Cinderella

Possibly my favourite picture of all time.. our beauty returned home after a night at The Globe, and what makes this picture better? Is the cheese toasty in her hands! Thata girl!

 

Venice Wedding

Just check out this handsome couple!

This is one of my favourite dresses we have. She looks a dream.

Wearing our blush pink, pearl sequin backless, halterneck dress, to their friend’s wedding earlier in July, in Venice.

 

Lady in Red

This lovely looking lady, recently went to Turkey for an event. She is wearing our one shoulder, backless, grecian tulle dress, you can’t see the full photo, but the dress is full length.

We also have this dress in a forest green, available to hire.

What a backdrop!

 

BAFTA Winner!!

Our beautiful BAFTA winner! Holding the BAFTA award in her matching gold detailed bodice, form fitting strapless, black jersey dress.

They won the BAFTA for Sports Programme – The Ashes.

 

Moroccan Wedding

Our beautiful emerald satin sheath gown, got to go a black-tie wedding in Marrakesh, Morocco. (complete with “Moroccan style” hair and make-up).

Hotel Industry Awards Dinner

Our beautiful clients here, Gina (left) and Marlen (right) wore their dresses to a Hotel Industry Awards ceremony, at the Grosvenor House earlier this month.

Gina is wearing our deep petrol all over sequin, cross back. And Marlen wore the tomato red, lace bodice with jersey skirt and ruffled back detail.

And Gina won her award! So congratulations! You both look fantastic.. x

 

Black Tie

Here’s our lovely Cynthia, wearing an off the shoulder, sweetheart neckline, full length black jersey gown.

Worn over the Christmas period.

Beautifully elegant!

Larkhill

Coleen had a military event to attend back in November.

She is wearing our blue chiffon, sweetheart neckline with embellished jewels.

They both look splendid!

Park Theatre Gala Dinner

This is Sarah and her dashing husband. They both went to the Park Theatre Gala Dinner in Novemeber.

Sarah is wearing our long rich gold, strapless sequin with leg split, teamed with a black bolero, for extra warmth.

She looks a million dollars in this dress!

Disney Princess

Here’s our very own Disney Princess, Laura (middle), played the perfect part of Elsa from Frozen.

Laura celebrated her 18th with 60 other Disney themed characters!

I think they all look fabulous..

Natural History Museum

Our beautiful blonde bombshell Anna, seen wearing our navy blue, diamond encrusted sweetheart neckline, chiffon dress.

Attended an event at the Natural History Museum on Saturday.

Engagement Party

Look at our bride to be – just wonderful!

Sophia is wearing the long ivory sequin, cross back dress.

Simply gorgeous!

Charity Ball

Here is our beautiful Alex, in her navy and gold ballgown for the evening.

She wore it to a Charity Ball at Duxford Imperial War Museum, in aid of the Herts and Essex Air ambulance a couple of weeks back.

Pretty as a picture!

 

Miss London 2015

Here we have Sam, who was in the Miss London final a couple of weeks back. She looks fantastic here.

A winner in our eyes!

National TV Awards


This blonde bombshell and fabulous actress, was seen on the red carpet last month, at the National TV Awards.

Hannah is wearing a navy jersey, deep plunging, heavily embroidered neck line dress, teamed with a faux fur crisp white stole.

Oscars 2015!


Danya, a very lucky lady, was invited to the Oscars last week. Not many get this opportunity, so Danya decided to go all out on the red carpet.

She is wearing a chocolate brown, slightly embroidered ball gown, fitted at the waist and with a full skirt for added volume.

Dayna, you should have won an Oscar for ‘Best Dressed!’

amfAR Fundraising Gala


The German beauty stepped out in New York, wearing an Elie Sabb cotton blend lace dress last night to the amfAR fundraising gala. We personally feel the sleeves can look a little older on an evening gown?

What do you think?

Hunt Ball


Our gorgeous Harriet needed something sophisticated, yet sexy to wear to a Hunt Ball recently.

She hired our floral black fishtail, cross-back long evening gown. Just beautiful!

Grammys 2015


She’s not shy when it comes to making appearances on the red carpet. And this outfit certainly won’t go unforgotten. Rihanna is seen in a rose coloured tiered ball gown from the Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture line.

Raft and Walking With The Wounded


Lavinia attended the Raft and Walking With The Wounded, Charity Gala Dinner, back in November at The Hurlingham Club.

She wore our famous black one shoulder floor length evening dress.

Russian Ball


Jessica, one of our regulars, is seen wearing our blue/purple floral ball-gown to the Russian Ball last October.

Elton John Ball

This is the charming Brenda. She was invited last week to Elton John’s prestigious annual summer ball, held in Windsor, where money is raised for Elton’s AIDS Foundation.

She looks an absolute knock-out in our navy heavy jersey, capped shoulder, floor length gown.

 

Natalie Pinkham

Here’s the gorgeous Natalie Pinkham, wearing one of our gowns to the Jaguar Academy Of Sport Annual Awards, earlier this year.

A few kind words from her to us.

“One Night Stand has a wonderful collection of dresses and jewellery, you are guaranteed to find the perfect frock for a special occasion. They are very friendly and helpful with styling tips. Plus the resident cat Yoda always loves a cuddle!

If you want it specific to the Jaguar Awards…

I wanted something stylish but comfortable and at ONS I fell in love with a number of dresses but ultimately went for this one…which fitted like a glove

Nat x”

London Fitness Fashion Show

Patricia, the lady on the right, is one of our regular customers.

She had a super exciting event to attend, the London Fitness Fashion Show at the 02 recently and see came third place.

Of course, she is wearing our knock out gold strapless dress, a true winner in our eyes!

Classic Black Dress

The demure Rachel here wore our low back black jersey gown that ties at the back and hangs loosely. Worn to her leavers ball this Monday evening.

Such a grand photo, we hope she’ll be back in the future!

High School Prom

Check out this gorgeous young thing! This lovely lady had her school prom to attend and hired this gown for it.

She informed us that she won second best for her gown too, which of course we don’t doubt, as she looks absolutely knock out here.

Being Cinderella for the Evening

Our beautiful Annette (pictured in the middle) wearing our full skirted navy ball-gown with gem embellishment.

She had her very formal end of year white tie ball to attend at Oxford – She looks absolutely knock out here!

Belle of the Ball

Our beautiful client, Rachel (right) had her annual awards ceremony with work to attend earlier this month.

She’s full of confidence and not afraid to go glamorous. We decided on the full length gold strapless dress would be ideal.. next time round I’m sure she’ll be back to hire something even more elaborate.

Only 21 Once!

Our lovely lady Georgie, (first picture, right) is wearing our floor length strapless 1920’s style gold/silver dress.

She wore it to her friend’s 21st birthday party, (second picture, far right) These girls all look smashing. I’m sure a party to remember!

Charity Ball at The Grosvenor House

This gorgeous looking lady went to a Charity Ball last week at the Grosvenor House. In aid for the charity,  The Children’s Trust 30th Anniversary Ball.

“I want to thank you so much for your personalised, attentive service. You helped me find exactly the right dress for me, and the fact that you were able to tailor it to me was a wonderful extra benefit. I will definitely come back to you when the need next arises, and will also tell my friends.” Maria McHugh.

A Touch of Green

This is the lovely Emily, she  hired  this strapless sweetheart neckline emerald green gown for her birthday recently. Her theme was Oz, and her guests were encouraged to wear ‘A touch of green’. I think she sure looks the part.

I wonder if she had some red shoes on to match the occasion?

Honourable Artillery Company

This majestic looking lady called Laura, went to the HAC, Honourable Artillery Company. The estate can be found in the City and holds parties, lunchs, dinners even weddings.

Quite spiffing I say!

The Skirt

 

It is said to have been discovered back in 3,900 B.C. in Armenia, in the form of a straw-woven skirt. These garments have been worn by men & women over the years in many different cultures. This is still alive today, some men in Scotland wear kilts, as do some Asian men wear what is called, the Dhoti or Lungi, a piece of material that is wrapped around the waist and knotted, resembling a skirt.

Women’s dresses started to become a lot more varied in the 19th century than in any other culture. Waistlines originally started under the bust, called the ‘Empire Silhouette’, and they started to drift towards the natural waist. The skirt had started of quite narrow, but was now moving towards styles like the Hoopskirt or Crinoline skirt. This was all taking place around 1860s.

Then, skirts took a radical change in the beginning of the 20th century – the hem was no longer at the floor. Around the 1920s skirts became short(er), then in the 1930s, long again. Then throughout the War, skirts became shorter as there was a fabric restriction at the time.

And of course what came into fashion in the 60s? The Miniskirt by Mary Quant. She had dared to create this item the measured normally no longer than 4inches below the bottom. These skirts were so popular, as they are today, worn by teenagers, young adults and can also be seen in sport, such as skaters, cheerleaders and tennis players.

How To Measure Yourself

You may want some help when doing this.

Height

1. Stand straight with your feet together

2. Start at the top of your head and pull the measuring tape down to the floor (you may need some help with this)

3. Don’t wear shoes

Waist

1. Your waist is usually found 1inch above your bellybutton

2. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist, not so tight so allowing you to breathe comfortably

Hips

1. Your hips are generally about 7” below your waist (depending on your size)

2. Looking in a mirror, find the widest part of your hips

3. The measuring tape should brush across both of your hipbones

Shoulder

1. You start by measuring at the back, from one edge of the shoulder socket to the next shoulder socket

Bust

1. Relax your arms

2. Keep your bra on, as you’re not measuring your bra size

3. Pull the tape around the back across the shoulder blades, then under your arms and across the fullest part of your bust – take measurement

Dress Etiquette Tips for Women

* Remember, wear clothes that suit your body shape.

Shoulders: Broader shoulders should try and avoid shoulder pads and cap sleeves.

Legs: If you’re wider around your thighs, try to avoid tight-fitting trousers.

Shoes: It’s very important that the shoes fit you. Otherwise you’ll incur a lot of unwanted pain.

Painted toes: If you’re wearing open toe shoes, remember people see your feet, so make sure they’re painted!

Open-toe shoes: Not to be worn with nude tights. Wear a closed toe shoe if you must wear tights.

Hems: Make sure the hem is neat and there aren’t any stray stands. This can look messy.

Boobs or Legs?: You either opt to show your legs off or flaunt your chest, but it’s never both.

Low-cut Tops: It’s not very lady like to show too much of your chest, it’s distracting and can make people feel uneasy also.

Brightly Coloured Bras: Only should be worn in the right situation, not at work under a sheer shirt.

VPL: If you’re not a fan of the G-String, and would prefer slightly bigger smalls, but worry about showing your VPL. Why not opt for seamless knickers, they’re perfect for wearing under most garments and very comfortable too.

Animal Print: Can look cheap and dated. If you insist on wearing it, then make sure it’s strictly keep to one piece on your person at a time.