Friday night and the lights are low, looking out for a place to go....

Party season is on the way so there is no better time to get your outfit, as they hit the floor as I type. Enter into Phase Eight and prepare to be dazzled and ready to dance...

What to do when the office parties and girly get togethers are a bit less formal?  This is where Phase Eight has truly excelled at producing a wide selection of dresses/knitwear. They have the sparkle you need - but in more relaxed fabrics and styles that make you feel festive, but still you. Cast your eyes on the rail I put together of my favourites shining like rich jewels, full of sparkling knits and endless parties.

Are you ‘sequin’ a dress (sorry had to do it) that’s got the X factor?  Hello to the Matilda Balloon Sleeve Sequin Dress, a stunning fitted knit dress embellished with party-ready sequins and long blouson sleeves ALSO with sequin cuffs...oooo!! Doesn’t the gorgeous Faith look fabulous. See that girl, watch that scene...

A glamourous take on the tunic dress, the Addison Sparkle Tunic Dress in luxurious velvet features short sleeves and an eye-catching bow tie detail at the V-back. A style to cover all ages and sizes, it’s all about how YOU wear it. For a touch of Glam Rock wear slouchy with leggings and chunky ankle boots or 90 deniers (sparkly ones of course???) and heels. 


The Ida Shimmer Maxi Dress is one of my absolute favourite this season. Modelled by the lovely Margaret (doesn’t she look amazing) it’s so simple yet a timeless classic to be brought out year after year. Add your favourite accessories, or let this stand-out style speak for itself. It has such a flattering bustline which is mirrored in the back also and enough stretch to flow beautifully. As Margaret said ‘how can you NOT feel fabulous in this dress’ - I agree! 

A Star is Born (have you seen the film - what a tearjerker!) in this very cute and whimsical June Stars Tulle Maxi Dress with gold glitter star detail. Again, attention has been been paid to the back with the soft cowl drape. Pairs magically with the gold moon necklace for floor-sweeping style. Adele the Eastgate’s Marketing & Promotions Manager looks pretty as a picture in the dress and captures the magic perfectly - don’t you think she should get it? Simply stunning.

You really must see the dress the lovely Faith is modelling in real-life, featuring batwing sleeves and stretchy knit this could be after-work drinks or Christmas Day sorted (with plenty of stretch for dessert 😉). Oh, and did I mention the colour is Petrol - it’s one of my favourites, such a striking and eye-catching shade. 

Looking for another way to wear your Victoriana jumpsuit? It has been featured before but it’s so gorgeous and versatile especially in the winter-esque Port. All is needed is a rose gold clutch and heels to complete. Margaret looks so elegant yet funky in this jumpsuit, they were a perfect match. I also love how they’ve styled it with the Sheron Blouse for ‘Desk to Dinner’ so clever! 

You’re a teaser...winking and twinkling at us to take you home. No outfit is complete without accessories, invest in the Lainey Bracelet and Evelina Necklace to carry you through the party season they will lovingly finish or elevate your look. They also look far more expensive than they actually are so it’s a win-win. 

Whether you choose to party with the girls from the office after work or with your friends or family on special occasions, remember that clothing is a way to express our personality. Choose styles that you feel comfortable in and work with the event you are attending. If this is something you struggle with let me help you by booking one of our FREE 90-minute Personal Shopping sessions on a Wednesday. 

So now ‘You're in the mood for a dance’

In the words of Strictly - Keeeepppp Dancing

You are the Dancing Queen...

Amanda x

Amanda Latham is the Eastgate Centre’s personal stylist, who provides a free personal shopping service every Wednesday. You can book an appointment with Amanda by contacting us on Facebook or by emailing

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