Savvy Shopper

The coming of the Christmas holiday brings bright lights and décor, but also signals a new season of fashion including a must-have holiday party dress. 

Vogue, Glamour, and Elle all feature the trendiest cuts and colours of this season by top designers but carry a high price tag.  Being fashionable does not mean you have to dish out the dough for a designer dress.  A savvy shopper can look just as great in the same holiday designs with inexpensive alternatives.  Here is your guide to finding the high fashion dress without the high price tag.

If you are like Michelle Williams and admire classic cuts and little black dresses that stand out then a trip to New Look will be a shopping success. Prices range from £16-£60 for the season’s most affordable party dresses.  The winter collection features an off-the-shoulder, sequin dress that comes in black, gold, red, and purple and currently sells for £19.99 (price may fluctuate).  New Look has various sales spontaneously, but will carry a storewide sale near the end of the holiday.

Do daring and sultry describe your party style?  If you like plunge necklines or backlines like Mila Kunis and are not afraid to compliment your figure with hip-hugging fabric and lace then Zara has your dress.  Holiday dresses range from £29-349 with a number of cuts for most body types.  A-line and high waisted cuts are available in most dress styles, however, are featured in darker colours like black, grey, and a metallic gold.  Their next big sale will start on Boxing Day – too late for Christmas parties, but just in time for a New Year bash.

Perhaps the award for the biggest array of party dresses this season goes to newly opened Bank in Kingston Town Centre.  If you enjoy fun, fearless, fashion like Lady Gaga or simply bold asymmetrical cuts and bright colours then Bank is the most affordable place for classic and funky-chic high fashion.  Dresses sell for £18-£60 at this one-stop dress shop and Bank carries all colours, cuts, and lengths of styles.  The winter collection showcases lace, prints, and solid colours in addition to off the shoulder, strapless, thin and thick strapped, as well as sleeveless party wear. Bank will not hold a sale until January but promises one-off promotions, and discounts in the run-up to the end of the year.  

 As for the self -proclaimed classy woman who likes to show off her shape with out showing too much, Dorothy Perkins may just have the perfect party dress for you.  If love simple dresses and appreciate a more sophisticated style like Jessica Alba, then the “little coloured dress” collection is for you.  The collection showcases longer dresses and cuts suitable for many different body types, in addition to flattering winter colours such as burgundy, red, brown, and black in sizes 6-22.  Currently Dorothy Perkins is offering “little coloured dresses” at discounted prices (under £30) and carry a selection of exquisite party dresses from £15-£65 of some of the winter’s most fashionable styles for the ultimate chic woman.

Your dream party dress is not out of reach!  It is possible to look stunning as do the celebrities who grace the covers of magazines with out spending a fortune.

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