With Christmas comes friends, family, gifts, and of course, the party season. For many of us, it is perhaps our busiest time of the year with festive social gatherings, work Christmas parties and New Year celebrations to end.
December is a wonderful blend of cosy cashmere jumpers with leggings and thick socks on Sundays, following a memorable night of glitz, sequins and party shoes. It is a time for cosiness beside the fire, and cocktails seated at the bar.
Party season calls for smart, casual, black tie and glamour. It is not always dictated by a strict dress-code, but offers an opportunity to dress up and wear something that perfectly corresponds to the festive season. It is a time for sparkles, sequins, velvet and beautifully rich jewelled-tones.
The high-street and designer stores now boast a plethora of party options, offering the perfect outfit for those looking for subtle glamour, a touch of sparkle or sequins galore.
Richmond Gem Bag | Topshop | £27
Accessories can be a girl’s best friend during party season. Add a touch of festivity through a pair of earrings or a shoulder bag if you prefer to keep your outfit festive, but simple.
Short Sequin Dress | Zara | £29.99
A perfect option for those who wish to fully embrace the opportunity to wear head-to-toe sequins, but not stand out too much. Team with a classic pair of black court shoes.
Fern Black Suede Courts | LK Bennett | £195
Tower in these classic, yet chic courts that will take any outfit from desk to dinner.
Eloise Mirrors Maxi Dress | French Connection | £260
Timeless, beautiful and with a hint of festive sparkle – this French Collection number will be sure to turn heads.
Climbing Blossom Top | Needle & Thread | £185
For those looking to add just a hint of glitz for the party season, but feel confident and comfortable in a pair of black skinny jeans too!
Velvet Dress | Noa Noa | £149
Synonymous with Christmas and the festive season, velvet is both timeless and effortless. Available in black and this beautiful blush tone.
Samantha Sequin Jacket | Monsoon | £89
Perfect for a more casual do – pair with your favourite white tee or black lace camisole for a touch of sparkle this Christmas.
Satin Borlak Pumps | Manolo Blahnik via Harrods | £745
Need I say more? If you’re heading out after work, just take these with you.