A not-so-LBD party piece (almost) ...

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my favourite LBDs for the party season.  You can read the post here.   I spoke about how I was shocked to find that not everyone loves the LBD and I set out to convert them.

Yet, despite my perpetual love affair with anything deep, dark, and moody,  I thought I may just listen to some of my closest friends and do a post about party dresses in all colours - after all, just because its winter does not mean colour should be shunned to the dusty back rails of the wardrobe.

Many of the dresses featured below are my own and are great for transitioning from summer to winter and back again.  Unfortunately, not all are still for sale but are meant purely as inspiration for all you lovely, curvy ladies.

The Mrs Claus Dress

Everyone should have a red dress for the Christmas season, the type that screams 'I'm the sexiest Mrs. Claus out there'!  This year, mine is demure and figure hugging at the front, and screams sexy when I turn around to reveal a bare back.

Made from crepe, the dress is oh-so-flattering with a cinched waist and soft pleats at the hips.  I love the open back and, despite many people telling me I shouldn't wear a bra with an open back dress (because, you know, GG boobs don't need any support when you hit the dance floor) I paired it with a deep purple bra with a cross strap at the back.  I love revealing a contrasting bra and feel it adds a little va-va-voom to any outfit!

The dress is from ASOS and can be found here - its currently on sale for a mere £30 so snap it whilst you can!  The bra featured is by Gossard and unfortunately isn't for sale any more. 

The Vibrant Colour Dress

This dress is an old go-to!  I wore it from my hen night, a summer wedding, and a winter cocktail party.  

Its was purchased from Pepperberry last year and has bought a smile to my face every time I put it on.  In a vibrant aqua blue it turns heads wherever you go and looks great with bare legs and a tan, or par skin and dark tights.  

The waterfall detail is very flattering as is the sweeping neckline.  Every girl needs a dress like this in her wardrobe!

The Winter Blooms Dress

Florals are huge right now - especially when splattered across a figure hugging dress.  The low v and hip skimming shape does mean that I need some light support underwear for this ASOS Curve dress. I wear it with the Freya Deco range that provides light and comfortable support without any restriction.  

The large rose placed at the smallest point of my waist is a godsend!  It emphasises my best asset (in my eyes) and the pattern that falls across the hips gives me a taller, longer silhouette.  

I love this dress and can't wait to pull it out of the wardrobe when I next can!

So now you've seen that I do wear colour, but I'll soon be attempting to convert you back to the dark side when I review Monsoon's latest party collection ... don't to forget to check in for this on the weekend and if you have time, make sure to follow me on Bloglovin so you never miss a post!

C x x 


  1. love the red dress!

    1. Thank you - the red dress is my favourite and will certainly have a festive feel come Christmas!