Ask the stylist: What to wear for the Christmas party


You’ve got the party invite so now comes the dilemma over what to wear, luckily our personal stylists are on hand to help.

Christmas is the perfect time to throw caution to the wind when it comes to party dressing. It’s the time of year when you can wear sparkle head to toe, step out in an elegant maxi dress or mix it up with a tailored suit with just a cami underneath.

Whatever your style you should be able to find something that suits and will make you feel a million dollars. From the classic party dress to all in one dressing with a jumpsuit, here are some of our top picks from this season’s collections.

Only High Neck Lace Dress


Update the classic little black dress with a lace number. There are many lace dresses instore in this season's colours, think emerald green, burgundy, navy and of course black. 


Ted Baker Kezzia Bow Neck Bodycon Dress


The little red dress was the new little black dress last year and this trend is still going strong - after all red is the perfect colour for Christmas! 


Phase Eight Amara Jumpsuit


All in one dressing is becoming a timeless look for partywear. Comfortable and flattering to wear, go for a jumpsuit in a luxe fabric, rich colour or even some sparkle.


Karen Millen Tailored Boxy Jacket, £199; Karen Millen High Waisted Straight Trousers, £125; Karen Millen Sequin Cut-Out Top, £99

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A tailored suit will take you from work to the party in style - just change your top to something glitzy. 

Ted Baker Amranth T Shirt



Gerry Weber Slim-Fit Leather Skirt



Why not wear separates instead of a dress this year? A leather skirt with a luxe T shirt makes for a stylish change, plus you can wear each item with other things in your wardrobe. For example, the leather skirt will look great with a knitted jumper and the T shirt will look great with a pair of jeans or even under a suit. 

Ted Baker Olyvia Front Knot Maxi Dress


When it comes to making a statement at the Christmas party, there is nothing better than an evening maxi dress. Pick one in a glitter fabric and you will be right on-trend this festive season. 


Why not take advantage of our free instore personal styling service for the party season? We have both men's and women's personal stylists who can help you find your perfect outfit this Christmas. Ask on the womenswear department on the first floor or menswear department on the ground floor to make your free appointment, or call 01603 660661.  

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