Well Christmas is but a few weeks away (yes, hasn’t it come around quickly!). So I thought you might like some ideas for what to wear this Christmas, whether you’re off out partying or just getting together with family and friends. There’s so much to choose from, so whether you fancy embracing the opulence of brocades and sparkles (so ‘on trend’ this season) or you prefer something that’s a bit more understated, here’s a few suggestions:-
This Simple velvet tunic dress from Phase Eight just needs a statement necklace and sparkly shoes to be party ready, or for at home entertaining add gold or silver ballet pumps. The modern way to wear a sequin jacket is with jeans and high heels, but if you have a black tie event to go to slip it over a satin evening dress and make an entrance! What about this stunning gold sequin dress from LK Bennett, based on their award-winning Tina/Davina dresses and great for creating and enhancing curves. Wrap up in this sweet little fur jacket from Biba at House of Fraser either over your party dress or with a pair of slim leg trousers and heels. You could even wear it with your jeans and boots for Saturday shopping. A sparkly little top is a must have in your capsule wardrobe. The perfect accompaniment to a pair of velvet trousers, jeans or pencil skirt. Finally a pair of heels with just the tiniest hint of gold piping for day or night from Somerset at John Lewis
If you like texture and detailing, and want to get away from the ‘little black dress’, then what about these gorgeous dresses:
Lace Sheath Dress left and Pave Beaded dress right, by Adrianna Papell at John Lewis. Jacqaurd leaf dress, centre, by Hoss Intropia also at John Lewis.
Here’s even more ideas from the Christmas Party department in House of Fraser:
The plainer dress from Pied A Terre (top left) comes in an amazing nine colours and will look just gorgeous teamed with glittery shoes and jewellery. The Lace Dickins & Jones dress is asking to be paired with silver sandals and clutch. Why not embrace the sequin trend in a top like this Michael Kors sequin top and then keep the bottom half understated and simple. Or for head to toe sparkle what about this stunning French Connection rainbow sequin dress. It would look great teamed with a pair of metallic jewelled ballet pumps and clutch. Finally, this little Bronze shoulder bag from Michael Kors goes with anything day or night.
If you’re going to a Black Tie event and want something even more glamourous, what about these picks from the House of Fraser Black Tie Shop:
Firstly a glamorous black gown that really shows off your womanly curves, and comes with flattering 3/4 sleeves. Pair with these stunning crystal drop earrings and sky high strappy sandals in silver by Dune or black by Karen Millen. Don’t spoil your glamorous look by wearing your everyday coat choose a Hollywood style marabou stole or the short fur jacket from Biba as before. The final three dresses are all about making a grand entrance – choose from an Intricate red lace dress or a slinky gold dress with clever draping to conceal tummies!, both from Phase 8, or a stunning bead and sequin number by Untold which at £240 is a great price.
Whatever you choose to wear, remember to wear a smile! I really love Christmas. It’s one of the times of year that I miss my Mum so much, as she used to make Christmas so special. But I always smile fondly in her memory as we repeat the traditions she started; of opening our stockings first thing, going to church, gathering around the tree and opening pressies in turn and only one at a time!, watching the Queen’s speech, having Christmas lunch (often over-cooked/burnt … I inherited my Mums poor culinary skills!) and then finally opening the smaller presents hidden in the tree after tea. Whatever you do this year, enjoy it!
Finally, if you’d like to give someone you know a Christmas present that they’ll enjoy at the time but that also lasts a lifetime, why not treat them to an image consultation. Whether they love clothes and would welcome some pointers as to the colours and style to choose, or they lack confidence in their clothes, they’ll thank you for this gift. Or maybe it’s something you’d like to add to your ‘wish list’? Take a look at the Gifts section of my website for more ideas, and don’t forget you can always give a gift voucher (for any amount or a specific consultation) and let them choose their own gift …. http://kerrieellis.co.uk/gifts