By Lindsay Tapscott
At last, our dreams of going to parties are finally coming true and thoughts of putting together a great outfit need our attention once again. Last year we made due with Zoom toasts and solo celebrations, but this year, soirées and the festive looks fit for them are in full swing. That’s right, we’re calling it: glamorous party-wear and going-out ensembles are back.
It makes sense. After a year of staying indoors, we’re ready to have some fun––particularly when it comes to our wardrobes. And what better time to do so than the holiday season? Clothes right now are full of joy, with celebratory colours, rich fabrics and unexpected prints. So, get ready to make a splash in pieces that reflect our thirst for something fun. Whether you’re mingling with colleagues, dancing with friends, or feasting with family, there’s no better time to dress up than when you’re throwing it down.
Opt for unexpected print
Adding a pattern or print to your look is the easiest way to add interest to your outfit. Pair it with something more neutral, like a cardigan or tailored pants, so you have a point of interest without feeling over the top.
Romantic and elegant, this sheer Georgette cardigan is a glamorous topper to any outfit with its wide sleeves and curved hem. Available in a burgundy Floral Impressions print, or black or sand Smokey Shades.
Our lightweight and oversized Whisper Boxy Shirt dresses up a daytime look or feels just right for night. In sheer Georgette fabric with a button-down front, it comes in our Smokey Shades print in black or sand.
Our classic draped cardigan makes a striking statement when done in our Drifting Lines print, in black or sand.
Get all glammed up in our short, swingy Trapeze Dress. The A-line fit feels fun and fresh while the black and white Drifting Lines print offers a dramatic finishing touch.
Brighten the room in eye-catching colour
Nothing commands a room like a deep and dramatic hue. Our rich pomegranate shade adds allure to any outfit––not to mention how apropos it is for the holidays.
Our slim-fit turtleneck with gathered-sleeve detail is a classic pair-with-anything piece that gets an instant upgrade when done in party-ready crimson.
These smart and comfortable slim-fit pants are worn to dramatic effect in eye-popping pomegranate. Plus, the ankle length makes them ideal for most heights.
The fit and flare silhouette and deep V neck flatters while the colour ensures you’re the centre of attention.
Be the absolute standout in any room in this head-to-toe showstopper that’s also comfortable and cozy. Dress it up with heels or down with flats or boots––no matter how you style it, the effect will be striking.
Look (and feel) luxurious in velvet
Slipping into something velvet is a great way to look festive through the month of December. The key is to not overdo it, but, rather, wear it in a cool way. Get the styling down right and you’ve got your holiday look on lock.
A classic silhouette in a darkly romantic shade and paisley print is a great way to elevate your everyday style. Pair it with opaque black tights and a heeled boot for glamour.
This sleeveless tunic with high boat neckline and dramatic side slits is the perfect blend of elegance and edge. The velvet adds that extra bit of oomph you’re looking for in a party piece.