Saturday, 7 February 2015


As Valentines Day is just round the corner, many of us are finding last minute presents for our boyfriends, fiances, or husbands, booking that perfect restaurant or holiday getaway. But most importantly, we're looking for that perfect outfit. 

I personally think that it's nice to dress up for Valentines Day - although it is 'just another day' - but why not? Regardless if you're spending your Valentines Day dining in a bustling city, exploring another country or having a romantic dinner at home; do it in style.

I recently received an email about a glamorous fashion brand called Raishma, which specialises in beautiful garments from cocktail dresses, to Indian bridal dresses and even accessories including hand beaded clutch bags. The one thing that really appeals to me about this brand is that there is a hint of Indian style infused within each fashion piece. With the choices, the colours and the carefully embroidered beads on each piece, I think there is a dress that will cater to every girls taste!

After having a very long search around the website, I selected 5 gorgeous dresses which I think would be perfect for Valentines Day! 

This stunning cocktail dress is a piece I wouldn't normally wear, but I thought of a few different ways to wear this dress and I have to admit, I was convinced.

I would this dress with a dainty diamante silver necklace with matching studs, with a pair of black thin strap heels. For the hair, I think a a lovely half updo with curls would suit this outfit.
For the makeup; a dewy flawless complexion, a hint of peach blusher, lashings of mascara and to finish off, a sheer layer of a rosy lipgloss/lipstick.

When I first saw this, I initially thought 'Grecian Goddess', as this dress is quite minimal in style and colour, but looks amazing. This piece would be most suited at a classy restaurant or a Valentines Day ball, as it has such elegance to it.

Similar to the picture, this dress would be paired with beige open toe heels. I feel that the jewellery can be experimented with, so long statement earrings would suit the neckline of this dress. Also, chunky bangles and rings would be a great option. However no necklace, as that would definitely take the attention off the style of this dress. For the hair, I think flowing loose curls would look beautiful!
For the makeup; I wouldn't suggest anything bold or dramatic as that wouldn't suit the dress. But that doesn't mean your makeup has to look plain! 
I would suggest a dewey and glowing complexion - so that means highlight, illuminating liquids and a light foundation. Also, emphasis on contouring would help balance out the face as the eye makeup is quite subtle.  For the eyes, a light champagne shimmer on the lids and a matte cork coloured brown in the crease for a bit of definition. I also feel that brown eyeliner is a great option as black may look a little harsh, topped with a few coats of mascara and finished off with a peachy/bronze lipstick.

This beautiful tassel dress is quite unique in design - the tassels and the embroidery - but I love it as it's a dress that you'll be able to pair up with the majority of accessories. It's kinda like an LBD but in Navy, and I think that it looks so elegant. 

I feel that you'll be able to be a little bold with this dress, so you can wear this with chunky black high heels (I'm thinking suede heels as 'Matte' would be a great theme for this look), or even suede coloured suede heels. Also, a black biker jacket and a small beige satchel bag would look cute!
For the makeup, I think the 'Matte' theme will definitely work with this dress. A flawless matte complexion (preferable NARS Sheer Glow as that dries matte but looks very natural), with a bit of matte contouring to define the cheekbones. For the eyes, I feel like a bold matte charcoal smokey eye would be appropriate, with lots of mascara and a dab of a nude lipgloss on top of a flesh toned lipliner filled lips.

I absolutely love the colour of this dress, as it's such a bright and summery colour - which is what we all need right now during this cold weather! I love the embroidery on the shoulders and how minimalistic the dress is, but it just looks so pretty. 
I feel like gold heels would suit this dress as it compliments the pattern on the shoulders, and gold bangles, earrings would definitely suit too!
For the makeup, I think that golds and pinks would look amazing! A dewy complexion with a soft highlight to give the face a bit of radiance. Perhaps a soft gold shimmer on the lids, a coat of mascara, a light dusting of pink blusher on the cheeks and a beautiful bold hot pink lip to finish off the face.

This final dress definitely caught my eye, as it's much more than just a Little Black Dress. I love the half sleeve as it gives room for chunky bangles, the plunging neckline at the back is gorgeous and definitely needs to be shown off, with the hair in an elegant updo.

With the hair in an updo - maybe a loose bun or a slightly messy bun - long earrings are definitely a must with this dress. The great thing with a black dress is that either silver or gold jewellery pieces are allowed. I think silver statement earrings would look elegant along with a silver rings and beige nail polish. I think strappy black high heels would look lovely, but flat shoes will also look great too!

For the makeup, I'm thinking a classic Nigella Lawson meets Gizzi Erskine. Flawless skin, winged eyeliner, lots of mascara and a very nude lip. But I also think a berry lip would look lovely for those who are a bit daring!

I hope you guys liked this blog post, and feel free to have a look around Raishma as they have such beautiful dresses, and I'm sure you will find your desired Valentines Day date dress!


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