Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

From walk of shame to stride of pride

Untitled-2.jpg
Untitled-3.jpg
Untitled-1.jpg
Untitled-4.jpg

The so-called "walk of shame" is one of the many pitfalls of the Christmas season - along with one too many mince pies, soggy brussel sprouts and yet another round of charades...

Now department store Harvey Nichols has featured the infamous early-hours ramble in its new Christmas campaign.

Under the title, "A Harvey Nichols Christmas 2011 - Ever faced the Walk of Shame?" the tongue-in-cheek YouTube video features several women shambling their way home after a long night out, with hair askew and make-up half gone.

It then shows an impeccably dressed woman sashaying along, wearing a Roland Mouret dress and shoes by Charlotte Olympia, with the tagline, "avoid the walk of shame this Christmas."

Julia Bowe, Group Marketing Director at Harvey Nichols, said, "A fabulous dress teamed with a great pair of shoes will atone for a multitude of sins in our eyes; nobody will be looking at your morning after make-up ... or lack thereof! And in answer to whether or not I have ever done the walk of shame … no comment."

Watch the ad in full below, or click here for Stylist's selection of the best seasonal party dresses.

Related

viral3.jpg

The 20 best viral videos of all time

Untitled-2.jpg

'Virgin kiss' is YouTube hit

Untitled-2.jpg

Top 5 child stars on YouTube

More

Street style highlights from Milan Fashion Week

Bold pops of colour meet extravagant textural embellishments

23 Sep 2017

Stars on the front row at Milan Fashion Week

From Cate Blanchett to Olivia Palermo

23 Sep 2017

History's greatest supers join Donatella Versace in moving tribute

Legendary designer joined by squad of world-famous faces

22 Sep 2017

The magic and the mayhem: candid backstage photos from Fashion Week

Behind the runway, a rare glimpse into a high-pressure and exuberant world

22 Sep 2017

This River Island coat is also a sleeping bag

“Is this a joke?”

by Susan Devaney
22 Sep 2017

Chrissy Teigen's Halloween costume has truly confounded the internet

Yes, it’s still September. No, it is NOT a condom.

by Megan Murray
22 Sep 2017

Stylist's Fashion Week diaries: join the team behind the scenes

Tune in to our daily videos for an inside look at Stylist's fashion crew in action

22 Sep 2017

Bring on the bum bag, Fashion Week's must-have accessory of the moment

A one-time tourist stalwart gets a high-fashion makeover

by Anna Brech
21 Sep 2017

Behind the scenes at Milan Fashion Week

From carb-loading to happy Hadid sisters and Basic Bitch makeup inspiration

by Anna Brech
21 Sep 2017

Stylish hooded coats to see you through the wetter months

And all come in under £150

by Nicola Colyer
21 Sep 2017