If you have been inspired by the gowns featured on the Emmys red carpet, then you may be interested in today’s post. High-street stalwart Debenhams is celebrating its 200th birthday this year (yes, that’s double century!) and to mark the occasion is releasing an exclusive limited edition Designers at Debenhams collection. The pieces hit store in October, however the pre-order waiting list is now open, so if you’re dreaming of donning a shimmery maxi-dress this Xmas then you’d best get on that list.
Printed maxi-dress, £150, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams
Long time Debenhams collaborators John Rocha and Jasper Conran have both designed pieces for the collection alongside boho-lover Matthew Williamson and K-Mid favourite Jenny Packham. Speaking of our future queen (and if it’s full on glam that you’re craving) then this sequinned showstopper from Julien Macdonald may tickle your fancy. It is also remarkably similar to a recent dress worn by Kate to her first post-baby event.
Sequinned dress, £199, Star by Julien Macdonald for Debenhams
Kate in Jenny Packham at the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London, Sept 2013 (Image: PA)
The collection comprises of eight garments – four evening dresses and four coats – and a selection of homeware and leather accessories. Prices range from £12.50 for plates to £299 for the stunning scarlet Jenny Packham floor-length gown – guaranteed to make you feel like a princess.
Red satin gown, £299, No.1 Jenny Packham dress for Debenhams
However, if you require something a little more practical then perhaps this white faux-fur trimmed fit-and-flare coat will suit (I did say a little more practical). This rouses my Slavic roots and channels an inner Anna Karenina – cue image of self skating round a deserted frozen lake in snowy Russia.
Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina
Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina costume for Vogue Oct 2012 (Image: Vogue)
If late 19th Century literature isn’t your thing, then opt instead for this on-trend furry cocoon coat from H! By Henry Holland or this chic Hepburn-esque lace A-line dress by Rocha. John Rocha.
Boucle coat, H! by Henry Holland for Debenhams
Lace midi-dress, £150, Rocha. John Rocha for Debenhams
To join the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to get your orders in early. A modern day Cinderella doesn’t need a fairy godmother when she has a waiting list and email to hand…
Main holding image: Lace midi-dress, £150, Rocha. John Rocha for Debenhams