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Don’t let lockdown dampen your Christmas spirit; add a touch of sparkle to your festive wardrobe and shimmer your way through kitchen disco season, says Amy Norbury

Let’s just get it out there; it’s safe to say that Christmas celebrations are going to look very different this year. The endless round of glamorous work parties, festive drinks with friends and bustling family gatherings which usually make up the whirlwind that is December are probably going to be far smaller and more sedate affairs – that’s if they can happen at all.

So it should come as no surprise that this season’s hottest trends can be summed up by the mantra ‘all dressed up with nowhere to go’. But a lack of big parties doesn’t mean you can’t inject a little sparkle into your festive wardrobe; after all, if you look good, you feel good, and getting dolled up might just be the thing to lift your spirits – even if you’re confined to your living room.

So grab your party shoes, don your sequins, and get ready to rock out at your kitchen disco.

Lockdown life has all been about dressing for comfort, and that still stands. Wide-legged trousers and voluminous midi skirts – with the necessary elasticated waistband, of course – team perfectly with cosy knits for effortless style whether you’re out to dinner with your designated bubble or indulging in a festive feast at home.

If you fancy upping the style stakes, wrap dresses and Seventies-style jumpsuits are chic choices for keeping things comfy.

Sequins are back in a big way, adding an instant touch of glam to any outfit. A sequin jacket is perfect for throwing over your casual leggings and cami top combo, while sparkly embellishment can add a much-needed lift throughout your wardrobe.

When it comes to hues 2020 has, perhaps understandably, been dominated by black, black and more black, and that still stands for the festive season. If you want to take a more dazzling approach, glitzy gold dominated the AW20 catwalks while opting for a seriously bold shade will help to add a touch of festive cheer.


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