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Birthday Party Dresses – Outfit Ideas for a Party

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My birthday is coming up and I always like to wear a new outfit for the occasion.  These are a few of my current favorites. Let me know what you think.

1. dELiAs Solid Twist-Front Dress $49.50
2.Etoile Isabel Marant Kelly Cotton-voile Dress $315
3. dELiAs Ruffle Dress $44.50
4. Warehouse Cape Back Shift Dress $97
5. Halson Heritage Ruched Silk-Crepe Dress $325
6. Topshop Dark Yellow Chiffon Midi Dress $80
7. Topshop Grecian Chiffon Dress $85
8. Acne Niki Cutout Stretch-crepe Dress $290
9. Twenty8Twelve Aneya Structured-Shoulder Twill Dress $158
10. Halston Heritage Pleated Lame Mini Dress $325
11. Adam Metallic Jacquard Dress $445
12. French Connection Mine & Yours Strapless Dress $258

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Comeback Trend: 70’s Glam

The 70’s are back. Many designers look to vintage fashion as their source of inspiration for their collections. What was old, is now new again, but with an updated twist. This year, the 70’s fashion trend combines classic bohemian, with modern staples. Add contemporary pieces to keep a good balance. The fashion industry is not conforming to old trends anymore. Lately, vintage style has been made to look current and kicking our modern trends to the curb. Wide leg trousers are the new skinny jeans, long flowing maxi dresses are the new minis, and high-waisted pants are now taking over low-waisted pants. For Spring 2011, it is all about making a statement. 70’s fashion was full of vivid colors and bold prints, from mustard yellow to regal purple, these bright hues were worn without fear. The 70’s glam trend is completely wearable for you to combine daytime and nighttime trends together. Take a peek at these 70’s inspired runway shows and start mixing up your wardrobe to create a 70’s glam look.

High waisted pants:

For business wear, pair high-waisted flare pants with a breezy blouse (preferably tucked in) and blazer. For play, remove the blazer and add a low-slung leather belt for a more relaxed look. Wear neat bow-blouses, especially ones with billowing or bishop sleeves. Particularly great are fabrics like silk and satin. High waisted wide-leg pants or flares, smartly belted in. Roll neck sweaters tucked into pants or skirts. Add to the ’70s effect by layering over beaded necklaces or a vest.

Derek Lam Spring Fashion 2011 high waisted pants


Pair a jumpsuit with a bold colorful scarf, cropped jacket and bold, statment jewelry pieces. Silk jumpsuits are preferable for instant glam. Experiment with a varitey of colors, but if trusted black is the color preference, then punch up the look with some colorfulaccessories for day, and metallic accessories for a glamorous night out. For instant day to night transition, try metallic jumpsuits with a hint of shimmer.

Project Runway Season 8 Gretchen Winning Jump Suit

Tunics and Maxi dresses:

Stay comfortable and stylish with flowy tunics and maxi dresses. Dress down with flats, slounchy belt and coloful bohemian jewelry. Solid colors are fine, but soft floral prints are a great touch for tunics, flowy blouses and maxi dresses.

Project Runway Season 8 Gretchen Maxi Dress

Comeback Trend: Motorcycle/Biker Trend

Biker Chic:
One of the trends in the spring summer 2011 is Biker Chic, this trend will be one of  the hottest during the spring. Military fashion will be replaced with motorcycle chic.  Check out these styles from Spring Fashion Week 2011

Burberry Spring 2011 Biker Jacket
Burberry Spring Fashion Week 2011 Biker Jacket

Accessory Spring Trend 2011

Belt Purse

Belt purses for Spring/ Summer 2011 are worn around the waist or hips. You can wear them with maxi dresses or pair with jeans for a more casual look.

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 Belt Purse
Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 Black Belt Purse
Emilio Pucci Spring 2011 Belt Purse Boho Style
Hermes Spring 2011 Belt Purse