**Guest Post** Dressing for a Eurovision Party

Eurovision is a classic event in the European cultural calendar. All over UK and the continent friends gather together to enjoy the weird and wonderful efforts from our European friends. These days it seems that Great Britain is on a bit of a losing streak when it comes to our position on the score board. There’s no reason to let the side down on the fashion stakes though. A Eurovision party is a classic theme for a friend’s get-together so choose bright, bold styles to reflect the essence of the Euro musical event.
Go for colour

This season the on trend colours are just right for the Eurovision theme. Royal blue and bright pink continue to be popular despite the pale pastels that are also in the spotlight. The other palette that says Euro like no other is the neon brights that have been seen on the catwalks lately.
To tap into bright theming make the most of the huge variety of bold coloured jeans to create the beginnings of your outfit. These look great with flat ballerina style pumps and are a fun youthful look that can suit anyone. Bonmarché’s Stretch Cotton Capri Trousers are available in a bright coral which is the perfect colour choice for a Eurovision party.
There are plenty of tops with bold colour too. The David Emanuel Smudge Print Short Sleeve Top features royal blues and bright pinks to put you in the party swing.
Go for pattern

When we think of Eurovision, it’s not just today’s fashion that springs to mind. The heyday of the event was the days of Abba and friends and so seventies patterns are very much in line with the theme. To give a nod to this, choose bold floral designs, animal prints or geometric designs and you’ll be both on trend and on theme – as long as you don’t wear them all at once!

The Sleeveless Printed Tunic with Hem Band Trim features a geometric print that will look stylish paired with cropped Capri trousers in white or black.
Go for flamboyance

Eurovision singers are certainly not known for being shrinking violets. Over the decades the performers have appeared some incredible and memorable costumes. You can tap into the flamboyance of the brave singers by opting for tops with ruffles and bold detailing. The Sleeveless Frill Front Blouse by Bonmarché features fantastic ruffles to put you in the girly, party mood in an instant.
If you want to make a bold statement then a maxi dress is a good way to go. Not only giving a nod to the seventies with its ankle skimming style, it’s also super comfortable when the singing and dancing gets going. The Colour Block Halterneck Long Jersey Sundress by Bonmarché is a fun, figure friendly piece that is versatile enough to see you through party after party.
Kaftans are also very reminiscent of Eurovision and Bonmarché’s Kaftan with Silver Sequin and Stud Detail is a pocket friendly choice that will put you in the party mood in an instant. It’s a beachwear piece though so make sure you wear a cami-vest underneath to avoid showing off more than you bargained.
Go for sparkle

Nothing says music party like plenty of sparkle. The disco ball is synonymous with Eurovision parties and the glitter and glamour of the evening can also be reflected in your outfit. Go full on for sparkle with sequins, metallic fabrics and of course oodles and oodles of jewellery.
When it comes to jewellery think big. Don’t be shy with your sparkle. Go for huge chandelier earrings and chunky pendants to really play on the theme. Top the lot off with plenty of colourful make-up and you’ll be scoring maximum points among your friends.

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