What She Wears: Solved

November 26, 2009

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What She Wears: Solved

What She Wore: Solved is a free service for WhatSheWears.ie subscribers. Every day I get asked about what certain fashion frontrunners and celebrities of our small screens are wearing. The X Factor certainly keeps me on my toes, but there are also other leading ladies outfits which you write in about. Here are some recent queries answered, I hope you’ll delight in the fact that they are all party dresses to get you in the mood for the upcoming festivities!

Holly Willoughby

I’ve been inundated with requests for Holly Willoughby’s dresses on the Xtra Factor, understandably too, as she is a size 12, which is the nation’s average size apparantly. Holly buys most of her dresses in the High Street and some from her own online shop which she owns with Fearne Cotton, very.co.uk.

Lots of requests also for Holly Willoughby’s black dress with sweetheart neckline and lace detail, she also wore a white version on xtra factor the following weekend – Holly’s black dress is by Tadashi and is available to buy online from the US here http://www.edressme.com/wj85989.html.

On to the ones I did find – the very curvaceous red zipped dress on one of this year’s first Xtra Factor shows is a design by Isabella Oliver which also comes in black (€179 – LOVE the way this website immediately knows you’re based in Ireland and quotes the prices in Euros!).

This dark blue dress that Holly is seen pictured in here, is one of my favourite dresses and I have it in red. It’s the curvy jersey knot-front halter dress from Victoria’s Secret ($65, approx €43 + shipping) which also comes in red, chocolate brown or black.

Alexa Chung

Vampire fever has officially hit the country, with the latest instalment, New Moon, having hit the big screen last weekend. Alexa Chung was one New York-based-Brit who attended the NYC premiere, catching my attention in a navy blue, Katy Rodriguez dress.

While I can’t buy this American designer’s collections over here, I’m comforted with the amount of elegant navy party dresses in our shops, in particular this silk one from Topshop Boutique.

I’d like to think that Alexa read our tips on leopard print accessories as she sported a Marc by Marc Jacobs Derby Bag (€195) which she wore with an ubertall pair of Marni sandals and opaque tights.

But alas, Chung is her own stylist always rocking a quirky look, which I’m not always a fan of, but on this occasion I am.

Nicky O’Callaghan

As we move closer to home, I also received quite a few emails asking which dress last year’s Apprentice runner-up Nicky O’Callaghan wore on The Apprentice You’re Fired on 9 November last.

After trawling through YouTube to see it again (she was only on screen for a few minutes), I immediately recognised it as the white version of the Damask style by French Connection (£179, approx €198).

Nicky elegantly wore the white dress with a black print version whereas it’s also available in the reverse colours (black with white print) and in black with a blue print. A year on since her appearance on deapprentiss as they call it on Twitter, I think Nicky’s looking fantastic and am especially loving her new bangs!

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3 Responses to “What She Wears: Solved”

  1. Taylor Says:


    You can find this dress on Katy Rodriguez’s website and order directly. Go to http://www.katyrodriguez.com.

  2. Annemarie Says:

    Thanks for the tip off Taylor. Ladies, FYI the Katy Rodriguez’s dress is called Fancy Party Dress and costs $935. To order, contact jeremy@katyrodriguez.com

  3. mwc4funMovie Says:

    Thanks this was a ace read

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