Dress to Impress With These 5 Festive Party Outfits

As it’s the most wonderful time of year, your calendar is probably packed with social events and work soirees. And do you know what this means? You’re going to need the perfect festive party outfits.

However, with so many options for Autumn/Winter 2019/20, so much to do and so little time to shop, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. But not to worry, I’ve done the research for you.

Whether you’re heading to a family dinner or a black-tie corporate function, here are 5 Christmas or New Year outfit ideas that are sure to wow your loved ones and coworkers alike.

1. The Seventies-Style Twinset

First of all, did you hear that the seventies made a serious comeback on the AW19 catwalks? And it wasn’t in the usual disco or bohemian form.

Instead, tweed twinsets, silky neck scarves and houndstooth prints that epitomised middle-class fashion of the era were all the rage.
Why not take inspiration from the likes of Gucci and Burberry and wear a quirky twinset for your festive party? Simply finish it off with knee-high or ankle boots and sparkling jewellery for a look that’s just as beautiful as it is bougie.

2. The Black Tux Dress

Similarly, the AW19 shows championed other unique tailoring designs like the black tux dress.

Whether you opt for a bold shiny style or a luxe leather version, be sure to follow in the footsteps of David Koma and Christian Dior and team yours with a matching clutch and barely-there heels.

Why? Well, all-black ensembles have never been more on-trend – or looked more chic.

3. The Sparkly Suit

If you like the idea of amping up the glamour for your festive party outfits, consider investing in a sequin suit. 

Influenced by designers such as Paco Rabanne and Alexander McQueen, head-to-toe sequins work particularly well for the party season because they have the power to turn heads wherever you go.

And a sequin suit is no exception, especially when worn as a blazer and trouser combination with nothing underneath. 

Pro tip: Include colourful statement jewellery to inject more personality into your look.

4. The Grunge Co-Ord

Is your personal style more alternative? Then you’re going to love festive party outfits inspired by the AW19 catwalk trend of nineties grunge.

Bring this dated aesthetic into the 21st century by combining a traditional fabric with a contemporary design, such as a tartan co-ord or twinset. Now that’s what I call effortless cool.

Pro tip: Opt for smokey eyes in your makeup and polish off your outfit with black crystalised pumps to nod to this trend even further.

5. The Sheer Feminine Frock

Finally, the AW19 shows also taught us that ’tis the season of texture. 

From a mismatch of fabrics used to produce one hero piece at Coach to several been thrown together in one outfit at Robert Cavalli, it’s all about utilising unusual materials to create pretty, feminine ensembles.

Personally, I’m loving frocks that are sheer, sparkly and voluminous with ruffles or bow detailing. Fellow maximalists, rejoice!

Festive Party Outfits That Make You Feel Fabulous

There’s no doubt that these 5 festive party outfits will help you dress to impress. That said, it’s important to choose the one(s) for your event that ties in with your personality the most.

After all, when you feel more confident, you look even more fabulous – and that’s how you ultimately make an impact.

(If you live in Slovenia, Brosway jewellery from Sten Time would be the ideal addition to any of these festive party outfits. Find a store near you here.)

Spread your wings,

What do you think about these festive party outfits? Would you wear one for your Christmas or New Year event? Let me know in the comments!

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