DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in November 2007. The dresses are no longer available in Warehouse, and I do not stock them personally. If you’d like one of these dresses the best I can advise is to search ebay for one. Sorry!
Back in early autumn I was heard whinging repeatedly about the lack of the jewel toned brights so favoured in the shows in high street shops. Where, I whined, were all the deep fuscias, jade and emerald greens and petrol blues I’d fallen so heavily for? Two months later it appears that Warehouse have answered my call with a whole bevy of beautiful party dresses in rich toned satins, silks and velvets.
I walk past Warehouse everyday on my way to and from work and over the last maybe three weeks have found myself falling in love with dress after dress from their window display. They tick all the boxes for me – aside from the fabulous colours there are dresses in a variety of styles and lengths, from calf length plunging halters to cute bejewelled mini smocks, from oh-so-seventies maxis to thigh grazing kimonos. And for that extra bit of sparkle there are jewels and sequins to suit everyone, from the glitz-shy to the full-on glamour-puss.
With prices starting at £40 there’s also something for almost every budget – I mean, I know we’re talking four times the price of your average Primark number, but if a gal wants to wow the office Christmas party she’s gotta be willing to shell out occasionally, right?
You can find Warehouse dresses here, but these are a few of my faves:
I know, I know, we’re all sick of purple – but I love the plumminess of this tone, and I adore my velvet right now – ever since I was a little girl I associated a new (often hand-me-down, usually Marks and Spencer) velvet dress with Christmas parties!
Yup, it’s a predictable choice – sweetheart bandeau, flattering skirt, nipped in waist – the curvy girl’s best friend. What can I say? I’m just a girl who can’t say no – especially to green (though it’s worth noting this dress is also available in the most gorgeous deep fuscia pink).
There’s something terribly Saturday Night Fever about this. Just finish it off with a good afro and you’re good to go!
Ok, so this would do nothing for the busty girls out there, and drop waists are a big no-no for the curvy. But it has a bow – tell me that’s not cute!