Little black dresses under £30

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It’s 80 years since Coco Chanel decided that black should not just be confined to mourning and funerals and thus created one of the most iconic fashion items of all time – the Little Black dress. Since then, this item has become the stuff of legends, with more iconic, immortal reincarnations worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Princess Diana (that famous dress which stole the thunder from Prince Charles), Angelina Jolie (that dress which made a sticking out leg pose an internet sensation) and Demi Moore (worth a million dollars in ‘Indecent Proposal’.

The little black dress comes in all shapes and sizes, from a simple shift shape to a flattering maxi dress. It can be long sleeved or strapless, a flirty mini worn by a teen, or a sleek evening dress worn by a celeb. It is still the colour of choice for funerals, but is more often than not to be the choice for evening wear, since it is the epitome of sophistication and effortless chic. It can be minimal and classic, or adorned by a statement necklace for the ultimate in glamour.

With Christmas season upon us, it is fitting that Little black dresses are having a style moment – not that they ever went away of course. So this post is dedicated to a feast of little black dresses which have one subtle difference. None of the styles chosen cost more than £30. Effortless style on a shoestring – what’s not to love?

Celeb Inspiration

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock (6954419e) Lily James Harrods Christmas tree lighting ceremony, London, UK - 03 Nov 2016 WEARING BURBERRY X HARRODS COLLECTION

Lily James

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Drew Barrymore launches Shutterfly Holiday Gift Collection at Seasonal Shopping Event on November 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Shutterfly)

Drew Barrymore

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Fashion designer Nicole Richie attends Who What Wear 10th Anniversary #WWW10 Experience on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Fashion Media)

Nicole Richie

Little Black Dress Bargains – and it’s not even Black Friday yet!

Chi Chi Evie Dress £29.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Evie Dress £29.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Jodie Dress £29.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Jodie Dress £29.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

V-Neck Lace Dress £20 Click to visit George at Asda

V-Neck Lace Dress £20 Click to visit George at Asda

Lace Overlay Dress £20 Click to visit George at Asda

Lace Overlay Dress £20 Click to visit George at Asda

Cold Shoulder Dress and Necklace Set £14 Click to visit George at Asda

Cold Shoulder Dress and Necklace Set £14 Click to visit George at Asda

Plus Theresa Strappy Wrap Front Dress £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Plus Theresa Strappy Wrap Front Dress £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Diane Strappy Wrap Detail Midi Dress £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Diane Strappy Wrap Detail Midi Dress £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Annora Oversized Bardot Midi Dress £20 Click to visit Boohoo

Annora Oversized Bardot Midi Dress £20 Click to visit Boohoo

Black Glitter Spot Bodycon Dress Was £28.00 Now £25.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Glitter Spot Bodycon Dress
Was £28.00 Now £25.20 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Gunmetal Sequin Shift Was £38.00 Now £28.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Gunmetal Sequin Shift
Was £38.00 Now £28.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

*Izabel London Black Dress Was £26.00 Now £20.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

*Izabel London Black Dress
Was £26.00 Now £20.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**DP Curve Black Self-Tie Wrap Dress Was £24.00 Now £21.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**DP Curve Black Self-Tie Wrap Dress
Was £24.00 Now £21.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins



Further shopping

 

Romantic Dresses from Chi Chi London

With the most romantic day of the year approaching, I thought now was an appropriate time to introduce you to some of the most beautiful and romantic dresses on the market at the moment. Chi Chi London produces dresses that are simply exquisite, a mixture of floral prints and wonderful lace effects, with full 50s style skirts and scalloped edging that add to the drama of the gowns. This is the sort of website where you go to choose one dress and end up buying 5 – yes, that good.

These dresses are perfect for Valentine’s Day, but certainly not just for that. They are dresses that would be wonderful for Ladies day at the races, for a Spring or Summer wedding, or a formal occasion where you want a dress to stand out from the crowd.

My personal favourites are the Alyssa and Quinn dresses which look like you have trawled vintage shops far and wide to find a dress that Grace Kelly would approve of. The prints and colours are gorgeous and vibrant, and the nipped in waistbands and full skirts appeal to those with a liking for ladylike elegance.

You can view the complete Chi Chi range here , but I have also chosen my top ten dresses (in no particular order) from the current collections.

You can also currently get 30% off the Valentine’s collection – a collection of, what else but red dresses, with discount applied at the checkout.

 

Chi Chi Alyssa Dress £57.99 click to visit ChiChi London

Chi Chi Alyssa Dress
£57.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Chi Chi Quinn Dress £59.99 click to visit ChiChi London

Chi Chi Quinn Dress
£59.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Chi Chi Sharnie Dress £74.99 click to visit ChiChi London

Chi Chi Sharnie Dress
£74.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Chi Chi Avril Dress £81.99 click to visit ChiChi London

Chi Chi Avril Dress

 

Chi Chi Anisha Dress £57.99 click to visit ChiChi London

Chi Chi Anisha Dress
£57.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Chi Chi Chrissy Dress £63.99 click to visit ChiChi London

Chi Chi Chrissy Dress
£63.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Kelsey Dress £66.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Tiana Dress £66.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Tiana Dress
£66.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Chi Chi Ella Dress £54.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Ella Dress
£54.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

 

Chi Chi Louise Dress £64.99 click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Louise Dress
£64.99 click to visit Chi Chi London



Boohoo Plus – perfect pieces for the Party Season

Well done Boohoo Plus! The plus size range, that was launched about this time last year, has won the prestigious ‘Best for Curves; award at the Cosmopolitan fash fest. This doesn’t really surprise me, the award is well deserved for a range that offers great choice, really smart designs and good value for the sometimes disappointing plus size clothing market.

This season, Boohoo has picked up on the key trends, and offered versions that will delight fashion fans everywhere. We have some gorgeous midi skirts, with elegant styling that is subverted by the use of velvet, mesh paneling and pu fabric that add a sexier edge to that office essential. There are embellished dresses that look amazing and totally belie their price points.

Wrapover styles, always great for the bustier lady, are well represented in classic black, but I love the fact they are also in primary brights like red and cobalt blue. And, because this is Winter dressing we’re talking about, and because we’re all dreaming of a white Christmas, Boohoo have also provided gorgeous, colourful examples of faux fur which may just be the most fun you can get in a coat. Think deep red. Think rainbow pastels.

From today, Boohoo are offering 20% off their plus size range with the code BOOHOOFABUPLUS. This makes today the perfect time to get a little piece of Boohoo into your wardrobe.

My picks.

Keira PU Midi Skirt £16 click to visit Boohoo

Keira PU Midi Skirt £16 click to visit Boohoo

Jemma Embellished Shift Dress £40 click to visit Boohoo

Jemma Embellished Shift Dress £40 click to visit Boohoo

Erin Velvet Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Erin Velvet Midi Skirt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Katie Wrap Front Dress £20 click to visit Boohoo

Katie Wrap Front Dress £20 click to visit Boohoo

Jasmine Wrap Front Jumpsuit £25 click to visit Boohoo

Jasmine Wrap Front Jumpsuit £25 click to visit Boohoo

Josephina Striped Faux Fur Coat £40 click to visit Boohoo

Josephina Striped Faux Fur Coat £40 click to visit Boohoo

Molly Slouchy Midi Dress £20 click to visit Boohoo

Molly Slouchy Midi Dress £20 click to visit Boohoo

Emily Off The Shoulder Peplum Midi Dress £22 click to visit Boohoo

Emily Off The Shoulder Peplum Midi Dress £22 click to visit Boohoo

Alice Shimmer Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo

Alice Shimmer Midi Skirt £15 click to visit Boohoo

Katja Rainbow Pastel Faux Fur Coat £40 click to visit Boohoo

Katja Rainbow Pastel Faux Fur Coat £40 click to visit Boohoo

 

Offer

Thursday 20th Nov
20% Off Plus Size range!
CODE: BOOHOOFABUPLUS

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