Christmas is just around the corner and that means celebrating in style. We all love a bit of sparkle and glamour and the holidays give us the perfect opportunity to channel our inner starlet. At The Women’s Society we love to style outfits for all occasions and Christmas is definitely one of our favourites because it’s perfectly acceptable and very necessary to sparkle from head to toe! We have such wonderful collections in our boutique with so many possibilities for all occasions, so for this feature we decided to hone it right down and go for a black, silver and gold theme because these timeless tones and silhouettes can be worn again and again with different accessories. The great thing about this time of year is the desire to dazzle – however there are tricks to do this in a sophisticated, stylish way rather than going “over the top” visually. The key is not to be afraid to combine texture but to do it in a way that each element doesn’t fight the other aesthetically.
For example this luxurious velvet Luna dress by Me & Thee for £135 is a figure hugging knee length number in a stunning fabric with a contemporary print and super flattering cowl neck. Because the dress speaks for itself there is no need to go mad with accessories – however it is Christmas so we wanted to add some glitter in the form of this black and gold glitter clutch bag for £99 and glitter sock boots for £169 both by Bourne. By adding rich gold tones to this cool velvet print warms up the look and compliments the dress giving it an edge whilst creating a really chic ensemble. This dress is a must have because of it’s versatility – add a black biker style jacket and black heels and you’re all set for a rock ‘n’ roll night out – don’t let pattern fool you, a style like this is really adaptable for lots of other occasions after the Christmas party is done and dusted.
The little black dress is a must and this is an LBD with a twist – this black crochet dress by Gina Bacconi for £300 will suit you for many nights out with it’s feminine charm. Black is super simple to style too because it goes with everything and loves a little sparkle – we added the black and gold clutch as before with black and gold heels by Bourne for £139 and some simple earrings for £14 and pendant for £20 by Nour London for a little something extra (both available in our boutique). This outfit is another perfect example of balance – the crochet creates a pattern within itself so as before it’s important to keep the rest complimentary. By keeping the accessories black with hints of gold and silver we’ve added interest but retained sophistication.
A favourite amongst the girls in the boutique this long sleeve bodycon dress by Ted Baker for £159 (available in our boutique) in simply dreamy. It’s covered in glitter but in a subtle way – the silhouette is stunning and the lining means the dress feels incredibly comfortable. With bodycon balance is yet again extremely important – the dress is relatively short but the long sleeves and crew neck create a modest look, not too much skin on show but just enough! Quality is so important and this dress is a perfect example of this, the fit is impeccable and the combination of dazzle and subtle detail works really well. Our Bourne sock boots for £169 match this dress perfectly and we’ve styled our glitter clutch as before for a flawless holiday look. We are in love!
From super sexy to super cute – if bodycon isn’t your style this embroidered ragdoll dress by Gina Bacconi for £330 is ideal for the girly girls out there. The layering and detail of this piece works for a festive party as well as a winter wedding, this dress will carry you through all the seasons. The combination of flowers on black fabric with sheer yoke and sleeves adds an edge to very feminine design and we threw in an extra something with our glitter clutch and heels both by Bourne as before. We absolutely love the fit and style of this dress, it really comes alive when you wear it – shouting about Christmas in a whole different way visually.
Velvet is a huge trend which has continued into Winter and this fabric with added gold sparkle is bang on for the holidays. The timeless cut of this night sky velvet dress by Gina Bacconi for £200 has a flattering cowl neckline, tucks in at the waist and sits just below the knee for a favourable fit. It looks just like the starry night sky and couldn’t be more festive! This is a style you’ll bring out again and again without fail. We wanted to add even more of a twinkle to this outfit so pared the dress with a long necklace for £40 by Nour London (available in our boutique) and the glitter clutch and heels as before. This look carries on our black and gold theme perfectly and really does suit a wide age range because of the overall silhouette.
Christmas parties wouldn’t be the same without the addition of a glamorous maxi dress and we have a gorgeous example for you by Me & Thee. This velvet maxi dress for £165 is a fabulous statement which can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Because we’re styling for the festive season we pared this piece with a glitter clutch and heels by Bourne as before – you could even add a skinny glitter belt around the waist to add more definition. You can then take this look to a more relaxed place and add ankle boots and a leather jacket for a whole new aesthetic.
That’s the great thing about these dresses – they may appear to only be suited for a night out but they are also really adaptable for other occasions – all you have to do is combine the right accessories and outerwear to change the look completely. This isn’t the easiest thing to do if you find styling for different occasions tricky but that’s where we come in! The WS girls have so much experience styling all ages and personalities for all eventualities and we know our collections inside out, so any advice or questions you have about festive looks or any other outfits you might need help with pop in and see us. Our pieces take on a whole new life when they are on you – so trying different items on and creating alternative looks can really help you achieve the image you’re after. We can’t wait to see you and help you sparkle this festive season so drop in and see us for loads more gorgeous clothes and accessories to make your holidays dazzling!
Prices correct at time of publication.