The festive season calls for Christmas party outfits with sparkle. Have fun with our partywear, from showstopping accessories for the office quiz to a stunning dress for cocktails with friends
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 shimmering satin dress or a dazzling two-piece suit. No matter how you’re celebrating this year – with cocktails or party games – 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, if desired, for more casual gatherings. Just add tights and chunky boots and throw a jumper or blazer on top to keep the feelgood factor flowing long after party season has ended.
Did someone say sequins? Our favourite go-to party outfit formula is fancy on top and comfy on the bottom. An attention-grabbing sequinned blazer or 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 wide-leg 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.
Adding statement accessories and jewellery is a fuss-free and budget-friendly way to give your look an upgrade. Demand attention with a show-stealing evening bag in a jewel tone or opt for a diamante-detailed clutch. An embellished headband in velvet or satin will crown your outfit and prove itself a reliable icebreaker. Elevating your jewellery is always a good way to switch from work to party mode: our sleek metallic hoops add a touch of subtle bling to any outfit.
Words: Sarah Lafarge and Dulcie Emerson