Already received some Christmas party invitations? Whether it’s the hotly anticipated work Christmas party or going over for some jazzy cocktails and nibbles at a mate’s place, it’s never too early to start planning your outfit. With the last two Christmases scuppered by Covid restrictions, this year is the year to go all out and have some fun.
Get into the festive mood by dusting off your favourite sparkly dress or head to the shops to buy a whole new showstopping look. Christmas is the perfect excuse to go all out! With so many events to get dressed for, read on for some inspiration on how to get your festive look just right this season.
What to consider before choosing your outfit
Your Christmas party outfit very much depends on the event you are attending. First of all, consider the location. Is it indoors or outdoors? If you know it will be well heated, you have more freedom with party dresses. If it’s based outdoors or if you know you will be in an unheated space, why not purchase a coat with plenty of wow factor?
Next, think about which activities are planned. Lots of work parties opt for activities like bowling or mini golf. In this case, don’t wear anything too tight and prioritise comfort. If the party consists of boogying the night away, avoid uncomfortable shoes!
Finally, dress appropriately to the occasion. Dressing for a work party and an intimate gathering of friends are two very different things.
What’s in this season
The best thing about Christmas parties is that you can really have fun with styles and textures you wouldn’t normally wear. Embrace sequin season with gusto and don’t be afraid to add all kinds of textures to your outfit. Think velvet and lace for a more gothic vibe or go wild for glitter. Embrace festive colours too. Think red, black, purple and green for a Christmas look worth remembering.
Accessorise accessorise accessorise
Just like we’re loving all things glittery and sparkly, a Christmas party is the perfect opportunity to bring out all your treasured accessories. Make your outfit even more stunning with a beautiful set of diamond earrings and add on all your favourite sparkly necklaces, rings and bracelets.
Think outside the box
If you want to make a real impression and stand out from the crowd, steer clear of the dresses and opt for something less conventional. Why not invest in a comfortable co-ord or jumpsuit? And don’t disregard your favourite pair of jeans either! Paired with a showstopping blouse, you will be the Belle of the ball.