The festive season is upon us and we are revelling in our party wear. Everything we love about winter fabrics is here: velvet, cashmere, lace, sparkle and shine. We’ve done the hard work for you and you’ll find dresses and separates which are individual, pretty and stylish. No need to pound the pavements or stress about what to wear, just browse our new collections and be inspired! If you need guidance and advice, feel free to call us or email us; we’d love to help.
Our style masterclasses with Lindsay Punch have confirmed a common worry about dressing appropriately for our age and not looking like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ – yucky expression. Such is our dread of being judged that we are almost in danger of going the other way and blending into the background.
We say, if you can’t have fun with fashion at Christmas, when can you?! It doesn’t need to be a comedy jumper; you can look fabulous, festive with quality clothes that express your personality and make you stand out from the crowd.
Have a snoop through our selection box of party outfits. We’ve grouped them in descending order of bling, beginning of course, with the sparkliest!
If you want a real showstopper, look no farther than Darling’s Renee dress. This is truly a work of art: beautifully embellished with silver and bronze sequins and embroidery. The style is simple and classic, a mesh bodice and fully lined below with a soft taupe fabric.
Collectif’s gold star dress is like a beautiful foil-wrapped chocolate: gorgeous on the outside and pure quality on the inside. Its fit and flare style holds you comfortably in all the right places. Appropriately named Trixie Atomic – you will look and feel like the biggest star in your personal galaxy.
Midi skirts are still a big trend and Cotton Brothers’ gold pleated skirt has an urban sophistication and is flattering and easy to wear. Team with a simple black jumper from Darling or a beaded vest top by Myrine.
A sprinkle of stars
If full on glamour isn’t for you, take the bling down a level with separates in rich patterns, metallic and a dusting of diamante.
Robell trousers look and feel great and inspire any number of party outfits. We have a gorgeous range of printed trousers new in, such as the silver jacquard print or the black rose print. Balance the bling with a soft cashmere knit from Luella or Cocoa.
Alternatively, we have the Darling Ana cigarette trousers which come in a smart, textured patterned fabric. Team this up with a simple ivory top or a thin knit.
A sparkly poncho instantly puts you in the party mood. Malissa J trimmed ponchos were a massive hit last year and their new styles are equally tempting. Alternatively, go with the metallic trend with a Cotton Brothers gold or silver shift top. Wear with plain skirt such as the Cotton Brothers pleather skirt.
If you are looking for low key impact check out Myrine’s beautiful Jupiter spot dress in mulberry or navy. This dress is classically Myrine: combining flattering style with an imaginative spot print with subtle sparkle.
Cotton Brothers black crepe and velvet blouse is beautifully luxurious and very classy. Team with a black or green pleather skirt by Soaked in Luxury, or go for black supersoft faux suede trousers by Robell.
Red is always a winner at Christmas; try this deep cherry Collectif dress, which is so pretty and festive. It will take you everywhere you want to go.
Now, surely it must be time to put something fizzy in the fridge…