If there is one item of apparel I couldn’t live without, it’s the dress. From short,flirty mini’s, to fabulous full length evening wear, my wardrobe is 75% dress, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Like most people, I take inspiration for my frocks from a range of sources, and TV and the Red Carpet are certainly amongst the places I look to.
This month there have been a flurry of red carpet events which the High Street have been quick to respond to. Some of the ladies at these key events have actually been sporting the best of the High Street themselves. Television presenter Zoe Hardman looked fantastic at the Brits in a silver dress that was from Dorothy Perkins, whilst best supporting actor nominee Michael Fassbender took his mom as his date to the Oscars, and she wowed the red carpet in Phase Eight. There are also some similar looks to those worn by Lupita Nyong’o and Sandra Bullock, from Phase Eight and Coast respectively.
In a more casual, less dressy vein, Holly Willoughby continued her championing of the dress on This Morning in a very pretty, and totally springlike dotted dress from Closet Clothing.
Holly Willoughby in Closet Clothing
Closet Polka Dot Tie Back Dress
Product code: D1401004C
£45.00 click to visit Closet Clothing
£160.00 click to visit Coast
Paige Tapework Full Length Dress
£325.00 click to visit Phase Eight
Samantha Full Length Dress
£120.00 click to visit Phase Eight
Zoe Hardman in Dorothy Perkins
Silver sequin maxi dress
Price: £85.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins
A bit of Ossie Clark
The revival of the iconic brand Ossie Clark by Debenhams continues to go from strength to strength. I love the Biba-esque styling of this Sophie Ellis Bextor image – she is wearing the Iconic jumpsuit in black. This doesn’t seem to be available on the Debenhams site at the moment, but there is a dress version, as well as the stunning blue version pictured here. Kay Adams from Loose Women also shows just how lovely the Ossie Clark dresses are, albeit with a more daytime feel.
Ossie Clark Blue Iconic jumpsuit £119.20 click to visit Debenhams
Ossie Clark Black Iconic dress £119.20 click to visit Debenhams
Pink cut-out Lydia dress £71.20 click to visit Debenhams
And finally…Grace Kelly Style from Phase Eight
I couldn’t leave this rundown without mentioning the totally beautiful Grace Kelly style dresses that form part of the new collection from Phase Eight. Top of the list is this gorgeous Amalfi floral print dress – just the prettiest dress I have seen in a long time.
Amalfi Fit and Flare Dress
£145.00 click to visit Phase Eight
Phase Eight have 20% off everything online with the code SS14 click here to visit Phase Eight.
Dorothy Perkins have £10 off your order when you spend £50. Exclusions Apply. Use code YOUR10 click here to visit Dorothy Perkins.