Monday, 28 November 2011

Fan Questions: I'm pear-shape - what are some great dresses for my figure?

Being pear-shape isn't just narrow shoulders and large hips; it’s also a flat tummy and skinny arms! I lead with this as the most important thing when styling one’s self is to know your strengths once you know these you can shop for styles to enhance your beautiful and feminine curves. Here are my picks for working a pear-shape:

ASYMMETRIC ANGEL
Angels are your savior, like this stunning asymmetrical one shoulder dress with a beautiful draped skirt, they are perfect for taking the focus away from your hips and drawing the eye to your neckline. Note neckline and skirt both create a diagonal line, narrowing and lengthening the body.


 
Will Hope Love One Shoulder Gown, $349.95  

TALENTED TWO-TONE
Another great way of balancing out a pear-shape is to look for two tone dress, aim for a lighter colour on top and a darker colour on bottom. I love this style because the beaded and vertical v-neck really draw the eye up, it also has a perfect length finishing just below the knee to show off skinny ankles and calves.

Will Hope Love Beaded layer Dress, $289.95  

PROM PERFECT
Really make an impact with bustier styles like this prom style party dress. The full a-line skirts in a stiff mesh fabric offsets the width of your hips, the cinched in waist and fitter bustier then show off your slender top.




Sunday, 20 November 2011

Fan Question: What's a great office Christmas party dress?

I suggest going all out for the Christmas party, this is definitely a time to overdress rather than under dress. Just make sure you consider the location and event theme, let this dictate your look and you’ll be creating a good impression.

SANTA GOES BLACK-TIE
For an exclusive event one needs an exclusive look, go for something bold, elegant and dramatic like this chiffon one shoulder gown, I love that the chiffon layers allow you to show off a little skin while remaining quiet demure.
Will Hope Love Flowing One Shoulder Gown, $499.95
     
THE ELVES DO DINER & DANCING
Dance the night away in relaxed glamour! This slit sleeve all over sequence dress ad’s glamour and drama to your look without looking like a Christmas tree. The relaxed an effortless shape creates that I just stepped away from my desk and look this fabulous appearance we all want.
 
Will Hope Love Sequence Dress, $299.95 
  
MRS CLAUSE DOSE LUNCHTIME COCKTAILS
For a day time event go for a ladylike look in this lace bateau neck dress, the short length is a little cheeky but balanced out by the ¾ length sleeves.
Will Hope Love Lace Dress, $199.95

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Fan Question: I always wear black but want to try wearing colour this summer. What can you recommend?

This week we’ve been helping one of our fans get more adventurous with colour after receiving this fan question: I always wear black but want to try wearing colour this summer. What can you recommend?

If there was ever a season to embrace colour Summer 11 is it, bold colours are currently painting the town, pink, red, blue & green – the bolder and more colour clashing the better. Although this is not a look for someone new to colour so I suggest easing yourself into the look.

BEGAINER: GET INKED
Ease into colour with a navy classic; it’s only a few shades away from your safety zone and is a great way to build your confidence and graduate into a rainbow of colour!

 Will Hope Love Stretch satin dress, $189.95
               
INTERMEDITATE: PLAYGROUND PRINTS
So you’re comfortable in the natural zone, time to take it up a level and dive into prints, try this peacock print that uses a base of soft colours with bright highlights. Get ready for a wave of compliments that will make you want to bust out in even more colour.

 
Will Hope Love Silk Cocktail Dress, $289.95 
               
ADVANCED: COLOUR POP
Feeling colour-tasic your now ready to embrace a pop colour, I suggest you keep pushing your boundaries and put it all out there in a block colour dress, like this aqua banded style; team with clashing bold hot pink accessories and you’ll be graduating from black in true colour-popping style.

 
Will Hope Love Block Colour Banded Dress, $199.95

If these looks still a little too much try adding a pop of colour to your fave LBD with a bold clutch and pump or coloured bold accessories, once to try you will never go back.

Enjoy & look fabulous,
Will Hope Love xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fan Question: What can I wear to a summer wedding for under $200?

We recently where asked, what can I wear to a summer wedding for under $200? Here's our answer;

Its wedding season, which means a packed calendar and many dresses to be sourced, so sticking to a price point can be wise, following are our picks for under $200;

A CLASSIC TOUCH
Perfect for a classic black-tie wedding this elegant black and white style features a dramatic ruffle collar and fitted design to create extra drama. Style this dress with a sophisticated up-do, bold lips and a statement shoe for maximum impact!

Will Hope Love Ruffle Collar Dress, $189.95  
 

BOLD & GLAM
For a modern wedding brighten up with this fashion forward one-shoulder party dress in this season hottest fuchsia hue. The embellished shoulder detail and cinched in waist are the perfect finishing touches. Add a little cardigan or wrap for the ceremony and with a change of shoes you will be ready to dance the night away.

Will Hope Love One Shoulder Party Dress, $199.95  
 

GARDEN BEAUTY
A summer garden wedding is all about uplifting colour and lively prints as captured in this silhouette print shift. Accessorise with a glam hair piece and wedges (grass sinking heels are a no-no!) for a stunning look. Oh and don’t forget the sunscreen. 

Now if I only knew how to gracefully answer the question, so when are you getting married?
Enjoy & look fabulous,
Will Hope Love xx