The highly-anticipated James Bond film Spectre was released earlier this week and we couldn’t wait to see what gorgeous dresses new Bond girl, Léa Seydoux would be wearing. Effortlessly stylish and fabulously flawless in the face of danger, the iconic wardrobe choices of Bond girls past and present serve as perfect party dress inspiration for the upcoming festive season, so whether you’re looking for a new LBD or a glamorous sequinned gown, we have your dressed-to-kill style sorted. 

The New Girl

The newest girl to join Bond on his mission in Spectre is Dr. Madeleine Swann, played by French actress, Léa Seydoux. The ultimate ‘dress moment’ comes as Dr. Swann boards the Tangier to Marrakesh sleeper, slips into a shimmering silver gown and retires to the dining car for a martini (neither shaken nor stirred, but dirty). Recreate her style at this season’s festive parties with a beautiful hand embellished evening dress from No. 1 Jenny Packham and a pair of sophisticated pearl earrings.

Spectre

Shop the Edit: Left to rightNo. 1 Jenny Packham Silver ‘Stargaze’ hand-embellished dress, Urban Decay Revolution LipstickKyoto Pearl White bar drop earringsQuiz Silver shimmer strap sandals

The Golden Goddess

There’s been no more glamorous end to a character in a Bond film than the one met by Jill Masterson played by Shirley Eaton, who was covered head-to-toe in gold leaf by Goldfinger himself which ultimately led to her death in the 1964 film of the same name. For a golden moment this party season, pick up a sequinned dress and glitter bag which will add some beautiful sparkle and shine to your partywear wardrobe.

Shop the Edit: Left to right – Ariella London Gold venetia sequin long dressPilgrim Gold plated ball earringsDio5 5 Couleurs eye shadow paletteCall It Spring Golf ‘Mache’ sequinned clutch bagDebut Gold glitter embellished high sandals

The Seductress

The glamorous Sévérine played by Bérénice Marlohe in Skyfall is our Christmas cocktail party icon. From the barely-there sheer panelled dress to the smoky eye and deep berry lip, this Bond girl knows how to do seriously sexy style. Pick up a beautiful lace dress and add a slick of crimson lipstick to easily recreate her enchanting look this festive season.

Shop the Edit: Left to right – Lipsy Michelle Keegan loves Lipsy black lace maxi dressBetty Jackson.Black Designer crystal stone surround stretch ringSimply Silver Sterling silver large oval hoop earrings, RJR.John Rocha Black sequin velvet clutch bagBobbi Brown Lip ColorJ by Jasper Conran Designer black patent pointed toe court shoes

The Lady in Red

The colour of seduction, passion and love – it’s no wonder that Bond girls seem to favour the alluring charms of a classic red dress.  Take your inspiration from the fiery friend of Bond, Lupe Lamora, played by Talisa Soto in the 1989 film Licence to Kill and choose a figure hugging red dress with beautiful lace detailing for striking Bond Girl style.

Shop the Edit: Left to right – Coast Debenhams exclusive – Flatina lace detail dressDew Swarovski crystal pear drop earringsGivenchy Le Rouge – Vinyl CollectionFaith Red patent high stiletto court shoes

The Scandalous Siren

Working under the command of Rosa Klebb in the 1963 film From Russia with Love, Daniela Bianchi’s character, Tatiana Romanova opts for an icy blue dress to wear as she seduces Mr. Bond. Reminiscent of Tatiana’s enticing style, we love this light blue layered cami dress from Alice & You which is sure to turn heads at every occasion this party season.

Shop the Edit: Left to right – Alice & You Light blue layered cami maxi dressBurberry ‘Burberry Kisses’ lipstickPrinciples by Ben de Lisi Silver faceted metal clutch bagHead Over Heels by Dune Metallic two part high heel strappy sandals

The Femme Fatale

The mesmerising oil heiress, Elektra King played by Sophie Marceau in The World is Not Enough, is known for being the first lead female villain in the James Bond series. Choose an intricately embellished nude maxi dress and a pair of killer heels for a chic way to recreate one of her most memorable looks from the film.

Shop the Edit: Left to right – Phase Eight Collection 8 notturo tulle dressNo. 1 Jenny Packham Metallic embellished brocade clutch bag, Mood Pink pearl round stud earringsVince Camuto Black ‘Rowin’ high heel court shoe

The Glamorous Agent

Arguably the most iconic outfit from the Bond franchise, Anya Amasova played by Barbara Bach in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me, proves a little black dress never goes out of style. Pick up a simple black maxi dress with a diamante embellished neckline for a classic look which can be worn at every celebration for years to come.


Shop the Edit: Left to right – Quiz Black key hole chiffon diamante maxi Simply Silver Sterling silver cubic zirconia bar bangleQuiz Black jewel trim bagFaith Black velvet high heeled sandals

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(Images courtesy of Rex Features)