Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Search for the Ultimate Christmas Party Dress

Whether you like it or not Christmas is fast approaching! Now Halloween & Bonfire night have been and gone we officially have Xmas to look forward to next *try to contain excitement*
Personally i absolutely love Christmas, always have. I love the whole build-up, carefully picking out presents that i know my friends and family will love, decorating the tree, Christmas songs playing all day on the radio, going ice skating & to Christmas markets, and of course the actual Christmas period itself, having time off work and spending lazy cosy days at home with all my loved ones. How anyone can dislike Christmas is beyond me!
Of course as Christmas is near so is the Christmas party season!! A super important time of any girls social calendar with  many many adventures, parties, drinks, dinners etc.. and i know i am forever searching for perfect party dresses. So here are a few of my favourites...
1) Boutique Nina Shiny Sequin Wrap Front Dress - £45.00 -
For some reason Christmas parties always make me think of sequins and looking glitzy. This gorgeous boohoo dress is perfect for so many reasons. Its black so will always be appropriate and on trend (a girl can never have too many LBDs right?), its long sleeved which i think is super important in a sequin dress - short/no sleeves tend to result in under arms scratched to death which is not fun (from experience!), the shoulder pads look amazing and really add to the statement look and its a wrap front dress which tend to flatter most shapes.

2) Chuana Velvet Chiffon Contrast Skater Dress - £29.99 -
I'm loving this velvet/chiffon dress from, not only is it a total bargain but velvet has been all over the catwalks this year and is hugely popular at the moment. There's something about the texture of velvet that always makes me feel wintery, warm and cosy so it really is perfect for this season. I think sometimes any piece that is entirely velvet can be abit much so breaking this dress up with a chiffon skirt is genius in my eyes :) I love this rich berry colour for winter but it also comes in black or grey

3) V Feather Fluff Dress - £50.00 - Topshop
I definitely think in the Christmas season you can definitely get away with wearing dresses that you wouldn't usually wear. Extra glitz, glam, bright colours and funny textures are definitely allowed. This dress is one of be honest im not entirely sure id actually wear this one, but i would love to have the guts too. This dress looks amazingly soft and cosy, i think i would just want to stroke myself all night - haha! It also comes in Burgundy which may be more appropriate for Winter but being a super girly girl i couldn't resist the baby pink

4) Sequin Sleeve Tartan T-Shirt Dress - £45.00 - ASOS
This dress is a little more casual but still has that Christmas glam feel about it with the sequin sleeves. I think this would look amazing with thick black tights and some cute little ankle boots. I'm yet to buy anything tartan but am really really desperate too so this may well be the one ;) my boyfriend is half Scottish as well so it would be rude not to really.
5) Heart Print Shirt Dress - £55.00 - Oasis
Again i'd wear this as more of a day dress with chunky leggings and definitely make it a bit more casual but i really really love it. Ever since Burberry showed their heart print shirt on the catwalk this year celebs like Harry Styles and Victoria Beckham have been seen in it and high street dupes have been popping up all over the place. I've never been keen on the shirt version as the only place i really wear shirts is the office and im not sure my manager would appreciate a heart print one but i definitely love the idea of it as a dress.
6) Engineered Sequin Bodycon Dress - £140.00 - Warehouse
Although its a little pricier than the others i think this bodycon dress is a perfect addition to any Christmas party season wardrobe. The website describes the colour as pink but i'd definitely say its more neutral dusty beige than pink. The bead & sequin embellishment detailling is beaut on this piece and would definitely be an eye catcher under the mistletoe!
And it goes without saying that as usual Celeb Boutique have a million party dresses that im lusting after (but can't afford at this time of year *boohoo*). In particular im really loving the Mercy Blue Tribal Mesh Mid Sleeve Dress but need to start saving. I really do recommend Celeb Boutique dresses for any special occasion or event. They may be slightly more expensive than the high street but the quality is just amazing, they are made of such thick, flattering material - you can't really explain it unless you've felt them. Go into the store at Westfield Stratford and have a grope ;) totally amazing i promise.
Have you got your eyes on any party dresses this year?
Will you be purchasing any of my favourites?