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Christmas Party Dresses at the Designer Outlet Village

It’s that time of year again where we are invited to Christmas parties, supplier’s events, Friends “pre-Christmas” evenings for drinks and nibbles… and obviously it’s the best time to wear our little number. For some of us, it’s a real pleasure to dress up and for many it’s a nightmare for various reasons. Between “I’ve put on weight”, “nothing fits anymore”, “nothing goes together”, “I can’t justify to splash for one party”…

The list goes on and that’s why I decided to go to my local Designer Outlet in Swindon to give you some ideas on dresses so you can really standout for the night. I want you to enjoy your special evening without worrying about wardrobe malfunction and I also want you to re-wear this dress so the cost per wear is justifiable! (sounds like an economist now but this is the key). I’ve linked the dresses to the branded websites as some styles may be in different colours on their main websites if you don’t live close by.

Let’s start with the little black dress! The first one from NEXT (£18) is perfect if you want to hide few kilos with this fluid style and perfect if you have quite large shoulders as this narrow neckline will draw the eyes toward your face.

Ralph Lauren also had few nice dresses in display and this classic 20s style came up at £99, very flattering.

next-18                  ralph-lauren

Those 2 classic dresses from Hobbs (£105) will also be perfect for straight body shape and the stiff fabric is ideal to hide those few pounds so just keep this in mind when you buy your dress.


A bit of sequins and sparkles always put you in a party mood so why not try those for a change! I do admit the FRENCH CONNECTION little numbers were my favourites! Nicely made, good weight to it and they even had the blue one in a long version if you’re a tall woman. the side blue panels of the blue dress are also really slimming so good choice if you have a bit of a tummy! Both at £89. The gold sparkly dress is from Guess (£61) and also come in silver. If you are not sure which one to choose put them closely to your face and see which one is best for your colouring. More details on how to determine your COLOURS and BODY SHAPE, click here.

The 3 dresses are from Phase Eight (£110, £55, £135) if you are very tall, they have a great selection for you there.

frenchconnection-89             french-connection              Ted Baker


If you are quite tall and look for a bodycon dress, TED BAKER had some lovely colours and designs. The fabric is pretty stiff so great to maintain everything in! They’re a bit pricey (approx. £100) however you can wear them for an evening out, an occasion like a wedding or even for work. The red dress from GUESS (£59) is less forgiving so if you have a lovely hourglass figure it would look great and sexy on you.

ted-baker-bodycon            ted-baker-bodicon-blue-and-florals           guess-red-dress


If you love laces and florals, here are some great choices. The first 2 dresses are from TED BAKER (£109 and £139), the white lace and navy is from Next (£32) and the last one is a mix of lace and florals from Guess (£64)

ted-baker-long-sleeve        ted-baker-139         next-32         guess-florals-lace


The last 2 dresses from REISS were at £95, very nicely made and flattering. Worse trying if you dare feeling a little different, dramatic and be the one turning heads for the night…!


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