Dust off your finery and polish your dancing shoes, the next two months has the potential to be a whirlwind of after-work drinks, staff Christmas parties and family get-togethers, all of which will require some semblance of a festive party dress code!
Nailing the festive dress code can be difficult, especially when it’s not as straight forward as Christmas jumpers or black tie, but follow our guide to show stopping looks and you will be sure to survive the party season in style, whatever the occasion.
Fake it – Looking for a new wardrobe staple? The faux leather skirt might just be it. Adding a tough edge to a feminine classic, the leather skirt is a trend that’s here to stay – style it with a contrasting, delicate top in silk or lace, for a more smart-casual festive occasion.
Image (below left): Elizabeth blouse £45, Poppy PU Skirt £60, Sofie Slouch Boots £99 – Monsoon
Jump to it – jumpsuits provide a modern twist on classic Christmas party wear, and it’s quite possibly the easiest-to-wear item of clothing in existence – all you have to think about is the accessories.
Image (top right): Missy Velvet Jumpsuit £99, Gabi Glitter Court £45 – Monsoon
Stun in sequins – if you can’t sparkle and shine at Christmas, when can you! Don’t wear complex silhouettes; keep your lines simple when you feel like you want to shine.
Image (below right): Sequin velvet wrap dress £69 – M&Co