London going gown
In no time you can change your look from a black tie to go shopping if you change your choice of shoes. The striking long dresses Pandora Bracelets I saw were with the following designers.
In London, long dresses are more formally known as gowns and can be worn with dress sandals, closed shoes, boots or even sneakersRoberto Cavalli does long dresses this season mainly in jersey, could be silk jersey to give the rich sheen. Red and black simply cut dresses with a flare at the bottom caught my eye. There is a wider selection in the store on Sloan Street. Alexander McQueen, the hottest designer now for a couple of seasons, has done Pandora Bracelets long black and separate white dresses with a lot of embellishment around the neck making them almost high neck dresses giving the feel of choker necklaces. I picked up a long jersey black gown, with a diamante chord. The dress fell in pleats like folds waist down. The Herve Leger longs are tight fitted like their classic signature collection. These dresses are from L1000 to about L2500 pounds a piece. The more casual are found on the basement level of Selfridges and the striking ones this season were stocked with Ted Baker.
On the couture evening gown section, Alice Temperley does embroidered boleros in beads and sequin to wear over long dresses. These useful pieces can dress up even a casual gown you picked up from high street. Mathew Williamson does the more dressed up long dresses using sequin with sexy silhouetted cuts, print on the dresses making them suitable for formal occasions. J Mendel concentrates on the beaded gown. I saw some striking detailing done on the shoulders. Having his flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City, this talented designer is known for his fur coats and capes. These dress up any type of long dress and make a show stopper for any carpet event. Pucci with their curved ambi like print in colours of blue, purple, black still remain popular. Tom Ford’s zebra dress has proven popular, except for the faux hair around the neck which made me uncomfortable. He has his store on Sloan Street.
Long dresses are being given precedence over any other ensemble in London
At Harvey Nichols
In the formal wear floor was the striking designer Amanda Wakeley. I love the chiffon and silk jersey long dresses. This designer excels at shapely dresses that accentual the body Pandora Bracelets in a flattening way yet not hugging it tightly. I loved the animal print chiffon Gucci dresses. And my all time ‘can’t go wrong’ dresses are Donna Karan’s jersey wrap dresses. The embellished printed or plain dresses are every bit worth your pound and the sales lady Pamela makes sure you walk out with your dress fitting just right. A standalone store for couture gowns is on 29 Beauchamp Place on Knightsbridge. Some of the designers here are Anny Lin, Paloma Blanca, Signature, Watters and Yolan Cris. An inexpensive option f Pandora Bracelets or embellished long if you are lucky is available at Jane Norman. Jane Norman has a store on every high street with two on the most popular Oxford Street. Here you may find striking evening wear for under a L100.