It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year. Our very own Set That Santa has gifted you with the license to reward yourself with the most lavish and glimmering outfits for this season’s festivities. From sequined dresses to fairytale frock, here’s our guide on outfits to wear for Christmas parties that rock.
The holiday decorations will be glittering, so why shouldn’t you? Outshine the ornaments and be the centre of the sparkle with glittery elements on your clothing or accessories. The usual party favourite is an all-sequined number like a bodycon dress in bronze and silver sequins from Topshop. A trendier and more refined rendition is a paired down pattern of sequins. Find a subdued pattern of sequins that acts as a focal point for your outfit; like the chevron pattern in this smock dress by Ella Moss or with Therapy’s stylish jersey top.
For those of you who prefer a more subtle sparkly look, drape yourself with a beaded flapper dress for a classic match to bubbly champagne nights. Take inspiration from Biba’s modern interpretation of the 1920s dress. Pair it with Carvela’s fiery stiletto sandals for an even sexier special evening.
For a tamer yet equally stunning look, a jewel-crusted outfit is guaranteed to draw in even the snobbiest of the Christmas spirits. Adorn your neckline with rhinestones or semi-precious stones taking inspiration from Jo No Fui’s v-neck shift dress, or embellish your waist using jewels as a special detail against the softness of your holiday frock like Biba has done with their jersey drape dress.
Metallics is still an ongoing trend and Christmas is the best time to wear them. Gold gets the spotlight on this show-off material. Perfect for getting wild on the dance floor, get shiny with Urban Outfitter’s mod-inspired gold dress. For a more femme fatale look, we recommend Reiss’s gorgeous silver bandeau dress.
Runway giants like Alexander McQueen and Valentino have revived the classic fairytale design for Fall/Winter 2014-2015. Follow the trend this holiday season with a Dolce & Gabbana floral brocade dress, Red Valentino velvet print silk dress and Augustin Teboul tulle dress. Spread the ethereal magic of Christmas with generous lengths that sweep the floor. Just be careful with your dancing as the magic stops if you tip over. For those of you who’ll be worried about stepping on your hemline all evening go for a high-low or midi cut dress like this print lace midi dress by Ariella.
Since everyone is dreaming of a white Christmas, it’s only fair that you consider sticking with the white hot trend for the silly season this year. From touches of white with tops or skirts, to all over white with dresses and pant suits, there is plenty of choice for your party outfit. White is uncomplicated and unassuming yet still elegant for the dinner table to the dance floor. A figure-hugging peplum dress from True Decadence gets our pick. Pair it with statement jewelry and striking stilettos like the red stiletto pumps from Casadei, to get a fantastic holiday look.