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13.11.17

Dress For The Party, Or Don't?


Party season is slowly creeping up on us, and, before you know it, we'll all be dancing to 'All I Want For Christmas', drinking mulled wine and, most importantly (and most stressful of all), searching every website for the perfect 'party' dresses.





Now, during the Christmas period, I tend to go through phases of wanting to wear the most snuggly, cosy thing possible, to then wanting to just deck myself out in everything glittery and that resembles the twinkly lights on a Christmas tree - it's one extreme or the other.

I love just being able to snuggle up in over sized jumpers and fluffy socks, but you also can't beat getting all dressed up and 'party' ready when you've got some fun plans to go to.

The thing is, wouldn't it be cool to be able to combine the two? 

Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to wear something super comfy and 'Christmas food baby' ready, whilst also channeling that festive glitz and glamour that we all love too?

So, what have I done?

I've scoured the internet, found some amazing pieces that manage to combine the two, or that can be styled up or down, and, ladies and gents, I'm going to share 'em with ya!







So, starting with some fabulous pieces from Warehouse - their Christmas party dresses are absolutely killing it right now!

The first dress I picked out may seem like the kind of thing that's only suitable for strutting your stuff at a fancy event at the W hotel or for a glamorous NYE party, but there's no reason why this couldn't be styled down with a black leather jacket and chunky black Chelsea boots. You could even sparkle in the streets by pairing it with a super cosy faux fur coat, thick tights, and knee high boots to keep those pins warm and snuggly!

The second dress just instantly jumped out to me. The soft and slouchy material is perfect for keeping comfy, but the sparkles just give it that added bit of 'festive glitz' we're looking for.

Then, last of all, the third dress is perfect to style with a comfy white turtle neck underneath, a black beret, an aviator jacket and a good ol' pair of trainers for a quirky, yet 'sparkly', casual vibe!








I then headed to ASOS, the absolute mother-ship of online shopping!

The first dress is that perfect 'inbetween'. It's glitzy enough to be glammed up with a pair of high heels and a bold lip colour, but can also be made into an every day look with fishnet tights, Dr Martens and a cosy puffer jacket.

The second dress could not work better for the more 'casual' feel if it tried! The simple 't-shirt' fit combined with the gem studs works to create a piece that still screams 'festivities' but also allows room for a good 15 mince pies.

Then, the last one that I chose here has the most soft and stretchy looking material - perfect for expanding after Christmas dinner or making room for cocktails! The fact that it's glittery too just means you're able to channel that winter trend, without feeling to restricted at all!









Last of all, I headed to Boohoo to search for some options that might be a bit more on the bargainous side.

The first dress I picked just looked so spacious and roomy, whilst simultaneously so so so glamorous, that I just couldn't resist picking it! The sparkles and gold tones are perfect for the festive season, whilst the fit and shape are still nice and comfortable. Plus, again, this is a piece that can definitely be dressed up or down.

Now for the second piece, I'm totally cheating here because, in fact, this is not a dress. However, you cannot get more comfy, cosy, glamorous and glitzy than this two piece tracksuit, am I right?! Am I right?!

Then finally, the last dress, despite not having any specific glitter involved, still manages to scream 'festive season' due to the luxurious looking velvet material. The piece just looks so soft and comfy, but also so regal and fancy too. I love it!





So, there you have it!

If you're like me and want to dress for the party season, but also secretly don't and just want to be cosy, casual, and roomy enough to scoff all of the Christmas chocolates, then hopefully these pieces have given you that little bit of inspo that you needed!

*this was a collaborative post*

4 comments:

  1. That dress is super fab. This is inspiring - I like to be glam & comfortable.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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  2. I don't know if this is an odd compliment, but I honestly love the way you pose in these Hol! So creative & just bloody stunning. I always struggle with party wear, that I completely forget it CAN be a mix of comfort and the good old glitz and glam, just like you've shown!
    xxxx

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    1. Not weird at all! Thank you so so much :-) xxx

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