THE WINTER PARTY DRESS EDIT

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The festive party season is almost upon us and I couldn’t be happier! Velvet, sequins and all the glitter…I’m fully on board with this! For me, the shops come alive at this time of year and the highstreet do some of the BEST picks when it comes to dresses and party wear! However if you’re looking to go ‘all out’ this party season and spend a little extra, I do also have some of my favourite designer picks – you might want to freeze your cards now gals (sorrynotsorry)! Whether it’s a daytime festive dinner/cocktail session or dancing the night away at a Christmas party with your best gals, I’ve got you covered!

 

THE SEQUIN DRESS

For the past three years in a row, my main party dress has been a sequin number so I had to include some of my favourites. It’s probably the only time of the year when full on sequins are appropriate so I like to go all out. Go hard or go home am I right? There’s so many good options on the highstreet but ASOS and Quiz do some of my absolute favourite sequin dresses for the party season. They’re so reasonably priced too which is another reason why I love them! Here are some of my favourites below.

 

THE LUXE EDIT

If you’re looking to spend a little extra on your outfit, Zimmermann do some of my absolute favourite designer dresses and some gorgeous jumpsuits too if you’re looking for an alternative to a dress. My other designer favourites are Needle & Thread for serious sparkle – this blush tulle dress is one of my favourites and also Self Portrait (of course), because y’know what’s not to love really?!

 

DAYTIME PARTY WEAR

This is one of the trickiest areas I think – I always want to feel festive and embrace the party season without looking too full on for daytime! One of my favourite ways to inject some fun and festive cheer into my outfit is velvet. Oh my, I just LOVE velvet! I know the above look isn’t a dress but I had to make an exception because it’s such an easy way to feel festive without feeling too OTT. This Jack Wills plum velvet mini skirt* is everything. I’m obsessed with it! Throw on some tights, a chunky knit, heeled boots and a sparkly bag. If you have a faux fur coat drape it over your shoulders for some extra daytime glam and you’re good to go! And if your feet feel like they want to go dancing later on, just make sure you’re prepared with a cami top underneath your jumper and you’re ready to hit the bar…voila! Here are some more of my favourite ‘daytime appropriate’ velvet party wear picks.

 

THE MAXI DRESS

If sequins aren’t your thing, fear not because there are literally handfuls of styles to choose from. I’m always envious of people who can pull off a floor length gown. For some reason they just don’t seem to flatter me as much as a mini or skater style but I absolutely love them nonetheless! The ones that have a bodycon figure hugging style with longer length mesh over the top is one of my favourite styles. These definitely bring the wow factor to any festive party!

 

THE RED DRESS

It wouldn’t be a festive party dress edit without a mention to the LRD – Little Red Dress. Red is of course the colour of the season and is one of my favourite ways to inject some festive fun and colour into any party look! Whether it’s something figure hugging, or fit and flare there’s something for everyone! Extra style points for red AND sequin at the same time hehe.

 

THE LBD

A LBD is pretty much timeless and looks amazing for any occasion. Again, the magpie in me screams out for sequins and sparkle but a classic plain LBD jazzed up with some sparkly heels and bag is also a winner in my eyes! Now all that’s left to do is find a party…

What dress will you be rocking this party season?

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28 Comments

  1. Erin
    20th November 2017 / 6:52 pm

    You look incredible, and I am so in love with all the red dresses! They always feel so Christmassy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the coat you are wearing too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. 20th November 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Ooh I want one from each section!! xx

  3. 20th November 2017 / 9:18 pm

    If I could wear red and it suited me then it is a shade I would wear all the time x

  4. Cole
    20th November 2017 / 11:00 pm

    I adore sequinned dresses!

  5. 21st November 2017 / 9:18 am

    I like your jacket and your shopping selection is awesome :-*

  6. 21st November 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This is so helpful! Iโ€™m trying to find something to wear for my work christmas party x

  7. 21st November 2017 / 2:05 pm

    What a lovely selection of outfits

  8. Antonia
    21st November 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Wow so many beautiful picks, I love your outfit. X

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:16 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! x

  9. Lisa Autumn
    21st November 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I am all about sequin dresses at this time of the year.. gorgeous!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:15 pm

      I’m the same, I love a sequin dress for party season! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  10. Roxie Watt
    21st November 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I was looking for a dress for my work Christmas party and this helped a lot. It’s the first time I’ve been on a night out since the baby and I’m mega nervous. Choosing the right outfit can be a real confidence booster.

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Ah I’m so glad it helped lovely! And yes, it really is a confidence booster! I bet whatever you choose will look absolutely amazing on you! Have a fab time, when it comes xx

  11. 22nd November 2017 / 8:28 am

    So many handy ideas! Thanks for all the tips x

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much lovely, I’m glad you liked it! x

  12. Laura
    22nd November 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Loved this post! I’ve got a sequin dress and I can’t wait to wear x

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:11 pm

      Ooooooh I bet it looks amazing on you!! x

  13. 23rd November 2017 / 10:34 am

    I always find it so hard to find a Christmas party dress that suits my shape!

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Ah I hope you find something lovely! I wish we could just get everything made to measure, that would be amazing wouldn’t it!!!

  14. 23rd November 2017 / 10:02 pm

    You always look perfect – teach me your ways ๐Ÿ™‚ and yes to the red dress, I think I’m going to try something a little different!

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Aww you babe Adrienne! Thanks so much The red dresses are some of my favourites, so Christmassy!!! xx

  15. 24th November 2017 / 3:17 pm

    These are all gorgeous, I love the red dresses as they feel especially christmassy but they are all lovely xxx

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Aw thanks Zoe!! I know I love red for Christmas!! xxx

  16. Derek
    27th November 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Great post! I love the daytime partywear ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 27th November 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Ah thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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