It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and that can only mean one thing. Nooope, we’re not talking mince pies – we mean getting dressed up for all the parties! If you LOVE shopping, now’s the time to hit the high street for festive frocks and shimmering shoes galore. Think LBDs, sky high heels and glitzy jewels. But the key trend everyone wants to get their hands on this season is VELVET. This sumptuous fabric has made its way back into the fashion consciousness, so to ensure your festive look is on point this party season – we’ve highlighted a few of our top velvet dress picks as well as some sassy shoes to inspire you…
Timeless classic meets statement sparkle
You absolutely know where you are with a cami dress. The barely-there straps and flattering fit make it a strong contender for all types of occasion whether you opt for all-out chic with minimal jewellery and statement heels, or added edge layered over a tee to nail this season’s glam-grunge vibes. This must-have Cami Velvet Strap Thigh Spilt Dress from Lipsy&Co brand Bardot is a truly classic shape complete with super sexy split to show off your pins! It’s ideal for glamming up with popping red lips and fluttery lashes. To take it one step further, embrace your inner magpie with these super shimmery Silver Signature Leather Mules. Made from super soft real leather, they’ll be your dancefloor saviour when everyone else starts hobbling back to their rooms.
Rock the party frock
Pink is set to stay a BIG trend next season but don’t let that stop you turning heads NOW in this blush meets crush number from Warehouse! The flattering tie waist means you can cinch in for a killer silhouette or untie if you’re having rather a large sit down meal! To keep the look cutesy, we’re styling in a pair of block heels and the lower 7cm heel on these mean your feet will stay happy all night! Also, being the versatile sandals they are – we can totally see ourselves wearing them all year round, with a dress and tights for festive family parties or with a cami and jeans during the warmer months.
If Christmas and New Year isn’t the perfect time to embrace all things embellished then we don’t know when is?! Are you off to a festive shindig this weekend? Prepare to up the ante with shimmer, sequins and embroidery for maximum impact! But for those who feel something sparkly is on the outskirts of their comfort zone, rest assured that black is the chicest way to approach it. For something on the subtler side of the spectrum, our Black One Shoulder Stripe Velvet Dress has a shimmery stripe running through the distressed velvet, so it’s full of texture without being OTT. But if you ARE a fan of this season’s maximalist trend – give our Black Embroidered Round Toe Court Shoes a go for a showstopping look that ticks all the trend boxes.
All of the texture
We *love* this ensemble because, instead of colour, the look is made up of fabric interest and texture. Think lace, velvet and subtle patterns… Whistles have given the classic LBD a sassy upgrade with this gorgeous hem detailing. The midi length is ultra-flattering, especially when worn with leg-lengthening heels like our Black Twisted Platform Sandals.
If your Christmas party is coming up, let us know which of these velvet dresses takes your fancy by leaving us a comment below…