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Strapless dresses are back on trend for this season. At the premiere of Skyfall, new Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe stole the show in a strapless scarlet gown by Vivienne Westwood. In terms of hemlines, floor-length dresses are a practical choice for winter. The maxi dress is a very flattering style: it flows from top to toe, focusing attention on the head and shoulders. The great selection of maxi dresses at Very.co.uk includes some dramatic strapless and one-shoulder options to help you make an entrance at a special occasion.
When your shoulders are exposed, soft and sleek skin is essential. Gentle, regular exfoliation will give your shoulders a healthy glow. It only takes a few minutes to put together a home-made body scrub, and you can source ingredients straight from the kitchen cupboard. Honey is a key component, as it is a natural humectant and helps the skin to retain water. For a simple DIY body scrub, combine 200g caster sugar, 60ml olive oil, 1 tbsp honey and 2 tsp lemon zest (optional). Stir the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed and store in a small jar until ready to use.
For a natural high-street alternative, try Burt’s Bees body products. The company was started in Maine by Roxanne Quimby and bee-keeper Burt Shavitz. Their hand-crafted beauty products rely on natural ingredients including beeswax and honey. while the Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash uses royal jelly.
This natural substance is made by bees to nourish the queen bee. It contains essential amino acids, minerals and vitamins, along with biotin, niacin and folic acid. The Exfoliating Body Wash and Body Lotion are paired in the Burt’s Bees Radiance Bath Set, which makes a perfect luxury gift.
A strapless maxi dress has the potential to deliver both comfort and confidence. To pull off the look, it’s worth spending some time making sure your skin looks as good as possible. A pair of pampered shoulders could become your best asset.