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10 Christmas Party Outfits

It's been another challenging year and we could be forgiven for feeling like we're just going to stay in in our pyjamas and hide under the duvet. Fashion it seems has different ideas and has plenty of party season outfits to entice us out to play.

One trend this year that is everywhere is sequins and sparkles and it's easy to see why.

After a tough few years, women are naturally gravitating towards shimmering glamour for their party season looks but can we make them work harder than one outing at the Office Christmas party or for Christmas Eve drinks?

The answer to this is yes if Trinny's Instagram feed is anything to go by and the beauty entrepreneur and fashion aficionado has been championing day time sequins for some time so check out Trinny's Instagram account for some inspiration. You can definitely put a sparkly blazer with skinny jeans and trainers for a glam "shopping with friends" look.

But if sparkle is too much for you fear not as as we have lots of other party outfit ideas that will set the season off with a bang! These picks are all from your favourite high street stores, won't break the bank AND will be workable long past the party season too.

Party Season Dresses - Our Top Picks

M&S Gold Wrap Dress £35

This gold wrap dress from Marks and Spencers is such a flattering colour and there's a bit of stretch so you can party all night! Wear with heels, all the accessories and BIG hair for the evening but we think this will work fab with long boots and cosy cardigan for a dressed down work look too.

Zara Green Velvet Dress £32.99

A gorgeous festive colour, sumptuous velvet and a great price makes this dress from Zara a party season steal. We love how they've toughened this look up with long leather boots but strappy gold heels and a fancy fur coat will fit the party bill too.

H&M Sequin Wrap Dress Sale Price £32 (was £49.99)

Time to sparkle at the Office Christmas party or at home with the family with this sequin wrap dress from H&M. For a more relaxed feel, wear over some wide leg trousers, Trinny style.

Party Season Looks - Tops and Trousers

M&S Silver Sequin Long Sleeved Top £29.50

Dressed up with black trousers and heels or casually worn with jeans and trainers, this top is super festive for the party season but versatile for the daytime too.

H&M Black Sparkly long sleeved top £24.99

The sweetheart neckline makes this top extra elegant. We would pair with a maxi length swooshy skirt, statement belt and heels or ballet pumps for a sweet party season look.

River Island Hot Pink Velvet Trousers £45

These are on our Christmas Wishlist as they'll look great with a silk shirt or strappy top and heels for the Christmas party or with a big fluffy jumper and ballet pumps on Christmas Day itself.

If these feel a little too adventurous colour-wise then River Island also do a classy navy velvet shown here with matching jacket, giving a really sophisticated feel.

Party Season Accessories

Here's a roundup of our favourite accessories that will elevate any outfit this party season but there's nothing to stop you wearing them in the daytime too.

Zara Gold Crossbody Bag £19.99

Cross-body bags are practical when out at night and safer than a clutch you have to set down for your drink. This elevates a daytime smart casual outfit too.

Zara Gold Platform Heels £59.99

The snakeskin effect keeps these heels edgy and the open toe means you'll get plenty of wear out of the them in the Summer too. You might need to call a taxi for these shoes but well worth the fare...

M&S Velvet Platform Heels £39.50

These classic heels with a vintage vibe are selling out fast so snap them up quick if you need a pair to see you through the dancing season and beyond.

M&S Silver Drop Heart Earrings £11.20 (Sale)

These sparkly beauties are in the sale and will elevate any party season look.

Party Classics that will last all year round

We hope you like our pick of party season classics. Be experimental and make these pieces work harder by pairing with more casual classics to create an elevated daytime look.


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