Christmas Party Style
Posted on 22 December 2015
We are firmly in the Christmas party season and whether you’re attending one intimate event or have a full social calendar, you’re going to need to be looking and feeling, your very best. We’ve gathered our favourite looks from some of the hottest designers - from sequins to statement -, to inspire you and help you dress to impress.
For a show-stopping Christmas party dress, you can’t beat sequins and embellishment. Designers like Jenny Packham craft sensational pieces from luxurious, metallic fabrics for the best fit. With embellishment, more is more. Choose a dazzling floor-sweeper or an eye catching cocktail dress to really stand out from the crowd. Break away from the traditional gold or silver with this season's must-have hue; rose gold. The pinkish tones really flatter your skin and give you a radiant glow.
Christmas is all about decadence and Christmas parties are the perfect opportunity to revel in the details. Designers like Hervé Léger mimic the curves of the female body with carefully placed embellishment, giving you a figure to die for. Jewel tone colours are very flattering on most skin tones and make a festive change to the traditional little black dress. Brave the cold with bare legs and ankle boots for effortless biker chic.
For a touch of elegant glamour, choose fitted styles with delicate embellishment. Pieces like this Oscar De La Renta dress from the AW15 Collection will flatter your figure and the statement shoulders create a sense of drama. A fur coat over a simple body conscious, block colour dress would create a similar feel or you could choose sexy separates; team a sequinned top with a skirt, or high waisted trousers for an alternative to the traditional party dress.
If maximalist embellishment isn’t your penchant, why not keep things polished with elegant simplicity. Take inspiration from the clean lines and sharp edges of Victoria Beckham’s ready-to-wear pieces; the perfect sophisticated ensemble for a formal Christmas event. Monochrome palettes make accessorising a breeze; chandelier earrings, statement necklaces and cocktails rings would all bring these classic styles from work-wear chic to evening glam.
If you’re feeling brave this holiday season, why not choose something daring, something that will be remembered. We’re feeling inspired by Stella McCartney’s Reily Cutaway Dress, seen here on Rosie Huntington-Whitley. With the nonchalantly alluring asymmetric neckline and dramatically raised hem, this piece ticks all the right boxes for a statement evening look.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Sarah Bond!