Christmas: Festive party fashion

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Sparkle and shine your way through Christmas party season in style, says Amy Norbury

And just like that, we’re back to business as usual.

With lockdown Christmas and loungewear for all occasions an increasingly distant memory, there’s once again a festive season packed with works shindigs, family parties and dinner with friends to look forward to.

Which means conjuring up an array of outfits to style out the socialising. So get your sequins at the ready, grab your favourite heels and prepare to take party season by storm.

Festive season always means dialling your wardrobe up a notch – or three. From feathers and crystals to glitter and ruffles, if there’s one time to be ‘extra’ in your outfit choices, this is it.

For a full-on glitterball effect, sequins are a sure-fire festive winner; opt for sophisticated black or glamorous gold all over for a chic take, or stand out from the crowd in a bright, bold hue – wallflowers need not apply.

Bling not your thing? Channel Christmas style through your choice of fabrics instead. Velvet is always a winner at this time of year, perfect for a subtle stylish shimmer, while slinky satin dresses ramp up the glamour stakes with ease.

If you’re looking for a festive investment which will take you from office to bar and beyond, look no further than this season’s hottest suiting. A matching two-piece is perfect for channelling that work hard, play hard vibe’, and AW22’s oversized style works perfectly with wide-legged trousers and a longline blazer. Team with a sensible button-down shirt for daytime, and ramp up the sex appeal with a slinky cami as the sun goes down.

Get the most from your investment, too, by wearing your suit as separates – wide-legged trousers and a chunky knit are perfect for casual drinks, while throwing your blazer over your party dress will help keep the chills at bay in style.

All that remains is to add a splash of glittering accessories – chandelier earrings and long layered necklaces are a killer finish to any outfit – and festive party dressing is all wrapped up!


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