Women Fashion

  • How to Stand Out While Dressing Modestly

    Dressing modestly doesn't mean you have to compromise on style. In fact, many modest looks allow you to experiment with the latest trends and styles because fashion is - at its heart - all about experimenting. As long as you know and understand what dressing modestly means to you, you'll be able to find pieces that meet your standards at Hampstead Bazaar.

     

    Here's how you can stand out from the crowd without compromising on your modest fashion morals.

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    1. Get in on the Over-Sized Trend

    Oversized silhouettes are all the rage when it comes to high fashion. From balloon sleeves to palazzo trousers, women's fashion is full of loose-fitting items that look amazing. A kaftan dress is also a great option as they usually have loose-fitting sleeves that help to keep you cool and give your outfit a soft and feminine feel without showing too much skin.

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    2. Wearing Tailored Trousers

    Flattering your figure doesn't mean you have to wear skinny jeans or trousers that look like a second skin. Instead, opt for tapered linen pants that create a slim leg without revealing too much about your body shape.

    They're flattering - not revealing.

    Linen is also an excellent material for helping you stay cool in the summer without having to reveal too much skin, so it has that as an extra modesty benefit.

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    3. Accessorise

    Accessories can help to finish off any look. From statement necklaces and chunky bracelets to bold belts, Hampstead Bazaar stocks accessories to suit any style without taking away from your modesty. As long as your jewellery doesn't emphasise a low neckline, it can be a classy way to make a statement whilst dressing modestly.

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    4. Layer Up

    Adding layers to your outfit is a great way to stay modest and stylish for a number of reasons. Not only will adding a jacket or an item from our range of women's wraps and shawls help to keep you warm when the weather grows chilly, but they'll also keep your back and shoulders covered so you don't have to worry about having too much skin on show.

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    5. Take Note of Measurements

    Measuring the length of your hemline and how long your neckline is really helps to keep your outfits modest.

    The dresses at Hampstead Bazaar are designed with modesty and style in mind with all of them being knee-length or longer. If you do go for a slightly shorter dress, you can still keep things modest and stylish by adding a statement sleeve, jacket, shawl or wrap and making sure your chest is covered. If the dress you like is long in length but has a lower neckline, you can put a vest top underneath to cover more of your chest. Using a wrap or shawl will also have the same effect.

    Having all these different fashion choices to hand means that you should never have to compromise on making a statement because you want to dress modestly.

  • Top Tips for Dressing to Impress as a Wedding Guest

    Deciding what to wear as a guest to a wedding can be a minefield. Is the colour right? Is the outfit classy enough? Is it appropriate? With all these questions and concerns, it can be hard to know whether you're on the right track with your wedding guest outfit. To help you out, here are some top tips from our team at Hampstead Bazaar.

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    Check the Invite for Information

    In some cases, the happy couple may leave a dress code note on their invites. This way, you'll know whether to dress suitably. A dress code may be:

    • semi-casual
    • cocktail
    • black-tie
    • beach formal.

    If they haven't given you a dress code, you can still gather information about what might be suitable from the invite. Looking at the location of the wedding is a huge help. If it's in a religious building, you'll need to make sure that your outfit is modest and adheres to the rules of that religion.

    Hampstead Bazaar specialises in stylish and modest clothing so we can help you find the right outfit in no time.

    The invite might also give clues as to whether the wedding will be indoors or outdoors - remember this will affect your outfit choice too. If you're going to be outside, you might need something to keep yourself warm like one of our ladies’ cashmere cardigans, silk scarves for women, or shawls.

    Don't Wear New Shoes

    The last thing you want is to be hobbling about because your shoes have pinched your feet and given you blisters. Make sure you chose a pair that you know and trust so you can dance at the reception with confidence.

    Pick Something You Feel Comfortable In

    It seems obvious, but if you're uncomfortable in your outfit, people will notice, and you won't be giving off the impression you'd like. Instead, find something that you feel comfortable in and are going to be able to relax and enjoy the day in.  Hampstead Bazaar's dresses mean that you'll have plenty of choices and are bound to find something that makes you feel incredible.

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    Accessorise

    Finishing off your outfit with some of our jewellery, silk scarves for women or one of our bespoke hats is a fantastic way to give your look a little extra oomph. These smaller touches can bring an outfit together and help you to feel confident and feminine.

    Bring a pair of Flats

    Even if you're comfortable in high heels and feel confident that your feet will last all day in them, it's probably a good idea to take some flats or sandals - just in case. The chances are there'll be a lot of standing around and a lot of dancing, so you need to have that option to give your feet a bit of a break without having to dirty your feet and risk having bare feet stepped on. Your feet will certainly thank you for it by the end of the night!

  • Top 3 Occasions to Wear a Bespoke Hat

    Finding a stylish hat on the high street is no easy feat, and it certainly isn't easy to find something that matches your exact style. That's why, at Hampstead Bazaar, we offer bespoke hat making services to help you create the hat of your dreams. Having your hat made to measure ensures you'll get something that not only fits you perfectly, but finishes off your look exactly how you'd want it to.

    Here are some of the best occasions to take the opportunity to treat yourself to a bespoke hat.

    1: A Wedding

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    If a friend or relative is getting married, you want to make an impression with your outfit, and a bespoke hat or fascinator is one of the best ways to do this.

    We all remember the great hats from recent Royal Weddings, and having yours handmade from scratch is a great way to ensure everyone remembers yours too. Whether you're looking for a delicate fascinator or something a little more alternative, the team at our women's clothes shop in Bath will help you design and create the hat you're envisaging.  Let us know the colours in your outfit, the cut and the style you're going for, and we'll use all this information to create the perfect hat for your occasion.

    2: A Day at the Races

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    With its links to Ascott and the royal family, horse racing has become a glamorous occasion that cries out for a bespoke hat. To get the best racing experience, aim to go in the summer so you have a better chance of experiencing good weather.

    Petula Duvigneau knows what it takes to make ladies summer hats that are both practical and stylish so that you can spend a day in the sun, having a few drinks and watching the horse racing while looking incredible. If you're unsure of what type of hat is suitable for the races, take some inspiration from Royal Ascott and let us know what your favourite looks are.

    If you already have an outfit in mind, we'll use this to create a hat that will add the finishing touches to your look. If not, we can create a hat that suits your tastes and personality so you can build your race day look around a central focal point. Of course, there are plenty of hats in-store and online that are perfect for the occasion. Shop now!

    3: On a Summer Holiday

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    On a summer holiday, a bespoke hat can not only look great but could also protect you from the sun's harmful UV rays. There are many different ladies summer hat styles to choose from, but styles like the wide brim fedora hat are ideal for sunny weather.

    The wide brim not only looks elegant and at the height of fashion, but it also provides extra coverage from the sun and protects your shoulders and face from becoming sunburnt. Whether you're planning to lounge by the pool or explore the streets around your hotel, do so in style with a hat that's been handmade to your taste.

  • Style Tips from Everyday Brits

    Say what you want about the Brits, but one thing’s for sure is that we have a long history of world class fashion. From the heady days of the swinging sixties to the punchy patters cut every year for London Fashion Week, we attract designers from around the world. That isn’t to say that other countries don’t have their own unique styles, but the UK has produced some of the best designers, artists and photographers. Many celebrities and influential figures have flocked to the UK to buy UK made clothes such as those at Hampstead Bazaar and on catwalks and red carpets across the world, you can tell when they’ve found that British look.

    As we all know from those grumbling mornings in front of the mirror, fashion is a case of trial, error and instinct. Put simply, it doesn’t come easy. That’s why we’ve collated some tips for the budding fashionista, all from the mouths of top British style icons.

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    When you’re in the UK, there’s no doubt that complimenting someone’s outfit will end in a story about an item of that clothing. Fashion is more than just a trip to the high street, it’s a statement of personality and a story to tell. With more than a millennium of history, British women have a lot to say about their clothes. Whether you’re shopping at a London fashion boutique or a woman’s clothes shop in Bath, you can’t help but shop through history.

    Combining the masculine with the feminine

    For that perfect blend of personality, the British love to mix sturdy jeans with feminine colours. The melding of moods will undoubtedly add that little extra toy our look. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

    Layering is everything in the UK

    The UK is temperamental in its temperature. That’s why it’s best to try not to get caught out and layer yup for all occasions. With lighter clothes under your woollies, you can shift your style to suit the sunshine. Each time you peel a layer, make it count.

    Wide leg trousers give an effortless glide

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    You can never go wrong with wide leg trousers. Whether it’s part of a more formal shirt and blazer combo or a dressed down denim look, wide leg trousers make an effortless statement with a touch of cool classiness. All ages get away with wide legged trousers, and there’s a style to suit every pair.

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    The British have a long history of design ingenuity. Whether its William Morris wall prints or the vivid colours you see every year at London Fashion Week, the British really know how to create colours which complement each other. At Hampstead Bazaar, we have a wide range of summery, floral patterns which show off both vintage and modern vibes.

    Bold colours

    Bold colours are striking and make a statement. In the UK, you’ll find fashionistas wearing both palettes of bright yellows and oranges alongside subtler navies and cream colours. Whatever you opt for, there’s plenty of simple yet effective tones to really bring out your personality and help your outfit to shine.

  • Spring and Summer Trends For 2019

    The weather may be cold, but these trends will soon be hot.

    The problem with sales is that they are deliberately off season. Many clothes you find in high street sales tend to be for the next – or the last – season. This is often a great way to get rid of new stock or for a clothes retailer to try out something adventurous or unorthodox with little risk for the customer. Our sales at Hampstead Bazaar focus on both the last and next season, and so bring a wide range of products for both winter and summer. As summer’s been and gone, we’ll be focussing on the upcoming summer season, many products for which can be found on our website’s sales page. It’s not just last season’s finest summer wear we’re excited about, it’s next season’s too. Below you can find a plethora of beachwear, hats and general lightweight summer wear to take advantage of from our website.

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    Large Brim Hat

     

    Our beautiful floral summer hat is perfect for special summer events. The beautiful tinge of peach blended with the bespoke caramel of the large brim hat material, brings a welcome elegance to your more formal summer proceedings. With the silk flower and feather embellishments, this hat is perfect for garden parties and cultural events, and more generally for when you want to feel elegant. This hat is just one of our many woman’s hats online and gives you the chance to flaunt your summer look, without getting sun burnt!

    New6134 Cotton Dress

    New6134 Cotton Dress

     

    This V neck maxi dress is a loose-fitting cotton which hugs your curves. With a cool white colour and an embellished V neck stripe, this cotton dress is the perfect addition to a vintage lover’s summer wardrobe.

    New6134 Silk Dress

    New6134 Silk Dress

    Another lightweight V neck maxi dress, the silk embellished New6134 brings a 60’s summer feel to our collection. Again, with the lightweight body-hugging sides, this silk dress also comes with handy fine stitched pockets. The fine pattern detailing also brings a welcome vibrancy and will blend well with the colourful London summer.

    Riviera Short Viscose

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    This round neck mid length tunic utilises calming blues and greens for a real springtime feel. With its floaty feel, this short viscose is perfect for casual summer wear and provides the best in comfort, whether you’re out on a picnic or relaxing in the garden. The blue and green patterns resemble plants and flowing branches, strewn horizontally across the elegant yet multipurpose dress.

    Riviera Short silk

    Riviera Short silk

    This soft pink short silk dress is a perfect addition to your summer collection. With its round necked and sleeveless breeziness, the dress offers a cool, smart casual addition to any summer wardrobe. This dress is also 100 percent silk, ensuring that you are too.

    Nabila Viscose

    Nabila Viscose

    This mid length skirt is floral patterned on a black background and is made of soft viscose material. With its lovely hem, this skirt goes with a whole range of tops and is perfect for a smart casual summer set up.

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    NewS6 Viscose

    Another full length skirt with soft viscose material. This time, the summer skirt comes in a white with floral patterns dotted in green and peach. This is another smart casual skirt which lets slip more detail the more you look at it.

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