Blog 34: How I tackle the spring party dress

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In my opinion, prepping for a party is sometimes better than the party itself. My routine requires me to leave an hour for dress picking, crying because I have ‘nothing to wear’ then finally putting on the spring party dress I first put on. An hour for doing eyeliner because it’s never even. Then a solid 2 hours for doing the rest of the makeup. That’s ignoring the 2 hours before prepping and priming your skin and the hours the night before when you pamper yourself in a hot shower. Welcome to the wonderful world of party prepping. However sometimes I simply don’t have the 6+ hours to put in for preparing for a party which is when thing get awfully stressful and I have to do my eyeliner in 15 minutes and I blink and it streams down my face ruining every chance I had to look hot.

One area I can improve on however is knowing what I’m going to wear that evening. The most important part being the dress. I know I’ve done a post on party dresses before (link down below, casual self-promo) but I thought I would do an updated version. I don’t like to blend into the crowd, I like to stand out so getting a funky dress is my number one priority. I have had the honour of collaborating with Yoins the brand. I’m so excited to work with them because of their amazing range of dresses. They do a range of different types of clothing but I was immediately drawn towards their dress category. It was here I found my perfect spring party dress!

Halter Gold Thread Embroidered Hollow Out Backless Dress





Spring party Dress, £22.18

When I first saw this, I was blown away. However I’m always so sceptical about ordering dresses online that look so perfect because 99% of the time you look like a fat potato in a bin liner. When this came it looked exactly how it does on the website. It is also amazing quality. I can’t believe it is only £22! The other thing I was slightly worried about was sizing.

I got the UK 8-10 and I was a bit scared of the backless section especially considering my boob size, I didn’t want a nip slip, but again I was so surprised at how fabulous it turned out to be. It is true to size and I actually feel very supportive in the dress considering you have to brave it braless. My only criticism would be that sometimes the under slip would ride up a bit and the outer netting part would be a bit itchy. However for £22, I am actually stunned at the quality! It is a thick material with beautiful lace detailing and I would recommend it so much!

 

For this beautiful dress:  https://www.yoins.com/Halter-Gold-Thread-Embroidered-Hollow-Out-Backless-Dress-p-1131138.html?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=61995&utm_campaign=G58DE0F425609C&utm_content=2181

For the dress category: https://www.yoins.com/Yoins-DRESSES-c-3217.html?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=61995&utm_campaign=G58DE0F425609C&utm_content=2181

 

So for those of you who aren’t so into this dress, I’ve created my own wishlist for Yoins which has the most stylish and beautiful pieces in stock right now! Check them out below

  1. Sequin V-neck Sleeveless Open Back Mini Dress – isn’t this gorgeous. It’s a perfect alternative to the dress I was wearing if you weren’t so fond of the neck line. £15.04  (was £34.47)

Link: https://www.yoins.com/Sequin-V-neck-Sleeveless-Open-Back-Mini-Dress-p-1076764.html?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=61995&utm_campaign=G58DE0F425609C&utm_content=2181

2.  Sexy Sleeveless V-neck Mini Satin Dress – For a more sexy and slick dress, this dress is the one. With a choker detail and adjustable straps, this is a fab piece that you’re not going to have sizing issues with. £12.66

 

Link: https://www.yoins.com/Sexy-Sleeveless-V-neck-Mini-Dress-p-1074099.html?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=61995&utm_campaign=G58DE0F425609C&utm_content=2181

 

3. V-neck Backless Random Floral Print Mini Dress in White – This dress is perfect for spring parties. The floral print is very spring and the style of the dress is spot on for a formal event. £12.66

Link: https://www.yoins.com/V-neck-Backless-Random-Floral-Print-Mini-Dress-in-White-p-1141466.html?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=61995&utm_campaign=G58DE0F425609C&utm_content=2181

 

Sometimes I’m hugely jealous of guys and how simplistic their outfits can be. Party attire for guys can be so easy and they don’t have to deal with makeup!

Thanks so much for reading everyone! A lot of effort has gone into this post so I hope you find it useful. Would like to thank Yoins for gifting me the dress. If you want to check them out here’s the link:

For Yoins website: https://www.yoins.com?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=61995&utm_campaign=G58DE0F425609C&utm_content=2181 

Big thanks also to Jack from @jdcapture for the fab photography! Give him a follow 😉

Ciao xxx

 

Other alternatives:

 

http://shopstyle.it/l/OqC

http://shopstyle.it/l/OrT

http://shopstyle.it/l/OqJ

 

 

Link to other party dress blog: http://www.theamateursguidetofashion.com/blog-27-how-i-tackle-party-dress/

Blog 27: How I tackle the party dress

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74 Comments

  1. April 30, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    This dress is gorgeous and I love the setting of these photos! Such a bargain too. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 4, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks Kate! Such a good price and my photographer is actually amazing!

  2. Jill
    May 1, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    The golden dress you’re wearing is absolutely stunning. Fits you like a glove, and looks extraordinary, like a cocktail version of Bell’s dress from Beauty and the Beast.

    xx,

    Jill http://jilldap.com

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 1, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you so much! I love that comparison! 😂

  3. May 1, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Great dress, fits you beautifully! And I totally agree, getting ready for a party is sometimes better than the party itself lol

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 4, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      I’m so glad you agree, I love dressing up and doing my makeup!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 1, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Thank you so much! The colour is gorgeous

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 4, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you stevie!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 1, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you! Down to the great photographer!

  4. May 1, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    You look stunning in this dress! I agree, ordering dresses online can be nerve-wracking, I’m glad it worked for you!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 2, 2017 / 6:06 am

      Thank you! Was worth the risk totally, would recommend this to anyone

  5. May 2, 2017 / 1:34 am

    I love the detail on the gold dress. It’s lovely.

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 2, 2017 / 6:07 am

      Isn’t it? It’s beautiful!

  6. May 2, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    These dresses are beautiful but definitely not made for my body type. Hahaha.

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 2, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      I’m sure you will find an equally beautiful dress that will make you look stunning! This dress isn’t made for everyone and I’m surprised it fitted me considering how tall I am!

  7. May 2, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Gorgeous dress and love the styling in the forest! Agree with the person above about it being like a cocktail version of belle from beauty and the beast.

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 2, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you, took us a while to find the bluebells! It is a stunning dress, highly recommend it.

  8. May 3, 2017 / 5:54 am

    Your lace dress would be great for a party, and what a beautiful spot you stopped at for photos! 🙂 You’ve shared some other nice dress options too.

    Hope you are having a fantastic week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 4, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks so much! So glad you liked them, I particularly love this one as it’s just so pretty!

  9. May 4, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    OMG that dress is stunning! I love the details on it!
    You know I fell in love with this blog post right in the first paragraph 😀 Just spot on description of the entire dressing up and getting ready part – except the make up (I don’t take two hours, haha!) – I relate with EVERYTHING you said 🙂
    You’re beautiful! Stay happy!
    ~ Saraallie
    Sara Writes ~ The Crazy Life of a Silly Little Sister

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 4, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much Sara! So glad you relate, means a lot that you like my writing so much!

  10. livewellplaytogether
    May 4, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    This dress looks really pretty on you! I always try to pick out what I’m wearing beforehand, otherwise it takes so long to get ready!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 4, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      It’s good to be organised, then you can spend less time actually getting ready which would be helpful in my case!! 😂

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 6, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you, I love the strap detailing too!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 6, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      I would love to buy that one! Thank you

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 8, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much! Subscribe to be notified when I next post!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 8, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you!

  11. May 8, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    So pretty! It would be the perfect cocktail dress. I love the place you took the photos too!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 8, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you! Took us a long time to find those bluebells

  12. May 9, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Ooo this dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fact that it’s gold and the detailing is soooo pretty, it’s not often you see a dress that’s this fancy, without being too fancy. The photography is stunning & you look beautiful 🙂 Also, totally agree! It can take me anywhere from about 3 days to a week to get myself prepped for a party and 9/10 I’m still stressing down to the last minute aha, lovely post!

    Xo Gemma
    Sunday Somewhere

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 9, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you Gemma! I love the balance between formal and party. The camera/camerman is really to thank for the amazing photos! I’m so glad it’s not just me who spends way too much time planning these things!

  13. May 9, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I love the color of your dress! I love the woody background in your pictures too!
    -Elizabeth
    confidentlyelegant.com

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 9, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you! The forest was stunning and so was the dress, great colour combo

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 15, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks!

  14. May 19, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Awesome detail in that dress!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 20, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 20, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you

  15. May 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    So pretty! You really rock this look!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 20, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you!

  16. May 21, 2017 / 4:06 am

    Im glad I’m not the only one that resorts to wearing the first thing they tried on. Happens to me all the time!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 21, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Haha sometimes it’s always the best option!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 29, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you Layla, very good thank you Emma xx

  17. May 29, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Wow, beautiful photography!
    And the dress is pretty too… 😀

    Kisses, Anna

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      May 29, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you anna!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 1, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 1, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you!!

  18. June 2, 2017 / 3:20 am

    What a model! I love love love the first dress, it’s sexy and girly at the same time!! I love all the other dresses too!!! Definitely going to check that out. http://www.clairebearblogs.com

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 2, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m in love with the dress I got!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 2, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you ❤️

  19. rkcsouthern
    June 3, 2017 / 1:05 am

    I love this nude color lace dress! So romantic and pretty!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 3, 2017 / 11:56 am

      I’m in love with the colour! Thank you

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 7, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll check it out 😊

  20. June 13, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I love the dress, it’s very sexy without being too revealing.

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you, I think it’s the perfect combination!

  21. June 14, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    You really look stunning in that little party dress!!

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 14, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you so much 😊

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 20, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Thank you so much! I will do <3

    • goudgeemma@gmail.com
      June 20, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Thank you!

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