Saturday, 13 December 2014

What to Wear this Party Season

A solves your Christmas outfit dilemmas

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also one of the busiest. With an ever-growing to-buy-for list and a diary struggling under the strain of one-too-many social engagements, the holiday season can prove challenging to say the least. The last thing you need is a wardrobe crisis on the eve of that all-important family reunion or work Christmas do. 

Knowing this, and sincerely sympathising, we have found some fail-safe outfits and sartorial saviors for this party season.

Party Feet


These adorable heels from Kurt Geiger tick every box: glamorous, glittery, and gorgeous. If you're not an all-out party dress kinda girl, these will add a touch of Christmas sparkle to a chic winter outfit. Think of them as the sparkly icing on the cake of a jeans and cosy jumper or smart blazer combo.


Head to Toe Glamour



Dolce and Gabbana have Christmas wrapped up. For high-impact, the Italian duo have your back. This stunner of a gown is just dripping with seasonal glamour, and can't fail to impress at a swanky party or even an intimate Christmas dinner date with your loved one. Team with simple metallic accessories to avoid looking too OTT.


Raid the Archives



To ensure you stay ahead of the fashion crowd this season, go vintage! Beyond Retro has a huge selection of vintage party dresses and fancy tops that will guarantee you a unique look at your reunion/ dinner/ do [delete as appropriate]. The 1980's was a particularly good decade for party frocks, so embrace sequins, square up to those shoulder pads and power dress your way through the festive gaieties. Just make sure to keep the rest of your outfit ultra-modern to keep your look savvy chic rather than sadly out-dated.


Not Just Any Party Dress



From thermal vests to cashmere jumpers, good ol' M&S can be relied upon in most emergencies and their Per Una Speziale range really comes into it's own this Christmas time. With luxury fabrics and embellishment galore, this is how party dressing should be done. Pair this fun fringed cocktail dress with opaque tights, black courts and a flash of diamante for a faultless festive look.


Shine Bright Like a Diamond


Pull out all the stops with this no-holds-barred piece of loveliness from ASOS Black. This is the only time of year when it's perfectly acceptable to prance around dressed like a human bauble, head to toe in sequins, singing 'jingle bell rock' at the top of your voice, so make the most of it. Pair with equally bright accessories and a coloured faux-fur stole for ultimate impact, or tone-down with black tights, heels and minimal jewellery for a sophisticated take on maximalism.

Wherever you go, whatever you do and whatever you wear, remember to have fun!

A x

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