Whether you’re staying in or going out, dress to impress – there are plenty of reasons we love Christmas and the chance to let our hair down, hit the dancefloor (even if it’s in our kitchen) and dress up ranks near the top. Festive celebrations are the ultimate excuse to invest in a dazzling new party dress, whether you choose short, black and sequinned (always a winner in our books) or a ravishing red number. Ramp up the accessories to achieve party season’s more-is-more aesthetic: pile on the hair clips and find your biggest earrings for a sure-fire Christmas hit.
You can dress for the party without wearing a dress – equally eye-catching are going-out outfits featuring separates in luxurious fabrics. Wide-leg trousers with a subtle sheen look great with a simple blouse and blazer, while a well-fitting trouser suit is all-guns-blazing glamour, especially in a fabric like this sumptuously soft velvet. If you do opt for a dress, chocolate and coffee shades are all the rage for autumn/winter. Translated into partywear, they get a metallic sheen, with rich copper and bronze shades that flatter every skin tone. Embrace disco ball vibes with an all-over sequinned number.
Words: Sophie Hines / Images: Buzz White / Styling: Lauren Franks / Hair: Naoki Komiya / Make-up: Siddhartha Simone
Nails: Kim Tracey Model: Joony at Established, Iris at Milk, Charlotte at Select