From sequin party dresses and going out blouses to black evening dresses and sparkly tops, we’ve rounded-up our favourite fashion buys from Cabot Circus that’ll see you through the party season in style! This year it’s all about sequins, sparkles and metallics.
RED PARTY DRESSES
Nothing says partywear like a classic red dress. And if you’re searching for the perfect one to see you through the season, look no further.
Take your pick from sparkly midi dresses, courtesy of Whistles, to claret-hued wraparound styles and statement maxis.
This polka dot Hobbs dress will look just as great in the day with your leather jacket and sneakers. For the ultimate evening party outfit, though, team your red frock with an elegant pair of black courts.
Main image: Regina sparkle pleated dress, £169, Whistles at House of Fraser; Constance T-bar heeled sandals, £155, Reiss; gem bracelet, £30, French Connection at House of Fraser; gem earrings, £25, French Connection at House of Fraser
Left to right: Cancity dress in rose red, £148, All Saints; Fiona beaded strappy midi dress in redcurrant, £195, Reiss; Lilia dress, £189, Hobbs
EVENING DRESSES WITH SLEEVES
Yes, it’s party season – but it’s also winter and freezing. If you don’t fancy barely-there straps, but also don’t want to compromise on style, then invest in a long sleeve dress instead.
To ensure your party dress dazzles rather than dulls, look for elegant detailing and embellishment like lace, embroidery, beading or sequins. Deep V necklines, balloon sleeves and ruffle hems add interest. And if you fancy being daring, go for a short hemline – your arms are covered, after all.
Style it up with your favourite faux fur coat
and add a glitzy clutch.
Main image: embroidered tulle dress, £149, Mango; long sparkly stone earrings, £9.99, H&M; silver square pave choker, £10, River Island
Left to right: Maia sparkle wrap dress, £179, Whistles; ruffle-hem dress, £550, Victoria by Victoria Beckham at Harvey Nichols; tailored tux dress, £235, Karen Millen at House of Fraser
If there’s one item to invest in this season, this is it: the versatile sequin skirt. Don’t blame us if a few of these end up in your wardrobe…
We’re head over heels for animal print sequins (Karen Millen and Zara both have amazing skirts), and the magpie in us can’t help but want this Monsoon gold sequin skirt.
For after dark, pop on a metallic blouse (sequins and shiny materials are a match made in party heaven!) and choose black suede heels.
When the party season’s over, don’t throw it to the back of your wardrobe: swap in a slim grey jumper and complete the look with tights and biker boots.
Main image: sequin leopard midi skirt, £175, Karen Millen at House of Fraser; metallic satin blouse, £69, & Other Stories; multi leaf drop earring, £35, Whistles; Cornel suede point pump, £140, Whistles
Left to right: printed knit skirt with sequin details, £49.99, Zara; black sequin skirt, £40, Next; Shaan sequin skirt, £90, Monsoon
If the dress code for your Christmas night out is ‘jeans and a nice top’, we’ve got exactly what you need with our pick of the best party tops.
This Topshop satin camisole is a classic party wardrobe addition: it works just as well with slim cigarette pants, as it does with a fine pleat skirt.
Pussy bow blouses in silky fabrics are also high on our party shopping list. This Reiss one in metallic lilac will keep you looking polished and party ready. Throw it on with ankle-grazing jeans and block heels for a festive drink with friends.
Main image: satin cowl neck cami, £24, Topshop; green metallic skirt, £50, Next; curve clutch bag, £15, Next; gold thick hoop earrings, £5.99, New Look; resin and gold bangles, £8.99, New Look
Left to right: Olivia satin neck tie blouse in lilac, £145, Reiss; metallic texture top, £19.99, Mango; V-neck satin blouse, £49, & Other Stories