Meet the perfect party dresses, whatever the Christmas do:
The Office Party
You’ll need to do your homework before this event. First, find out as much as you can about the venue, then find out what other people from your office are wearing.
If it’s an informal venue and your colleagues say they’re not planning on dressing up, why not be the one to rally the troops and change people’s minds? Getting dressed up will give the party a real sense of occasion – even if it’s in your local pub – and make a distinction between the day at work and the party.
If the venue is smarter – or you persuade your workmates to make the effort to jazz up a less grand venue – make sure you help to present your firm in a good light by looking smart and well-groomed: This is secret to a successful office party outfit. Throw in an on-trend element and you’re raking in those style points.
The perfect dress:
Wrap dresses are the perfect choice. The side gathering will emphasise your waist while the ruching will flatter – rather than cling to – your curves. This comfortable fit is perfect for hiding a post-Christmas dinner belly if your company starts the party with a full-on meal. The embellished shoulders on this wrap dress give a stylish futuristic look that’ll set you apart, while its demure knee-skimming length ensures you make a sophisticated statement.
Embellished Wrap Dress, £30.
Mates’ get together
Sparkle when you hit the town for a festive shindig. You want to be comfortable – you’ll be laughing and dancing not posing – but you also want that little something special to stand out in a crowd. We have the answer. Go for a high-neck lace mini dress. The result is elegant and timeless but the super-short length delivers some understated sexiness. We’ll be teaming this lacy shift with a pair of sparkly slipper pumps for effortless style.
Lace Shift Dress, £25.Your dinner party
What better time to channel that perfect housewife vibe than when you’re playing host. We love cute collars, full skirts and feminine colours for that party-perfect look.
Why not work a Peter Pan collar with a festive twist? We love the gorgeous diamante that defines the neckline of this embellished collar dress, while the bold blue makes an eye-catching alternative to black.
Detachable Embellished Collar Shift Dress, £35.It’s your party so create some drama if you want to. Prom dresses are on-trend , flattering and fabulous. For a show-stopping look, try our Julia Embellished Prom Dress, £40. With an elegant boat neck and net trim skirt for fullness, this is true ladylike glamour. But wait for the festive twist… Sequin embellishment highlights the stitched flower pattern, ensuring you shine all night.