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Christmas season styling for every holiday occasion

28 September, 2020

In what feels like the blink of an eye, the holiday season is upon us once again. And this year, the (very) long-awaited celebrations call for head-turning outfits that make up for lost time. Here, we break down what to wear and when to wear it - holiday season edition.

Office parties

We all know that for an office Christmas party, it's about finding the balance between playful and sophisticated. Midi dresses tick both boxes. Ruffle and tiered silhouettes in vibrant colourways are taking reign this season, providing much-needed rejuvenation as we ease out of winter. For a feminine touch, opt for styles with frills and draping. If you're after something with a bit more coverage, wide flutter sleeves will do the trick. If your office Christmas parties are via Zoom this year, go for a balloon-sleeve or poplin blouse. Hint: styles with tie and bow detailing are making an impact this season. Go for pastel pinks, dusty blues or ditsy-based floral prints. The skill in styling for Zoom is making the most of what’s on screen, so we suggest statement earrings and a soft lip colour to finish the look.

Friendmas

For Christmas celebrations with friends, impress with modern silhouettes. Think utility-style jumpsuits, kick-flare pants and puff-sleeve mini dresses. These statement trending styles will also add variation to your wardrobe, so you’ll be wearing these pieces on repeat during summer. If bold colours and seasonal prints aren't your thing, crisp white pieces will deliver a refreshing look. Accessorise with gold-toned jewellery and nude heels to complete the ensemble.

Christmas Day

When it comes to Christmas Day outfits, we love airy and light pieces that make for a comfy yet chic day of eating and drinking. What you wear will depend on your Christmas Day dress-code. For celebrations on the formal side, opt for floaty midi or maxi dresses. Ditsy floral prints or lace detailing will elevate and deliver a polished finish. For more casual gatherings, pair white jeans with a poplin or wrap blouse. Dusty pinks and meadow-inspired floral prints are our top picks. Pair back with simple mules (your feet will thank you later).

Drinks with girlfriends

As the holiday season begins, invitations for Christmas dinners and festive drinks with girlfriends roll in. For these occasions, mini dresses are always a good idea. Look to rich red tones or sunset-inspired floral prints. Flippy hems and square-neck designs are leading the way this season, delivering a chic yet playful look. We also love playsuits for an ultra-comfy festive outfit. Styles with oversized puff-sleeves and statement belts will create a feminine silhouette. This look is best served with gold jewellery, a ponytail and wedges.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve and metallic outfits go together. There's just something about ringing in the new year with a touch of sparkle that feels right. For formal New Year's Eve galas and events, a sequined maxi dress is our top pick. Silver and gold tones will dazzle. Let the dress do the talking by pairing it back with nude heels and slicked-back hair. If the all-out sequined number isn't for you, a plisse mini dress provides the perfect dose of sparkle. Opt for styles in blush, navy or emerald for a festive flare. For casual celebrations, pair a metallic-thread top with a faux leather mini or black denim for a comfy look (with a touch of glam).