Celebs have been upsizing and shunning bodycon dresses in favour of what we’re labelling the ‘sexy sack’. Basically an oversized version of a maxi, it’s shaping up to be the dress of the summer.
Pop princess Kylie Minogue and Game of Thrones star Zawe Ashton have both been spotted in Stella McCartney designs, the designer responsible for starting this trend.
48-year-old Kylie showcased a yellow one-shoulder Stella gown at the Victoria and Albert Museum summer party last night.
Fresh Meat star Zawe, 31, wore a beautiful white tiered gown from the designer at this year’s Olivier Awards.
And even super model Kate Moss, 42, shunned her usual rock chic look for a big floaty floral number. The style queen did however, give hers a sexy twist by layering it over a leopard print body.
Here’s where to get the look on the high street.
1. Oversized dress, £39.99, H&M
HM Oversized DressPack in your suitcase for your hols
2. Oriental maxi dress, £49.50, Marks and Spencer
MS Maxi Dress
3. Blue maxi dress, £59.99, H&M Conscious Exclusive
HM Maxi DressThis will take you into autumn
4. Flared cotton dress, £79, Cos Stores
5. Black patterned oversized dress, £125, & Other Stories
6. ‘Evelyn’ rose chiffon maxi dress, WAS £130, NOW £65, French Connection
French Connection Maxi DressPerfect if you’re not keen to show off your arms
Quieter. Faster. Safer. Smarter. Oh and nearly £300.
Notebook’s beauty editor Lynne Hyland trials the Supersonic, the first ever Dyson beauty gadget, which promises it will revolutionise your hair styling regime when it launches in the UK in June.
But is it really worth the crazy price tag?
Dyson is already a master at sucking, but now the vacuum maker is about to turn to the art of blowing with the launch of its Supersonic hairdryer.
It’s is the result of over £50 million of research, which involved the construction of a dedicated beauty lab , where over 1,000 MILES of human hair were used to try out a staggering 600 prototype dryers.
Now that’s a pretty extreme way to go in search of a good hair day.
“I love using my new #DysonSupersonic #hairdryer on a damp braid for the softest waves.” @fakander #hairtips #hairstyling #dysonhair
A photo posted by Dyson Hair (@dysonhair) on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:40am PDT
UK women (because let’s face it, men won’t be buying this) will be able to get their hands on the Supersonic in June, but I got my own preview to find out whether it’s worth the £299 price tag.
Yes, this is Dyson. Did you think it was going to come cheap?
Read more: Dyson unveils new ‘supersonic’ hair dryer – but it will burn a hole in your wallet
I won’t bore you with the hardcore science, but here’s the difference in a nutshell.
Dyson reckons it’s managed to combine an ultra-powerful, directed airflow (like those fancy rapid hand-dryers) with a heat-protection sensor that stops the temperature ever reaching the point where your hair gets shredded.