Victoria’s Secret stars Lily Aldridge and Romee Strijd swap slinky underwear for swanky evening drsses

Lily Aldridge and Romee Strijd have already demonstrated that they look pretty good in their skivvies while posing for Victoria’s Secret – but lest there was any doubt, the stunning supermodels prove in a new fashion campaign that they still look amazing when the good online trading are covered up.

Lily, 30, and Romee, 20, have gotten all dressed up for designer Carolina Herrera’s spring campaign, rocking gorgeous evening drsses uk while modeling by a pool.

Of course, famed fashion photographer Mario Testino couldn’t resist getting the girls to show at least a bit of skin, and the two deliver by flaunting their long, toned legs in sexy stilettos.

Chic stars: Lily Aldridge (center), 30, and RomeeStrijd (right), 20, star in Carolina Herrera’s new campaign
World-traveling work: The ads were shot by Mario Testino at a luxe estate on the Mediterranean

In one shot, Lily wears a sheer blush rose trench gown and skirt with matching blush sandals, her hands confidently perched on her hips as the back of her dress is caught by a breeze.

Next to her, Romee gives some Angelina Jolie-level leg in a grey silk faille embroidered top and skirt, which also offer a peek of her taut tummy.

The gorgeous duo steal all the focus from a be-suited man nearby, who has been soaked by a cute puppy by the pool on the Mediterranean Sea estate where the shoot took place.

In another photo from the campaign, the women wearing matching black-and-white ensembles while spotlighting the designer’s Baret bag.

Model crew: The duo also walked with Martha Hunt, who doesn’t appear in the campaign

Lily and Romee both walked the runway for Carolina Herrera at the Frick Collection in New York City in September, modeling the current collection’s designs.

Interestingly, Romee was the first model to wear the blush rose trench gown that Lily wears in the campaign, though her hair was let down and her lips were painted a matching pink shade on the catwalk.

Lily, on the other hand, opened the show in a crisp white dress with sheer panels.

They were also joined on the runway by fellow Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt, who does not appear in the campaign.

Showing some skin: Romee is used to modeling with a little less fabric on the Victoria’s Secret runway
Jet-set queen: Lily was seen returning home to Nashville on Wednesday after a trip to New York

Lily starred in a campaign for Carolina Herrera last summer, too, modeling cheap evening gowns and bags in several shots that were also taken by Mario Testino.

On Wednesday, the designer favorite was spotted collecting her eco-friendly Lexus Hybrid at Nashville Airport.

She and her husband, 33-year-old Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill, live in the Tennessee capital with their three-year-old daughter. Dixie Pearl.

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Miss Universe 2015: The Top 10 Slay In Gorgeous Cheap Evening Gowns


OMG, talk about stunning! The Final 10 contestants in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant looked incredible while strutting the stage in their gorgeous cheap evening gowns — we were totally blown away!

The competition is getting intense! After the judges and voters narrowed the Miss Universe field down from 80 to only 10, the remaining contestants hit the stage in beautiful gowns to show off their classy side, and they all looked beyond breathtaking. Seriously, how is there only going to be ONE winner?! Get the scoop on the formal-wear segment right here!

The Band Perry played their new hit “Live Forever” as all the ladies competing initially took the stage to show off their formal looks, but the spotlight was really on the Top 10. After the brief introduction, the remaining ladies were introduced one-by-one as the country group’s music played, eventually changing to the more upbeat track, “Done.”

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Martha’s Evening Gown Wins Design a Cheap Dress Competition

— Gown in shop window now being auctioned for Glass Door charity

A gorgeous evening gown designed by 13 year-old Martha Tromans is being auctioned for charity after winning a competition to find Fulham’s newest fashion talent.

Around 300 budding designers aged between ten and 17 took part in the competition, run by Fulham couturier Antonia Pugh-Thomas. But it was Lady Margaret School student Martha’s beautiful midnight blue gown which most impressed Antonia with her neat, elegant design and carefully thought out detailing.


“Martha was amazed to have won,” says Antonia, who has designed bespoke womenswear for the British and European aristocracy, diplomats and the Queen’s representatives.

” But her design was just what the competition stipulated: elegant, timeless and discreetly sexy.

” It has been very hard as the entries were fantastic and everyone made such a lot of effort,” adds Antonia, who wrote to each entrant individually following the competition to offer advice and encouragement.

After her design was chosen by Antonia and couture assistants Robyn Greenall and Michael Mumford Martha was able to come to Antonia’s shop in Fulham Road to see fabric swatches and see the design take shape.

Now on display in pride of place in the window, the 100% silk satin dress, with beaded lace detailing, is being auctioned on eBay until December 20, with all proceeds donated to the charity Glass Door, which works to help homeless people in west London.

” It has been a really lovely competition, and the standard of entries was very high,” says Antonia. “It has been a lot of work for everyone, but it’s been a fantastic ride and I hope everyone’s efforts will help Glass Door this Christmas.”

If you would like to bid for this unique cheap evening dress this weekend visit Ebay and search for item number 172011818055.

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Deconstructing the Cheap Evening Dresses

On most awards nights in Hollywood I get caught up in the glitz and glam of the online culture and spew of television coverage of what is happening on the red carpet. The next morning I waken with a glam hangover. All the stardust has settled in my mouth, chalky and pasty. There is a staleness that has settled over the subject of ball Dressess and fancy suits. I feel as though I want to flee from pop culture, retreat into the depths of voluminous books of poetry and galleries of century old art work.

During the event I feel frantic trying to keep up with my Twitter stream, the live telecasts of the event and the hashtags. My brain moves much slower than social media and so I end up flustered that I cannot possibly understand why in one sixteenths of a second we have all decided the destiny of a Dresses. It’s brutal, a guillotine of judgment for designers and wearers. This year after the American Music Awards I was really riled about the popularity of Selena Gomez’s Dresses. This is the subject that caused me award ceremony heartburn. Selena Gomez looked lovely, but did she deserve all the attention she got for her Givenchy Dresses?

“What makes the perfect Dresses?” I thought. Why was this Dresses the “it” Dresses when there were other very lovely dresses that went unnoted into the history books with the same quickness as the flash of the camera? My late night musings ended in the development of a new fashion principle. Take out pen and paper, you may want to write this down.

The Cinderella Principle, as I have called it, describes in a few short sentences how to create the perfect evening dresses that will be well received by all. (I sound like a salesman.) It follows as such. The first element is a special concoction of plainness and uniqueness. I see it as two parts plainness and two parts uniqueness. In the case of Selena Gomez’s dress the plainness was in the simplicity of the front of the dress. The bodice was shiny and red. Very straightforward. The uniqueness was in the slit and the fact it was backless. The second element of the Cinderella Principle is that the viewer must believe that this dress could be his/her dream dress. This is when the designer plays fairy godmother makes all our fashion fantasies come true. The viewer must be able to imagine themselves wearing the dress.

What about all those Dressess that don’t fulfill the Cinderella Principle? These dresses are the ones that make the worst dressed lists or are simply forgotten. With the really horrible dresses, the ones that make us look away from the screen for a moment, the ones we believe must be a joke and we feel embarrassed for the wearer, these dresses are trying too hard to garner attention. Instead of Cinderella poised in majesty at the top of the stairs, it is like she enters the room and screams, “Look at me!” Heads turn, but for the wrong reason. The dress drips in desperation and that, frankly, is just unpleasant to look at.

I spent my day after the American Music Awards bathing in Sylvia Plath. I’m feeling much better and perhaps now, knowing this is how Dresses design works, I can ward off some of my fashion indigestion throughout the holiday season and during the Grammys, which are 80 days away (I’m counting). I know there will be plenty of Dressess to gorge on for the next few months, but knowing there is a simple formula to account for the success or the desperation of a Dresses makes it less overwhelming.

Oh, and Selena Gomez’s Dresses does fulfill the Cinderella Principle. I didn’t particularly love it, but many viewers did. They could picture themselves being swept away on a star dust evening wearing that Givenchy Dresses. Therefore it was a huge success. Personally, I loved Celine Dion’s Elie Saab Dresses. It was timeless and beautiful. I think we all have our own Cinderella fantasy as we watch the stars walk the red carpet and in that fantasy we are all dressed a little differently, but not that differently.

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Best cheap Christmas party dresses that are perfect for the festive season

If you’re looking for a fabulous festive outfit, we’ve got our pick of the best from Boohoo, Missguided, Miss Selfridge, H&M, ASOS, River Island and Topshop.


What dress will you dazzle in during the festive season?

Christmas is creeping up and there are always plenty of parties and get togethers during the festive period.

If you’re looking for the ideal cheap party dress or some show-stopping outfits, we’ve got our pick of the best and most suitable for the Christmas season to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

From sequins and sparkles to daring necklines and lace, we’ve got plenty to choose from.

Missguided Premium embroidered lace mini dress, £55

Premium embroidered lace mini dress, £55 from Missguided

This stunning embroidered number from Missguided is perfect for those who want a higher neck, and this dress has a sheer mesh cut out at the waist too. Its golden colour is really versatile so you can pair it with different coloured accessories and the lace detail makes it look much more expensive than it is, £55.

Love Triangle strap neck mini party dress, £35 from ASOS

Love Triangle strap neck mini party dress, £35 from ASOS

Opt for this eye-catching royal blue mini dress which has a sheer sequin overlay for a pretty party look. This Love Triangle dress has a scallop trim hem and a lace-up back which you can adjust, £35 from ASOS.

Topshop Premium lace maxi dress, £160

Topshop PETITE Premium lace maxi dress, £160 from Topshop

If you’ve got something important to attend, you might fancy wearing a floor-length number and Topshop’s Premium lace maxi dress could be the ideal style for you, £160. Lace is huge this season and this dress features a slip which sits underneath floor-length sheer lace.

Miss Selfridge ivory eyelet fringe dress, now £41.30

Ivory eyelet fringe dress, now £41.30 from Miss Selfridge

Sometimes less is more, so if you don’t fancy wearing sequins this season, Miss Selfridge has got a gorgeous bodycon fringe dress you can snap up now for £41.30. Little Black Dresses are a staple but if you want to step outside the box and stand out from the crowd, opt for this little ivory number.

ASOS Night Premium embellished playsuit, £65

ASOS Night Premium embellished playsuit, £65

Make heads turn with ASOS’ Night Premium embellished playsuit, £65. This stunning piece is adorned with seedbeading and sequin details and has a deep V plunging mesh neckline, and is complete with mesh and embellished long sleeves. The back of the playsuit is also open.

Missguided lace cut out sleeveless bodycon dress, £40

Lace cut out sleeveless bodycon dress, £40 from Missguided

Christmas is the perfect time to slip on a little red dress and Missguided’s cut out lace style is perfect for parties during the festive period. This number is figure-hugging so it will create a flattering shape and the cut outs adds a sexy element to the high neckline dress, £40.

Boohoo Catrina scallop detail strappy sequin dress, £30

Catrina scallop detail strappy sequin dress, £30 from Boohoo

Dazzle in this dreamy dress by Boohoo, £30. This style’s bodycon fit will show off your curves while keeping you comfortable. Slip on this spaghetti strap dress, completed with a flattering scallop hemline, and enjoy a night on the town over the Christmas period.

H&M one shoulder jumpsuit, £39.99

One shoulder jumpsuit, £39.99 from H&M

If you’re not a fan of mini dresses or you fancy opting for something slightly different, H&M has got this gorgeous one shoulder black glittery jumpsuit, £39.99. Let’s face it, the weather is getting colder so there’s nothing wrong with wanting to cover up a little, and this number is classy with an edge. Add a belt at the waist for an extra bit of glam.

River Island nude pink jersey embellished strap maxi dress, £70

Nude pink jersey embellished strap maxi dress, £70 from River Island

There will be plenty of special occasions for you to find an outfit for so why not choose River Island’s nude pink embellished maxi dress as one of your staple and sophisticated styles? This dress has got a sexy side split and embellished straps which then criss cross at the back so opt for an up-do and show it off this Christmas, £70.

Boohoo Scarlett colour block plunge midi dress, £18

Scarlett colour block plunge midi dress, £18 from Boohoo

Don’t fancy wearing something over the top for the work’s Christmas do? Boohoo’s got a great statement dress which has a flattering colour block feature, £18. If sequins aren’t your thing this sexy number will still see you making an entrance, it’s a must-have without too much fuss.

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