Finding the right outfit for a work Christmas party is always tough. There are so many things to consider: the theme of the party, the dress code, how dressed up your colleagues may be and of course there's a fine line between sexy and demure and what is appropriate to wear. This year many companies are opting for the 'Hollywood Glamour' theme or a 'Great Gatsby theme' - both of those styles lend themselves really well to the festive season as they are all about colour, sparkles and getting into the party spirit. The only issue is that some people don't feel comfortable head to toe in sequins or wearing bright bold colours. But fear not, whatever your party style this season, there will be an outfit waiting for you out there. Here's a few of my favourite pieces this party season.
When it comes to dresses, you cannot go wrong with a little black dress. The colour black hides a multiple of sins and looks classy whatever the occasion. I have opted for the Taryn Embellished Dress from Monsoon. At £165 it's not the cheapest dress on the market, but it's definitely an investment piece. The Taryn dress is intricately detailed with sequins and beads and comes fully lined for a figure flattering fit. This dress would suit any Hollywood Glamour or Gatsby event without being over the top on sparkles. In fact, it would probably suit most Christmas themes as a little black dress can be incredibly versatile.
I would team this dress up with these Kurt Geiger Bond high heel shoes (currently down from £199 to £159 in the Black Friday sales) as these shoes are classy and can be worn with almost an outfit all year round, ensuring you get your money's worth. Cigarette heels are the height of fashion right now and recently many celebrities and models have been spotted wearing them. These Kurt Geiger heels are an affordable piece of high fashion for your wardrobe. To add a splash of colour to the ensemble and a bit of festive fun, I would accessorise the outfit with this quirky, yet adorable Kate Spade Candy Cane Emmanuelle clutch.
To complete the look, use the Cloud Nine styling iron to create silky smooth or loose curled hair or even Great Gatsby-esque waves and finish with the classic Charlotte Tilbury Marilyn Lipstick. I have been a great fan of Cloud Nine since I discovered their magical potion a few years ago - a heat protecting spray that literally halves the drying time of my hair. Their products are perfect for creating long lasting party style hair and my hairdresser swears by them. For the fashionistas out there, Cloud Nine have recently brought out an exclusive Original Iron Christmas Gift Set created by London Fashion Week Designer, Emilio de la Morena. These straighteners come in an Exclusively designed Emilo de la Morena carry case, so you can take them anywhere and get ready in style.
What are you planning on wearing to your Christmas party?