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Party Dressing

It's that wonderful time of the year, the time to consider some new looks for all of those festive invitations that will be dropping through the letterbox any moment now. From work parties to best friend hangs, from dinner dates to family events; there's always so much excitement about choosing that special look for the season. 

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No matter the season it's always a great decision to look towards a chic black dress. Perhaps a LBD might be right up your street or perhaps a long sleeve maxi with a little extra detail might top the list. This beauty from STAUD with its skirt split and hammered disc detailing not only has a touch of fun with its cut outs but the jersey material will keep you a little warmer than most if you head to your event via the Christmas Markets. 


A festive wishlist wouldn't ever be complete without taking a look at what SELF-PORTRAIT have on offer for their Holiday collection. As expected it's hard to choose a favourite but this head to toe sequin number is definitely a contender. With a luxurious mock high neck that extends the torso and feels wonderfully chic, along with the peek-a-boo cut out back, this dress will last you a lifetime. 


If you're not looking for a stereotypical Holiday dress this year and you want to indulge in a piece that you can wear throughout the year for special occasions, maybe this floor length dress from RAEY is your new bestie. With a 90's style spaghetti strap that drapes both front and back, the gold devoré slip style feels edgy and even a little punk. Style with a low loose bun and your favourite leather jacket for an unforgettable look. 


If you find yourself back searching for the perfect black dress than don't forget to take a look at Reformation for a number that's simple and easily styled for most occasions. Simplicity most definitely sits at the forefront of the Holiday season as we pull out those metallic clutches and sequin platforms from last year. With accessories in mind this strapless LBD from REFORMATION has a perfectly fitted elastic bandeau that falls in a flattering bias cut. 


For those of us who embrace the festive season in our fashion, it's time to drool over those sumptuous fabrics and jewel toned colours that we instantly think of for Christmas. This dark teal dress from 16ARLINGTON is an ideal example of all of the above. With textured velvet, an asymmetric structured neckline and statement feather cuffs this dress stands out as the festive season all rolled into one. 


The details on this SELF-PORTRAIT dress are simply made for a festive occasion with it's lamé body and pleated tiers adding a little 20's glamour. The tiered dress is iconically SELF-PORTRAIT of course but the extra glamour in the form of the crystal studded body and the pearlescent metallic gold, feels even more special for such a magical time of the year. 


What's so stunning about this Y/PROJECT dress is it takes the classic element of an occasion-wear black dress and mixes up the piece to bring it into 2023. The sheer fabric offers a number of styling opportunities, choose to style it with or without a simple slip, or maybe with a bold underwear set. The structured cups offer a touch of the artistic with their ruffled details and also contrast with the sheer loose body. 


And we couldn't not share this exclusive to Matches maxi from BELLA FREUD, the lamé gown created with a stunning silk blend is the epitome of luxury. The subtle gathered chest offers a chance to really let the metallic material shine (in more ways than one) but the beauty of this dress lies in its tie waist. The adjustable bow ensures a perfect fit that complements the banded cuffs and contrasts the flow of the longer skirt. 


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