Gorgeous Couture: Effortless Glamour to Suit You
Written by Nicola Cupples
I’ve been a personal fan of Gorgeous Couture Dresses for a number of years, and my purple one-shoulder dress is a particular fave that I have worn and worn and worn – hen dos, birthdays, holidays – it’s done me proud and is still going strong after nearly 5 years (see pic below)! As I’m always telling my clients, the key to a good dress is fabric, fabric, fabric, and each of Gorgeous Couture’s is hand crafted from Italian crepe jersey – an incredibly flattering material due to it’s weight and ‘bounce’ as I like to call it! It drapes where you need it to and clings where you want it to!
Not only that, but Gorgeous Couture have a Made to Measure service, so whether you’re dinky (like me) or a tall glamazonian – they tailor make the dress to work for you. Now that’s the sort of service we need in our lives! And all at high-street prices!
After seeing their recent ss12 collection, and recommending their dresses to a number of clients over the years, I decided to do my guide to buying your perfect dress from Gorgeous Couture….here goes…
Effortless Comfort and a Pear’s Perfect Dress
This Phoenix Maxi dress is perfect for an effortless look during summer featuring one of ss12′s hottest snake prints. The style and shape of this dress is great if you want to highlight a small waist and increase the appearance of volume in your bust as all the detail is on the upper body. The clever draping from the waistband down the dress, means that it skims any lumps and bumps over the tummy, so is a really comfortable yet elegant style for hazy days or evenings. This style could be dressed down with some bright turquoise gladiators or glammed up with big earrings and wedges!
Tall Girl Glamour
In keeping with ss12′s Marine Life palette as seen at shows like Versace and Chanel, this cobalt blue Harlow Dress is glamour all the way. The dress also features cut-out details in the side, again another hot look on the ss12 runways. This is the perfect dress for tall girls who have the height to pull this off effortlessly. This is the ideal dress for a show-stopping walk in to a VIP event teamed with simple accessories in summer’s favourite accessory colour – white.
Divine Diamond Shape Dresses
The Loren dress, available in a range of different soft sorbet hues is ideal if you want to look chic and elegant (whilst not worrying about breathing in all night) as the fabric drapes gently over your curves, enhancing your shape whilst hiding any lumps you’d rather not see. The one-shoulder design reveals enough skin to make it sexy whilst the drape of the fabric makes it effortlessly sexy, rather than full on glamour. Great for girls with good shoulders and arms and lower legs (or what I call a diamond shape) as it focuses on all of your best features! Wear with simple metallic accessories – gold, silver OR pewter depending on what you like best! This dress can be combined with a number of different accessory shades to create different looks each time and is ideal for a summer wedding – just add a jewelled headband – and after that it’s perfect for a party dress for a night out on the town.
Goddess Dress for Hourglasses
This sunny Gilly Maxi Dress is perfect for balanced hourglass shapes who have a relatively long waist, curvy hips and bust and good lower legs. The ruching on the waistline pulls the waist in even more, giving you curves that even Jessica Rabbit would envy!! This is a colour for those who want to get noticed so wall flowers need not apply. This dress says ‘I’m here’ but in a really friendly and personable tone thanks to the bright yellow colour, which makes you noticable but approachable at the same time. Amazing on olive skin tones in the summer! With a colour this bright, accessories need to be minimal and in a block colour like black or charcoal.
For Perfect Pins
Apple shapes (or inverted triangle shapes) who are generally quite busty but have amazing hips, legs and bum would look fantastic in this Bailey Lace Dress, one of this season’s key colours and fabrics. The clever draping on the upper body to the waist gives you more of a cinched waist and lengthened torso (as you generally have a shorter waist due to your larger bust). Not only does this dress look great on apples, but it also really suits hourglasses and petite frames – a great all rounder really if you’ve got the legs for it. The length of the dress is perfect for showing off your tanned legs in summer, and can be dressed down for holidays with gold sandals or wedges, or dressed up for a night out with a bold block colour such as black.
For All Seasons & Shapes
In this current economic climate we’re all really aware that we need to get good price per wear from our clothing. For me, this Liberty Maxi Dress is not only a great buy for all shapes, sizes and heights but is a great all-rounder in terms of seasons; and will remain classic for years to come. Every girl needs a ‘go to’ dress like this for summer weddings, holiday glamour, but as well, a great little number to pull out in the autumn and winter as well for Christmas parties by simply adding a little fur jacket. I also think this a great option for a classy bridesmaids dress and it’s bound to suit most of your girls on the big day. The great thing about this Gorgeous Couture dress is that the fabric is so comfy it really is the true definition of effortless, timeless glamour as the comfort factor allows the woman in the dress, to shine through it. Genius.