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The Wowcher Guide To An Awesome Autumn


It’s that time of year again – the days are getting shorter, leg-shaving is becoming far less frequent and your freezer is storing fewer ice lollies and double the number of TV dinners. That’s right; autumn is slowly creeping up on us. It would be easy to sink into a deep and carb-filled depression but with Wowcher-style positivity on your side, we can think of plenty of reasons to rejoice over the colder months. Here’s just a few… Read more

Easy to Wear: Summer Hair Trends

At lunch, you choose a new ‘do. You visit Pinterest with a finger clamped in ‘scroll-mode’. Cue streams of pretty haircuts: pixie crops, updos, bob cuts and braids. Tugging at ratty tails, you think, “I could totally pull that off”. Next week you’re in the hairdresser’s chair bound in a black polyester gown, regretting the snap decision, and cursing the day you fell for the charms of the Pin boards. But rash judgements needn’t be bad ones. To help you on your path to ultimate hair vixen, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest hair trends this summer – and which ones are right for you…

Tousled Waves
Tangled, wet-look waves push the mermaid look to new heights. Spritz locks with leave-in conditioner to hold in moisture, delicately finger curling the front for natural edge. Perfect for those with heart-shaped faces.  Read more

Wowcher’s Guide To: Festival Fashion

If the star-studded snaps of this year’s Coachella have left you questioning whether your go-to waterproof cagoule is as practi-cool as you think, fear not: there’s still time to salvage your festival wardrobe. Our home-grown festivals might not promise the scorching sun of the California desert, but our British spirit (not to mention our unparalleled – if at times eccentric – fashion sense) always manages to shine through instead. So whether you’re a Glastonbury goer or a V-Fest veteran, we’ve hand-picked a wish list covering all your backpack essentials to celebrate the start of the festival season!  Read more

Spring Bling!

Springtime. The season where fashion blogs burst their stylish banks with the word “transitional”. Have you embarked on the transformation that is ‘updating, tweaking and reshuffling your wardrobe’? Have you swapped ‘faux-fur for fibre fresh cotton’? Spare us, please. Because just as you’re worrying whether to bin the cable knit for a little linen number, we have another idea; pluck out the jewellery box. There’s one trademark accessory that stretches across all seasons – and it’s the trinkets, charms and diamonds, darrrrling. Let’s revive the trends:

Make a bold statement
Vie for attention – and win – with a statement piece intended to captivate all those who cross your gem-encrusted path. Go for gold, and pair vibrant stones against neutral fabrics and gilded chains with achromatic greys. Or add spice to lack-lustre basics with clustered-style necklaces bathed in clashing colour combos. For best results, team geometric designs such as the Aztec-inspired necklace with tencel tees and feather light camisoles.

Fans of the statement piece include: Olivia Palermo, Millie Mackintosh, Louise Thompson and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Restore your shine
Forget frenemies, the reliability of the not-so-humble diamond provides us with all the companionship we’ll ever need. Lovers of this timeless trend include Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie and British icon and girl-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne. Match Black diamonds with subtle sterling silver to enhance its multi-faceted glory.

Go Great Gatsby
Pearls, pearls, pearls. A stone so precious we need to scour the aqua-marine waters of New Zealand and China to prise them from their clammy shells. These milk-coloured beauties come in eight basic shapes: round, semi-round, button, drop, pear, oval, baroque, and circled. Known for their iridescent sheen, and metaphorically for their celestial qualities; why not channel the elegance of Kate Middleton with a pearl heart tri set, consisting of a pendant, bracelet and pair of earrings? Other collectors of the shimmering stone include Whitney Port, Emma Watson and Scarlett Johansson.

Wowcher Does Dotty Style

From the days of ‘What Not to Wear’ to the slightly more invasive ’10 Years Younger’, it’s a fact: the art of reinvention is always ‘in’. Yet, think of the words ‘colour chart’ and your mind will most likely conjure up dodgy shoulder pads and unforgivable yoga ensembles. I decided to discover just how far colour consultations have evolved since the Dulux days of the 80s…

Set in the Hilton’s London Metropole, I was greeted by a sprawling yet decadent 4* hotel. I’ll be honest, as someone whose sartorial inspiration is more Morticia Addams than Miley Cyrus, I was dubious about how my funeral-ready wardrobe would fare in the intimidating world of colour. Do the veins in my arms indicate a blue or yellow undertone? Am I fair skinned or just a victim of winter whitening? Enter Dotty… Read more

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Ferocious crooner Tina Turner once sang these famous words, and as the season for increased romance loometh near, we can’t help but agree with her. We may sound bitter, we may sound jaded, but au contraire dear readers, we’re just being practical. Although we have nothing against emotions per se, ask yourself this question: when love fades, the chemistry fizzles and the butterflies cease to flutter, what will you be able to point to?

Through many generations, women have been giving it up merely for a simple dinner and a declaration of eternal love, but in our opinion, empty calories do not a lasting relationship make. A wise man once said, “the best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and the bees – I want money,” and boys, you ought to take heed. If you’re reluctant to dole out lump sums of cash, we’re not fussy; we also accept jewellery in lieu. So if you’ve had the pleasure of being jabbed with Cupid’s arrow but you’re stumped for gift ideas, show her you care with diamonds and pearls – or just Swarovski Elements, because let’s face it, we’re not made of money…

Pyjama-rama!

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Take our word for it – the cat’s pyjamas aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. They’re far too small, incredibly difficult to fit all our limbs into and boast a tuna-odour that makes us feel like we’re sleeping with the fishes. We’d rather leave that to the Sopranos, thanks.

Thermalwear pyjamas on the other hand, well we’re big fans of that here at Wowcher. After all, the bedroom is the last place you want to be battling the elements! Zuzi’s Thermawear PJs are the perfect remedy to a chilly chamber, keeping you warm and cosy thanks to its fancy-pants thermal material. And if Old Man Winter should creep his withered old behind into our boudoir, at the very least he’ll see us wearing something stylish, as opposed to the double duvet look you’ve been sporting for the last couple of months or so…

Fancy a pair of your own? You know where to go

Hair-raisingly good fun with chalk…

Copywriter Rose goes for Wowcher pink (naturally) with her hair chalks...

Copywriter Rose goes for Wowcher pink (naturally) with her hair chalks…

So you’ve gone brown, blonde and black, but what next? We think summery hues are far more exciting than our natural hair, so we’ve been experimenting with funky hair chalks in the Wowcher office. Hey, if it’s good enough for Kelly O, it’s certainly good enough for us! Perfect for indecisive ladies and commitment-phobes everywhere, you can transfrom your locks with wash-out colour meaning if you change your mind, your original ‘do is only a shower away. Our favourite so far has to be punky pink dipped onto the ends of hair for a subtle yet summery style – just the look that bagged Little Mix’s Perrie her One Direction man! If you’re more of a lilac lady, try rubbing stylish pale purple throughout your locks, or why not get bold with baby blue? So if you like the idea of adding some colour to your summer ‘do, just click here!

Bra Fit Q&A with Georgina Horne


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It’s rumoured that 80% of us are wearing the wrong size bra, and it’s no wonder! From sliding straps, pinching bands, loose cups – or the dreaded double boob – us women have a *lot* to consider when it comes to bra fit. And that’s before we pick the style!

Lucky for us, Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust joined us on Facebook for an hour long Q&A to answer your questions, and give us some expert advice.

Here are her top tips from the Q&A… Read more

No Damsels in this Dress…

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Since the dawn of time, whether we look at Greek mythology or Walt Disney, you’ll note that tales have been told about the proverbial damsel in distress; a hapless woman unable to fend for herself but rather awaiting saving from a knight in shining armour. After careful analysis, we’ve noticed a recurring theme amongst these lasses (other than their blinding idiocy – why on earth did Snow White accept food from a stranger?) was their cumbersome clothing. Helen of Troy, Sleeping Beauty, the lot of them all wore flowing gowns that restricted movement and made saving oneself somewhat of a difficult task. However, we’ve got news for them – it’s 2013 now and the hem lines are shorter, the materials thinner and the designs are fitting as opposed to flowing.

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Case in point being the ClubL midi dress; sexy, stylish and most importantly not in the slightest bit restrictive. Fair enough the modern woman may not face the same type of danger and there may be no dragons to flee from, however, the salient point remains – there are no damsels in this dress. If you need further convincing, here’s a list of powerful women that favour ‘the midi’:

1. First Lady Michelle Obama
2. Angelina Jolie
3. Nicole Scherzinger (and if you recall ‘she don’t need a man’) Coincidence? We think not…

Join the list of powerful anti-damsels and get your hands on a man-free midi today