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Real Women Makeovers with Mark Heyes & Woman’s Weekly

15 October 2017

When Woman’s Weekly magazine wanted to give four real women a style makeover just in time for party season, they turned to us and our official style consultant, Mark Heyes to get these lovely ladies Christmas-party-ready! Read on to see how Mark created eight amazing looks for a variety of different occasions. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Woman’s Weekly for your exclusive Bonmarché discount.

Marks Heyes Makeover
Sleeveless Jacquard Dress

Julie, 56

“I chose this gorgeous LRD (little red dress) for Julie, as it incorporates three of the biggest trends of the season in one; velvet, red and a floral pattern. The prom shaped style looks fantastic and really suits Julie’s figure.” - Mark Heyes

“To be honest, this dress doesn’t have much hanger appeal, but once Mark persuaded me to try it on, I was hooked! It’s perfect – it’s as if it has been designed especially for me. I can’t wait to wear it to all the Christmas parties.” - Julie

Anne-Marie, 54

“Tis the season to sparkle! And this elegant knit is the epitome of party wear glamour. I simply love this chic and subtle front, but it’s the cut out v-back detail that gives the extra on-trend edge. Doesn’t Anne-Marie look amazing in it.” - Mark Heyes

“I’m always in trousers and longer skirts, so trying a pencil skirt was a new experience and I love it. It feels so soft and well-made. At this price, I’ll buy one in every colour! I love the way Mark styled it with a Lurex jumper. I would never have thought of that.” - Anne-Marie

Metallic V Back Jumper
Flute Sleeve Lace Dress

Sarah, 51

“Fluted sleeves are a huge fashion story this season, making this lace dress an absolute must. The colour is stunning and the lace makes it look super sophisticated. Sarah looks fabulous, and you can tell she feels it too!” - Mark Heyes

“Today has been a dream! Having my hair and make-up done has given me confidence. And who would have thought you’d get me in a red dress! I’m surprised by how good I look and feel.” - Sarah

Sue, 75

“The knot detailing on this top is an ultimate figure fixer, not forgetting it’s a look that’s hot off the catwalks. Teaming it with this little faux fur coat creates a look that oozes glamour! Sue is totally working this outfit; she looks fantastic!” - Mark Heyes

“I love fashion and experimenting with clothes, and this faux-fur jacket had my name all over it. Mark showed me how to team it with slim-leg jeans so it won’t overpower my frame.” - Sue

Collarless Faux Fur Coat


Pearl Trim Jumper
The Sara Sparkle Jean
Floral Printed Prom Dress
Floral Printed Double Layer Top with Necklace
Jacquard Tapered Trouser
Glitter Long Sleeve Blouse
Velour Wide Leg Trouser
Sleeveless Jacquard Dress
Metallic V Back Jumper
Flute Sleeve Lace Dress
Collarless Faux Fur Coat
Knot Detail Front Top