With only 2 weeks to go before the festive season well and truly kicks off, we need to start thinking about party outfits!
Whether it’s the office party, the annual family knees-up, a dinner party with friends, a client ‘do’, or a night out-out with your girlfriends; you will no doubt be on the look out for something new to wear.
It used to be simple… an LBD would suffice. But not anymore. There’s no dress code per say.
We have so much choice, it will either baffle or excite you.
I couldn’t write just one post about party-wear, so I’ll break it down into themes. By rounding up my favourite items within each theme, I’ll hopefully provide some inspiration and do a bit of the leg-work for you!
What I have learnt is, whatever party attire you choose, you need to feel good in it. It’s important not to sway too far from your usual style or you’ll end up feeling like a shiny red bauble and it will do nothing for your confidence. Plus, your outfit needs to be comfortable. There’s nothing worse than being distracted by scratchy material or a crutch that keeps riding too far up your nether regions!!!
And shoes. The Christmas party season is all about letting your hair down and having a good time so make sure your feet can last the distance. You need to boogie and walk home in the wee hours, so those killer heels might not be a wise choice – a mistake I’ve made many, many times in the past! This year, I’ll be wearing glittery tights with strappy heels – both practical and on-trend!
So first up, one of the key trends this year and the perfect festive attire is shimmery, glittery metallics and sequins.
You could go whole hog and opt for a sequin dress or metallic jumpsuit Or simply add a metallic vest top to an existing trouser suit or pleated skirt (like me in the image above). Even just adding metallic tights to a classic dress will update the whole look.
Thank you for reading and please look out for my next Party Style instalment…
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