HOW TO DRESS FOR PARTY SEASON
Dresses, skirts, co-ords, heels – we’ve got everything you need to nail party season style
THE UPDATED LBD
Think a classic little black dress sounds like a ‘safe’ evening option? You haven’t seen ours yet. Intricately embroidered lace and fluted sleeves give the wardrobe staple a fashion-forward edge, while the peek-a-boo top half and hem are perfect if you’re not into showing too much skin but don’t want to completely cover up. Because if you can’t flash a little flesh at Christmas when can you? Wear with black ankle boots by day, then switch to velvet or suede heels for evening glamour and finish with a bright red lip.
RICH VELVET MIDI
We know a must-have when we see one, so we created our sumptuous velvet midi skirt in rich midnight blue and classic black (decisions, decisions). A day-to-night wonder buy in party season’s most-wanted fabric, for extra party style points, clash textures and style it with our lace or metallic tops. Got a daytime do or want to wear it for Christmas Day? It’s all about a chic fine knit – try our skinny rib polo necks or fluted sleeve jumpers.
CHIC LACE CO-ORD
We’re big fans of the co-ord. All the ease of a dress but with added wardrobe cool points plus the option to wear each piece separately (cue endless outfit options) – what’s not to love? For co-ord newbies, printed styles can be daunting, so you’ll love our couldn’t-be-easier-to-wear black lace two-piece. The combo of A-line skirt and sheer semi-sweetheart neckline creates a chic silhouette. Totally statement together, but they’ll transform your trusty wardrobe staples separately. That’s what we call major cost-per-wear value.
METALLIC TWO-TONE DRESS
Never have an ‘I have nothing to wear’ moment again with our clever ‘two-in-one’ dress. The contrasting red top and subtly shimmery black pencil skirt create the illusion of a perfectly put together outfit, with all the ease of a throw on and go dress. The short sleeved top means it will take you from desk to dinner during the festive season, and the combination of raspberry – this season’s ‘It’ colour – and a metallic finish tick off two major autumn trends at once. See, we’re good to you like that. Style it with our suede mules and finish your look with our rich green wool mix coat.
VELVET ‘IT’ BOOTS
Style mavens left, right, and centre are switching up their usual black ankle boots for a hit of plush velvet right now. If you’re still on the fence about the big velvet comeback (you’ll come round, trust us) a pair of booties in the fabric du jour is the easiest way to dip a toe (sorry) into the trend. You’ll be pretty impressed by their versatility too – let them add a dose of luxe to your jeans and chunky jumper combo, or finish off a dramatic evening dress. Our tip? Dare to do double velvet and wear with our midnight blue 70s dress.
ELEGANT EVENING TROUSERS
Sparkly frocks not your style? Our metallic trousers are just the ticket when you need to get your glam on, but have an innate fear of looking like the fairy on the top of the Christmas tree. A subtle metallic shimmer updates the classic cigarette shape – a go-to alternative evening look for style icons like Kate Moss – try them with a cold-shoulder top or, for a cool take on sparkle, with our metallic tees and finish off with sexy strappy heels.
SEXY RED DRESS
We like our evening dresses to be sexy, feminine and flattering, and this one ticks all the boxes. A rich red hue and flattering V-neckline balance out the modest midi length and we’ve added straps thick enough to ensure you can wear a bra – an occasionwear essential in our eyes. Red dresses have been storming the red carpet this season, but they’re by no means a fashion flash in the pan. Trust us, this dress will be your party season secret weapon for years to come. Up the glam factor even further by wearing with our black suede mules and navy faux fur jacket.
COOL METALLIC T-SHIRT
Yes, we did say t-shirt. It might not seem like the most obvious party piece, but this is not your average t-shirt. Made from a vibrant, shimmering silver crinkle fabric, it’s quite possibly the luxest tee ever and will transform anything you pair it with. Speaking of which, try it with our velvet midi skirt for a glam evening look, or with our skinny jeans and red ankle boots for a fashion-forward day-to-night outfit.
GLOSSY FAUX FUR JACKET
There’s something about slipping into a faux fur jacket that makes you instantly feel like a million dollars. In deep midnight blue, ours is glossy enough for special occasions but classic enough for every day (we’re all about maximum wardrobe mileage). It’s also unbelievably warm – perfect when you’re waiting for that post-Christmas party taxi. For an edgier festive vibe, wear it with our metallic trousers and heels, or throw it over an evening dress for old school glamour.
MUST-HAVE VELVET DRESS
As you’ve probably gathered, velvet is back. In a big way. The piece at the top of every stylista’s party wardrobe wish-list? A velvet dress. Banish all memories of poufy 80s dresses though – our take on the velvet frock is a much cooler affair. The ring detail belt, blouson sleeves and mid-length nod to the 70s tend (still going strong) and the deep midnight shade couldn’t be more luxe. Oh, and you’ll be pleased to hear autumn’s cult fabric is sticking around well into next season too – Victoria Beckham was just one designer to showcase the velvet on her SS17 catwalk. Back to our dress, simply add your favourite party heels and go.