03 January 2013

The Bombshell Dress by Katya Wildman: What I Wore on New Year's Eve!

Katya Wildman Bombshell Dress


I haven't been this excited about a dress since my wedding! In a real 'pinch-me' moment, I was contacted by Bombshell after writing this post, who in an incredible act of kindness and loveliness sent me the classic black version with mid length sleeves. New Year's Eve was the perfect night to roadtest my very own Bombshell and it's safe to say I'm in love!

With concealed ruching around the sides of the bust and the waist, the dress moulds to your curves for a flattering, feminine fit - no wonder it's a firm favourite with everyone from Nigella Lawson to Vogue. Classy and elegant, it falls below the knees for a ladylike silhouette. But with the sweetheart neckline, exposed shoulders and just the right amount of cleavage, it's also a very sexy dress. "Oh yes," said himself, entirely unprompted. "I like that. I really like that a lot." 
 
Katya Wildman Bombshell Dress
 
In honour of the sparkly season I wore my Bombshell with black sequinned wedges, this Penneys clutch, a sequinned topshop kimono (instead of a coat) and a pair of crystal ear-rings -  but it would also look amazing with pearls and peep-toes and, if I ever find that elusively flattering faux-fur jacket, it will be a match made in heaven.
 
Katya Wildman Bombshell Dress
Details: I recreated Lisa Eldridge's green smokey eye look, wore this YSL Glossy Stain, paired Chanel Frenzy on my nails with my evil eye ring from Astley Clarke - a present from my godson! - and a pearl ring from my mum. Bracelet courtesy of Les Jumelles. Ear-rings from Net-A-Porter, from himself for Christmas!

If you're looking for a timeless, well-made dress that will absolutely make the most of what you've got, look no further than the Bombshell. It's available in size 8 - 18 and a multitude of patterns, prints and sleeve lengths, here. Prices currently start at £120 for sale items so go, go, and check 'em out quick!

What's your absolutely favourite dress of all time?
 

40 comments:

Not Just Inside said...

My god you look STUNNING

Felicity said...

Well we all know I'm not a dress girl, but this is my number 1 wish list item. Have to say I have a feeling the black Bombshell would work for me with a pair of Docs, the Black ones with roses on, but that's 'cos I'm a sad auld wan desperately clinging on to my youf (and 'cos heels HURT). But Emma, you look altogether the bomb (sorry, couldn't resist) for a posh night out!

Adele said...

Emma, you look stunning in that dress. Can you also believe I'm sitting here painting my nails with Frenzy as I blog!!!!!
Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
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Karen said...

Va va voom Emma! You look gowjus :) Happy New Year!

Laura said...

Looking fab Emma! Love the dress :) xo

Anonymous said...

Bombshell indeed. You look stunning!

Marina Bergmann said...

wohoo! look at you Emma! makeup an styling is fab! Happy New Year!
xxx Marina

beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

Cuti-CLUE-les said...

I am obsessed with Chanel Frenzy! It's the perfect nude nail polish.

Chloe said...

Emma, you look gorgeous, I'm in full-on envy mode!

Chloe - Very Lovely Stuff

Olivia TLGOY said...

Amazing outfit and I love that nail polish color! Hope you had a great NYE!

xo Olivia
This Looks Good On You

Keit said...

Hahaha, you lucky girl!
Great dress, damn, want one now :-D

Johanna said...

You look amazing you little bombshell, you!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Emma, you are stunning that dress! It is a great silhouette and I love your New year eyes too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

JenJen said...

That dress looks so chic, off to check out the site!

Roxy said...

Amazing! Love the length and the neckline. Looks fab with that sequinned jacket too!

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments everyone - you guys are great! I am so in love with the dress, definitely check out the site - I promise I won't mind that we're wearing the same dress! Just make sure you pick a different colour/ print ;)

CherrySue said...

Wowsers Em, that's breathtaking!

Happy New Year, Sweets x

Beauty Balm said...

You look amazing! The dress was made for you :) x

LolaP said...

Wow Em you look super stunning in that dress!
After your first post on this designer I went to the site and bought three dresses (with the intention of keeping my favourite!) somehow none made it back they all so gorgeous and flattering I kept them all - definately my biggest splurge yet from your tips but not one I regret!!
Xxx

Life, Loves...... said...

Smokin Dress
J
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Nailish Ramblings said...

That dress is ah-mazing! You look fab and I'm coveting it so much.

I think it's made it's way on to my wishlist and moved to the number one slot!

Jules Keeley said...

Fab-ah-liss!

Jessi said...

what a pretty classic dress! I love the sparkles with it! Hope you had a great NYE! Here's to a wonderful new year!!
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Miruku said...

The dress isn't really to my taste, but I love how you styled it. You can never have too much sparkle!

Aidy said...

That dress is absolutely amazing! Just wondering, if ordering are they true to size or would you want to order up or down a size?! Gorgeous post!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

beautiful outfit

Emma said...

Have to agree with Mr. Fluff on this one Emma, you look fantastic! I adore how you've put this outfit together. The dress is just so WOWZA!! I love the ankle strap heels too and the stunning make up and relaxed hair. You're such a beauty!

Emma x

Anonymous said...

That is one fab dress!

fluff and fripperies said...

Lola you bought THREE? I'm so jealous - which ones?

Aidy, they run pretty true to size but they do expand round waist and hips so if you're thinner everywhere else (lucky you) you could size down.

Felicity it would look great with your Docs!

fluff and fripperies said...

Oops that should read boobs and hips - not waist and hips!

YourBeauty said...

Emma, im lost for words you look so amazing!!! Vavavoom! so sexy, just beautiful xo

Aidy said...

Thanks a million! *scurries off to start saving*

BeautyNutJK said...

Stunning Stunning Stunning!!! Have to hunt one of these down!! :)

Eimear Mc Keown said...

That is a seriously sexy dress! Emma, you look gorgeous. Beautiful rings too x

Coco said...

You look fabulous!!!!!!

little t said...

You look sensational Emma! xo

rachael said...

I have about 5 of these - all by Katya. I have tried other designers on but hers are perfect and fit better. well worth the money as you will wear them again and again - dressed up and more casual. I love her!

Sarah Lanagan said...

Firstly Emma - whoa, you look so AMAZING!!!! Secondly, after I read your initial post I was pretty much sold on getting one of these but now I am anxiously waiting for my pay check to come through so I can buy like... 4 of them! Lucky you getting to road test one for free :) xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Aw - thanks Sarah! I want a red one next :)

Breige said...

Oh my God, you look amazing! What a figure!