Forget the disco ball, there are easier ways to look the part this festive season. Buy into these chic but comfy pieces for party-ready perfection every day.
THE WEAR ANYWHERE TOP
The key to festive dressing is looking laid-back but glamorous at the same time. With so much fun happening at home and in others? homes, you want to feel comfortable and appropriate sitting on the sofa, but be confident your look can take you to a bar if necessary. The wear-anywhere top is your first piece of sartorial armour.
1. Lace top with collar, €26 at Dorothy Perkins 2. Lace peplum top, €29.99 at H&M 3. Fringed T-shirt, Stella McCartney, €245 at Brown Thomas
THE PERFECT DAY-TO-NIGHT DRESS
A classic cut in an unexpected texture such as velvet, or with some eye- catching detailing (an asymmetric hem, fluted sleeves), will strike the right note whether you're having a festive lunch or hosting a cocktail party.
1. Grey velvet wrap midi dress, €34.99 at New Look 2. Constance dress, Unique, €585 at Topshop 3. Animal-print pleat midi dress, €117 at Topshop 4. Bell sleeve crepe dress, Roksanda, €1,425 at Brown Thomas 5. Long sleeve embellished dress, Selected Femme, €199.95 at Arnotts
This article originally appeared in the December issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.