Lipsy’s Christmas collection preview
Last night The Upcoming was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the Lipsy Christmas collection, and trust us, you will not be disappointed.
The Lipsy store near Oxford Circus, London was transformed into a dazzling Christmas party dress showroom to display the new collection. Guests were treated to mojitos and crepes whilst browsing the new range and a little treatment room at the back of the store offered manicures and semi-permanent make-up to get everyone in the party spirit.
The new collection offers a selection of skirts, bracelets, trousers and, of course, dresses in rich jewel tones of emerald, amethyst and ruby with floral prints or lace overlay. Cute lace camisoles in dark sapphire blue were adorned with tiny black beads and sparkling diamantes, whilst velvet pieces also made an appearance in the form of a mini skirt and glittered shorts.
Winter’s influence is felt in the range’s icy toned colours. Silvers, pearly creams and sorbet pinks in satin and sequins play with the light, giving the clothes a very chic look. A cream feathered skirt sat alongside a top covered in exaggerated sized sequins. The collection cleverly played with textures, juxtaposing fabrics against one another to add interest to a look, and making your party look that bit more unique.
The huge baroque trend that is sure to be huge for the party season wasn’t ignored. Beautifully shaped dresses were adorned with gold tape or beading, following the heavily embellished trend. Leather panelling and gold triangles add interest to a bodycon style, whilst a pretty cocktail dress, with a soft tulle skirt, sparkles with a fully sequinned bodice.
All three sections of the Christmas range were heavily influenced by Lipsy’s new VIP collection, which uses opulent materials and jewelled decorations, giving the Christmas party dress selection more sparkle at an affordable price. However, a Christmas VIP collection is also available with even more touches of luxury and offering floor sweeping gowns and fishtail styles.
The clever designers at Lipsy have also catered for those who need day to evening wear with a range of beautiful blouses and dresses that are smart enough for the office, but equally as glamorous, and ideal for parties and as evening wear.
Accessories and shoes haven’t been forgotten with a glimmering choice of chandelier earrings and diamante encrusted necklaces. High chunky metallic heels and platform shoe boots have had a Christmas make-over with studs, metallic snakeskin and beads, ensuring you will twinkle from head to toe.
No need to hunt for your perfect party outfit this winter as Lipsy seem to have it covered whatever your style or colour preference may be. Watch out for the upcoming collection here.
Photos: Hollie Bracciale