Merry and Bright Festive Fashions
Written by Sarah Sinclair, Festive Fashion
With the party season fast-approaching, ditch the little black dress and add a bit of sparkle to your wardrobe – after all it’s the one time of year when show-stopping sequins are acceptable every night of the week. From the office party, to the pub on Christmas eve, these trends will see you through the festive season. Pass the fizz, we’re going out-out.
Fabrics have been given a glossy makeover ready for the party season. Opt for polished leather skirts, with splash-proof statement macs to throw on over the top and metallic foil finishes everywhere. Invest in pieces with the high-shine factor for an outfit to catch their eyes.
Acceptable in the 80s
This season’s’ hottest party dresses are straight out of the 80s. Think mini-skirts that were made for the dance floor, bandage dresses and big-impact shoulders. A platform and sheer tights are essential additions to give your Christmas outfit some serious va-va-voom. Those feeling brave, have already booked in for the perm too.
Forget the muddy festival fields, we’re talking luxury fringing. On the catwalks at Gucci, Christopher Kane and Givenchy, skirts and dresses were given a more refined aesthetic, glistening with beading and jewel encrusted overlays. Keep it classy and timelessly elegant with a slinky 1920s inspired style.
In case you missed the memo, the industry is still going wild for all things primal and that animal instinct is sticking around for the festive season. Experiment with the abundance of styles on the high street at the moment, from leopard to tiger, zebra to snake. Pick your stripes and add a striking splash to your outfit for a really wild night.
Brown is the New Black
70s inspired styles are everywhere this season, and as such there’s only one colour that’s making a big impact right now. Yes really, swap the little black dress for a shade of brown instead. Choose any hue – from caramel, chocolate and terracotta to brick or bronze and bistre. Keep it sexy with slashed necklines, raised hems and sheer shirts.
Suited and Booted
The most stylish among us this season will be ditching the party dress all together and suiting up for their Christmas ‘do. The high street is awash with two pieces in all shades and styles, from tonal blocking and animal inspired prints to the full-on metallic disco suit. As long as its bright, bold and makes a statement, anything goes.