Who doesn’t like a pretty frock? Come on! And when they come well priced, that even better.
Adrianna Papell is a brand that strives to deliver a feeling, not only a look, taking into consideration our individuality as women. Designs are modern, chic and vary in style to suit different ages, body types and styles.
I found sizing is quite generous, created to fit real bodies. Both designs I tried are size 10 and they were a bit big for me, so I have to be pinned at the back! The fit fit is good, skimming in the right places.
I was thrilled to be invited to a little Adrianna Papell red carpet shoot, which included a little champagne pamper at House of Fraser Oxford St in London.
I had a fab YSL makeup and checked out their latest launches which was followed by a lovely styling by Aveda (do you know that they know have a dry conditioner? YES!) .
Just because I am greedy, I tried 2 different full length styles. A gorgeous black number embroided with flowers, which was dreamy,. The flowers, in bright colours, cascade down the torso into the flowing skirt.
I then went on to wear a silver two piece, as I thought it was quite different and slightly reminiscing of Indian wedding wear, making a lovely alternative to a sari if you are a guest.
The top had a little bit of transparency, which I am a big fan of, and intricate beading was present throughout both pieces. The high-waist skirt was more skin tight, opening slightly on a pretty heavy-ish train.
Both designs featured beading heavily, but felt very comfortable to wear, not to heavy. They also have in-built bras so you don’t need to worry about that!
Really pretty, and they look more expensive than they are!
You can get Adrianna Papell dresses from House of Fraser, of course and from Debenhams.
Their prices vary from £120 to £350 at HoF website, so you can get a new one for every wedding/race/event/garden party you attend this summer!
All pics by James McCauley.