Let’s get the party started! If you’re looking for outfit inspiration for your next festive event we’ve got you covered. Party season is just around the corner and approaching faster than ever; meaning now’s the time to get your perfect party outfit sorted. Whether you’re heading out to a Christmas dinner with work, drinks with friends or your office party we have the perfect stylish, flattering and fun dresses, tops and more for every invite.
This festive season is all about celebrating and enjoying the company of our friends, family and colleagues.
When it comes to dressing for your work Christmas party it’s all about striking the balance between looking put-together, stylish whilst still remaining effortlessly chic. The answer is a little black dress; this could be a bodycon style dressed up for a smarter venue with kitten heels, a satin clutch bag and a cosy faux fur coat to keep you warm. Or a flattering LBD midi dress, dressed down with a faux leather jacket, chunky Chelsea boots and a cross body bag.
If you prefer to wear separates opt for a pair of cropped tuxedo trousers, a satin cami top, a sequinned blazer and strappy heels for an elevated yet comfortable look. Whilst a pleated midi skirt and a cami top paired with pointed pumps and an oversized blazer is a great choice when you want to feel sophisticated and glam.
An added benefit of styling an outfit with separates is how versatile they can be after your event – a chic blouse can be worn for work and a midi skirt is perfect for a weekend brunch.
Is there anything more delightful than a glamorous dinner party? For your work Christmas dinner look to the venue for inspiration. A formal setting allows you to really up the elegance factor with metallic fabrics, dramatic shapes and bold jewel tone colours. Whilst a more casual pub setting gives you the opportunity to dress up but remain comfortable.
For a formal venue pair a metallic wrap front skater dress with heels, a matching bag and a faux fur coat for a look that’s glamours yet still appropriate for a work environment. It’s important to consider whether you’ll be sitting for a longer period of time for example if the meal is more than three courses you will want to ensure your look is comfortable.
If you’re looking for a breakdown on how to dress for a black tie dress code we’ve got you covered with our black tie guide for women.
If the venue is more relaxed you can choose to pair a satin cami top or a cut out detail blouse with coated trousers, strappy heels, a tailored blazer and a mini bag for a dressed up evening outfit that matches the occasion. If you think you’ll spend a lot of time on your feet opt for a sleeveless top, wide leg culottes and pair of pointed flats for extra comfort.
Christmas drinks with work colleagues or friends is a slightly more laid-back affair which gives you the chance to have a little fun! Pair a sequin mini dress with chunky biker boots and a faux leather jacket for a fun, glitzy look. Or style a lace cami top with high waisted lurex trousers, a cropped faux fur jacket and strappy heels for a bold look that can keep up wherever the night takes you.
Alternately a chic knitted dress paired with a cropped jacket and strappy heels or suede boots is an instant outfit, which requires (almost) no effort at all. Swap skyscraper heels for sturdy block heels for an evening of dancing.