It’s time to get out the glitz as the Christmas party season is upon us. The high street is full of styles to choose from, so there’s no excuse not to dress to impress. Read on to find out the answers to some typical festive dressing dilemmas which when approached right, are sure to get you noticed under the mistletoe.
Do I have to wear heels?
To look and feel glamorous, a little heel can make such a difference to an outfit, especially for the party season. Kurt Geiger recently reported that sales of their 12cm plus heels had quadrupled, so any height goes, from a kitten to a skyscraper.
But there’s also a growing movement towards the flat party shoe, which model Alexa Chung has made her thing. Party flats are for the footwear connoisseur – too high heels are a bit “here come the girls”. If you go flat then the rules of sartorial balance say that they must be fancy and embellished. Look for leopard print or a bejewelled toe.
How can I keep warm in the taxi queue?
Faux fur. It’s everyday wear and so close to the real thing that everyone can have a bit of fur glam. Asos.com say that fantasy fur is doing “amazingly well” on its site.
Is it OK to wear red?
For Christmas 2017, red is the colour to make a statement and be remembered. Red says fashion not Santa this year, primarily because it’s been touted as the way to liven up verging-on-boring minimalist looks. Try not to wear it with black, which looks too harsh – wear with navy instead.
What if I don’t want to wear dress?
The posh jumpsuit has momentum this December. Insiders in the fashion industry say that it’s “all about the jumpsuit” again this year and just like the maxi dress, it’s here to stay. The key to the night time jumpsuit is to go for an old-school party fabric, as jersey looks too scruffy. Go for silk, a velvet panel or lace for maximum style points. Wear with a tux jacket and don’t hold back on the costume jewellery.
Can women wear jeans to the office party?
There was a moment a few years ago when wearing jeans to a party was akin to wearing taffeta, that is, massively outdated. Thankfully, that hiatus is over. But the rules have changed. Neat indigo jeans, heels and a glamorous top is better. Making jeans look 2017 party-appropriate means going a bit rock ‘n’ roll and clashing lots of different fabrics and accessories. Choose worn-in jeans, some leopard-print, jewellery, bright shoes and silky tops and wear together. Don’t be minimal and don’t go near diamante.
Whatever your party look this season, have fun and wear it well.
Happy Xmas Shopping, Love The Girls at Fuzzy Goose xx