Five gorgeous cocktail and xmas party dresses

Kayamiya Women’s 1920S Sequined Fringe Beaded Gatsby Flapper Evening Dress

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This is a really gorgeous dress, beautifully finished, and well constructed throughout, beaded hems and edges, neat stitching, clever hidden side zip . Comes in four colours and three sizes currently though sizes XL and XXL were available before and may be again. I have the black in size M.

I’ve the black version, all are very pretty but I like the subtlety of this one with its black beads and sequins.
I have size M and the hip measures around 34 inches, the bust area the same, and looking online that’s about right for a 10, possibly a 12.
The fabric does stretch a little , though doesn’t look so good when its pulled out of course, and the sleek shift design really means you need a good fit.
If in doubt about sizing ask the sellers – I’ve found most are really helpful. Saves disappointment and returning items.

Its got a very vintage feel which appeals to me, and yet the styling is so classic its suits any formal occasion.
Its a fitted shift style so to look best you really need to ensure a good fit.
Length is good, very cocktail vintage.
I love the Art Deco geometric style of the beading, and the scalloped hemline. Note its not fringed at the title suggests, but a pretty beaded scallop hem.
Its a round neck, almost boat style as its a shallow round rather than a deep cleavage revealing style, and also sleeveless.
I feel its a good mix of styling with the design being a classic LBD style and yet the beads and sequins lift it from being too reserved. I love that kind of subtlety.

Its decorated with  thousands of tiny bugle beads and sequins in black in a lovely geometric design, very popular in 1920’s. Of course the other colours have different colour sequins and are a bit more in your face vibrant, but the more subdued yet attractive look of this appealed to me.  My passions for all things sparkly has found another dress I adore…
I ordered this one smaller that I wear though for one of the family, there’s a limit to how many sparkly dresses I can wear 🙂
The decorated top layer covers a soft plain black under layer, which comes from neck right down to the hem. As the top layer is a mesh holding the decorations that’s needed, unless you’re looking for the Cher effect, in which case you could cut it out!!

Its polyester, which is fine to machine wash, but all those beads won’t like the battering so do as it says and carefully hand wash. Don’t wring it out but blot carefully in a towel before drying flat somewhere.

Its a perfect dress for cocktail evenings and winter parties.

Stars: Five, a pretty dress for those who want something a little more subtle.

Kayamiya Women’s 1920S Sequined Beaded Back Deep V Gatsby Flapper Evening Dress

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This is a really gorgeous dress, beautifully finished, and well constructed throughout, beaded hems and edges, neat stitching, clever hidden side zip .
Comes in five colours and three sizes currently though sizes XS and XL were available before and may be again. I have the wine one in size S.

I’ve the wine version, all are very pretty but I like the vibrancy of this one with its rich crimson red and the silver and red sequins.  I have size S and the bust measures around 32  inches, the waist is around 26, and looking online that’s about right for an 8, maybe a 10.
The fabric does stretch a little, though doesn’t look so good when its pulled out of course, and the sleek shift design really means you need a good fit.  If in doubt about sizing ask the sellers – I’ve found most are really helpful. Saves disappointment and returning items.

Its got a very vintage feel which appeals to me, and yet the styling is so classic its suits any formal occasion.
Its a fitted shift style so to look best you really need to ensure a good fit. Length is good, knee length depending on how tall you are, very cocktail vintage.
I love the Art Deco geometric style of the beading, and the scalloped hemline. Note its not a V neck at the title suggests, but a fairly deep round neck.
I love the mix of classic shift design with the vibrant colours used here, even the two black dresses have very bright silver and gold sequins, so these aren’t for shrinking violets but for people who are proud to make a statement!
Can’t hide Baby in a corner in one of these dresses 😉

Its decorated with  thousands of  sequins in red and silver, all stitched on not glued, and in a lovely geometric design, with the addition of a few curves along the scallop hemline and ovals on the bodice. Its a style very popular in 1920’s.
Of course the other colours have different colour but matching sequins.
I adore these beaded dresses and they are a great price. Tried one on in a local shop years back in a simple black design, and loved it til I saw the price tag of £350!! That was maybe 15 years ago so just shows how good value these are and at a price everyone can afford.
I ordered this one smaller than I wear though for one of the family, there’s a limit to how many sparkly dresses I can wear 🙂 Possibly..

The decorated top layer covers a soft plain red under layer, which comes from neck right down to the hem. As the top layer is a mesh holding the decorations that’s needed, unless you’re looking for the Cher effect, in which case you could cut it out!!
Its got a secret here, the front looks pretty classic and subtle, then turn around and the back has large cut out areas giving a more risqué feel to the dress. Its like someone wearing a very old fashioned modest style dress with no knickers! That kind of surprise style.
Its polyester, which is fine to machine wash, but all those sequins won’t like the battering so do as it says and carefully hand wash. Don’t wring it out but blot carefully in a towel before drying flat somewhere.

Its a perfect dress for cocktail evenings and winter parties.

Stars: Five, a pretty dress for those who want to make a staement

Product supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

 

ANGVNS Women Designer Crossover Short Sleeve ,Wrap Chest ,Tunic, Maxi, Full ,Gown ,Dress

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Very pretty easy to wear dress but again watch the sizing. I have this in purple in XXL and type one ( slight differences in the waist between one and two)
It comes in two types and six colours. Type one comes with a pretty blue pendant

Measuring the bust and waist though they come out at 36-38 inches across without stretching. the material is very stretchy so they will go bigger but won’t hang as well or look as good. Checking online this size comes out at around a 12, possibly up to 14, but not what most of us think of as XXL….

Its a simple pull on dress, no zips or buttons and in an easy care fabric, being polyester/spandex mix, which means it doesn’t crease and does have some stretch to it.
The front of the type one, the one I have, is a kind of blouson effect, looks odd off but much better on and great for big xmas dinners 😉
It isn’t lined, you might want to wear a slip as though its not transparent is is quite fine and will hang better with one.
The finishing is good, with simple turned up and stitched edges.
Its full length, has short sleeves and a deep crossover V neckline so less brave characters might want a stitch or a broach to keep the girls tucked in!

Stars: Five, nice simple dress in a choice of styles and colours.

Dilanni Women Elegant Formal Evening & Cocktail Party Lace Dress Double V Neck

Dilanni Women Elegant Formal Evening & Cocktail Party Lace Dress Double V Neck

 

This is a really pretty dress, very easy to wear. Its in black or white and in sizes 0x to 5x.

I have it in the 3X size and my measurements are somewhat different to those given. I’ve measured it un-stretched though, and both the lining and the lace outer layer are very stretchy, with a design that allows plenty of fabric. Its fine on me, a size 16-18 and would go larger fairly easily.

Its a simple V neck back and front, a pull on design. No zips or buttons, and that makes it great for those of us whose hands struggle with fiddly fastenings.
The under layer is a kind of silky jersey feel fabric, and is full length, with a lace over layer.
The sleeves and shoulder area are unlined and it looks very pretty, showing a little skin in a subtle way.
Both under and top layers are in a very stretchy material and really comfortable to wear. I look for things like that as sitting in a wheelchair anything that’s a bit tight or rubs quickly becomes uncomfortable.
It can be hand or machine washed or dry cleaned. I tend to throw everything in the machine, life is too short to hand wash, so thats good to see. Its the type of fabric thats quick to dry too, so rather than tumble dry and risk shrinkage I’d line dry or just put in hanger and hang indoors somehwere warm.

Its a dress that’s pretty enough for evenings out but also casual enough for those like me who love velvet and lace for everyday wear.

Stars: Five, a pretty and versatile dress.
Dilanni Women’s Plus Size V Neck Lace 1/2 Sleeves Long Evening Party Dresses

Dilanni Women's Plus Size V Neck Lace 1/2 Sleeves Long Evening Party Dresses

This is a really pretty dress, very easy to wear. Its very similar to the Dilanni short cocktail dress.

Its in black only, in sizes 0x to 5x, I have it in the 3X size and my measurements are somewhat different to those given. I’ve measured it un-stretched though, and both the lining and the lace outer layer are very stretchy with a design that allows plenty of fabric. Its fine on me, a size 16-18 and would go larger fairly easily.

Its a simple V neck front, with round neck at the back, with an attractive Scalloped Lace on Neckline and Sleeves.
It’s a simple pull on design. No zips or buttons and that makes it great for those of us whose hands struggle with fiddly fastenings.
The under layer is a kind of silky jersey feel, and is full length, with a lace over layer. The sleeves are unlined which make a pretty feature of arms but in a subtle way, and the waist band is a ruched effect in a contrast fabric matching the lining.
Both under and top layers are in a very stretchy fabric and really comfortable to wear. I look for things like that as sitting in a wheelchair anything that’s a bit tight or rubs quickly becomes uncomfortable.

It can be hand or machine washed or dry cleaned. I tend to throw everything in the machine, life is too short to hand wash, so that’s good to see. Its the type of fabric that’s quick to dry too, so rather than tumble dry and risk shrinkage I’d line dry or just put in hanger and hang indoors somewhere warm.

Its a dress that’s pretty enough for evenings out but also casual enough for those like me who love velvet and lace for everyday wear.

Stars: Five, a pretty and versatile dress.
Products supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

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