2 Lace Dresses for Party Season

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Last year they caused a frenzy with that lace blouse. This year they’ve upped their game again and there are a whole wardrobeful of similar tops to said blouse that we have a hankering for, aswell as a whole heap of dresses. And let’s not get started on the gifts shall we.

Purusing Monsoon‘s party offering is always a great place to start when looking for party wear and we think this season is no different. Just look at these dresses.

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

As you may have noticed most of the time we are not naturally drawn to Neutral. Usually we’ll throw in a pop of pink colour but sometimes all black just works.

Welcome back to our dark sides. They raise their devilish heads now and again and we like it.

The festive period is a time when we will totally embrace darker tones: it seems appropriate, dramatic and a touch more dressy. And let’s face it, if you can’t dress up during The Holidays, when can you?

Last week Monsoon invited us to an event focusing on The Art of Gifting with a starter in calligraphy {taught by Quill London} and a main course in gift wrapping. But for us as always, the best part was the dessert. Something so sweet: these dramatic, glammed up, gothic infused dresses that made us feel like Wednesday Adams on speed.

The drama of these dresses first caught our eyes then the feminine and pretty details sold them. IRL the lace is super soft and the detailing dreamy. Bewitching some might say.

This shorter style is pretty much a LLBD {little lacey black dress} made by angels. We love the waist line for ever flattering waist cinching, long length lace sleeves contrasting against the high illusion neckline and pretty scalloped hem. For extra waist whittling we’d add a belt to really define and draw in your waistline. For a more dressed down look we’d wear this with flat biker boots and a leather jacket. Why not layer under a fine knit polo neck for brunch?

If you are looking for something with the wow factor, the antique Victoriana vibez of this maxi dress are for you. To say it was love at first sight is an understatement. The neckline is extremely plunging so we styled it out with a strappy bra because if it’s going to be on show, make it a feature. We’ll also be wearing this again with trusty flat clumpy boots {probably our most worn winter wardrobe piece} and a chunky sweater over the top for a great play on textures and to get more wear out of this beauty.

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon  Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon  Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Talking of gifts, yes it’s not all about us and dresses you know, Monsoon has all the ladies in your life covered. We picked out pieces for our nearest & dearest including these pretty party perfect beaded clutches and gold candle holders that are bang on brass trend. Here are some more gifting ideas to add to your shopping basket along with your party frock.

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Can we start saying Happy Holidays yet? Let the Christmas style inspiration commence! Chin chin.

Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon  Belle & Bunny London Fashion Bloggers Chiswick House shoot blog Christmas lace LBD Monsoon

Alice wears dress by Monsoon, shoes by Dorothy Perkins {similar here}, clutch by Monsoon, belt by H&M, jacket by Monsoon, long necklace by Thought Blossoms

Hannah wearsdress by Monsoon, shoes by Topshop, clutch by Monsoon, bra by Topshop {not online so similar here}, long necklaces by Muru London, jacket by Monsoon

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

This post is in collaboration with Monsoon. All words and styling our own.

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