My Very Style Edit | Party Outfits for the Festive Season
With Christmas in sight, now’s a great time to start thinking about your festive social calendar and those all important outfits. I’ve partnered with Very.co.uk to showcase my own style edit of the best party-ready dresses and accessories this season.
Christmas is in the air — but have you sorted your party outfits yet?
There’s something about a frosty morning and the gauzy vignette of a foggy day that give off serious Christmas vibes. All I want to do is curl up on the sofa beneath the glow of my Christmas tree with the cheesiest of Christmas movies and a marshmallowy hot chocolate — and I am so for it right now!
With this Christmas set to be the first proper ‘normal’ Christmas we’ve had since before the pandemic, it’s no wonder I’m not the only one getting into the festive spirit already.
And back to normal means one thing: getting together is back on!
Whether it’s the work Christmas ‘do’, a social mingle or date-night with the significant other, you can never go wrong with a touch of luxe to glam up your evening and a killer dress is always a great go-to.
I’ve collaborated with Very.co.uk to create the key looks that I’ll be wearing this season. Stunning, wearable party dresses with an opulent touch for glam nights out and smart family & friends get-togethers.
The Little Black Dress
There’s always a time and a place for a little black dress. It’s the perfect timeless choice for when you want a classic look, something that’s super easy to accessorise and a great option for making the most of one item of clothing.
This gorgeous black sparkly number by Yours is as eye-catching as you get! With a daring deep cut neckline finishing with a twist centre knot, it’s a bold look that’s sure to get you noticed at the party. The stretchy fabric of this midi dress makes it a perfect choice for all figure shapes, so if you don’t fancy anything figure hugging or restrictive it’s a delight to wear.
Co-ordinate your look with a classic pair of black stilettos, or go all out with a dazzling pop of colour. I’ve gone for a pair of Raid chunky glittered sandals in a bright fuchsia pink colour. These are really well made shoes that don’t shed specks of glitter all over the place so they’ll stay gorgeously glittery for all your occasions.
In-keeping with the jewel-like tones, this emerald green Accessorize bag is just a treasure! In a plush quilted velvet for a luxe touch, this little shoulder bag-cum-clutch is a great choice for functionality. Complete the glitz with some exuberant jewellery like the Swarovski crystal star pendant by Jon Richard. What doesn’t say Christmas like a beautiful Bethlehem star?
Low Key Glam
When the occasion calls for smart-casual but you still want to shine bright like a star, there’s ways and means to create a polished look without the sacrifice of sparkle.
A shirt dress with delicate frill sleeves, a gently nipped in waist and midi hemline makes for an ultra feminine look ideal for more relaxed social affairs. Monsoon dresses are ideal party dress investment pieces, with the Monsoon Embellished Shirt Dress an example of how a little touch of luxe can transform an everyday garment into something special. Its softly woven viscose fabric with its fluid silhouette looks divine in the midnight blue shade, while a beautifully shimmery gold embroidery lends the dress a rich aesthetic without being overly glitzy.
With the shirt dress un-buttoned, a dainty drop chain like Radley’s Bobble Necklace pairs beautifully to draw a little sexiness into the look. Solid sterling silver plated in the warming tones of 18ct rose gold, this fine chain features Radley’s iconic little scottie dog and an extended heart drop pendant.
Knocking back a potentially prim outfit, a pair of urban but smart styled heeled black boots gives the dress a fierce edge. These laced Timberland Allington boots, with their three inches of block heel and studded ankle collars, are a force to be reckoned with.
Inject a dash of glamour with a total statement bag like this gorgeous Accessorize clutch. In a lush berry red velvet, trimmed with a sumptuous oversized tassel, this little bag is everything you can want. It’s a roomy little thing with ample space for all the little essentials and with a tough hard case your contents are protected from knocks.
Very.co.uk stock hundreds of brands and exclusive labels so, whatever your budget, there’s always a great range of affordable and investment outfits to choose from.
With my festive calendar filling up already — with evenings out (shock horror, child-free!), church Christmas services and family and friends get-togethers — I’m glad I have these gorgeous go-to outfits for when I’m ready to drop the festive bomb.