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30 Dresses and Jumpsuits Your Bridal Squad Will Love

Choosing the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids can be tricky as everyone has their own unique style and preference when it comes to colours and design. Thankfully, there are so many beautiful dresses to choose from so striking the balance between what you love and what your BFFs will feel beautiful and comfortable in has never been easier.

Things to consider…

  1. The style of your dress: all eyes will be on you on your special day but you definitely want to make sure your look coordinates with your bridesmaids. If your dress has a lot of intricate detailing it might be an idea to pare things back and opt for a more simple design for your girls. 
  2. Choose your colour wisely: picking the perfect colour is definitely one of the biggest challenges. The colour you choose should complement the theme of your wedding, the venue and of course the season but most of all it should suit your BFFs. You know your friends well, so stay true to the colour that suits them. Most bridesmaid dresses are available in several shades so you’re sure to find the style you love in a colour that suits everyone. 
  3. Be considerate of body types: the rule of one size fits all definitely does not apply to bridesmaid shopping. An A-line bridesmaid dress is universally flattering, so if your bridesmaids are different shapes, this may be your safest bet. Another great and very trendy option is the mismatched look. The most important thing is that your girls feel confident and comfortable.
  4. Don’t be afraid to order different styles: ASOS has seriously upped its bridesmaid game. If you spot a dress or several dresses you absolutely love, don’t be afraid to order them. If you don’t like the style when it arrives don’t panic, you can return it and start your search again.  

Keep scrolling for 30 dresses and jumpsuits you (and your bridal squad will love). 🙂

Stylishly yours,

Laura x

*Please note, Laura may receive a commission on sales via the links used in this post.

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What To Wear: To My Best Friend’s Wedding

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Wedding season is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited. Three very important people in my life are getting married this year and I’m determined not to do what I always do – leave outfit shopping to the last minute. Does anyone else do this too?

A couple of years ago, I spent five hours running (literally) around Grafton Street looking for an outfit to wear to a wedding the next day. Countless shops and several panic calls to my Mam later, I found a dress. I then made my way to Heuston Station to catch the late train home. All in all – it wasn’t a great way to spend the evening…and I still had to do my tan. 😳

I’m 5ft and can be between sizes so finding a dress that fits me perfectly is next to impossible. The dress I bought, in the end, was expensive, way too long (even with heels) and because of this, I felt really uncomfortable. I know it sounds silly but it made me feel less confident in myself. I’m pretty sure I’ll never wear that dress again because, in the words of Marie Kondo, it does not bring me joy.

My first wedding this year is in June so I’m adding dresses, suits and jumpsuits to my wishlist already. Being 5ft, I know how hard it is to find an outfit that suits you perfectly so I’ve divided my favourite finds into different ranges. I hope it inspires you to find something you’ll love and feel fabulous in too. Keep scrolling for some inspo…

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Stylishly yours,

Laura x

*Please note, Laura may receive a commission on sales via the links used in this post.

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Thursday Ten: On The Prowl For Print

Even though I was only eight at the time, I’m pretty sure my obsession with leopard print began soon after this iconic song was released. 

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It might seem like an emerging trend but leopard print has been a wardrobe staple for centuries, making it more timeless than trendy. 

If you don’t want to channel your inner Kat Slater, keep everything else pared down. Treat animal prints as your new neutrals by styling them with classic wardrobe staples like your LBD, skinny jeans and skirts. 

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When you mix prints, your potential outfit options will wildly increase but it’s no easy feat. A surefire way to mix patterns and prints is by following the same colour scheme throughout the outfit. If the colours work well together, the prints will too, so choose your combo with this in mind. 

Whether you’re a fan of mixing your prints or keeping it classic, if you love leopard, zebra and snake print as much as we do, keep scrolling for ten pieces to add to your cart STAT…

Stylishly yours,

Laura x

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Essential Party Dress Guide

Parties, parties and more parties calls for the addition of some glitzy dresses to your wardrobe.

If your struggling to get your hands on that perfect party dress then check our list of some of the hottest party dresses available right now!

Happy Partying 🙂

Party Dress Guide

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Oasis at ASOS, €66.91 – Shop HERE

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Missguided, €56 – Shop HERE

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ASOS, €867.50 – Shop HERE

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New Look, €39.99 – Shop HERE

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River Island, €45 – Shop HERE

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ASOS, €26.47 – Shop HERE

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French Connection, €240 – Shop HERE

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ASOS, €80.88 – Shop HERE

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River Island, €65 – Shop HERE

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AX Paris at New Look, €59.99 – Shop HERE

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ASOS, €55.88 – Shop HERE

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Topshop, €140 – Shop HERE

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ASOS, €77.21 – Shop HERE

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Topshop, €103 – Shop HERE

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ASOS, €123.53 – Shop HERE

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Topshop, €46 – Shop HERE

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

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'Wear It Your Way'

Oasis have just launched a brand new ‘Wear it Your Way’ dress which can be worn 9 different ways!!! A brilliant option for bridesmaids and an ideal colour, so easy to match up.  Shop it HERE.

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I love the concept of this dress  – It’s so clever; something you can wear to lots of different occasions in different ways. There is a great video on the Oasis website showing you the 9 ways to wear it. The price point is great too, at €106.

How to Style it?

I don’t think is specifically a bridesmaid dress either, I think it would be gorgeous for a dressy summer wedding or a wedding abroad too.  Make it your own by adding some chic statement accessories. This would look great with silver/ sparkly or sequins heels or equally chic with nude heels or sandals. Add a clutch in a vibrant colour such as pink to add a stylish finish to the look. It’s also a really classic & timeless dress, it won’t date!

Kudos Oasis, I am impressed!

Oasis, €106 Shop here
Oasis, €106 Shop here

‘Til next time

Naomi xx

https://www.thestylefairy.ie

 

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New Years Eve Dresses

Once you’ve got your Christmas the next big question is…. What do I wear New Years Eve? To kickstart your shopping we’ve compiled a list of our “Top Ten” New Years Eve Party dresses!  Enjoy 🙂 xx

The Style Fairy’s Top Buys for New Years Eve

1. LOVE the detail on this LBD, style this with killer black heels and an embellished clutch bag!

ASOS, €57 Shop HERE
ASOS, €57 Shop HERE

2. This is such a stunning dress, I love the metallic belt on it, plus it has a gorgeous open back. Style this dress with metallic heels and metallic or sequins clutch!

ASOS, €78 Shop HERE
ASOS, €78 Shop HERE

3. This is a little on the pricey side but WOW what a dress, I love the embellished detail. Keep all else simple with this look and wear with classic nude heels.

ASOS, €214 Shop HERE
ASOS, €214 Shop HERE

4. This incredible sequins number is perfect for New Years Eve. Plus it’s been reduced from €305 to €147! Yaaay!

French Connection, €147 Shop HERE
French Connection, €147 Shop HERE

5. Miss Selfridge have an incredible collection of embellished and sequins dresses this year but this one is without a doubt my fav. This is a style of dress that will never date. Team it with some killer black heels and you’re ready to hit the town!!

Miss Selfridge, €126 (approx.) Shop HERE
Miss Selfridge, €126 (approx.) Shop HERE

6. This dress is ideal if you’re attending a black tie wedding or an event on New Years Eve, I just love the big full skirt!

Needle & Thread (at ASOS), €214 Shop HERE
Needle & Thread (at ASOS), €214 Shop HERE

7. This is such a sexy party number. I have this same dress in black and the shape is great on. Style this with some nude heels, a simple nude clutch and some drop earrings!

River Island, €65 Shop HERE
River Island, €65 Shop HERE

8. This picture doesn’t even begin to this dress justice. It is STUNNING in reality. This is such a fun party dress and would look great with black strappy heels or high heeled ankle boots!

River Island, €100 Shop HERE
River Island, €100 Shop HERE

9. Wow what a stunning dress and I simply cannot believe the price tag!!! I love the draped low back and it also has a super sexy slit up the front. This dress also comes in black and baby blue.

ASOS, €54 Shop HERE
ASOS, €54 Shop HERE

10. This is one of my absolute favourites! Wow wow wow! It really reminds me of Rachel Gilbert dresses. The embelishment detail, the colour, the shape – Perfection! Style this with silver, metallic or nude heels and a silver clutch bag. This dress would look great with your hair worn up and pop on a pair of drop earrings for a totally glam look!

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Topshop, €109 Shop HERE

Want to go shopping with The Style Fairy?

Stuck in a style rut?  Want to revamp your style for 2015? Let us help!!

We offer a wide range of personal shopping and styling services, with prices starting at only €60 per hour for our Face-to-Face Personal Shopping trips. For more information or to make an appointment email us on info@thestylefairy.ie

‘Til next time

Naomi AKA The Style Fairy xx

https://www.thestylefairy.ie

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Maternity Style: Occasion Wear Dresses

We’ve had lots of requests over the past few weeks for some maternity style posts, and given we are fast approaching the Christmas party season, I’d thought we’d kick start our maternity features with some stylish occasion wear dresses for all you expecting mamas out there! So whether you’ve got a wedding coming up or you’re looking for a dress for the festive season, I hope this gives you some ideas & inspiration! And the good news? They’re all under €100 🙂

ASOS, €60
ASOS, €60 SHOP HERE

ASOS, €68.57 SHOP HERE
ASOS, €68.57 SHOP HERE

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ASOS, €78.57 SHOP HERE

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ASOS, €85 SHOP HERE

ASOS, €78.57 SHOP HERE
ASOS, €78.57 SHOP HERE

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Little Mistress (at ASOS), €68.57 SHOP HERE

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New Look, €29.99 SHOP HERE

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New Look, €44.99 SHOP HERE

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Next, €69 SHOP HERE

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Next, €44 SHOP HERE

Want to go shopping with The Style Fairy?

Whether you are expecting or just had your little angel, we know it can be a really hard time for you – It’s likely your body shape will have changed significantly and lots of the clothes you used to wear just don’t suit anymore! Let us help!

We offer a wide range of personal shopping and styling services, with prices starting at only €60 per hour for our Face-to-Face Personal Shopping trips. For more information or to make an appointment email us on info@thestylefairy.ie

‘Til next time

Naomi AKA The Style Fairy xx

https://www.thestylefairy.ie

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Christmas Party Looks: Sequin Dresses

Who doesn’t love a bit of sequins and sparkle for the festive season?

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Whether it’s for your Christmas party or New Years Eve a sequins dress is ideal and always so glam!

We’ve found the hottest sequins dresses in stores and online now! 🙂 We’ll be continuing our obsession with all things sequins on the lead up to Christmas with posts on our fav sequins skirts, bags, shoes and jackets, so stay tuned!

Style Inspiration

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The Style Fairy’s Top Buys

ASOS, €78.57 SHOP HERE
ASOS, €78.57 SHOP HERE

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Needle & Thread (at ASOS), €171 SHOP HERE

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ASOS, €40 SHOP HERE

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ASOS, €64 SHOP HERE

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TFNC (at ASOS), €78 SHOP HERE

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TFNC (at ASOS), €78 SHOP HERE

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H&M, €59.99 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €45 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €55.89 SHOP HERE

River Island, €100 SHOP HERE
River Island, €100 SHOP HERE

River Island, €80 SHOP HERE (This is one of my favourites)
River Island, €80 SHOP HERE (This is one of my favourites)

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Dorothy Perkins, €59 SHOP HERE (This comes in lots of different colours)

Topshop, €100 (approx.) SHOP HERE
Topshop, €100 (approx.) SHOP HERE

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Topshop, €85 (approx) SHOP HERE

River Island, €80 SHOP HERE
River Island, €80 SHOP HERE

Want to go shopping with The Style Fairy?

Stuck in a style rut? Need a wardrobe update for Winter? Let us help!!

We offer a wide range of personal shopping and styling services, with prices starting at only €60 per hour for our Face-to-Face Personal Shopping trips. For more information or to make an appointment email us on info@thestylefairy.ie

‘Til next time

Naomi AKA The Style Fairy xx

https://www.thestylefairy.ie

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Black Tie On A Budget

Having only just recently attended my first Black Tie event I know all to well about the excitement (quickly followed by panic) which is associated with attending such a glam affair. Of course the first thought for all us ladies is ‘What to wear”? This will be swiftly followed by “How much is it going to cost”?

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Fear not, because from my experience you don’t need to break the bank to ‘WOW’ at that next Black Tie event. Check out all my top tips and outfit ideas below!

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1. Borrow from your Bestie

If like most girls you don’t feel like wearing that one gown you own for the second or *gasp* third time, then how about loaning one from your friend! It feels brand new to you plus it means you only need to spend a small amount of money accessorising the dress to your own taste.

2. Keep your eye on the Highstreet

Formal dresses don’t need to break the bank. Keep in mind “Less Is More” when looking for a bargain piece.  Check out all the highstreet stores for some great options.

3. Go to New Lengths

Attending a Black Tie event doesn’t mean you have to follow the traditional full length style. Short and Midi-length dresses can be just as glamorous. Shorter length dresses are also more versatile so you’ll get lots more opportunities to wear your new purchase in the future.

4. Accessorise

Pop on a statement necklace (View our own range here), stack up some glitzy bangles or try out some fun hair accessories to really give your look a fashion forward & totally stylish look!

5. Customise

If like me, you are blessed with having shorter than average length legs then you will be all too familiar with the services offered by local alteration shops. So, let’s face it we all have a dress stowed away in the back of the wardrobe, destined never see the light of day again. How about giving that dress a new lease of life? Getting the local alterations shop to change the length, create sleeves or add embellishments will allow you to not only save money on buying a new dress but will also end that age old fear of turning up in the same dress as someone else.

Here are a selection of Black Tie looks I have created which won’t break the bank!

Black Tie Looks on a Budget

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Dress – ASOS €68.57 Bag – ASOS €50 Shoes – ASOS €64.29 Earrings – ASOS €8.57

Black Tie 2
Dress – Coast €120 Earrings – ASOS €21 Bag – ASOS €30

Black Tie 4
Dress – ASOS €93 Bag – MISSGUIDED.com €25.99 Shoes – BOOHOO.com €34  Earrings – BOOHOO.com €7

Black Tie 5
Dress – ASOS €96 Shoes – MISSGUIDED.com €38.99 Bag – Dorothy Perkins €35  Arm Cuff – ASOS €14.29

ASOS, €64 Shop HERE
ASOS, €64 Shop HERE

ASOS, €68 Shop HERE
ASOS, €68 Shop HERE

ASOS, €74 Shop HERE
ASOS, €74 Shop HERE

New Look, €85 Shop HERE
New Look, €85 Shop HERE

ASOS,€121 Shop HERE
ASOS,€121 Shop HERE

ASOS, €64 Shop HERE
ASOS, €64 Shop HERE

Hope you enjoy!

Stylishly yours,

Heather x

Want to go shopping with The Style Fairy?

Stuck in a style rut? Need a wardrobe update for Winter? Let us help!!

We offer a wide range of personal shopping and styling services, with prices starting at only €60 per hour for our Face-to-Face Personal Shopping trips For more information or to make an appointment email us on info@thestylefairy.ie

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Missguided Midi Dresses

There is a massive 30% off sale on all midi dresses from Missguided right now! This offer ends this Thursday though (27th November) so don’t delay! Simply enter the code: MIDI30 at the checkout 🙂 To save you some time we’ve selected our favourites! Happy Shopping xx

P.S. Prices below are PRE discount!! 😉

THE STYLE FAIRY’S TOP BUYS

Missguided, €52 SHOP HERE
Missguided, €45.49 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €38.99 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €38.99 SHOP HERE

Missguided, €25.99 SHOP HERE
Missguided, €25.99 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €51.99 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €45 SHOP HERE

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Missguided, €52 SHOP HERE

Want to go shopping with The Style Fairy?

Stuck in a style rut? Need a wardrobe update for Winter? Let us help!!

We offer a wide range of personal shopping and styling services, with prices starting at only €60 per hour for our Face-to-Face Personal Shopping trips. For more information or to make an appointment email us on info@thestylefairy.ie

‘Til next time

The Style Fairy xx

https://www.thestylefairy.ie

 

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