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Your SS18 guide to dressing for all kinds of hen parties

There’s no standard hen party anymore — and, they’re not all about alcohol and clubbing as some people might think when they hear ‘hen do’! Instead, it’s all about celebrating the bride-to-be as she surrounds herself with her closest friends and bridesmaids.

The hen party usually involves something that the bride enjoys — so, whether this is a spa day, afternoon tea or a night of dancing: what should you be wearing?

 

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Spa days

If you and the girls are heading on a relaxing spa day, you still want to look stylish for the photographs while wearing something comfortable for lazing around the pool.

A spa day is ideal for sipping bubbly, dipping in and out of the hot tub and gossiping in the sauna — an all-round winner for a girly day out. But when you pop out of the jacuzzi, you want to dry off quickly — so a bathrobe is essential. Why not order all the girls matching robes with ‘bride’ and ‘hen’ on the back — perfect for that Instagram post by the pool!

Now, it’s time to decide on swimwear. A full swimsuit is usually more acceptable in a spa rather than a bikini you’d wear to the beach — but put on what you feel most comfortable in. If you’re going to be lying by the pool all day, you want something that you feel comfy both in and out of the water. Don’t hesitate in wearing a swimsuit with a pop of colour or embellishment, like frills. You’re at a party after all! And make sure you pack your fluffy sliders and flip-flops for the perfect base to any spa pool outfit.

Spa lunches and evening drinks are always popular, so consider what you’re going to wear to these, too. Luxury spas sometimes have a certain dress code you should bear in mind — so keep it classy and understated. Peplum tops and skinny-sit trousers look gorgeous for lunch dates and evening get-togethers or why not opt for a stripe, culotte jumpsuit with a belt and pair of suede, ankle-wrap sandals? Finish with a tote bag or quilted clutch and be prepared for all eventualities at your hen spa weekend.

 

Partying

A hen do is the perfect excuse to take your girls’ nights out to the next level! No matter where you go, you’ll want to look sensational on a hen do night out. So, plan your outfit ahead of schedule.

In SS18, styles that reflect the amazing trends of the 1980s are in. Go for high-waisted shorts and a square-shoulder satin blouse or try a ruched velvet dress with huge hoops and a chunky necklace. Fusing different, bold shades in one look is also a top trend from recent global fashion shows, but don’t forget that asymmetric cuts, figure-hugging fabrics and bare shoulders are also ideal for the party look. Go for an off-the-shoulder bodycon that emphasise your curves and match with statement jewellery and killer heels to lengthen your legs.

 

During-the-day cocktails

It’s daytime, but this is a very special occasion and you still want to look dressed up. So, what can you do?

If this is the chilled event before the big night time event, then you need a look that takes you from am to pm without the need of a costume change. Think skinny leather jeans with mid-heel boots and a shimmery, metallic-embellished cami with a subtle diamante head chain, or pull on a high-waisted print skirt and match with a crop top or bodysuit and strappy heels.

You can even pull on a glamourous, bare-shoulder shift dress with cute pumps and a neutral kimono for cocktails, then simply switch to stilettos, throw on statement jewellery and roll-up your kimono so it fits in your envelope bag for the night!

 

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Afternoon tea

Perhaps your soon-to-be-bride is a no-fuss kind of girl and wants all her nearest and dearest to attend a fun — but sophisticated — afternoon tea for her hen do. If so, make sure all the girls put the same amount of outfit-prep effort in as they would for a big night out by investing in chic occasion dresses. Think elegant and fun — bold floral prints, pastel colours, and stylish hem and necklines evoke the perfect air of old-time glamour.

Frill-front dresses in a baby pink, subtle peach, soft lemon, or powder blue shade will look ideal for an afternoon tea hen do. Wrap-round and Bardot styles will also ooze sophistication and offer figure-flattering outlines, or you can go for simple but effective chic in a midi or maxi dress with a shot chiffon jacket in a complementary shade. We recommend dressing up your look with simple jewellery, a clutch bag and low-heel court shoes — dressed to impress but comfortable enough for a few hours of food and drinks.

 

Girly nights in

Everyone loves a girls’ night in — perhaps even as much as a night out. If you’re celebrating your hen do indoors with your best friends, then make sure comfort is your priority.

Why not embrace the athleisure trend that’s taking the world by storm right now — spearheaded by celebrity fashionistas like Rihanna? Pair a pair of skinny joggers with a casual crop top and over-sized jacket or go for leggings and high-top trainers with a slouch sweater and headscarf for a contemporary, urban look.

A cute pair of shorts or even an on-trend skort with a block-colour cami or plain tee would also get the balance between style and comfort right at a night-in hen do. And if you’re wondering about footwear, we say go for sandals, flats or espadrilles.

 

Dressing for hen parties can be simple. Keep these hen do style tips in mind and make sure you pack the right outfits ahead of your next hen experience!

 

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Outfit Post – Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Hey fashion lovers! How are you? I am good. It has been a very busy time for me. The month of June is pretty much over. It has gone by so fast. I can’t believe it is July next week. The weather has also been great and we have been making the most of the sunshine as you can see in this outfit post. The amazing sunshine is making me shine bright like a diamond that I am in these photos.

 

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I am rocking my natural hair for the first time in an outfit post and I am so proud of  how far I have come.My natural hair journey started abut 2 years ago. It has been tough, and sometimes, I am tempted to straightened the hair with some chemicals. But then I remember why I started growing my hair natural, and that stops me.

My hair is still at the stage of me not really knowing how to style it. Which is why it is usually in cornrows. But for the next weeks, I am going to be experimenting with various natural hair styles and treatments to see what works best for my hair.

 

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I have recently started using some new hair care products and techniques which I will be sharing on Fashion and Style Police in the next few weeks. It would be exciting to see how these treatments transform my natural hair.

In this outfit post, I am wearing existing pieces from my wardrobe. Even though I love fashion and I enjoy writing about it and showing various styles, I don’t shop very often. But when I do shop, I like to go for quality pieces that would last longer and stand the test of time.

 

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What do you think of this casual look? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a smashing day!

 

WHAT I WORE

Shirt – Tommy Hilfiger

Molly Jeans – River Island

Sandals – NEXT

Bag – Michael Kors

Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

Headband – BOOTS

Bracelet –  Fitbit Charge 2

Earrings – Dubai Gold Souk

Aquarius Individual Fashion Sense

Some call us weird, others call us wonderful. Many people we are inventive and quirky, and we are!

I am not so into Zodiac signs anymore, unlike when I was a lot younger. But I do know quite a lot about Zodiac signs and their meanings, especially mine which is Aquarius. I tick most of the Aquarius boxes. I am the humanitarian and philanthropist of the zodiac. We Aquarius do not shy away from lending a helping hand when needed. We are passionate, unconventional, independent and we have the need to express our ingenuity, which is why I blog I guess. Fashion and Style Police is a creative outlet for me, and it has changed my life for the better. It is definitely one of the best things that ever happened to me.

 

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Being an Aquarius also explains a lot of things about my life, my personality and what makes me tick. It also explains my fashion sense. I have been doing some reading of fashion in general, and why we like certain styles. Why specific designs and pieces appeal to some and not others. And I have come to realise that our zodiac signs could play a role in our fashion sense.

 

So what is the Aquarius Individual Fashion Sense all about?

Unconventional and Original

The Aquarius personal style is usually unconventional and very original. We are usually free-spirited when it comes to fashion, which is why we tend to wear pieces in different ways. Having an original fashion sense is amazing, as there is never a dull fashion moment for a fashionista Aquarius chic. The possibilities are endless in the styling department.

 

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Predict Trends

The Aquarius woman has the forward thinking gift, which is amazing when put to fashion and style use. Aquarians can predict fashion trends well in advance and can play around with various styles in the pursuit of the perfect look.

The talented fashion designer Mary Quant predicted trends well in advance. She invented the mini-skirt, creating a uniform for the 1960s women’s lib movement. But she forever gives credit to her clients.

“It was the girls on the King’s Road who invented the mini. I was making easy, youthful, simple clothes, in which you could move, in which you could run and jump, and we would make them the length the customer wanted. I wore them very short and the customers would say, ‘Shorter, shorter.’”

 

Do you think your zodiac sign plays a role in your fashion sense?

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