If your work Christmas party invite has landed in your inbox and you’re mulling over what to wear, we’re on hand with plenty of party season inspiration. With so many exciting new pieces landing this season, we’ve got something for every scenario. So whether you’ve booked out a fancy cocktail bar or you’re having a few rounds at your local, you’ll be good to go.
For those who like to go all-out, there are scene-stealing sequin dresses, velvet pieces and eye-catching jumpsuits to choose from. If you’re worried about your outfit being ‘too much’ (is there such a thing at Christmas?) we’ve got you covered with understated classics like little black dresses. Oh, and there’s also a selection of playful festive jumpers to pair with your go-to basics.
While the prosecco’s chilling and Mariah’s defrosting, here’s our pick of Christmas party favourites to get you in the festive spirit.
The Classic Little Black Dress
If there’s one outfit that never goes out of style, it’s the Little Black Dress, or as we lovingly call it, the LBD. It’s a go-to choice for almost any Christmas party theme. Whether you’re hitting a swanky soiree or a casual gathering, the LBD has your back. Add some statement jewellery, slip into your favourite heels, and you’re all set to shine.
Sequin and Glitter Dresses
If there’s ever a time to shine, it’s during party season. Sequin and glitter dresses are the epitome of festive glamour, from classic gold and silver to bold red and green. Don’t be afraid of a bit of sparkle – ’tis the season to stand out, after all. Add a clutch and some spiky heels to complete your dazzling look.
Elegant Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses aren’t just for the summer; they work wonderfully for Christmas parties too. To stay in keeping with the time of year, go for deep jewel tones or classic black for a timeless look. Accessorise with statement earrings and a soft cover-up or shawl for full winter-glam vibes.
Velvet Pieces for a Luxurious Touch
Velvet always adds a touch of luxury, texture and warmth to a winter look. Whether it’s a velvet blazer, dress, or skirt, the material is undeniably Christmassy (and worn by the great F.C. himself, no less). Choose deep, rich colours like burgundy or emerald green for an opulent feel.
Playful Christmas Sweater Outfits
The Christmas sweater is here to stay, and we’re happy about it. Embrace the festive spirit with a quirky sweater and match with your fave jeans, skirts, or leggings. Don’t forget to accessorise with jingle bell earrings for the full effect.
Jumpsuits have been having a moment, and why not wear one to your Christmas party? They’re sleek, modern, and oh-so-comfortable. Choose a jumpsuit in a deep colour or with a bit of sparkle to suit the festive occasion. Pair it with some stylish boots or heels, and you’re ready to take on the night.
Stylish Skirts and Blouses
Mix and match skirts and blouses to create a chic and versatile look that you can wear directly from your desk to Christmas drinks. Whether it’s a sleek pencil skirt or a flowing maxi skirt, the options are endless. Pair with a light and flowy blouse (think chiffon or a silky satin material) that complements the festive theme. Accessorise with a statement belt and some stunning heels, and you’re party-ready.
Layering and Coats for Cold Weather
Baby, it’s cold outside. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish while staying warm. Layering is your best friend during the winter months. Consider adding a cosy cardigan, shawl, or wrap to your outfit for extra warmth. Don’t forget a chic wool coat or jacket to complete your look, because it’s all about being snug and stylish.
Accessories and Finishing Touches
Accessories can take your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether it’s a statement necklace, a pair of chandelier earrings, or a bold clutch, they can work wonders. Also, don’t underestimate the power of a swipe of red lippy, a glossy berry-coloured manicure or a simple up-do hairstyle. These finishing touches will leave you feeling confident and party-ready.