The festive season is the perfect time of year for a bit of glitz and glam. With everything from pre-Christmas catch ups to end of year functions to New Years Eve parties coming up, this is a great opportunity to dress up feel extra fabulous. We’ve put together some great looks from local labels and online stores to give you some ideas on what to wear this festive season.
City Chic Sexy Drape Dress $139.99 (left) and New Look Plus Plisse Belted Midi Dress $48.71 (right)
Ravishing in Red
If there was ever a colour that was perfect to wear over the festive season, it would be red. Whether you decide to go bright or berry, you will look suitably festive with the City Chic Sexy Drape Dress, a perfect choice for a party or an evening event. If you’re after a frock for a daytime event or to take you from the office to after work drinks, we love the berry hue of this New Look Plus Plisse Belted Midi Dress.
Obi Capri Shift Dress $299.00 (left) and ASOS CURVE Illusion Mono High Neck Maxi Dress $116.23 (right)
Monochrome is always a chic option for any occasion – it’s simple, it’s classic and is easily dressed up or down. Go for a print like the Obi Capri Shift Dress or keep things simple with a bold black and white piece like the ASOS CURVE Illusion Mono High Neck Maxi Dress. If you’re going black and white with your outfit, this is the perfect chance to go bold with bright shoes or accessories.
Nyata Indah Me Cape AUD $170.00 (left) and Stella Royal New York Shimmer Dress $189.00 (right)
Shimmer and Shine
Metallics and sequins are proving very popular at the moment, and they’re a great way to bring a bit of sparkle into your outfit. Nyata’s Indah Me Cape is perfect sheer piece layered over a simple black bodycon dress or slip, or go all out with mint green, rose gold, black and white sequins in the Stella Royal New York Shimmer Dress.
Sara Pleat Dress $139.99 (left) and 17 Sundays Spring Floral Dress $173.00 (right)
The festive season is at the beginning of summer, and if you’re heading to a daytime event then a little something floral is a great way to make the most of the nice warm weather. The Sara Pleat Dress is perfectly paired with light, bright accessories, or if you prefer a darker palette then we love the 17 Sundays Spring Floral Dress.
Sara Handkerchief Maxi Dress $139.99 (left) and Missguided Plus Lace Up Dress $52.50 (right)
Is there ever anything more chic than basic black? The Sara Handkerchief Maxi Dress is easily paired with your favourite of jewellery and sandals for a classically stylish look. The beauty of black is that it allows the details to stand front and centre – like the lacing detail on the Missguided Plus Lace Up Dress – very on trend for summer.
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