Christmas parties have been on our minds recently thanks to illicit bashes held at 10 Downing Street last year recently hitting headlines.
But with the big day coming up fast, you shouldn’t let Tory scandals overshadow your own event planning.
We’re slap bang in the middle of the festive season and gatherings aren’t currently restricted under current Covid rules. So as long as you’re doing so responsibly, you have official permission to get your glad rags on and party.
There’s just one small issue.
Even though we’ve moved with the times to stay compliant with coronavirus regulations, many of us have no idea how to dress/act/live now that we’re back in the world.
This will become glaringly obvious this Christmas, as we reemerge after two years without big parties completely out of practice, simultaneously nervous about the virus and our own rusty social skills.
While it’s advisable to ease yourself into festivities to avoid embarrassment (glass of water between alcoholic drinks, line your stomach, etc), you don’t need to exercise the same restraint with your clothes.
If anything, the lack of fashion freedom during lockdowns mean you have carte blanche to dress up and stand out. It’s far better to be remembered for a stunning sequin dress than getting drunk and photocopying your bum anyway.
Let us inspire you to go all out at your next Christmas party with these showstopping pieces, all available to buy right now.
We’ve spent too long only being seen on Zoom to be wallflowers now we’re out. For 2021, it’s all about sequins, brights, and dressing to get noticed.
Here are our top party outfit picks to wow this party season.
G21 Short Puff Sleeve Mini Dress
You might not normally consider a supermarket for a fashion-forward party dress, but this puff sleeve number is incredible.
Available in pink or silver, the a-line silhouette of this Bridgerton-style piece will flatter every figure and skim over any lumps.
Be quick, though, as Asda’s G21 collection tends to sell out quickly.
Retro Print Suit
Give trending suits a disco spin with this retro outfit from Nasty Gal.
Shoulder pads add structure to the jacket, while a flared feather-hem trouser keeps everything playful.
Trust us, everyone will be asking where you got your ‘fit at the party.
Asos Design Satin Wide Leg Jumpsuit
This jumpsuit is classy enough for an office party, but the deep v-neck means it’ll also work if you head ‘out out’ afterwards.
Skinny trousers are out and wide legs are in, so go for a dramatic bottom on any jumpsuits you choose.
Looking Glass Velvet Kimono
If you don’t like to show off your arms but have a sleeveless top or dress, a kimono acts as a handy cover-up.
We love the Stevie Nicks vibes of this one from Little Lies.
Heart Cut Out Dress
Wear this Monki dress to family parties or those held outdoors for warmth and comfort.
Bright, flirty, but not too revealing, this crepe-feel frock goes beautifully with chunky boots or platform heels.
Metallic Puff Sleeve Top
When it comes to ‘jeans and a nice top’ outfits, you can’t get much better than this from & Other Stories.
With a sweetheart neckline to boost cleavage and a shirred back so it fits nice and tight, it’ll be a wardrobe staple for many party seasons to come.
Straight Fit Faux Leather Blazer
Leather blazers are having a moment as the chicest way to bring a formal look into 2021.
Wear this one to a party with leather trousers and a bralet (or nothing) underneath if you’re feeling brave. If you’re not, throw it on over a dress or layer with a lurex polo.
Velvet Dasha Mini Dress
High street trends right now are bold and bright, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock an LBD.
Opt for a simple style like this to give the piece longevity and versatility, accessorising to your mood or for the event itself.
Mosaic Hologram Flocked Mini Dress
Scottish independent label Isolated Heroes always brings sequins, sparkle, and shape to nighttime dressing.
Not only is this boxy dress handmade, it can also be made in almost any size, so plus size partiers don’t need to compromise.
Taffeta Bow Top
As part of H&M’s Circular Design Story collection, this taffeta top is made using recycled materials in monofibre so it can be easily recycled afterwards.
Turning up to a Christmas party dressed as a literal present is a huge power move, and one we support wholeheartedly.
Maternity Sequin Shift Dress
Pregnant people don’t need to miss out on festive dressing up, as most stores have upped their maternity-wear game in recent years.
You’d never even know this was a maternity dress, but the tie waist allows you to adjust to your bump and party unfettered. Plus it comes in a variety of colours.
Floral Feather Trim Mini Dress
For a dress that truly has it all, look no further than Warehouse.
This one has sequins, flowers, and is short enough to show off a little leg if you wish. All finished off with oh-so extra marabou feather trim, you’ll be turning heads in no time.
Credit: Original article published here.