Purse-friendly, party dresses from Lipstick Boutique
Gothic glamour has sauntered back on to the runway for AW13, with Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy leading the way. The opulent lace central to this trend has been favoured in recent weeks by celebs Nicole Scherzinger, Lucy Watson and Alexa Chung, and Lipstick Boutique allows you to recreate this timelessly glamorous look for just a snippet of the price. Team LBD recommends teaming these classic lace dresses with sophisticated black court shoes and a silver clutch bag - perfect for a dinner date or formal work function!
Get the look: Lipstick Boutique Lola Dress in Black ¬£65; Lipstick Boutique Elizabeth in Berry ¬£35; The Lacey Dress in Black ¬£65.
Vintage-inspired, floral prints were splattered over the SS13 catwalk this year. Take a leaf out of Taylor Swift's book with these pretty skater dresses, designed by TOWIE star Lydia Bright. The ladylike boat neckline and bow detail on the bust make these elegant pieces the must-have dress for any summer garden party. Wear your skater dress with a pair of cute wedges, add a slick of red lipstick and coax you hair in to glossy curls for a true 1950s look. We can smell the Pimm's and strawberries already!
Get the look: Lipstick Boutique Florence Dress in Floral Print ¬£35; Lipstick Boutique Floral Heather Dress ¬£30; Lipstick Boutique Daisy Dress ¬£30.
MADE IN MONOCHROME
This year, Team LBD has gone mad for monochrome - especially the striped Michael Kors inspired dress above! A prominent feature in the SS13 catwalk shows, we love the slimming, sophisticated and easy to wear monochrome trend. Team LBD recommend adding a splash of red to your outfit to reinvigorate this look for the autumn season. Or complement your look with a statement necklace and a pair of peep-toe court shoes to become the epitome of ladylike sophistication.
Get the look: Lipstick Boutique Ivy Dress in Black and White ¬£70; Lipstick Boutique Sienna Striped Dress in Monochrome ¬£35; Lipstick Boutique Victoria Dress in Black ¬£35.
We all want our own share of Gatsby Glamour and these 1920s fashion dresses whisper rather than shout an elegance and decadence true of the dazzling era. Recreate the extravagance of the Jazz Age with Lipstick Boutique's collection of flapper-inspired party dresses. Whether you choose the classic black beaded Ilaria dress or the Pearl dress with sequin and pearl embellishment in black or cream (or even all three!), you are sure to get an unforgettable dress for an unforgettable event. Complete your look with a striking, embellished clutch bag, a 1920s style embellished headband and a cute pair of patent shoes.
Get the look: Lipstick Boutique Pearl Dress in Black and White ¬£35; Lipstick Boutique Pearl Dress in Cream ¬£35; Lipstick Boutique Ilaria Dress ¬£35.
Shop the complete collection of Lipstick Boutique dresses here.