Thursday, 29 December 2011

Stunning Dresses for New Year's Eve

After all the challenges of 2011, we embrace the new year with a sense of relief and need to start 2012 feeling fabulous! This is also the time to think about your resolutions: what do you want to leave behind and which goals are you setting for yourself?

Givenchy, Paco Rabanne and Haider Ackermann (

It's worth spending some time reflecting on these issues and be diligent in whatever you decide to do, it's funny how the gym is always busier in January, most of us start the new year with the best intentions but are unable to keep up the good work.

Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel (

A healthier lifestyle seems to be a priority for most of us, it's important to correct the excesses of this festive period and make an effort to get back in shape.

Emilio Pucci, Moschino and Roberto Cavalli (

But whatever your new year's resolutions, professional and personal, it's important to make a commitment and think about your journey with joy when raising your Champagne glass to 2012.

Moschino, Gucci and Rachel Zoe (

Now it's time to think about the dress and Spring/Summer collections couldn't be any more inspiring! I've selected the most stunning dresses for you, of course you can follow Bianca Jagger who got married wearing an amazing Yves Saint Laurent trouser suit.

Julien Macdonald, Valentino and Lanvin (

But for this special night, we shouldn't underestimate the power of a dress and embrace Diane Von Furstenberg's motto: "feel like a woman, wear a dress!" My favourite are the silver dresses and the light blue with precious embellishments, they have a dream quality to them.

Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Versace (

Gold continues to be a strong fashion statement, you can feel as precious as Cleopatra, sexy and powerful. From plain gold to the happy black and gold combination such as Gucci's art deco lines, feel free to shine!

Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen and Paco Rabanne (

A black dress is always chic and for those of you with white themed parties, choose from the relaxed tailoring of Stella McCartney to the whimsical style of Louis Vuitton and feminine empowerment of Versace.

If you want to start the new year with attitude wear bold colours, Alexander McQueen is just amazing! I'm sure this particular dress will be a success! Wherever you are, enjoy yourself and shoot for the stars! Happy 2012!   

Fortnum and Mason window display (London)

Other related posts:
The Ultimate Party Accessory
'Birds of Paradise'
The Power of a Dress