SoSensational – Irresistible Party – Evening and Occasion Wear

In A/W16 SoSensational is showcasing irresistible party- evening and occasion wear that features all the season’s key trends, notably the midi- skirt, mixed print, embellishment, luxe-textured fabrics (including velvet, lurex, sequins, satin, brocade and lace). There are also hints of two other key A/W trends, sports luxe and military. As you might expect, those two trends turn up less in occasion and evening wear, but they do turn up!

Whatever big event you are heading to, from now all the way to the festive season, these are your go-to looks:

1. A dress in velvet, lurex, satin, brocade or lace or with sequins. There are lots about, especially in velvet and lace so whether you want a frock that has a high neck and sleeves; has a high neck and no sleeves or has a low neck, with or without sleeves, your perfect dress is out there.

2. Or if an entire dress in an elaborate-textured, luxe fabric feels too overwhelming, evening/party separates may be a better route for you. Mixing fabrics is very on-trend of course, so evening separates could, perhaps, incorporate a mixture of luxe, textured fabrics, say a skirt in satin, lace or sequins or satin or chiffon trousers paired with a plainer top.

3. Or you could do it the other way around, choose a top, an embellished cardi or a blouse in lace, brocade, velvet or another luxe, textured fabric, and pair it with trousers or a skirt (full or pencil but definitely low mid-calf for party-evening wear) in a plainer fabric.

4. Another way to look both fabulous and perfectly on trend for a dressy event is with an evening trouser suit, perhaps a slouchy jacket and trousers in sumptuously textured velvet, or a satin-trimmed tuxedo jacket.

One of the areas of fashion that SoSensational is well-known for is helping grown-up women to find sensational occasion wear – whether it is for a black-tie event, a red-carpet event, a wedding (your own if you are a mature bride or a guest at someone else’s), a day at the races, or perhaps an awards ceremony where you are picking up a prize of some kind. SoSensational is the fashion website where all the most on-trend, but also the most wearable and appropriate occasion wear has been sourced for every budget.

For the new Autumn/Winter 2016 season, SoSensational is focusing on occasion wear that is both fabulous and problem-solving! Cyndy and Jan, the women behind the site, know that women of every age, not just those in SoSensational’s target demographic of 45-plus, often have issues finding party-wear and daytime occasion wear that is both gorgeous and grown-up and covers the bits of them they want covered.

Some women over 40 are very happy to put the tops of their arms on view – particularly when their arms are toned and tanned. However some women over 40 want to cover the tops of their arms but they certainly don’t want frumpy styles. So, SoSensational finds sensational dresses that have sleeves but are never frumpy…


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By Nikita

Hi my name is Nikita! I am 21 years old and am currently studying for an English Literature degree, at the University of Gloucestershire. I enjoy reading, baking and playing the piano! I came to the Women's Business Club as an intern and my current role at the is PR Assistant where I pretty much support wherever I can.

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