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You may think that high society fashion shows give the general public a sneak peek at the jaw- dropping styles and fashions the stars are able to wear and more importantly can afford to buy.

Looking like an Academy Awards star without the A-list price tag is a cinch, as trends filter from the red carpet into everyday wardrobes. Slowly high street and independent retailers are branching out and sourcing styles with a more affordable price tag – matching the amazing gowns we see on the red carpet and in the likes of Paris Fashion Week it’s great to know we really do have choice, choice, choice for our special events.

Designers and labels around the world will emulate the trends from the dazzling Oscars ceremony, which will trickle from exclusive boutiques and even- tually as far down as pieces in affordable chain stores in shopping centres.

Sandra Bullock’s stunning dress at the Oscars is already being reproduced around the world and will undoubtedly set a huge trend for shimmering fabrics, sequinning, frills, crystals, and gold this year, in cocktail and evening dresses, as well as bridal gowns.

By Beverley Saunders of Bee Bee Gowns

If you are looking for something a little differ- ent, or you really don’t want to turn up in the same dress as five other people who have bought from the high street, bear in mind independent retailers tend to stock only two or three of any one gown.

They will usually be the only stockist of a particular style in its region. This ensures that you are unlikely to experience that wide eyed state of panic when you walk into a room

seeing your dress or outfit adorning another female’s frame!

Frills and ruffles are the hottest trend of the season to include very bold big decorative flowers – we’ve talked previously about empire cuts gaining popularity, but the great figure hugging cuts are back in the running and with some stunning colours and designs there is much to feel excited about.

Over the past few years we have had many compliments about the styles we show in our window display. We have been fortunate that members of the public just want to walk in to look at our selection of gowns (to suit all ages,) even when they have no particular event in

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