From sequin party dresses and going out blouses to black evening dresses and sparkly tops, we’ve rounded-up our favourite fashion buys from Westquay that’ll see you through the party season in style! This year it’s all about sequins, sparkles and metallics.
RED PARTY DRESSES
Nothing says partywear like a classic red dress. And if you’re searching for the perfect one to see you through the season, look no further.
Take your pick from glamorous ruby sequins, courtesy of Karen Millen (as recently worn by Claudia on Strictly, no less), to claret-hued wraparound styles and statement maxi dresses.
This polka dot Hobbs dress will look just as great in the day with your leather jacket and sneakers. For the ultimate evening party outfit, though, team your red frock with an elegant pair of black courts.
Main image: sequin belted midi dress, £250, Karen Millen; M&S Collection crystal shoulder earrings, £15, M&S; court shoes, £24.99, H&M
Left to right: asymmetric belted dress, £190, Karen Millen; pleated chiffon dress, £34.99, H&M; Lilia spot dress, £189, Hobbs at John Lewis & Partners
EVENING DRESSES WITH SLEEVES
Yes, it’s party season – but it’s also winter and freezing. If you don’t fancy barely-there straps, but also don’t want to compromise on style, then invest in a long sleeve dress instead.
To ensure your party dress dazzles rather than dulls, look for elegant detailing and embellishment like lace, embroidery, beading or sequins. Deep V necklines, balloon sleeves and ruffle hems add interest. And if you fancy being daring, go for a short hemline – your arms are covered, after all.
Style it up with your favourite faux fur coat
and add a glitzy clutch.
Main image: blazer dress, £79.99, Zara; envelope clutch bag, £24, Next; long sparkly stone earrings, £9.99, H&M
Left to right: lace shoulder pleat dress, £40, Next; sequin mini dress, £175, Karen Millen; oversized dress, £19.99, H&M
If there’s one item to invest in this season, this is it: the versatile sequin skirt. Don’t blame us if a few of these end up in your wardrobe…
We’re head over heels for this multi-stripe sequin skirt from Next. And the magpie in us can’t help but want this Zara silver sequin skirt.
For after dark, pop on a metallic blouse (sequins and shiny materials are a match made in party heaven!) and choose black suede heels.
When the party season’s over, don’t throw it to the back of your wardrobe: swap in a slim grey jumper and complete the look with tights and biker boots.
Main image: multi sequin skirt, £50, Next; satin top with bow, £29.99, Zara; rose gold metallic block heel platform sandals, £27.99, Next; gold skinny hoop earrings, £2.49, New Look
Left to right: printed knit skirt with sequins, £49.99, Zara; sequinned skirt, £49.99, Zara; Collection embellished pencil midi skirt, £45, M&S
If the dress code for your Christmas night out is ‘jeans and a nice top’, we’ve got exactly what you need with our pick of the best party tops.
This Topshop satin camisole is a classic party wardrobe addition: it works just as well with slim cigarette pants, as it does with a fine pleat skirt.
Satin and embroidered blouses are also high on our shopping list. This M&S one with delicate gold polka dots will keep you looking polished and party ready. Throw it on with ankle-grazing jeans and block heels for a festive drink with friends.
Main image: sequin embellished cami top, £125, Karen Millen; pleated skirt, £45, M&S; crystal stone drop earrings, £12.50, Next; purple glitter frame clutch, £26, Next
Left to right: satin blouse, £17.99, H&M; teal sequin cami, £16, Next; sparkly V-neck long sleeve blouse, £27.50, M&S