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How to dress festive if you don’t like dresses


This year we’re all about doing things a bit differently so we’ve curated an edit of the best party pieces for girls who don’t ‘do’ dresses. Whether it’s a stand-out top, a luxe suit or even a pair of jeans, here are five outfit ideas for the festive season that don’t include a dress…


Thanks to luxe velvet finishes, festive check prints and metallic tailoring, suits have become your easiest alternative for an elegant going-out look. A simpler version calls for sparkly bodies and statement heels to make it party-ready.


We suggest elevating your favourite pair of straight jeans with a satin kimono coat or embellished blazer worn as a top and finished off with minimal strappy sandals and chandelier earrings.


Let your top do the talking and opt for sparkles, embroidery and lace on bodies and blouses as your key pieces. Keep the rest of the look pared-back and chic with satin wide leg trousers or cropped culottes and glamorous croc-effect platform heels.


Achieve retro glamour by pairing a wide leg jumpsuit with an embellished blazer and heels – it has the same effect as wearing an evening gown, but is a lot more comfortable. The fabrics to look out for this year are pleated velvet, metallic satin and glittering nylon.


Look for high-shine denim and PU skirts to define your party look. Gold and silver versions are effortlessly styled with a blazer-top or plunge body and velvet sandals. Then, add a pair of fishnet tights to complete your unexpected Christmas outfit.

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