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Christmas party outfits for 2019

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We love going on the hunt for a shiny new outfit to take out for a spin (or three) over the Christmas season. What do the chicest women put on for an evening of revelling? Our stylish gransnetters have some suggestions for what to wear during party season.


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Glamorous and glitzy

"I absolutely love Bombshell. Their dresses look fantastic, are superbly well made and fit beautifully".

"I like Monsoon...great quality and I always find a choice of length and sleeves".

Bombshell dresses are perfect for parties. They fit wonderfully, look incredibly glamourous, and their high quality means that you'll be able to wear them year after year. This full length navy dress is perfect for a Christmas dinner and drinks.

Velvet is a great choice for a sophisticated party outfit. A dress like this Monsoon one can be styled up with a pair of black heels or worn more casually with boots. Asos also have a huge range of beautiful clutch bags if double velvet is a step too far!



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Mix and match

Feeling bold

Team this full length Bombell dress with  a velvet bolero to keep the chill at bay. 

Wear a velvet wrap dress paired with complimenting shoes and clutch.


Buy: Navy Luxe cap sleeve maxi dress, £59 Bombshell, Phase Eight Fluffy  Bolero, £69 Next, Gold Clutch Bag,   £14.99 TK Maxx, Black suede high stiletto, £37 Debenhams

Buy: Elle Velvet dress, £70 Monsoon, Forever New Rouched Velvet handbag, £40, Asos, High Heel shoes with mesh, £29.99 Zara



Vintage and chic

"Boden is usually my go-to for good dresses. I'm quite tall and they do decent lengths".

"Lindy Bop dresses are so flattering for a curvy figure and amazing prices".

These party dresses are firm favourites with gransnetters. A mid length dress with a subtle print can be dressed up with heels for a party or worn with flats for a more casual Christmas meal. 

A tea dress like this Lindy Bop one is incredibly flattering for all heights and can be worn with or without tights, depending on if you feel like braving the cold.

Polka dots are a subtle way of wearing a print to a party if you're looking for a dress that's a bit more adventurous. This Boden dress was recommended by a gransnetter and is sure to stand out against a sea of LBDs this party season.


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Vintage vibes

Polka dot 

If you feel like giving your Christmas party look a vintage twist this tea dress    will do the trick.

If you fancy donning polka dot this winter, treat your wardrobe to a bright red print.


Buy: Navy heart tea dress, £38 Lindy Bop, Brocade Mary Jane Heels, £41 Office, Silver ruffle organza stole, £22 Debenhams


Buy: Lucinda Polka Spot dress, £90 Boden, Red Croc Cross Body Bag, £12.99 Deichmann, Pointed Toe Ankle Boots, £40 Dune


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Dress alternatives

"A black jumpsuit would be my 'dress' of choice for a special occasion".

"Separates like a sparkly jacket offer more opportunity to coordinate with other items and therefore to wear more often".

A Christmas party dress is by no means obligatory. If a dress isn't for you then an alternative could be a jumpsuit or a trouser and sparkly top combination.

This jumpsuit from Asquith is versatile, glam and classic enough to be worn all year-round. For Fleabag fans, it's also perfect for bringing out your inner Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

If separates like a sparkly top and trousers are more your style, these wide legged trousers from Roman can be mixed and matched with tops and jackets already in your wardrobe. Perfect if you get outfit fatigue quickly.


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Sequins galore

We adore a jumpsuit and this elegant  one will look extra glamourous paired with a sparkly clutch. 

Do you want to stand out this winter?Then look no further than this embellished top.


Buy: Rhythem jumpsuit, £95 Asquith, Statement Drop earring, £18 Oliver Bonas, Embellished Cresent Clutch Bag, £20 Monsoon, Pointed Mules, £20 Asos


Buy: Silver Sparkle Wide Legged Trousers, £30 Roman, Yumi Embellished Sequined Top, £12 House of Fraser, Ruby Shoo Billie Buckle Shoe, £55 simply be


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