Christmas Party Dress Inspiration

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By Emma Jones - eve

Picture this: November is coming to an end. You’ve got a vague memory of being given the invite for the company Christmas party a little while ago. You told yourself you’d sort out an outfit closer to the party date. But suddenly that time has come and you’ve got absolutely NO idea what you want to wear or where to start looking.

Sound familiar? You’re certainly not the only one (we’ve all been guilty of it!) and that means we’re also familiar with the mild panic that it brings. But being in a hurry doesn’t have to mean you end up making a fashion choice you wish you hadn’t.

However, it’s likely you’ll be meeting some team members for the first time at this year’s Christmas party, so it’s only natural to want to make a good first impression. Plus this could also be the first chance you’ve had to really dress up for something in the last two years (yikes), so we don’t blame you for wanting to go all out – and neither will your colleagues!

So with that in mind, let’s start with what trends are emerging for partywear this Christmas.

 

Key Christmas party dress trends for 2021

  • Greens – Forest, sage and ivy are particularly popular shades for the upcoming season.
  • Satin and silk – A sure-fire way to elevate any look and perfect for party time.
  • Cowl necks – A really flattering neckline for almost anyone.
  • Corsets and corset details – Perhaps a little controversial, but you can’t deny it makes any event feel like a real special occasion.
  • Bold prints – An ode to the 70s and 80s, and a great way to stand out in a crowd.

But remember, try not to be sucked into current trends either. So many looks are timeless, and these will always be smarter fashion investments. Plus, lots of trends don’t suit everyone, so don’t feel like you have to jump on the wagon if something isn’t your style. It’s always exciting to dress like you’ve got your finger on the pulse, but it’s also exiting to be dressed in a way that suits you to a tee.

So what outfit picks are we looking at for Christmas 2021?

Christmas party dress ideas

Brand: Reiss

Price: £££

Available in sizes: XS – L

Simple. Elegant. Timeless. This TULA bodycon dress from Reiss is a guaranteed winner this year and every year after, making the slightly higher price tag more than worth it in our eyes. The ideal

 

Brand: Reformation

Price: ££££

Available in sizes: 4 – 16

The Juliette dress is a real favourite among cult followers of this sustainable fashion brand. While it’s suitable for special events all year round, it really comes into its own come Christmas time. And although it’s still on the pricier side, its versatility makes this a great investment piece to be worn plenty over the years.

Bonus tip: We recommend getting it in emerald green or plum for Christmas parties!

Brand: Chi Chi London

Price: ££

Available in sizes: 8 – 16

Designed for your next big event (say… this year’s Christmas party?), this dipped-hem navy number is a great choice for those looking to make an entrance – without breaking the bank. Best suited for those going to formal or black-tie bashes, but we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to wear it regardless!

Brand: Pretty Little Thing

Price: £

Available in sizes: 4 – 16

Oh, hello there. This gorgeous satin number is guaranteed to turn heads and make a big first impression. If this year’s Christmas party comes with a black-tie dress code, it’ll be difficult to find another dress so fitting for it!

Brand: AURA

Price: £££

Available in sizes: XS – XL

For the sustainable-minded, AURA is a great middle ground between affordability and versatility. Whilst this dress isn’t the cheapest on the list, it’s a style that can be worn all year round ensuring you can bring its cost-per-wear right down.

For Christmas parties, pair this with some chunky heeled boots, a fluffy jacket, and a statement clutch bag. Effortless, chic style.

 

Brand: Lipsy

Price: ££

Available in sizes: 6 – 20

This Christmas party dress is bound to help you stand out in a crowd full of potentially new faces! If you want to go all out without putting yourself out, this elegant floor-length number is all you need. Better yet, you can get it in petite as well as regular length – winner.

Brand: ROMAN

Price: ££

Available in sizes: 10 – 20

We love this elegant Bardot dress from ROMAN, with just a little bit of sparkle and in a flattering fit for everyone. While it’s beautiful on its own, pairing it with a shiny pair of heels and a clutch can elevate the look to a whole new level. Thank us later.

 

Brand: Zara

Price: £

Available in sizes: S – L

Looking for something trendy and just a little bit quirky? This minimalist, ruffle bodycon dress from Zara could be the answer. Exceptionally versatile, it’s a great choice of Christmas party dress for those who like to look good, effortlessly.

Brand: Reiss

Price: £££

Available in sizes: 4 – 16

Another great Christmas party dress idea from Reiss. Nothing says ‘festive’ like a velvet, off-the-shoulder midi dress in a beautiful, mulled wine red – right? (We’re right, you know it.)

Brand: ROMAN

Price: ££

Available in sizes: 10 – 20

Glittery? Check.

Comfy? Check.

Classy? Check.

You can rely on ROMAN to provide styles that really do suit everyone. Their silver glitter maxi dress is available in sizes from 10 through to 20 and comparably affordable compared to similar styles from other brands. You simply can’t go wrong.

Brand: Lipsy

Price: ££

Available in sizes: 6 – 18

Lipsy is known for its stunning party wear, and for good reason. This impressive sequined halterneck is the epitome of flashy, festive style making it a fantastic pick for Christmas parties in 2021.

Brand: Ted Baker

Price: ££££

Available in sizes: 6 – 16

A little off-piste, but we think this is a stunning, statement choice of Christmas party dress. Sage green is in this season but a belted shirt dress is timeless, so it’s a piece you’ll be able to wear again and again.

Brand: Pretty Little Thing

Price: £

Available in sizes: 4 – 16

Is it even Christmas if there isn’t chance to dress up in something sparkley? This sequined kimono is a bold and glamourous choice for your upcoming Christmas party, but surprising versatile as it can take you through from a big Christmas lunch to a late-night dance party.

Brand: Chi Chi London

Price: ££

Available in sizes: 18 – 26

This stunning, shiny style screams ‘party’! Wonderfully flattering as it was designed especially for curvier women sized 18 and up and the champagne colour will hopefully help you twin with the drinks on arrival. Perfect.

Christmas parties 2021

If you’re the one planning the office Christmas party this year, you’ve got a lot more than just your outfit to organise! If you’re finding it hard to get started or are just overwhelmed by the number of choices there are to make, eve’s got your back.

We can help you find a gorgeous Christmas party venue, show-stopping entertainment, outrageous catering and even manage things for you from start to finish. Just drop us a line with what you’re after and let’s create something magical together. You can reach us on askeve@chandcogroup.com or on 020 7871 0577.