October has rolled around pretty quickly and that can mean only one thing – Halloween. Whilst the kids spend their night running around trick or treating dressed as zombies, vampires and ghouls galore, Halloween is a perfect night for a grown up celebration too.
Vampires are all the rage at the moment, with the likes of Twilight and True Blood taking over our screens, so if you’re going out this Halloween ditch the cheesey costumes and vamp it up for a grown up night out.
Seductive and sexy are what you want to be aiming for in your vampish outfit and what better way than with a velvet dress? Now bear with me, I know that velvet hasn’t exactly been in fashion since the eighteenth century but it’s been given a makeover and is the ‘it’ fabric of 2010 – it was spotted on catwalks across the globe, including Alexander Wang’s!
Check out this Holly Willoughby velvet wrap dress which is perfect for showing off curvy figures, team with fierce red heels like this lace pair and ruby red lips to get the look. Or try this Teatro cowl neck dress in red for a softer look.
For full on glam vampishness go with a floor length sweeping gown in red, like this Elements/Amanda Wakeley dress which would look great with skyscraper heels, like this Dune pair, and a statement necklace. Sweep up your hair for a sexy, romantic look.
The vampish look is all about the details, so get yourself some statement jewellery – don’t be shy and make sure that it’s big and that it draws attention. Don’t scrimp on the makeup either, even if you usually go for barely there make-up this is a chance to bring out your inner vamp. Smoky eyes with plenty of eyeliner and bright ruby red or dark plum lips are the way to go.
The vampish look is easy to create with your own wardrobe too, so you can always dust off your trusty LBD and team with some killer heels and bold makeup to get a brand new look.