It's Time To Party With Very
Photos by Stephi LaReine
I'm literally itching to squeeze myself into so many glittery outfits after visiting the Very.co.uk HQ, for some sneak peeks of this seasons most glamorous and glitzy gowns. The showroom was decorated with A/W 16's latest and greatest pieces from halter necks to heels. I'll be running you through the latest party wear trends, as well as what it's like to party at Shop Direct - we're Scousers and therefore do it better!
So our evening in Very.co.uk HQ went down a treat with an array of mannequins to stroll around, and get up close to feel the fabrics, and check out the hottest cuts. Whilst we could treat ourselves to a mini makeover courtesy of NYX, I saw so many girls getting the key glitter lip that is trending this season - now I'm dying to try it for myself. HQ really treated us so well as we could ask the buyers about key trends, the inspiration and ideas behind the pieces, which always helps me when determining what designs I want to showcase and talk about. I also fell head over heels in love with their metallic selfie wall. I haven't stopped googling where I can find my own. Everything just oozed glamour and I definitely think they should be throwing the biggest Christmas party of the year!
Partywear Trends To Watch Out For
This season is pretty special, it's the time to do some major peacocking around town and we're talking dresses, shoes and bags all glammed up as we embrace a major sparkle clash both all over the catwalks and on the high street. Least we'll be easily findable in a crowd!
Every year I embrace the sequins, dig out the faux fur coats and make sure that my heels are extra sparkly, and I'm so happy to hear Very.co.uk is doing exactly the same with their party dresses event - it's worth a scroll, I've been on it for hours!
Some of Very's pieces that really caught my eye were full length flowing metallic dresses, a simple cut truly jazzed up in a fabulously shiny material. It's perfect for special occasions, an extravagant night out or a date that you really want to wow.
SEQUINS & GLITTER
Let there be sparkles and glitter thrown around, as we're slowly rolling up to the festivities. Grab yourself a sequin dress for that Christmas party to impress, or find a sophisticated gown with subtle glitter running through the threads. It's the time of year to dazzle everyone with something colourful and that catches the light.
You know how much I love velvet, most of my wardrobe right now is various shades of pinks, blues and blacks in the luxurious fabric. I even did a post on my love of blue velvet.
Very has shown in their latest party wear collection that they're not afraid to throw in some romantic cobalt blues,
Yes, yes, yes the 80s is back and here to warm up your cold winter. Let's think broad shoulders on cocktail dresses, tuxedo dresses giving a strong #GirlBoss attitude to an ensemble.
So let's talk shoes, and what we're putting on our tootsies this season. We're mentioned all the luxe fabrics from above, let's throw them into heel form. My personal favourite from the Very Party Dress Event was the glitter Mary Janes. We're seeing brands like KG and Carvela making their heels glittery, embellished and rather extravagant. They're the kind of heels you can pair with a simple dress or something sparkly - because versatility is key after all.
Shoes are getting strappier, the caged heel is still very much at large and it looks like it isn't going to be tamed any day soon. They scream to me PARTY HEELS! Heels made for dancing and not just looking pretty.
So we're all a bit in love with the new range of bags and clutches that Very has. We're seeing so much fluff, metallic panelling and added accessories to spice up a block coloured bag.
I noticed the statement shape has merged back into the standard rectangle, so for now we can wave bye-bye to our round clutches until summer again. I've seriously got my eye on a starry clutch - so many of these party bag goodies just hit got their price markdown too, so it's totally worth a nose around!
Personally some of my favourites in the collection were the gold star jumpsuit, the metallic floor length long sleeve dress and the KG glitter heels.
Showstopping clothes that need a round of applause.
I can't wait to get partying throughout winter and embracing my inner glam diva. Let me know what your favourite pieces were!