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Facebook takeover: Jenny Packham

BY LIZZIE, WOMENSWEAR EDITOR ON 10 MAY 2012 11:27 SOCIAL MEDIACOMMENTS

Jenny Packham

Reaction to our No. 1 by Jenny Packham range has been so amazing, we invited Jenny herself into the office, to chat to fans of the collection in another of our popular Facebook takeovers…

FB:What underwear do you recommend under those evening dresses?
JP: I would recommend body shapewear for jersey dresses. Obviously depending on the dress you will either need a strapless bra or backless bra if the back isn’t enclosed. Spanxs are great for a smooth silhouette and buldge control!

FB: I love your dresses but would you consider doing any size 20′s?
JP: At the moment we seem to only be going up to a size 18, I shall have a word and do my best for you!

FB: I have two weddings to go to this year do I have something I could wear to both but that could be adapted to look slightly different?
JP: There is a great one shoulder dress in fuschia pink, there is no embellishment so you could add different accessories for each event. Flowery fascinator look or jewelled look.

FB: Of all your wedding gowns which has been your favourite?
JP: There is a dress called Pappilion which was inspired by a piece of art deco jewellery. It’s become a Jenny Packham classic and for some reason it still remains very fresh and desireable. We’ve done a mini version flower girl collection

FB: I’m getting married on a beach in florida in september! I dont want a full on wedding dress, just something simple!! Any recommendations?
JP: You could easily find a satin slip which you could accessorise with an ivory feather comb and a deco crystal clutch bag. See if you can find some sparkely flip flops!

FB: I’m a huge fan of your dresses, beautiful! I saw some photos of the press preview and noticed a gorgeous knee-length dress with golden beading which seemed to have a 1920s influence… do you know if and when we can find it in stores? I have a ball coming up and would love to wear it! Thanks!
JP: That dress will be coming out in the autumn. It’s a favourite of mine too.
FB: Aww, a little bit too late for my ball then, but it’s so pretty I might just have to buy it and keep it for another occasion! 

FB: Hi. Am renewing my vows in august, but dont know what to wear, please help!
JP: What about this wrap maxi dress?  Perhaps you could accessorise with the halo feather band. I think it is an opportunity to dress up.

FB: Thank you for advice, would that dress suit any figure?
JP: I think it is worth a try as you can wear a bra. It excentuates the waist and as it’s a neutral colour you should be able to find a great wrap to wear with it if you are worried about showing your arms.

That’s all we had time for – but thanks to everyone who stopped by to ‘takeover’ our Facebook page and ask Jenny a question. To make sure you don’t miss out on the next takeover event, like us today.

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