The Party Dress of Dreams from David Charles

The Party Dress of Dreams from David Charles

October through to December is a really busy time for us with parties and when David Charles got in touch with us to ask if Emma would like to choose one of their new autumn/winter dresses I jumped at the chance.

Whilst I’ve never been one to make her into a girly girl she is definitely a little girl who enjoys wearing dresses and putting on special party dresses for occasions.

When I was a little girl I had plenty of dresses, but I remember one that was purple. It had a velvety body and a metallic purple skirt. I loved it and I knew it was a party when I got to wear that dress. When Emma was looking through the selection of special occasion dresses I was quite pleased that she chose one that reminded me of my own childhood dress.

The dress Emma chose was called the ‘Red Waterfall Party Gown’ and, like the dress I remember from my own childhood this one has a velvety body and a large skirt – perfect for twirling in!

David Charles produce are well known for creating really luxurious dresses and when the dress arrived she was very excited to see the box addressed to her with her new dress inside. The dress was well packaged in a sturdy box, and beautifully wrapped in paper. She loved opening it all up to reveal her new dress.

You can tell the quality of the dress as it has a nice weight to it, from the layers of fabric and the velvet of the body of the dress is thick and very very soft and the back of the dress has a concealed zip fastening.  The dress Emma chose is well constructed and the skirt has layers of soft tulle fabric, layered in a waterfall effect to create a lovely full-bodied skirt.

I like that this dress has full-length sleeves – perfect for the colder winter parties that we are going to and Emma, in particular, loves the little brooch on the hip of the dress – it’s a cute little accessory that adds a bit of sparkle to the outfit. This dress if a bold red colour and I really love the selection of dresses that David Charles have as so many of them are brighter colours and patterns.

This dress of Emma’s is a real quality item, that has the feel and finish of a well-made dress that I am sure will see her through the parties we have in the lead up to Christmas. She calls it her ‘Princess Dress’ and I know it will be one of the dresses she remembers when, like me, she remembers the party dresses of her childhood.

I am absolutely thrilled to be able to offer my readers the chance to win a dress of their choice from the Autumn/Winter collection. To be in with a chance please complete the Gleam widget below.

David Charles Dress Giveaway

Terms and Conditions

  • You must be 18 or over to enter this competition
  • Giveaway is open internationally – prize can be shipped worldwide
  • Prize consists of 1 x dress of the winner’s choice from the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection
  • Competition closes at [enter date here] 2018
  • Winner will be chosen at random and announced by 1 December 2018
  • Winner will also be notified directly via [insert contact method here] within 24 hours of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 5 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner
  • The prize will be shipped to the winner by David Charles London via courier service or Royal Mail Air Parcel Post Service. Where possible a courier tracking number will be provided once the prize has been dispatched
  • The prize will be dispatched within 2-3 business days of receiving confirmation of the winner’s dress choice and shipping details
  • Prize cannot be redeemed for cash
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16 Comments

  1. Claire Lloyd-Davies
    8th November 2018 / 12:21

    Wow, this truly is stunning. My daughter will be 5 in December so would get plenty of wear out of a gorgeous party dress for both birthday and Christmas celebrations. With a new baby sister on the way in January I’d love for her to feel extra special this festive season! She is what’s known as a “highly sensitive child” so feels things much more acutely than most. Including how clothes feel next to her skin. This means that most “fancy dress” or “party dresses” from the high street are scratchy and uncomfortable for her to wear. The soft tulle and designs of David Charles might just be the perfect match for my little lady xx

  2. Joanna
    8th November 2018 / 13:05

    The dress is beautiful! I liked to dress as ballerinas when I was little but my daughter loves princess dresses, she loves the make believe element of it

  3. Jo
    8th November 2018 / 13:11

    So lovely. Mine too was velvety with a big skirt. It was a deep blue with lace and I always had to wear my special sparkly tights.

  4. Charlie Brown
    8th November 2018 / 17:26

    Stunning dress and what an awesome opportunity! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  5. FayCM
    9th November 2018 / 09:01

    A beautiful dress!
    Fingers crossed for the competition!

    I remember a dress when I was younger; a hand-me-down from my older sisters. It had a black velvet body and puffy, purple tulle sleeves and skirt. Sounds horrible now, but I loved it.

    I also remember when I hated dresses – a self declared “tomboy” – and crying for a two hour car journey to a wedding in Oxfordshire because my Mum made me wear a dress!

  6. Kelly Knowles
    12th November 2018 / 08:44

    I dont remember many dresses, i had hand me downs from my cousin’s who were boys, i do remember designing a dress from a old one my nan gave me, i cut it to size and added buttons

  7. 12th November 2018 / 09:18

    When I was very young I had a lovely red velvet party dress with a white collar and trim and I wore a pair of sparkly red ‘Dorothy’ shoes with it! I have seen photos in my parents photo albums and I looked cute!

  8. Marycarol
    12th November 2018 / 10:08

    My favourite party dress was a gorgeous navy blue – I just thought I was gorgeous with my sparkly blue shoes too x

  9. Karen Barrett
    12th November 2018 / 10:56

    A green and re tartan dress with a white lace collar, I can still remember how itchy it was!

  10. Katie B
    12th November 2018 / 11:24

    Me and my sister used to have matching flowery dresses, with matching dresses that came out for parties. Very dated now though

  11. Amy Bondoc
    12th November 2018 / 11:45

    i was a rather difficult girl and refused to wear dresses, but this pone i loved it was white with blue stripes at the waist, the skitrt was ruffled and had blue spots, i literally wore it til it had holes

  12. Jackie Howell
    12th November 2018 / 15:20

    I had a lovely blue velvet dress with matching head band, I felt like a princess in that outfit…

  13. alanawalker1515
    12th November 2018 / 17:04

    My favourite childhood party dress was a little red tartan dress and it had a black velvet collar and I had a scottie dog bag to go with it. Loved it and have always tried to find my daughter a similar one.x

  14. Rich Tyler
    12th November 2018 / 22:46

    Dressing up as a policeman when i was around 5/6 n sending people to jail!

  15. Solange
    13th November 2018 / 00:05

    A red dress with puffy sleeves and ruffles.

  16. Helen Tovell
    13th November 2018 / 15:51

    It had a shiny silver long sleeved top and a black skirt with net under it

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