As Christmas creeps closer, so do the festivities that you’ve had in your diary for months.
Whether you’re invited to a chic cocktail event or just want to glam up your “off duty” look, these 5 Christmas party trends will help you level-up your style game this Autumn/Winter season.
You might have the invites, but we’ve got the outfits!
Black as Night
Firstly, the AW19 catwalks were full of all-black ensembles that would make even Karl Lagerfeld proud.
From tailored jumpsuits at David Koma to textured two-pieces at Christian Dior, as long as you’re dressed in black head to toe then you’re doing this trend right.
Get the look with this V Back Sleeveless Top teamed with this Netted Skirt, both by Coast. Then polish off this pretty outfit with barely-there black heels and a matching clutch to epitomise timeless elegance.
Another classic Christmas party trend, sparkly sequins allow you to embrace your inner maximalist. They’re best worn in the form of one show-stopping piece, taking inspiration from Paco Rabanne and Alexander McQueen.
Alternatively, if you’re new to dressing like a disco queen, stick to sequins on your top or bottom half a la Halpern for a more modest aesthetic.
For instance, try this Maya Deluxe Sequin Top Dress on for size with strappy silver sandals and a corresponding crossbody. Did someone say fabulous?
Amp Up the Volume
Puffy silhouettes were also all the rage on the AW19 catwalks.
From voluminous frocks at Valentino to enhanced sleeve-lines at Molly Goddard, there’s only one rule with this compelling Christmas party trend: the puffier, the better!
Team this Aztec Design Maxi Dress With Puffed Sleeve by Figue with knee-high boots and a black leather jacket for a texture-clashing combination that is ideal for work or fun engagements.
’Tis the season to shine bright like an emerald as initially showcased on the AW19 catwalks of Stella McCartney, Kate Spade and Christopher Kane.
Now doing the rounds on the high street, this rich colour trend is reaching peak popularity in the form of a key piece paired with neutrals.
Consider dressing in head-to-toe black (see #1 for inspiration) and then adding an ultimate party piece like this Satin Short Tailored Jacket by Kaliko. It’s all about letting your key piece take centre stage to make your co-workers or family members green with envy.
Finally, if none of the above take your fancy, you can always create a unique smart-casual outfit for an office dinner or festive drinks with friends by utilising the power of texture.
Take inspiration from the likes of Coach and team a cute chunky knitted jumper with a Carrie Bradshaw-esque toile skirt.
On the other hand, you could rock a striking satin dress in a charismatic colour with a long leather coat and slouchy boots as demonstrated by Robert Cavalli. To get the same effect, pair this Jonathan Saunders Leather-Look Striped Dress with this Long Tall Sally Satin Jacket and demure court shoes.
AW19 Christmas Party Trends For All
The Christmas party trends of AW19 are playful, dynamic and can be adapted to suit any occasion. Thanks to the range of versatile shapes, fabrics, colours, silhouettes, finishes and detailing on offer, it’s never been easier to stand out for all the right reasons during this year’s festivities.