This International Women’s Day is all about supporting the inspirational women in the world. Whether that be someone you know personally, or someone you look up to. Every woman has the right to be celebrated! This blog will look into some really inspirational Bombshell Queens and a guide on how to dress like them on this amazing day and beyond!
The theme for this year is #breakthebias asking you to call out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping. There is also the global theme of ‘Changing climates’ highlighting the important roles that women and girls across the world play in raising awareness for climate change.
Women we love
Every year women all around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, as well as celebrating and supporting women’s rights, the core of the event has a very important purpose. This day forces people to talk about women’s achievements and the gender inequality. It brings the conversation into the mainstream media and includes people from all backgrounds, any age and gender to think about what they can do to make the world a better and equal place.
All women deserve to be celebrated and not just on International Women’s Day! We love all women, but these are some very special women that deserve a little extra loving on International Women’s Day – I am totally blown away by them and what the stand for. I’d love to know some women you admire too – let me know!
Elif Shafak Gorgeous in Black
Elif Shafak is not only an amazing writer and public speaker, but she is also well known for her feminism and women’s rights’ activism. A powerful lady who was brought up with 2 women is now using her platform and her knowledge to give women across the world a voice. She is so inspiring to me and so many people that she definitely deserves a shout out on International Women’s Day. Being an inspirational figure means that she gets recognised often, what better way to recognise all her hard work then our Bombshell picks inspired by her! She is a very professional lady who likes to look sophisticated and well kept. Which is why the Black satin Grace dress is a perfect dress to honour her.
The Bombshell Black Satin Grace Dress compliments Elif's style..
This dress is not only flattering, but it is so elegant too. The netted underskirt is a perfect addition to this design, giving the piece more structure but not more volume so that the skirt doesn’t project. It leaves the hips at just the right place and casually raising the bust and flattening the tummy area. This is a go to Bombshell piece that everyone should have in their wardrobe!
The flattering sarong skirt which goes just past the knee is the elegance that you need in a dress. The subtle side panels have been added to this dress to bring your sides in, showing off a beautiful hourglass shape. This dress would be stunning paired with some statement shoes, or subtle pumps for an everyday glam.
Michelle Obama – Full of Bombshell Confidence
I think we can all agree that Michelle Obama is a very inspirational woman. In March 2015 the “let girls learn” initiative was created by Mrs Obama herself to help 62 million girls across the world get access to education. She has done so many things with her status that I am in awe of and think that all of her work should be discussed on International Women’s Day. Michelle Obama always has the best style. A piece that I think would be perfect for her is the navy pinstripe confident dress.
Kate’s style is classy and well-put together. Just like our Grace dresses which she loves! Our Red and Pink Grace dresses are a potential favourite for this ITV presenter, and we couldn’t be happier!
Local Bombshell Mum
Kate Garraway is a local Muswell Hill mum, but you probably know her from your TV. She is such an inspirational woman, so much so that she was awarded ‘inspiration of the year’ in 2020 due to her being a beacon of hope for families struggling through Covid-19.
If you haven’t seen her documentary about her wonderful relationship with her husband, Derek, and how she deals everyday with his care with long term Covid, whilst looking after their two children, fronting news stories, yet always with a glint of power and strength in her eye and just always looks effortlessly gorgeous.
This dress is streamline but with added drama and flare. This shirt dress makes for an elegant choice and is so flattering for all body types. The 2/4 sleeves and stand-up collar make this dress classy whilst other elements of the dress make your body look
Dame Helen Mirren
Red Carpet Dress Chic
Dame Helen Mirren is known for many things. To some it’s as ‘The Queen’, for others it’s her role in ‘Prime Suspect’, to me, I remember her interview with Michael Parkinson when she put him back in his place! What is important to discuss on International Women’s Day is her feminism activist role. She encourages people of all ages, genders, and races to be feminists – whilst never giving away her femininity.
As a nod to Dame Helen Mirren’s fashion, this Bombshell gown will make you red carpet ready!
Just by looking at this dress you can fall in love! This is a dress that we have all dreamed of owning at some point and it screams Helen Mirren, strong femininity and glamour! The finest, vintage, Hollywood sequins have perfectly been crafted to create this gorgeous full-length gown. There is a nude lining which makes the dress absolutely comfortable to wear. As you can tell this dress is a showstopper and perfect for the red carpet!
Bombshell Curve Queen
Nigella Lawson has been described as a ‘feminism goddess’ because of her work to raise awareness of photoshop and heavily edited images and the need to get rid of those processes. Her work to raise awareness that all body types of beautiful and no one needs their images to be altered changed the worlds view of dresses to women with curves. Nigella had a huge impact on some of our Bombshell designs, where I designed them to show off your bodies curves and show off your beautiful body shape.
How stunning is our Liberty Pink confident dress? This was heavily designed with Nigella Lawson in mind ensuring that this dress would be perfect for those body types which have more curves. This dress is one of my personal favourites because of how flawless and elegant it is. The sides are made to snatch in your waist, showing off the curves your body has. The top of the dress naturally boosts your bust giving you the perfect Bombshell finish!
Her Majesty the queen
Her Majesty the Queen is an icon to me and her style has stood the test of time. Resilient, classic and bold, the monarch has become a trendsetter in her own right. Whether it’s bright colours (and doesn’t she shine brightly in every colour!), dazzling evening gowns, dress coats and her go to black handbag, her majesty looks effortlessly colourful and endearingly classic.
I designed this gorgeous Bombshell Swing Coat (with matching Edge of the Shoulder dress), as a timeless piece, transcending classic chic. Fit a queen one might say!
Wear something red!
Purple is the colour of loyalty, dignity, and self-respect. This is a good colour if you want people to see you and know that you are a proud woman who is standing up for what’s right! Purple is one of the most popular colours to wear on International Women’s Day and is the official colour!
Violet Silk Dupion
Purple and Green have been word together to symbolise women for years and originated in the Women’s social and political union in the UK in 1908. Adding green to your purple look symbolises hope, showing that there is hope for change and equality. Try to incorporate these colours into your International Women’s Day look.
Tips on how to dress for International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a time for everyone to come together and celebrate all of these amazing women and the women in your life that you think should be honoured. You can wear whatever clothes you feel comfortable in for International Women’s Day.
But if you are wanting to go the extra mile then these tips will help you decide what to wear! Wearing something Red is a popular choice for International Women’s Day. It shows power and encourages people to stop and appreciate you. This is great if you are hosting or presenting, and with ease have people acknowledge you and the message you are wanting to convey.
Bombshell Occasion Coat in Emerald
Here at Bombshell, women are at the heart of everything we do. We are inspired by all of you all the time! The team and I have worked super hard to make a collection of dresses that are flattering to your body type. Everyone is welcome to shop at Bombshell and there truly is something for everyone!
International Women’s Day is meant for you women to be celebrated; it doesn’t really matter what colours you wear as long as you are in something that feels right to you! If you want to wear these colours but don’t want to be so bold then incorporating them in small parts of your outfit is a great way to support the day! Let the women in your life know how special they are this International Women’s Day and help to spread the message! We should all do what we can to spread the message about equality and women’s rights! Let’s #breakthebias and live in a world free from stereotyping and discrimination. Have a wonderful International Women’s Day and let’s raise a glass to each one of us Bombshells!