Your Christmas party outfit should focus on making a statement this year so throw your overworn LBD out of the window.
The festive season has arrived which can only mean the Christmas party is drawing in, so you want to ensure you’ve thoroughly planned your outfit for the night. You might be lucky enough to have been invited to a number of seasonal soirees, and if that’s the case you need to make sure you make an impact at each and every one. However, the golden rule still stands: you cannot wear the same outfit. If you are wanting to be seen as having the best Christmas party style, you need to prove it with each individual outfit.
First off, it’s vital to know what the vibe of the party you’re attending is. An office party could give you the opportunity to showcase your true style to the rest of your colleagues, while a festive family gathering could be slightly more casual. Whatever the dress code, this is the perfect time to make a long-lasting impression.
To help you out with finding your perfect Christmas party outfit, we’ve handpicked a number of festive trends. Keep reading for outfit inspiration that everyone will be talking about till’ New Year’s.
SHIMMY ON DOWN
Sparkles are a given at Christmas, so it makes sense to incorporate them into your party outfit. This doesn’t mean you should resemble a disco ball as this year’s sequined trend is all about shameless, chic elegance.
The best part about wearing sequins is that they instantly make you stand out and look expensive in a crowd. The most popular sequined piece has to be the classic sequined dress which will ooze charm and glamour at any seasonal soiree. This is the perfect outfit idea for a number of Christmas parties. The majority of sequined dresses are fit for smart-causal events and fitting for a cocktail dress code.
If you’re wanting something a little different, sequined power suits are slowly emerging on the high streets. We’re also seeing an uplift in sequined skirts, tops and jackets, so if you’re not sold on a whole glitzy dress this year, try out a more subtle separate with other tonal pieces and statement jewellery.
SHOP THE TREND
Come winter, lightweight cotton pieces are naturally replaced with thicker and more textured fabrics. Your wardrobe will suddenly be filled with chunky knits, teddy fabrics and more importantly, velvet.
Velvet has often been associated with sophistication and high-end luxury within fashion but over recent years has taken a grungy nineties aesthetic. This season, however, the plush fabric is back with a film noir twist making it as impactful as ever before.
Now, the reason we are loving velvet for Christmas is that it has the potential to add depth and a festive feel without being too over-the-top. Velvet is a chic fabric and if you’re not into the whole sequin dress thing, this is the perfect party trend for you.
For casual festivities, try a velvet top with either leather trousers or a leather biker jacket. It’s a super simple outfit but when paired with delicate jewellery and sleek heels, you will have heads turning.
If you’re attending the office Christmas party and you still don’t fancy wearing a dress but want to look unique try a velvet skirt with a simple cami and tonal strappy heels. If you’re a dress girl don’t fall into just buying a little black dress, get your hand on something with a bit of character. Search for pleating, ruching or even subtle embellishments.
SHOP THE TREND
Creating an instant outfit for your Christmas party might seem like an unachievable dream but we can assure you that it is not. So if you’re looking for ease and impact, put your dress back in the wardrobe and get your hands on a jumpsuit.
It can be overwhelming slipping on a jumpsuit if you’re used to bodycon dresses but don’t worry because this season it’s all about a wrap neckline and banded waist. These two on-trend features make jumpsuits exude feminity and flatter your figure.
Jumpsuits will add an androgynous edge to your formal-wear and will instantly lengthen your body, so if you’re on the shorter side, petite jumpsuits are perfect for you. Also, keep an eye out for wide-legged jumpsuits as the extra material will move like the skirt of a maxi dress and be more suitable for formal Christmas parties.