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


  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

  17. Gemma Clark
    20th November 2018 / 02:04

    I had a blue and green tartan dress, it was blue velvet at the top and the skirt was blue and green tartan with a bow round the waist and matching velvet bag.

  18. Diana
    21st November 2018 / 22:02

    I had a beautiful pink dress with a flower on my waist when I was little 🙂

  19. 22nd November 2018 / 07:16

    this dress is lovely and would be perfect for christmas and my daughter Ava

  20. Susan Willshee
    22nd November 2018 / 19:41

    I remember being in a carnival once and everyone on my float were dressed as clowns. I did not look good as a clown. The big red nose clashed with my big red cheeks

  21. Hannah Rowley
    24th November 2018 / 15:27

    I remember wearing a red velvet dress to our christmas parties

  22. 24th November 2018 / 20:39

    a spotted green dress

  23. Faye Reed
    24th November 2018 / 22:28

    A red tartan dress I wore for a school party once, I felt so special.

  24. ellie spider
    25th November 2018 / 14:26

    My aunty was married to a man from India and thy brought me a beautiful red and gold sari when I was 5 after they had been visiting his family. I loved it so much I wore it to parties until I was about 9 and it got too small. It had all these little reflective mirrors and sequins on it and jingled when I spun in it

  25. Shelley Jessup
    25th November 2018 / 15:48

    I remember a red satin dress with with a peter pan collar & big bow that was a darker red velvet & white tights!

  26. Catherine Gregory
    25th November 2018 / 17:45

    I was obsessed with pink and being the 80’s I remember wearing a pink frilly skirt with a sparkly pink top for the school disco when I was about 8

    25th November 2018 / 18:37

    I remember how exciting it was back in the 80’s wearing party dresses for special occasions like Christmas and birthdays.

  28. Sarah Parker
    25th November 2018 / 21:03

    lovely dresses 🙂

  29. Natalie Crossan
    25th November 2018 / 23:17

    I was completely obsessed with pink – hot pink – flamingo hot pink and everything was pink and also lots of feather bowers!!

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