Party dresses: What to wear this week

The perfect party dresses explained.

The party dresses season is upon us and, if like me, you have to cleverly segue yourself from sensible office wear through to something slinky for the evening, read on to discover how it’s done.

Firstly you need to bag yourself a dress which has a sensible overtone but with a dash of glam thrown in too. The perfect party dresses for just this occasion, are the sheer panel dresses landing in stores right now. High street stores like Karen Millen, French Connection and good old Marks & Spencer are getting wise to the mass requirement for on trend party wear, so have oodles of choice this season.

The great thing about sheer panel dresses is that you can cover up the raunchy by day with a cute Miss Jean Brodie lookey-likey cardi, and then amp up the luxe factor for your evening bash by adding a few simple touches. As day turns to night, ditch the knitwear and go with an eye catching statement necklace or bling ring. I’m also loving the divine collection of embellished coats up for grabs. This Marks & Spencer sequin blush colored one also comes in the Plus size range, so whatever shape you are you have the opportunity to rock this baby this season.

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How to wear it:

To pull off the sheer panel party dresses it’s time to take stock of your body shape, and figure out where your assets lie. If you have midriff worries opt for a piece with the sheer panels at the shoulders or hemline, like this cute Marks & Spencers number. If you are lucky enough to have an hourglass figure, the sheer party dress is an excellent foil to amplify your silhouette. Grab one with a little fit and flare action, like this Karen Millen floral mesh dress. Or if you just want a hint of sheer try this gorgeous 3.1 Phillip Lim one with sheer sleeve details.

The key to making it all work lies in the underpinnings. Ensure you have the right lingerie to give you coverage where you need it. Road test your whole look in front of a full length mirror before you leave the house, to avoid embarrassing mishaps or wardrobe malfunctions later in the day.

 

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