Posts Tagged ‘Peacocks’

The party season is just around the corner and a trend that’s been putting in the odd appearance at the red carpets of late is the champagne coloured dress.

Glittery, glamourous and show stopping, stars including Jennifer Lopez, Lea Michele, Freida Pinto andCarrie Underwood have all sparkled their way down the red carpet in these fabulous, full length dresses.

My favourite look so far is Lea Michele at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards. She wore a Jenny Packman dress paired with a deep red lipstick to really ooze glamour and looked stunning.

A high street dress which fits perfectly in this category comes from the Pearl Lowe collection at Peacocks. I haven’t really paid much attention to Pearl Lowe’s collection, but this dress really caught my eye as it’s something you’d never expect to see from Peacocks.

The full length dress has what looks like a beaded bodice at the top and falls down into a golden waterfall skirt, not to mention Daisy Lowe models it beautifully. At £80 it’s a bit pricey for a lower end high street retailer, but if you’re attending an event posh enough to call for something like this you may as well get your money’s worth!

Will you be adopting the champagne dress trend for your Christmas soiree?


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Balmain for Less

Balmain has to be one of the most expensive labels out there, they charge way over any reasonable amount to pay for any sort of clothing, we’re talking over £5,000 for a dress and hundreds of pounds just for t-shirts. Making it only affordable to those with more money than sense (Alex Curran) and those who are gifted it (lucky bitches…)

That’s not to say it’s not very nice, it is, it’s one of my favourite labels, but still, I won’t be buying any anytime soon.

But lucky enough, as Balmain is such a distinctive and desirable label, lots of high street shops do pretty convincing replicas. You’ll see their signature statement shoulders, heavily embellished dresses, high hemlines paired with ankle boots and black and gold colour palette absolutely everywhere.

And that’s where Peacocks come in.

They’re currently selling this dress for £40 (with 20% discount):

Which bares more than a passing resemblance to this one from the Balmain 2010 Fall collection:

Here’s hoping Santa knows how good I’ve been this year…

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