Christmas parties are like weddings; alcohol will flow freely, cheesy pop songs are compulsory and no one will have any idea what to wear. Why is it that both weddings and Christmas have us reaching excitedly for items of clothing that we would never normally be seen dead in? Not again, not this year! Semple has done the ground work to guide you through the party season and have festive fashion in the bag.
Putting on the Glitz
There is something about Christmas that seems to make us want to cover ourselves in glitter. Avoid looking like a five year old who has been let loose with sequins and a glue gun by choosing other embellishments this year instead. Pretty lace, flirty feathers and elegant embroidery are just as girlie and can be suitably festive without making you look like a lost extra from Strictly. Team with the highest, un-dance floor friendly heels you can find and get ready to dance around your (sparkly) clutchbag.
Leather and Feather Dress – Warehouse £160, Clutch – Accessorize £35, Pewter Platform Courts – KG Kurt Geiger £140
If you would prefer to spend your Christmas party sipping champagne by the bar rather than tripping over on the dance floor, opt for trousers instead of a dress. Some Christmas glamour can be added to a simple, clean silhouette by choosing luxurious fabrics like velvet, which has made a happy comeback this year. Fitted bottoms with a simple cami and blazer will make you stand out from a sea of sparkle.
Velvet Leggings – Topshop £22, Cami Top – River Island £12, Blazer – Mango £39.99, Shoes – Christian Louboutin £395, Cara Hexagonal Clutch – Oasis, £30
If Christmas really isn’t your thing and the thought of sequins makes you gag, make a statement this Christmas by opting for a bit of nineties grunge for your Christmas do. The nightie dress, made famous by none other than Kate Moss back in the nineties, is back and it’s chicer than ever. Go grunge by teaming with heeled chelsea boots, bed hair and dark lippy.
Lingerie Style Studio Dress – Zara £109, Chelsea boots – Church’s £395, Quilted Bag with Chains – Pull&Bear, £19.99
By Samantha Vandersteen