All the years we whinged about having to go to the stupid office party and now many of us don’t have one to go to. And doesn't it seem like the worst kind of torture that the shops are full of the most sparkly and glittery and blinging dresses EVER and you have nowhere to wear them? It’s even the year of the sparkly shoe for heaven’s sake.
I hope you have a party to go to. When I wasn't working I always organised myself a Christmas party and this year I have two, so I'm very excited, but I'll have to recycle. I have a gorgeous black Karen Millen number I got in Kildare Village last year and another LBD I got in Dunnes the year before.
So if you're going to a Christmas party and have the cash to get a new dress here’s some of the best of what’s out there.
LBD (the little black dress)
The classic go to and there are millions of them out there in every style and size. It's is certainly the best investment wise and with a little bling you can vamp it up if needed. If you are wearing an old one don’t forget you can easily update it with accessories, especially belts. If you’re tired of resorting to the aul LBD every time you’re threatened with dressing up then try one of these options instead.
ACBBD (the any colour but black dress)
This is probably just your LBD but in a different colour. HOWEVER with everyone else in black you'll definitely stand out in one of the many colours about this year. All shades of purple are a good choice if you want to do something different from the typical red dress.
If you’re feeling particularly daring, why not wear a white or a winter white dress into a room full of drunk people holding food? (N.B This is not an option if you have to wear so much fake tan that the dress comes home orange too). White looks amazing with silver or diamond accessories.
If you've got an edgier vibe in mind then dressing for your partner’s office party can be daunting. Don’t settle! Go shopping now and for the love of god don’t conform. Find yourself and outfit that you will enjoy wearing, not one that is expected of you - a dress that will not crush your spirit!
Well, if you can’t find a sparkly dress this year then you never will! They are everywhere and some of them are beautiful. Most of them however, weight a ton and I can imagine having sore shoulders the next day! If you can carry one off, then you'll look really fab.
Another classic that is very in this year and there are many to choose from. It is an ageless look, but a sophisticated one, so be careful not to choose something that is too old for you.
If you have a more formal event to go to, then you may have to invest in a long gown. These really are the epitome of elegance if chosen well and you should definitely go for a classic style as you will have it for years, and then just accessorise it to suit the occasion.
These dresses come with their own accessories and so are easily styled, but not as versatile so make sure you love it as next year it may be hard to change it up.
If you have a good figure then make sure to use it. Buy a simple dress and keep the whole look clean and you will look like a movie star. Makes all those hours in the gym worth it!
Hope you find the perfect Christmas party dress! Happy shopping!
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