Surprise! I know I said there wouldn’t be a post today but I was sent a request by somebody who has a jumpsuit but feels she has worn it too often recently so I’ve put together a couple of alternatives which of course, I now want to buy. In each set I’ve created an option for a more casual Christmas Day / Boxing Day drinks look along with a full on party look. In the same way that dressing for work is becoming less formulaic, so I believe, is dressing for parties. It struck me when I was out with friends for a drink the other night that this might be a reaction to the fact that girls seem to dress up in a skimpy cocktail outfit for a normal Saturday night in the pub so the sophisticated approach tends to be leaning either towards more unstructured column dresses or jumpsuits and trousers – all with heels of course. Sadly for me, column dresses don’t work. At 5ft 8 and with broad shoulders I look like a drag queen so I’ll leave those features to other bloggers and focus on the trouser option. The great thing about trousers of course is that you can dress them down and still look sassy when you’re lounging on the sofa on New Year’s Day so on a cost per wear basis they’re great value. Here’s look numbers one and two, based on fabulous glitter pants – don’t say you can’t, you can!.
I’ve chosen good quality sequin pants because I really do think you’ll wear them a lot and you don’t want something that scatters sequins in your wake. I’ll list some more cost-effective options below though.
Ankle boots – you’ve all told me that comfort is critical and these fantastic Boots have an insolia sole so even though they’re quite high, you should be able to stand and walk in them for hours.
Granite Batwing Tunic – an option for a relaxed get together, it will disguise the mince pie bulge
This Tuxedo Jacket pulls both looks together and would also look great with skinny jeans or, dare I say it, faux leather leggings!
Smartening things up for a party, this Nude Bead Neck Bubble Top is understated and needs no necklace – for ‘no brainer’ dressing when you’ve left it till the last minute
This Lily Leather Strap Sandal breaks up the black enabling you to add skin flattering grey tones to the outfit