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Frocks for the Fuller Figure!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Party-wear trends this yuletide are short, sparkly and full on glam, but does these trends suit every figure?

AnnMarie O'Connor-Stylist & fashion blogger:-

According to her website -
"I've been a style writer for more years than is fashionable to mention. Suffice to say I have worked with the likes of The Irish Examiner, RTE, Dazed and Confused, Elle, Trace, Image, IF, The Dubliner, The Irish Independent, Prudence, and interviewing designers, chasing trends, styling, profiling and lying about my spiralling shoe habit. My mantra - burn the tracksuit honey and learn to walk in a pair of damn heels. Life's too short not to look tall and fabulous. Mwah! Lovin' your work. Xxx"

Annmarie is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and personal stylist. Her credits include The Irish Examiner, Elle, Dazed and Confused, Image, Trace, IF, The Irish Independent, and

Over the past 8 years she has interviewed the likes of Terry de Havilland, Zandra Rhodes and Ben de Lisi, and has gained a cult following with her blog: I Blog Fashion which is being made into a book. She is also the organiser of the monthly Fashion Bloggers' Brunch events in Dublin

Louise, Louise & Selena

Finding the perfect dress for some festive frolicking can be a chore for most, but when your figure is fuller and you're shopping for plus size party dresses, the chore can sometimes seem like an impossible task.

Many women feel that they would be better off in their old reliable black slacks and a plain old reliable top rather than drawing attention to themselves in anything more glamorous.

Well, we say embrace your curves ladies - let your whole self shimmer and shine this Christmas with some stunning party wear from the high street!


Outfit 1- Selena
Necklaces, €20 and €31, Oasis
Sequin t-shirt dress, €46, Evans
Clutch, €31, Accessorize
Print leggings, €23, Evans
Shoe boots, €119, Fran & Jane

Outfit 2:- Louise K
Gold dress, €213, Debenhams
Clutch, €70, Monsoon
Shoes, €139, Fran & Jane

Outfit 3:- Louise
Sequin dress, €46, Evans
Clutch, €70, Monsoon
Cuff, €22, Oasis
Leggings, €23, Evans
Shoe boots, €188, River Island

Outfit 4:- Selena
Necklaces, €31 each, Oasis
Sequin t-shirt dress, €46, Evans
Beaded bag, €47, Accessorize
Flower ring, €23, Evans
Ankle boots, €106, Oasis

Outfit 5:- Louise K
Shift dress, €387, Debenhams
Clutch, €132, Debenhams
Bracelets, €25.50 each, Accessorize
Pearl bracelet, €27, Accessorize
Court Shoes, €21, Penneys

Outfit 6:- Louise
One-shoulder dress, €150, Monsoon
Ring, stylists own
Feather boots, €188, River Island