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…
1/ THE SUIT
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.
3/ THE PARTY-TOP
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.
4/ THE JUMPSUIT
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.
5/ THE SKIRT
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.