IMAGE Book Club: Read an extract from Liadán Hynes’ new release, ‘Courting’
IMAGE Book Club: Read an extract from Liadán Hynes’ new release, ‘Courting’

Lia Hynes

The Grumpy/Sunshine trope: Why do we love the men who hate everyone but us?
The Grumpy/Sunshine trope: Why do we love the men who hate everyone but us?

Lauren Heskin

Sweetpea Cottage: Inside this dotey country home on the market for €289,000
Sweetpea Cottage: Inside this dotey country home on the market for €289,000

Sarah Finnan

Rituals and why they’re so important in times of increased anxiety
Rituals and why they’re so important in times of increased anxiety

Niamh Ennis

October: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week
October: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Sarah Finnan

The best street style from Paris Fashion Week 2022
The best street style from Paris Fashion Week 2022

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Moroccan-style lamb tagine with root vegetable couscous
Supper Club: Moroccan-style lamb tagine with root vegetable couscous

Sarah Finnan

Maximalists rejoice! House of Hackney x Anthropologie has landed, and it’s as fabulous as you would expect
Maximalists rejoice! House of Hackney x Anthropologie has landed, and it’s as fabulous as you...

Megan Burns

Social Pictures: The Synergy Collection MoMuse launch
Social Pictures: The Synergy Collection MoMuse launch

Sarah Gill

The best black boots to strut your stuff in this autumn
The best black boots to strut your stuff in this autumn

Sarah Finnan

Image / Fashion

Your Christmas Party Wardrobe: Part One


By Marie Kelly
15th Dec 2016
Your Christmas Party Wardrobe: Part One

Contemporary cocktail wear reimagines the classics in surprise silhouettes and with unexpected detailing. Just add glitter – some things never go out of style!

THE MODERN TUXEDO

Embrace colour and pattern, toy with texture and opt for a looser silhouette – today’s modern tuxe is less stiff and more languid than the black two-pieces of old. A fluid shape simply feels fresher, less try hard, and what’s more, it’s completely dance-floor friendly.

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-11-49-39

  1. Gold striped zip-front jacket, €65; high-waisted gold striped trousers, €60; both at River Island 2. Pink velvet wide- leg trousers, €54; pink velvet belted jacket, €109; both Per Una at Marks & Spencer 3. Double-breasted velvet blazer, €490; cropped velvet straight-leg trouser, €330; both Vanessa Seward at net-a-porter.com

READ MORE: Party Ready?Perfection: Part One

THE SHOWSTOPPER DRESS

Every woman should own one statement dress, even if you only wear it at this festive time of year. Take a simple, but nonetheless statement approach, with a piece that has clever detailing such as a cold shoulder. Luxury fabrics are taken to the next level with eye-catching embroidery and sequins.

party

2. Sequin embellished satin mini dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim, €905 at net-a-porter.com 3. Navy and bronze jacquard dress, €474 at LK Bennett 4. Shimmer jacquard dress, €49.95 at Zara 5. Cold-shoulder floral dress, €60 at River Island

This article originally appeared in the December issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.?