NTA’s – The Verdict

I have to say I was actually pleasantly surprised at the level of high fashion at this year’s National Television Awards.  Normally I think it’s car crash TV with a red carpet BUT I honestly believe everyone kicked it up a notch in 2014.

There seemed to be a focus on either Sequin, Revealing or Nude coloured styles so let’s look at the glitzy gals firstly …

Newly divorced Kym Marsh was in top to toe black sequin.  I think because she’s very covered up due to the long sleeves and a lack of accessories to break the look up makes this style a little flat.  She should have added some colour in her handbag or her shoes.  Remember Margo Robbie teamed emerald green shoes with a cream gown at the Golden Globes and looked amazing?

Coupled with Kym’s very dark hair, this all looks a little Mortica Adams to me.

If you are wanting to go for a full length sequin gown, be bold and go for a colour, a pattern OR even half fabric/half sequin!  This will make a huge difference in photos and as long as the sequin is of a high quality it’s actually very flattering on the figure and hides lumps and bumps!!  Check out these stunning sequin gowns available at Belle Dress Hire ..

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Nude/cream/champagne I have always said are extremely difficult colours to wear in long dresses unless you have a very strong hair colour and bold makeup.  Naomi Campbell, Amy Willerton, Jessica Wright and Fearne Cotton show us how to make these normally “bland” colours exciting.

Ahoy cleavage, thighs and lots of skin!  Some of the ladies were very brave with their dress choices, yes I’m talking to you Jennifer Metcalfe and Kelly Brook!  Hey if you’ve got it, flaunt it, right?

If you are keen to bare a tad more flesh, check out these more daring styles at Belle Dress Hire …

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Too Thin??

We’ve all been there girls and me more than most to be honest.  I’ve tried every diet going from literally starving myself to no carb to gym addiction.  It seems we are constantly bombarded with images of the “body beautiful” in the media these days, but when do you cross the line and look too thin?


Nicole Ritchie and Victoria Beckham are always in the headlines for being too thin.  Are bones sticking out really attractive?  Is this what guys find sexy?  Personally, I have to say no but I appreciate that losing a few pounds does make you feel good!  Before you hit that crash diet you’ve heard about just think about 5 serious health conditions that can arise from being too thin…..

5: Heart Disease and Diabetes

4: Lowered Immune System

3: Anemia

2: Fertility Issues

1: Osteoporosis and Broken Bones

When I see girls for appointments in Belle Dress Hire that have curves in the right places, the evening dresses look so much better!  The dresses fit better and definitely have more shape.  Scarlett Johansson, Kate Upton and Kelly Brook show how having a few extra pounds of flesh on your bones really does look fantastic.