Exclusive: Michelle Keegan talks new Lipsy range, body confidence & her fave bargain beauty buys!

Published Thursday, Oct 22 2015, 12:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We've nicknamed outrageously gorgeous Michelle Keegan the Queen of Chic for her effortless style, awe-inspiring beauty looks and love of seriously flattering frocks.

That's why we were BEYOND excited to have a peek at her brand spanking new winter collection with style hub Lipsy yesterday afternoon and from retro faux fur trim coats to opulent brocade midi dresses, we're pretty certain you'll want the whole entire lot.

Here, the brunette beauty talks timeless fashion, body confidence and the beauty products she's totally loving at the mo.

Michelle Keegaan for Lipsy, Lace Insert Dress £70 22nd October 2015

Dress £70

Michelle Keegaan for Lipsy, baroque top and skirt, 22nd October 2015

Top £30; Skirt £35

Tell us about the new drop – how does it differ from the other collections you've launched for Lipsy?

It's still a nod to the 70s because that trend is still massive! But this drop is going into winter and Christmas so a lot of the stuff now is something that you'd wear to a party or on a night out. We've done a lot of lace this time because I'm not a sequin-y glittery girl - we wanted it different. Every girl loves lace placement because it really contours the body.

Which pieces have you been wearing to death?

The ribbed black jumper dress definitely, because it really is perfect for day to night. You could wear it to work and then go out for a meal or drinks - camel version is also so pretty. There's a faux fur coat that I think looks great with any outfit – it looks really expensive and luxe and you can just wear it again and again each year.

Michelle Keegan launches winter collection with Lipsy London, The Rosewood Hotel, London
21 October

© Getty Images / Alex Huckle

Michelle Keegaan for Lipsy, peplum top and skirt, 22nd October 2015

Top £40; Skirt £43

Michelle Keegaan for Lipsy, faix fur coat £125, 22nd October 2015

Coat £125

From the new range what would you wear on:

A date: The gold and black LBD! It's something different because the gold placement it so lovely.

Night out with the girls: This is always a hard one but I love the berry coloured dress with the lace neckline. Berry tones are huge in the colder months but with this dress you aren't' showing too much off because of the lace neck. Here's a tip actually - if I'm wearing a dress with lots of detail I'll keep the heels so simple. I'd probably go for simple strappy black heels.

A family get-together: The black ribbed dress for sure.

Why do you think your Lipsy line always does so well? Is there a secret formula for nailing it every time?

I don't like or wear anything too low cut and I think a lot of girls don't like to show everything off. Girls feel more confident when their clothes are more structured and that's why I like the lace placing and the panels. We do a lot of ruching, because sometimes when you eat a meal you don't want something that is too restricting!

Michelle Keegaan for Lipsy, camel ribbed dress £45 22nd October 2015

Jumper dress £45

Michelle Keegan Lipsy Collection black ribbed dress £45, 22nd October 2015

Jumper dress £45

It's also a lot to do with age and these are timeless pieces. I have had a grandma come up to me in one of my outfits the other day and she looked amazing. Literally anyone can wear them.

How do you think your Lipsy collection differs from other celeb ranges like Lauren Pope for In The Style?

This is what I would wear normally and you're guaranteed a night out outfit with Lipsy no matter what. You don't see a lot of the lace and crochet around in other collections but that's something that we do really well.

What bargain beauty buys are you loving at the moment?

I always have Carmex in my bag, that's always my failsafe. I LOVE the Revlon ColorBurst Balms which are like a chubby stick! They last all day, it's ridiculous. If you want to go for a coloured lip, they are definitely the best.

Michelle Keegan's Lipsy collection launched TODAY! Get your mitts on the haul and the new Lipsy fragrance, Caged Dream, right here.

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