At this time of year, it’s the perfect opportunity to don your glad rags. Only this weekend, I had a few friends round for dinner, and I relished the chance to slip on my new heels with a party top and jeans. I’ve also started looking ahead to New Year’s Eve and planning how many sequinned items I can get away with in one outfit. (Answer: The limit does not exist.) So whether you’re heading out for Christmas cocktails or hosting a festive dinner party, I’ve found the best party pieces to sate your appetite.
Liv wears an M&S LBD.
After a brief survey of the editorial team, I surmised that Marks and Spencer, H&M and Mango are the three high-street stores that are particularly acing party dressing this year, with all manner of expensive-looking fabrics, silhouettes and finishes hitting the shelves. At the top of my personal wish list is H&M’s timeless blazer dress in crisp white. I’m also eyeing Mango’s metallic trousers as an alternative to the party dress.
So without further ado, I present you with the party pieces from M&S, H&M and Mango that are making my heart race this December. Scroll down to see and shop my faves.
Festive red reimagined in such a chic way.
I love the cropped cut of this tux-style blazer.
Great with jeans or wide-leg trousers.
For the maximalists.
Such a chic blazer. Just add leggings and knee-high boots for a simple party-ready look.
Sheer is a big trend this year, and this turtleneck embellished dress does the trick perfectly.
A little sparkle.
These would look great with a mini dress or skirt.
I love a statement earring when the rest of my look is simple.
I can’t believe the price of this top.
These would elevate (literally) so many looks.
Keep everything else simple to really let this skirt shine.
These trousers from Mango’s collaboration with model Jen Ceballos have such a rocker vibe.
Wear with a blazer and minimalist heels.
A real statement piece.
Wear with jeans or a slip skirt and slingback heels.
Party bling that won’t break the bank.
The slim fit, the matte sequins, the Twenties-inspired hem—it’s all so good.
The colour of the season.
Just add jeans (or leather trousers).
Get the matching trousers for a full tailored look.
For a hint of sparkle.
This has serious Carrie Bradshaw vibes.
Style with black jeans and slingback heels.
Velvet is such a great fabric for the festive season.
Such a sleek LBD.
A very grown-up take on the Christmas jumper.
You could style this with so many different shoes and accessories.
Throw on with baggy jeans and a satin top.
A scattering of sparkle.
This would work with so many different party outfits.
A super easy party top.
These are ready to ring in the new year.
These deep, sparkly blue is such a beautiful tone.
This will earn you so many compliments.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.