With party season looming, your calendar is looking more crowded than ever. For every office party, drinks reception, winter wedding and simply an extra-special date night, there’s the perfect outfit to match.
From a touch of sparkle to frills made for dancing, plenty of texture and a pop of colour, our guide to dressing for Christmas party season will ensure you’re dressed in scene-stealing fashion this winter.
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A touch of sparkle is the go-to for any festive wardrobe. This season we’re eschewing traditional sequins in favour of an all-over metallic finish. Paired together, the metallic long-sleeved top and matching cropped trousers offer a striking look fit for a party. For a more subtle approach, pair the top with sleek tailored trousers and heels.
Our favourite texture for this season and beyond is velvet. The super soft, tactile finish makes for a luxuriant feel with any outfit. Go for all-over velvet in slouchy cropped trousers and a casual velvet t-shirt, both of which feature a crinkle effect for added interest. Alternatively, our velvet mini dress has the same super soft feel.
In search of an alternative to your usual party dress? A jumpsuit offers all-in-one style. This season we’re opting for thoroughly modern fits with a minimalist one-shoulder design. Finished with super soft velvet, the jumpsuit cuts a sleek silhouette with a flattering fit.
Party season doesn’t necessarily have to mean sparkle. Make a statement with an eye-catching palette throughout the festivities. We’re championing a bold amber tone as an alternative to classic festive reds, punctuated with sheer, intricate lace. Styled with slim fit trousers for work and taken out on the town with heels, this top eschews any potential party season clichés. Similarly, the lace slip dress in soft amber offers a pretty piece with plenty of colour.
For a seamless transition from desk to drinks, this mid-length wrap dress is the perfect fit. The flattering tie-waist dress is finished with frills, a key detail throughout this season’s collection. Made for dancing, the pretty piece needs only strappy heels for a touch of glamour.
For a more relaxed approach to party season, opt for pretty separates. This sheer t-shirt is finished with scalloped lace along the sleeves and hemline, adding intricate detail to the otherwise understated piece. Dress up by pairing with metallic cropped trousers, or style with black skinny jeans for an understated look.