Whether you’re the hostess with the mostess or celebrating with a fun night in for two, get in the festive spirit with our his-and-hers edit of stay-at-home party pieces
: Staying in is the new going out, but that’s not to say you can’t make an effort and don your glad rags at home. Make a night of it and slip into a gorgeous LBD that makes you feel sophisticated and relaxed (this season’s slip dresses are perfect for doing exactly that) – and for him, try a tux with a loosely buttoned shirt.
: Christmas can be chaotic, especially if it’s your first with a newborn, so follow these quick tips and stay comfortably stylish. Consider a black blouse to avoid any messy mishaps, adding a special touch with this full metallic skirt (ideal for hiding any over-indulgence, too). And most importantly, wear flats.
: You’ve just put the little ones to bed and within minutes, they’re up again. Opt for power pieces that make you feel fabulous, no matter how tired you are. Combine a Victoriana blouse with a metallic pleated skirt – two must-have party heroes that also tap into the season’s trends.
: Mirroring your partner’s look is good enough for the Beckhams, so in our book, it’s definitely worth a try. Match your tux to his, but add a feminine touch in this season’s frills and ruffles, finished with killer heels to make your mark (even if you throw them off within seconds). Selfie stick at the ready!
: Hit a sartorial high note in gold with this shimmering trophy skirt. Pare it back with a simple black knit and delicate strappy sandals for a look that exudes no-fuss confidence. Whether it’s Christmas Eve or you’re counting down to the start of 2017, this is a winning outfit you can pull out year after year.
: Nothing beats kicking off your shoes and getting down to the classics in your own home. Slip into something comfortable, like this plush velvet suit. It feels like pyjamas but looks impeccably chic. If the double combination feels too much, mix and match – team the trousers with a black roll neck and the blazer with skinny jeans or a slinky slip dress (your nightie will do if you’re staying in).
Photographer: Chris Craymer / Stylist: Chloe Forde / Make-up artist: Kim Jacob / Hair stylist: Tyler Johnston at One Represents
Models: Bekah at Select, Cory at Storm / Womenswear editor: Charlene Barton