Tuesday, 1 November 2011

STYLE - A Mango Outfit for a Christmas Party

Styled for Mango

I recently went along to one of Mango's fashion evenings in their Oxford Street store. As part of the event I was asked to pull together a look based on a scenario which I would select at random on the night. Always up for a challenge, I of course said yes.

I fell in love with this sheer &, spotted panel black dress with sleeves. I'd of course wear something underneath it although my mannequin didn't really need a bra. It really needed a belt but I ended up putting two together for a glitzy disco style belt with mirroring and glitter - Christmas parties deserve some glitter and sparkle. These round neck dresses look great with a statement necklace so long as the necklace fits closely around the neckline. It almost becomes part of the dress that way. The finishing touches were a glam solid mock-croc clutch bag and silver dancing shoes.

Styled for Mango

Styled for Mango

I don't think my look is the bravest or most fashion-forward, but it's something I'd love to wear. Before the evening was through two people had asked me where to buy the dress and belts via Facebook so I must have done at least something right. I ran around the store with Tor of Fab Frocks and she went for a glam gold jacket and lace dress combo. We both struggled to choose the perfect handbag to complete our looks but it wasn't for lack of choice.

The last thing I bought at Mango was my blue and yellow dress back in the summer, but it's definitely somewhere I pop regularly for a look or when I need something. I also spotted they've got Tali Lennox modelling for them at the moment - she looks fab. I just wish the Mango denim range catered for the curvier behind, then I'd be entirely contented!

Styled for Mango

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