Each month, DesignMyNight.com will be collaborating with LittleBlackDress.co.uk to find out the latest fashion trends and essential dress styles, to ensure you ladies have the best night out. This month it’s all about styling it just right for the best dance-til-your-feet hurt, laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe party bars in London.
If you’re a girl after Team LBD’s heart every weekend is an excuse to don your favourite party dress, add lashings of this season’s chicest accessories and hit the dance floor. By way of some seriously Monday-morning-gossip-worthy entertainment and a well-stocked cocktail menu, that is. So get out of the mid-season slump, take a look at Team LBD’s favourite fun-time bars and clubs from DesignMyNight’s extensive collection and take note of the frocks you’ll be needing to style it just right for each one.
1. Proud Camden
Say it loud and say it proud in our Geeks and Stitches Lulu Guinness-esque drop-hem dress for a night at Proud Camden, a converted 19th century horse hospital by Camden Market. With all the charm of its former stable days, the cool of a 21st century night club and the quirk of Cabaret you’re guaranteed stylish surroundings and catwalk-conscious clubbers at Proud Camden, so go bold or go home when it comes to your party dress. Geeks & Stitches range of ‘lip’ motif dresses at LittleBlackDress.co.uk each pay homage to an iconic pouter, from Angelina Jolie to Nicky Minaj to Rihanna (take a look here) and we recommend pairing one of ‘the girls’ with jet black stilettos and AW13’s Rock Chic studs and chains. With the addition of an edgy leather clutch bag (how Alexander McQueen is this one from Aftershock?), you’re ready for a night of world-renowned entertainment whilst you chow down in the on-site cafe. Now all you have to do is book your own private stable (yes, really) to carry on the drinking and dancing well in to the small hours!
Embrace the spirit of Carnival at Brazilian bar, Floripa. Named after the party island off the coast of Brazil, Floripa is a Shoreditch bar and club with a hedonistic bohemian cultural fusion, fit to bursting with carefree and cool party goers. Blend in without being the club wallflower with a curve-conscious body-con dress in a wild print. This zigzag number by Liquorish is perfect! Whether you’re stopping by for dinner – fine Brazilian street food awaits – or holding out for a position on the dancefloor when the drinks start flowing and the music is thumping, a statement-making dress like ours, teamed with comfy but cool leg-lengthening heels, a colour-pop clutch and OTT chandelier earrings will guarantee you take centre stage.
3. Portside Parlour
Warm your cocktails this party season with a session at quirky-cool rum bar, Portside Parlour. A Mexican themed bar and restaurant ‘Off Broadway’ this rustic-and-ready hub holds the accolade of being the first rum bar in East London, promising killer cocktails in a lightly-luxe candlelit basement bar, decked out with Chesterfield sofas and wall-mounted oil lamps. Like your favourite rum-based tipple the LBD is a classic go-to party dress style so keep it familiar with a classic black design like the Lacey dress and shake it up when it comes to the accessories. Next season more is more and the look-at-me collar will be riding high in fashion land as will the oversized cocktail ring – we favour a purple amethyst – and diamante encrusted stilettos.
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