Is your head in a spin this Christmas over cocktail hour? Are you lost in a sea of luxurious velvets, crushed reds, gold sequence, and glitter? Don’t fret, there is still plenty of time to figure out your party attire before the office get-together. A gorgeous LBD will never lead you too far astray, but here are five little alternative numbers to wear whether you’re looking to turn heads or look simple and sophisticated. Merry dressmas!
Go blue with this Self portrait open-back guipure lace mini dress – €287
Break the mould of traditional Christmas sparkle with this stunning open-back powder blue lace dress by Self Portrait. While blue is not necessarily worn during winter months due to its ‘cold’ properties (we usually wear blue in summer months to keep us cool), it is a really good alternative to red – especially for beautiful pale Irish skin. accents of red or gold accessories will pull the look right back into Christmas mode, and what’s more, this dress can be worn all year long.
Channel your inner Mrs Claus in this red Sateen dress – €59.95
Maybe you’re a traditionalist and love embracing the magical of Christmas. Nothing says “it’s Christmas” quite like a faux-satin waterfall dress.
Turn Heads in This Folkster Mocha Textured Dress – €69
We’re all about the lavishly soft and lush fabrics this season and the Mocha Textured Dress is no exception. The impeccable slight-plunge sweetheart cut gives the cleanest neckline we’ve seen on any strapless dress. Adorn in easy but opulent details in a bodycon silhouette, it flaunts just enough.
Shine brighter than the Christmas tree in this & Other Stories Sequined Silk Dress – €125
It really is the only time of the year that we can truly get away with dousing ourselves head-to-toe in glitter and sequences – so we might as well! If you have a smaller chest, the plunging v-neck in this sequence number will accentuate your bodies natural curves. Similarly, if you’re feeling conscious about your waistline, the tie-wrap will also help emphasise your curves and sits at the smallest part of your waist. Long sleeves are also ideal for cold winter nights and the dress length is appropriate and elegant for any age group.
Go full length in this Needle & Thread Chiffon Frill Maxi Dress – €159
Needle and Thread’s Chiffon Frill Maxi Dress will inject your dress collection with delicate femininity this Christmas. Created in refined black, it has been designed from an elegant sheer chiffon. Cut with short sleeves and a maxi length, the relaxed shape drapes the figure beautifully, while lace panels and frill detailing lends the look a touch of Victorian-chic. Finish the look with an open toe sandal or pointed leather boots for an edgier party look (warning: glitter eyeliner essential for maximum edgy-vibes).