Party Pieces

Struggling to know what to wear on Christmas Day or NYE?? I’ve got you covered.

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It’s tradition in my family to dress up on Christmas Day, so here I’m going to show you a couple of options to wear over the Christmas period and throw in a fabulous NYE dress option for good measure.

Look One – Christmas Eve drinks with the girls

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This look is about keeping things cosy, but adding a hint of seasonal sparkle.

The velvet heels are oldies from Zara, but theres nothing more wintery than velvet. The roll-neck helps to keep the outfit slightly more casual, so it’ll take you right through from day to night.

I have linked some similar options below as all of these pieces are from past seasons.

BUY THE LOOKNew Look BLACK ROLL NECK

River Island EMBELLISHED SKIRT

Missguided EMBELLISHED SKIRT

Pretty Little Thing SEQUIN SKIRT

Dorothy Perkins BLUE VELVET COURT SHOES

Look Two – Christmas Day with the family

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Now I don’t know about you, but for Christmas Day I want something relatively comfy to hide all the turkey and chocolates under. Still, it is tradition in my family to dress up nicely so I can’t get away with wearing pj’s all day!

This RESERVED top with a leather look stretchy jean fits the bill perfectly.

I love the mesh detail and the neckline on this top – I think it would look perfect dressed up with a mini skirt next year too.

BUY THE LOOKReserved BLOUSE

Zara LEATHER LOOK JEANS

Look Three – NYE Party

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Velvet is not usually featured in my wardrobe – probably because I see it as very unforgiving and slightly too 80’s. But cover the majority of it in sequins and I’m 100% on board (especially at this time of year).

It’s the the season when sequins and embellishments are out in full force and I’ve seen some fabulous options on the high street. I love how they can be paired with boots to give them an edgier look. I chose this particular one because I think the breaks in the sequins make this dress more wearable and versatile.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say head to toe sequin overload (when there is no other material in sight) makes me feel a tad queasy. I mean, who wants to dress like a real life Jessica Rabbit (or worse). To avoid the tack-trap think large scatters of sequins instead, or at least anchor your sequinned items with plain tops/t-shirts.

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This particular number is a flattering length for all you vertically-challenged babes like me (and for you lucky tall minxes it will show off your legs to perfection). The sleeves make it totally wearable in arctic conditions too. I really liked the deep colour of this one as it gives you the option of pairing it with dark tights – ideal if you’re not feeling brave enough for a bare leg on the night.

I hope everyone gets to wear some sparkle this year and above all that you all enjoy a fabulous Christmas with your loved ones.

Here’s to another cracking year, and thanks for reading 😉

Hannah
xox

EXACT DRESS

Zara SEQUINNED VELVET DRESS

OTHER PICKS

Zara EMBELISHED DRESS

Asos BACKLESS SEQUIN DRESS

Asos HIGH NECK SEQUIN DRESS

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