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The festive season calls for Christmas party outfits with sparkle, even if you’re celebrating at home. Have fun with our partywear, from showstopping accessories for the office quiz to a stunning dress for cocktails with friends

Christmas party dresses for the office do

Christmas is as good a reason as any to go for all-out glamour and add some sparkle to your social feeds, whether it’s with a glittery hair clip or a shimmering sequinned dress. No matter how you’re celebrating this year – with people in person or via Zoom again – stunning Christmas party dresses are a zero-fuss way to go from sofa to social. Plus, they don’t have to compromise on comfort (look for relaxed shapes and stretch fabrics) and can be dressed down for outdoor gatherings. Just add tights and chunky boots and throw a jumper or blazer on top.

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Red satin midaxi dress
The red satin dress of dreams
Silver sequin midaxi dress
Sequins shout party season
Pink satin M&S X GHOST midi dress
Jewel tones are made for big celebrations
Silver sparkly midi wrap dress
Sparkle and shine this Christmas

Showstopping Christmas party tops

With many of our Christmas gatherings still likely to be screen to screen rather than face to face, the go-to party outfit formula is fancy on top and comfy on the bottom. An attention-grabbing sequin top is a festive-season classic. And with all eyes drawn to it, you could keep things simple on your bottom half – or go all out with a striking pair of red trousers . If you’re heading to your work Christmas party straight from the office, jazz up a sleek white shirt with buttery-soft leather trousers and sparkling gold jewellery.

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Gold sequinned top
Go for gold this Christmas
Bright red trousers
Make a beeline for festive red trousers
Navy shirt with embellished collar
Spot the embellished collar
Autograph leather trousers
Buttery-soft leather you can boogie in

Not-going-out Christmas party outfits

The key to a Zoom-friendly but future-proof outfit is to focus on the top half, picking items that blend luxe detailing with timeless designs. Take this striped jumper – it’s a classic that will stand the test of time. Simple shirt dresses in luxurious fabrics look effortlessly chic and this star-print dress is fancy enough for kitchen discos while also being relaxed enough for day-to-day wear. A single-breasted velvet blazer pairs perfectly with a glass of prosecco, but also looks just as good with a white T-shirt, vintage-wash jeans and trainers. Meanwhile, a patterned cashmere knit dresses up leather trousers and will keep you cosy until spring.

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Sparkle slogan-embroidered sweatshirt
Ready, set, sparkle!
Red sweatshirt with satin-detail sleeves
Satin trims for a festive feel
Black jumper with pearl embellishments
Be a pearly Christmas queen
Novelty Fair Isle jumper
When in doubt, go for a novelty knit

Festive accessories for Christmas parties

Statement Christmas party accessories, necklaces and earrings are a fuss-free and budget-friendly way to give your look an upgrade. Demand attention with a show-stealing bag in a jewel tone or opt for a splashy sequinned clutch. Miuccia Prada brought the headband back a couple of seasons ago and the Duchess of Cambridge has cemented its popularity. Gold will always look good during the festive season, and this hammered hair clip adds a modern aesthetic.

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Ruched red faux-leather bag
Choose a designer-inspired shape
Padded pink satin headband
A classic headband in a shimmer finish
Jaeger freshwater-pearl necklace
Elevate a plain top with freshwater pearls
Navy star-printed scarf
Keep cosy wrapped in stars

Words: Ellie Spicer

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