Those Glittering Occasions

LONDON, Oct 2, 2012/ — You can sense the onset of the autumn season, with the days drawing in and the hint of a nip in the air. The perfect antidote to the change of weather is a review of your social calendar, to remind yourself of all those Christmas parties, dances, and black-tie events that you have already booked in. And probably more to come!

And of course you may need to review your wardrobe. Do you really want to pull out the dress that you wore to your best friend’s evening reception last year again? A much better option is to treat yourself to one of this season’s wonderfully glamorous evening dresses for those glittering occasions that you will be attending over the next few months.

Reviewing this season’s fashion trends in evening wear through browsing the collection of evening dresses offered by one of the luxury occasionwear stores such as Coast will give you a great overview of what’s in and what’s out this autumn.

The timeless little black dress, as always, is popular, but with great new variations on the basic theme. Wide necklines are a look in vogue, and the summer’s “Flirty Gerty” skater skirts have been wonderfully adapted, with layers of tightly pleated soft jersey, wired at the hemline to dip and swirl. Wear this with glamorous stilettos and accessorise with a glittery clutch bag.

Restrained elegance is also a theme of the season, with narrow sheath dresses in silk complemented by a wide leather or sequined belt.

If you love the idea of the sweeping skirt, and dream of making a dramatic entrance to a party in one of this season’s ravishing film-star evening dresses, then the maxi look is definitely the one for you.

You may be lucky enough to find something that suits from one of the retro-clothing stores popping up on the high streets, and sometimes looking on ebay or browsing through your local charity stores can turn up just the right dress.

For a touch of the style icon, the limited edition Fox Dress (pictured) from Coast provides all the Hollywood glitz that you could wish for, with a dramatic sweep of red satin and fishtail hem. It’s the ultimate in eye-catching glamour.

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