Go for glamour
Timeless and elegant with a sultry feel, lace is an easy way to nail a classy evening look and counts celebrities including Taylor Swift and Lea Michelle as big fans. If you'd rather go bold and brilliant than low-key in lace, sequins are perfect for the woman who really wants to stand out at the office do. I recently wore a sequin dress from one of my local retailers and it just made me feel so festive and on trend. Keep it sophisticated by channeling the floor-length sequin gown Kate Middleton wore shortly after baby George's birth (obviously if you have an event as up market as this)! think neutral tones and minimal accessories for a look that will turn heads for the right reasons. Whether you plan to sparkle or want a more subtle look, find your perfect piece from the range of fabulous party dresses available at Very! They always have a huge variety which means any thing you need for Christmas day, a new outfit or even a new years frock they will have a wide selection.
Accessorize in style
No Christmas party look is complete without the staple clutch bag and a pair of gorgeous heels. If you're drawn to a more demure dress you can add a colourful pop with your arm candy and shoes, for me shoes are becoming more and more important in completing an outfit. A classic little black dress demands statement accessories, so partner with some on-trend embellished necklaces or statement hair accessories. Step ahead of the curve with a pair of ankle cuff stilettos: these are fast becoming the go-to heel with everyone from Kourtney Kardashian to Rihanna donning a pair. If you want a more practical shoe, some classic black courts never lose their timeless appeal, although you could also use your footwear to add a splash of colour or sparkle in my case.
This winter has seen many a red lip and smoky eye on the catwalk and in the fashion press, so channel this bold style into your own look. Pillar box red and flamingo pink lips look to remain popular shades during the Christmas party season, so invest in some long-wearing lipstick that will see you through sipping cocktails to a cheeky snog beneath the mistletoe. I can't go without my MAC RUBY WOO Lipstick, it's been my favorite for 4 years now, can't get enough!
What will you lovely lot be wearing Christmas day? Do you stay in your pyjamas or like to dress up? Let me know!