous looks on display (you can check  out last year’s best dressed here.) But it does mean that this is one award ceremony where you could get away with a dress bought ‘off the peg’.

House of Fraser have become a part of the British Red Carpet in recent years, with their partnership with BAFTA meaning that their range of dresses and accessories are no strangers when it comes to the best dressed list. Denise Van Outen, Michelle Keegan, Cheska Hull, Tallulah Riley and Laura Whitmore are just some of the gorgeous ladies who have opted for House of Fraser as a port of call for their full length and fabulous dresses. With the department store stocking brands like Biba, JS Collections, Eliza J and Adrianna Papell, there is no shortage of different styles and choice when it comes to formal wear.

Celebs wearing House of Fraser

Michelle Keegan BAFTAS 2015

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Currently, there are still amazing discounts and promotions which can lead to some hefty savings on formal dresses. This means now is a great time to shop if you have a formal occasion coming up, whether it be a prom, a wedding, a ladies day event, work party, or even your very own awards ceremony. The range of styles and colours ensure that you can buy now, and then wear in the summer. I have selected some dresses below in a range of prices to suit all budgets, with my favourite being the Ralph Lauren metallic cowl dress which is so worthy of a red carpet.

Do you have any special events coming up that require an evening gown?

 Little Mistress One Shoulder Embellished Waist Maxi Dress £78 Click to visit House of Fraser


Little Mistress One Shoulder Embellished Waist Maxi Dress
                        £78 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress £149 Click to visit House of Fraser


                             Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress
                             £149 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Adrianna Papell Cap sleeve gown with beaded V neck now £68 Click to visit House of Fraser


Adrianna Papell Cap sleeve gown with beaded V neck
            now £68 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Biba Lace maxi dress now £50 Click to visit House of Fraser


                                             Biba Lace maxi dress
                              now £50 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Badgley Mischka Sequined Lace Cami Gown with Georgette S now £09.50 Click to visit House of Fraser


Badgley Mischka Sequined Lace Cami Gown with Georgette S      now £89.50 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Studio 75 Sleeveless Lace Gathered Waist Maxi Dress now £19.50 Click to visit House of Fraser


Studio 75 Sleeveless Lace Gathered Waist Maxi Dress
           now £19.50 Click to visit House of Fraser

 JS Collections Jewel cap sleeve rouched evening dress £160 Click to visit House of Fraser


   JS Collections Jewel cap sleeve rouched evening dress
                 £160 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Lauren Ralph Lauren Latima cowl neck metallic gown £210 Click to visit House of Fraser


        Lauren Ralph Lauren Latima cowl neck metallic gown
                      £210 Click to visit House of Fraser

 Untold Sleeveless monochrome gown £54 click to visit House of Fraser


                    Untold Sleeveless monochrome gown
                        £54 click to visit House of Fraser

 Linea Embroidered long sleeve maxi dress £249 Click to visit House of Fraser


                   Linea Embroidered long sleeve maxi dress
                           £249 Click to visit House of Fraser

 

Get the celebrity look with Alexa Chung, Lilah Parsons and Lydia Bright

It seems like an age since I have posted a celebrity looks piece, so I am now addressing the balance by featuring some of my favourite celebrity styles that you can find currently on the High Street, or online.

First up we have that (now infamous) suede skirt that seemed to simultaneously kick start the current 1970s trend and offer the promise of saving M&S for another season when it was worn by Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung. It is now available in store, but doesn’t come cheap at almost £200 (it is totally divine though, it has to be said.) But, with the price in mind, I am also offering a much cheaper, faux suede version which is pretty gorgeous in it’s own right.

This weekend saw the wedding of Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan, and so I’m bringing you a couple of pieces from Michelle’s range for Lipsy. The 2-in-1 Cami dress is a gorgeous piece that is subtlety sexy, Michelle has been seen out and about in a white version which I can’t find online, but I have featured the nude and the navy versions – both lovely.  I have also featured another piece from Michelle’s collection – the embroidered maxi. This is a beautiful dress that Michelle proved was red carpet ready, and would make a very stylish prom dress for those avoiding meringue. I love that Michelle is wearing her collection out and about, the pieces are proving to be stylish and understated, and very, very wearable.

Lydia Bright was my best dressed at Michelle and Mark’s wedding this weekend, wearing a 1950s inspired skirt and top from Coast. I also loved the shoes – are they the famous Manolos that Carrie left in the closet in the first Sex and the City movie?

Lilah Parsons is also having a little Coast love affair at the moment. And why not? She wears the range so well and looks just amazing in the colour clash Leta Maxi dress. I also love the fun stripes of the Ellie May mini, another lovely Coast dress that Lilah just rocks.

We also have style for the men, with Roger Taylor from Duran Duran wearing the tt4js labradorite and Swarovski crystal skull bracelet at the launch of the Careless Memories photo exhibition in Birmingham in April.

Who’s celebrity style have you been loving this month?

Alexa Chung in M&S

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     AUTOGRAPH Suede Straight Skirt T507222     £199.00 click to visit M&S


AUTOGRAPH
Suede Straight Skirt
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£199.00 click to visit M&S

     LIMITED EDITION Faux Suede A-Line Skirt T692125H     £31.60 click to visit M&S


LIMITED EDITION
Faux Suede A-Line Skirt
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£31.60 click to visit M&S

Lydia Bright in Coast

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TESSA TOP £95.00 click to visit Coast

TESSA TOP
£95.00 click to visit Coast

TESSA SKIRT £129.00 click to visit Coast

TESSA SKIRT
£129.00 click to visit Coast

Lilah Parsons wears Coast

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ELLIE MAY STRIPE DRESS £150.00 click to visit Coast

ELLIE MAY STRIPE DRESS
£150.00 click to visit Coast

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LETA MAXI DRESS Now£170.00 click to visit Coast

LETA MAXI DRESS
Now£170.00 click to visit Coast

Michelle Keegan in Lipsy

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Michelle Keegan 2 In 1 Cami Dress £65 click to visit Next

Michelle Keegan 2 In 1 Cami Dress £65 click to visit Next

Michelle Keegan 2 In 1 Cami Dress £65 click to visit Next

Michelle Keegan Embroidered Maxi £75 click to visit Next

Michelle Keegan Embroidered Maxi £75 click to visit Next

Roger Taylor wears terryterry tt4JS

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grey labradorite and skull bracelet Model tt4js014 £75 click to visit terryterry

grey labradorite and skull bracelet
Model tt4js014 £75 click to visit terryterry

 

Glamour at the Baftas from House of Fraser

Last night saw the television Baftas taking place, with the stars of the small screen walking the red carpet. Sheridan Smith, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Millie Mackintosh, Michelle Keegan and Denise Van Outen were amongst the lovely ladies who got their best frocks on for a night of television celebration.

If I’m being honest, it was far from a vintage night for style or fashion. Many of the lovely ladies had decided to go for the Met Gala flash as much flesh as possible route with dresses that offered sheer panels, strategically placed lace and not a lot else. I might be on my own saying this, but I am so bored with these dresses – they offer nothing new, and frankly, we’ve seen it all before.

But there were some pretty looks on display too. Lucy Mecklenburgh went for old school glamour and it worked a treat. Another vintage Queen was Dawn O’ Porter, who threw on ‘this old thing’ (see what I did there) with a 1960s brocade style dress, and the always dependent Emma Willis, who chose a trouser suit that was both chic and striking.

Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

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Emma Willis

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Dawn O Porter and Chris O Dowd

House of Fraser at the Baftas

House of Fraser was the official sponsor of the ceremony and also dressed some of the loveliest ladies on the Red Carpet including Laura Whitmore, Tallulah Riley and Michelle Keegan.

Here are the looks they created with House of Fraser.

Michelle Keegan

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 Get the look

Label Lab Beaded back strappy maxi dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

Label Lab Beaded back strappy maxi dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

 Swarovski Attract light square ring £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Swarovski Attract light square ring
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Carvela Darling clutch bag £39 click to visit House of Fraser


Carvela Darling clutch bag
£39 click to visit House of Fraser

 

Tallulah Riley

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Get the look

 Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress £149 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress
£149 click to visit House of Fraser

 Swarovski Click bangle £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Swarovski Click bangle
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Elements Silver Fern green pear shape pendant £50 click to visit House of Fraser


Elements Silver Fern green pear shape pendant
£50 click to visit House of Fraser

Laura Whitmore

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Get the look

Adrianna Papell Floral jacquard gown £250 click to visit House of Fraser

Adrianna Papell Floral jacquard gown £250 click to visit House of Fraser

 Dune Marleen crossover strap high heel sandals £75 click to visit House of Fraser


Dune Marleen crossover strap high heel sandals
£75 click to visit House of Fraser

To view the House of Fraser looks worn by Sunetra Sarker, Jessica Wright and Lilah Parsons, click here.