The little black dress is BACK (if it ever really went away!). In the last week I have seen the always stylish Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Scherzinger and Caroline Flack all out on the town rocking their LBDs! With Christmas party season just around the corner, the UK’s ladies are busy searching for the ultimate party frock! Everyone loves to buy a new dress for the festive season but with presents to buy and the food shop to do, making the most of your money is more important than ever. However, you can find your favourite gown without breaking the bank!
I just LOVE Secret Sales sites and at this time of year they are full of bargain little black dresses and party outfits and accessories (including some gorgeous dancing shoes!) for up to 80% off! These sites are particularly good because you are unlikely to see someone wearing the same outfit as you. It is like going to TK Maxx (which is also FAB!), you have to search the rails but you might just find that one-off gem and no-one else at the party will be in the identical dress!
In the last week I have seen Lipsy dresses on Brand Alley with 40% off and black sequinned numbers from the gorgeously titled Pretty Dress Company with 60% off. SecretSales.com had Christmas LBDs for as little as £29. See, you can look like Eva Longoria without having to wear a couture gown! Just watch the dispatch date with Secret Sales sites as you want it to arrive in time for your big New Year’s Eve party!
We should never be uptight about the supermarkets. Although it might not feel as special picking up your party dress from the aisles of Asda, you are guaranteed to f find a bargain. In fact, George at Asda is brilliant at the moment with some beautiful party dresses starting at just £14. Tesco and Sainsbury’s are pretty good too.
Then on the High Street, M&S and Debenhams have had some great flash sales in the last month and I expect there will be more as we get closer to Christmas. Look out for discount codes too – always google the name of your favourite store with the words ‘discount voucher December 2013’ before you head out on your shopping spree.
If you want something extra special this festive party season, why not hire a designer gown or LBD. Try girlmeetsdress.com who have thousands of dresses or wishwantwear.com and mycelebritydress.com. Hire costs start at around £30 and can go up to several hundred pounds if the dress is particularly special but with Temperley and Stella McCartney dresses up for grabs, you might think it is worth it.