Tiring of the old party dress cliché? This year, step out of your festive comfort zone, leave behind the little black dress, and invest in some alternative partywear. We're talking power suits, '80s-style jumpsuits and statement skirts.
If you're keen to try something a little different this party season, jumpsuits are the easiest way to dip your toe in. Requiring the same level of styling effort as a dress but with all the cool kudos usually associated with suiting, jumpsuits are the fashion trailblazer's all-in-one of choice. Wide leg, cinched waist, sparkly, flattering wrap style - this jumpsuit encompasses all that was good about '80s disco style.
The trouser suit isn’t just for the office. This party season, prim and proper suiting has been upgraded; think super sleek fabrics, delicate details and sexy cuts. Go for a bold glittering style, or keep things simple with a slick noir number. Offset the androgynous style with some elegant barely-there heels and either add a delicate silk camisole or go bare underneath the blazer. Just don’t forget the tape.
Stand out from the slew of little black dresses in a statement skirt. Wear with a complimenting metallic top (because more is more at Christmas, right?) or something with a softer texture like a satin blouse. For a more relaxed look, a simple tee or chunky cream jumper will do the trick. Wear with pointed kitten heels and an embellished mini evening bag to tote with you to the dance floor.