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100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas #36 - Colourblocking and hiding that festive overindulgence

Pretty cinched-waist party dresses are all well and good in the run-up to Christmas, but what about after you've consumed half a turkey and your own body weight in Quality Street? That's where dresses like this one come in.... Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas #33, 34 & 35

Am I really only at #35? I seem to have looked at every party dress going, but the good news for me is they're quickly being reduced in the run-up to Christmas (see, the credit crunch does have a good side, eek!).... Read more »

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Editor-in-Chief Gemma's Christmas Wishlist

Yesterday Isabelle bought you her Christmas wishlist , and today, I'm doing the same. But I don't do things by halves, so instead of just a handful of things, I've gone a bit overboard with mine, combining my CQ wishlist with... Read more »

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Deputy Ed Isabelle's Christmas Wishlist

Pity the poor CQ team who have to compile a list of their dream items only to wake up to the usual Boots shower gel set; or is that just me?! I've compiled a list of my most coveted items from all over the internet in a handy... Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas #32 - Red roses for Santa

I'm pretty sure this is the same fabric used in Marks and Spencers' Patricia Field-designed Sex & The City number . But without the puffball shape and short-sleeved, it's slightly less obvious as a Carrie copy, making it a... Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas: (#28, 29 & 30) All laced up

Lace dresses, mostly thanks to designers like Balmain, Chanel and Prada and celeb fans like Natalie Portman, Selma Blair, Thandie Newton and Peaches Geldof, are everywhere at the moment...so obviously I was bound to... Read more »

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100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas (#19 - 27) Fab festive florals gallery

Florals are usually associated with Christmas, but we've been enjoying a year full of pretty, flower-strewn dresses, and no doubt plenty of people will continue to wear their girly frocks well into the party season. If you've... Read more »


100 Cheap party dresses for Christmas (#19 and 20 for less than £20)

As I hit the twentieth cheap party dress, I thought it only fitting to pick a dress for less than £20. Or two dresses for less than £20, to be precise. Just because your budget is super-tight doesn't mean you can't wear... Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas (#16, 17 & 18): True blue

Today's first crop of party dresses are a trio of bright blue numbers. This shade is a current CQ favourite, in fact yesterday both Isabelle and I rocked up to work in blue, black and brogues, oops! The colour is great for... Read more »

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Outfit Pick: Christmas Party dressdown chic

Click image to enlarge, full product details after the jump A lot of Christmas parties aren't an all-out glam fest so minidresses and hair extensions are better left at home. Choose an outfit which looks like you've... Read more »

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100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas (#7 - 15): Black, strapless & simple

I've spoken about Little Black Dresses so many times in recent weeks that even I'm bored of them (and at last count, I had about 20 of them in my wardrobe). Still, there's no denying the LBD is the perfect wardrobe staple for... Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses (#s 5 & 6): Sale chic

The next pair of party dresses in my list of 100 are a pair of contrasting looks reduced in the pre-Christmas sales. The drape front purple silk number ( £40 at Warehouse ) is one of those 'business in the front, party in... Read more »


Stella McCartney and Kate Moss light up Mayfair for Christmas

Getting themselves into the Christmas spirit was Stella McCartney and Kate Moss yesterday. The pair, plus their families, attended the annual switching on of the festive lights at the McCartney store in Mayfair. Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas: Prints Charming (#2, 3 & 4)

Prom-style polka dots, buttercup yellow brocade effect and whimsical blue swirls...here are three Christmas party frocks all for less than £20 each. Yes, I said less than twenty squids ! The polka dot mini prom dress... Read more »


100 Cheap Party Dresses for Christmas (#1)

You asked for it, you're going to get it! When we did a poll to find out what Christmas content you wanted to see on the site, party dresses were top priority. And you want them cheap, which is no surprise considering... Read more »


Things to ask Santa for #3 - Miss Lanvin minature porcelain dolls

I like to think of these as the fashion equivalent of the Japanese vinyl toys that all the cool geeks collect. These are a bit more special, coming to you from Lanvin, via Chinese craftsman FRANZ. The porcelain figurines pay... Read more »


Things to ask Santa for #2 - Pret A Porter (Ready to Wear)

Released back in 1994, Robert Altman's black comedy set during Paris Fashion Week is one of the best known fashion films. Add this to the DVD collection (in between Blow Up, Zoolander and Lagerfeld Confidential ) and enjoy... Read more »


Things to ask Santa for #1 - Chanel: Collections and Creations

On the run-up to Christmas we'll be bringing you all sorts of festive bits and bobs, including plenty of gift guides for your friends and family. But to start with, a little help for your list to Santa (because you've been a... Read more »

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CQ Gallery: Primark Winter 2008 collection; party dresses, statement coats and sequins

Get used to these dresses, because you'll be seeing a lot of them in the coming months! These photos are from Primark's Winter 2008 shoot, and they showcase the ridiculously cheap Christmas party clothes that you can get your... Read more »


Karen Millen jazzes up jewel tones with some Marchesa-inspired detailing

Karen Millen appears to be on a bit of a Marchesa tip this season, with a range of Christmas party dresses that owe a lot to the red carpet label's romantic ruffles and intricate detailing. The blue 'soft frill' dress... Read more »