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

Showstopping 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 sequinned 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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Not-going-out party outfits

The key to a Zoom-friendly but future-proof outfit is to focus on the top half. A patterned cashmere knit dresses up leather trousers and will keep you cosy until spring. Simple midi dresses in luxurious fabrics look effortlessly chic and 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.

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Festive accessories for 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 (available in store) back a couple of seasons ago, while gold always looks good during the festive season.

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Words: Ellie Spicer

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