Similar style to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at Belle Dress Hire.

Ok, it’s not EXACTLY the same dress as Cheryl wore on the X Factor stage at the weekend BUT it’s a similar idea in terms of the style:-

This dress divides opinion with those who have tried it on … some love the fact that the dress is different at the bottom and some say “I wish the dress was the same the whole way down!”.  My response to the latter is, “The dress just wouldn’t have the same impact without the sheer bottom and the wow factor would be gone.”

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The whole point of a different “skirt” in an evening gown is to turn heads, to draw attention and it’s a great way of standing out in the crowd without jeopardising your modesty.

You should check out a raft of starlets who have worn these “two-piece but one dress” evening styles perfectly …. Vanessa Hudgens, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Ciara, Taylor Swift ……The beauty of wearing a dress that has a different fabric on the bottom than on the top is that it adds drama, texture and shape to the dress.  Dare to be different at your next event!

 

Backless Inspiration from Tulisa and Cheryl

Both Cheryl and Tulisa (their surnames are too complicated) channeled backless dresses at this year’s Pride of Britain Awards.

Cheryl’s choice had more of a Victorian edge to it due to the lace fabric and colour, whereas Tulisa’s unusual heavier, embellished dress by Amber Feroz seemed to swallow her up from the front.

To be honest, the magic of both of these dresses was all in the back.  Although, totally ruined in my opinion by those hideous tattoos!  If you are going to wear a backless number soon just make sure you attend to the skin in the run up to your event.  A spotty, dry back isn’t pretty.

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The above black, backless, vintage style gown with sheer mesh detail is NEW to Belle Dress Hire and available in a size 8 and I believe has a similar quality to it as those displayed on the red carpet by Tulisa and Cheryl.  A simple design at the front and maximum effect at the back of the dress means you will impress from all angles.  Helga McKay models this new style beautifully at an event in Belfast last weekend and has made perfect choices in relation to her hairstyle and make up.  Effortlessly elegant.