What to wear this festive season

December is here, which means one thing; we can finally start getting excited about all things Christmas! But what with purchasing presents, putting up decorations and eating one too many mince pies, we can sometimes forget to set aside time to find ourselves that perfect outfit for a festive occasion.

Whether it’s to a work Christmas party, a family gathering or drinks with friends, dressing for the festive season is about bringing a bit of glitz and glamour, and it’s a time when you can go a little more wild than normal with outfit choices.

When it comes to festive dressing, here at Image By Tania, we know it can be tricky to get the balance of glitz right without overdoing it. Here’s a festive hotlist of what you should be wearing to that special event…

A touch of metallic

Metallic shades have not only dominated the catwalks, but is also a prominent interior design trend too this season. Slinky metallic dresses are simply everywhere at the moment, and are a sure-fire way to dazzle. Midnight blue metallic shades are particularly complimentary to most skin tones. However, if you’re going to buy a dress that is particularly dazzling, don’t let it break the bank as it’s unlikely you’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

If the thought of a metallic dress sends alarm bells to some of you ladies, then there is other ways you can incorporate the trend into your look. Metallic clutch bags are all over the high street and will help you to create a bold statement. Both high street and designers stores are awash with these eye catching accessories, with black and gold embellished clutches the best festive accessory for that little black dress.

Lux Tux

The tux is the perfect alternative to a little black dress this winter, and Kate Winslet among others has been rocking this look this festive season, but chose a velvet tux. A velvet tux will really make a statement at your Christmas party or after work drinks, without you having to flash the flesh. It’s a look you can wear all year round and doesn’t mean you have to flash the flesh, so is definitely a worthwhile investment.

Winter whites were also all over this year’s catwalk, so why not invest in a white tux? However, it might not be a wise idea if you’re as clumsy as I am as any spillage will not look good on this outfit!

Santa red

Red will always be a stunning and timeless colour to wear over the festive period, but it’s crucial you don’t edge into looking like Mr Claus himself. Singer Pixie Lott really demonstrated how to dress right in red in this classic number.

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Simplicity is key with this look, so keep jewellery, hair and make up to a minimum if you’re going to try a similar look as to not overpower the dress.

70’s revival

There’s no doubt about it; the summer’s number one trend hankered back to the 70’s. However, it’s a trend which is here to stay for the long term; well through this winter at least.

The key pieces to look out for to add to your festive wardrobe include a-line skirts, suede over the knee boots and flares; but just make sure you only rock one trend at once. Over the knee boots are a particularly great addition to your wardrobe, making a plainer outfit instantly sexier and ensure you look naughty rather than nice for this years festive season!

As someone who loves fashion, the festive season is one of my favourites, as it allows fashion lovers to be a little more experimental with your normal look. Although, it’s important to remember that you mustn’t spend an arm and a leg on a particularly festive buy; trust me, I once bought a glittery pair of trousers which were only seen once!

If you would like any further personal styling tips ahead of the party season, then don’t hesitate in getting in touch with the experts today!

We’re also offering a fantastic Christmas makeover gift voucher if you’re stuck on what to get a special lady in your life this year!

Tania xx

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