We are proud to introduce our brand new Little Black Dress Starlight collection for 2019. This year we have transported LBD to a new level to inspire a whole new audience of dancers and lovers of exquisite occasion wear.
This luxurious collection can help you shine and sparkle, not only when dancing but at special events and competitions.
Designed in house by our talented team of couture designers
Joseph, Kushy and Phoebe ...
'LBD Starlight was born out of the desire to create a collection that is not first and foremost a practice wear range. It's more customisable than ever before, and with even more styles to choose from there's a dress for every occasion to take you from the dance floor, to parties and beyond.'
Can you tell me who designed what dress?
While we all had a hand in designing this collection, the finished product is a blend of multiple ideas to make sure we get the best possible product. So while Joseph’s original concepts inspired the “Scarlett Dress” and mine inspired the “Katrina dress”, in the end each piece has a collaboration of ideas behind it from the design and production team.
What was your design brief for this collection?
The brief was really all centred around the new starlight fabric and showcasing it as best as possible. We wanted to create a collection that was luxurious and feminine to compliment the soft shine and beautiful effect you get with this new fabric.
What were your design inspirations in the dresses you created?
We always take a lot of inspiration from current trends and catwalk fashion. For us it is about blending these new and exciting ideas with something that is practical and compliments our dance customers.
Do you have a favourite dress from the collection?
I really like the Taya Dress as I think it is great for Latin. Its flirty and feminine while still getting extra movement from the frill detail.
Kushy really likes the Layla and Selena dresses for their versatility and strong use of the starlight fabric.
Joseph’s favourite is the Scarlett dress with the unique sleeves and panelling.
Can you tell me your thoughts on the look of the overall collection?
We love the new collection. The overall looks is so cohesive and tells a very elegant and seductive story. We think it is one of our best collections yet. It has so much versatility, these dresses are perfect for dancing but have been elevated to a new level that extends seamlessly into evening wear with our new starlight fabric.
Phoebe Ratcliff-Reid, Chrisanne Clover Couture designer
The Collection ...
Alia is a true beauty with her fine net bodice overlay and front split - perfect for the smooth dancer who appreciates a bit more coverage on the body and arms.
'My personal favourite in the Ballroom dresses is this Alia Dress. The split in the skirt is very unique for Ballroom wear and is balanced beautifully with the more covered upper part - still giving the appearance of sophistication and class. This is quite simply a new go-to dress for me and for sure one I'll be using for many different occasions - whether it be private lessons, shows, demonstrations, lectures or evening wear' Stefanie Bossen, LBD model and professional Ballroom dancer
For a party dress like no other, indulge yourself with the Cecelia full length dress and impress both on and off the dance floor. Beautiful feminine features give a softness to the design, whilst the Starlight fabric creates a sensational shine.
'My partner Ben watched as the photoshoot progressed and although he was amazed by the entire collection, one dress quickly became his favourite: The Cecelia Dress' Stephanie Bossen, LBD model and Professional Ballroom dancer
An exquisite ladies full length dress that can take you from the dance floor, to dinner and beyond. The flare shoulder straps combined with the sweetheart style line creates an elegant upper body shape.
As with all our long LBD Starlight dresses, the skirts are created with fantastic volume, however Gloriana benefits from three additional godet inserts which give you that extra swing and movement. Perfectly balanced with delicate butterfly sleeves in Georgette, Gloriana will add that extra pizazz to your style.
With modern glamour this dress will set the stage for your entire evening. On and off the dance floor, the dress will move with you, effortlessly sparkling under the spotlights.
Step onto the dancefloor oozing sumptuous sparkle in the Selena Dress. Its sleek design is enhanced with a detachable belt, matching the black neckline and hem line for a stylish finish.
'For the shorter styles the Selena dress quickly caught my attention. I absolutely love the design of the upper body and truly believe this is a flattering cut for many women. A sweetheart neckline mixed with the starlight fabric is an instant winner!' Stefanie Bossen, LBD model and professional Ballroom dancer
Sleek, stylish and sophisticated, Faye will look amazing wherever you choose to show her off. With her all over sparkle she's the perfect show-stopper.
Sparkle inside and out in this unique dress. The beautiful skirt, with a crinoline hem, gives fantastic movement to show the hidden underskirt with exudes sparkle in motion.
The Layla dress features a stunning Starlight bodice with a sheer georgette top layer with incorporated finger loops, for ultimate movement and femininity.
A dazzling statement dress, ensuring you are ready for any performance or occasion. Both bold and bright on and off the floor you can wear this dress with confidence throughout the party season.
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